United Arab Emirate

Emirate Airlines is an airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,500 flights per week, from its hub at Terminal 3, to 120 cities in 70 countries across six continents. The company also operates three of the world's ten longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas.

The United Arab Emirates, in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, extends along part of the Gulf of Oman and the southern coast of the Persian Gulf. The nation is the size of Maine. Its neighbors are Saudi Arabia to the west and south, Qatar to the north, and Oman to the east. Most of the land is barren and sandy.

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Emirati culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and traditional Arab and Bedouin culture. Being a highly cosmopolitan society, the UAE has a diverse and vibrant culture. The influence of Islamic and Arab culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle are very prominent as well. Five times every day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques which are scattered around the country. The country is home to several communities that have faced persecution elsewhere. Cosmopolitan atmosphere is gradually growing. As a result you will find there a variety of Asian-influenced schools, cultural centers and themed restaurants. Increasing number of European centers, schools, and restaurants are also can be seen in today's U.A.E.

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country's center of political, industrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital.

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Abu Dhabi is the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region, and 67th most expensive city in the world. Fortune magazine & CNN stated that Abu Dhabi is the richest city in the world.

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Dubai

Dubai is a sovereign state known as an emirate in the United Arab Emirates. A city within the emirate is also named Dubai. The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. Today, Dubai City has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai's economy was built on the oil industry, the emirate's model of business drives its economy, with the effect that its main revenues are now from tourism, real estate, and financial services, similar to that of Western countries. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. This increased attention has highlighted labour rights and human rights issues concerning its largely South Asian workforce.

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If you are planning to explore the Middle East, better start your trip by visiting the breathtaking spots in UAE. You will definitely enjoy every destination and have a hassle-free visit around the cities.

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President of U.A.E. (Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi)

Sheikh KhalifaSheikh Khalifa II bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎; born 25 January 1948; referred to as Sheikh Khalifa) is the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and emir of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded to both posts on 3 November 2004, taking rule over from his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who had died the day before. He had effectively been acting president earlier, since his father was in ill health. Khalifa is also chairman of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). His family wealth in March 2012 is estimated to be $7.5 billion. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai

Sheikh MohammedSheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm), also Sheikh Mohammed, (born July 22, 1949), is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and constitutional monarch of Dubai. He has been known for his vast charitable donations and also launched the Dubai Cares campaign to raise money to educate 1 million children in poor countries. He honored the winners of the Business Excellence Awards. Awards included different catagories like the Dubai Quality Award, the Dubai Human Development Award and the Dubai Service Excellence Award. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah

Sheikh SultanSheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi (In Arabic: سلطان بن محمد القاسمي) (b. 6 July 1939 in Sharjah) is a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and current ruler of the Sharjah emirate. He has ruled Sharjah since 1972, apart from a six-day period between June 17 and 23, 1987, during which an attempted coup involving his brother Sheikh `Abd al-`Aziz bin Muhammad al-Qasimi took place. He is also an established historian and has published several theatrical and literary works. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah

Sheikh HamadSheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi (born 25 May 1948) is the current ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). He took over after the death of his father Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi in 1974. The Sharqi family has a warm relationship with the Abu Dhabi ruling Nahyan family, allowing the former access to federal funds and ministerial posts, exceeding allocations of similar small emirates. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi studied English at Eastbourne School of English in East Sussex from 1969 to 1970. He attended the Mons Military Academy in 1970 and from 1971 to 1974 served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

Sheikh SaudSheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi (born Dubai, February 10, 1956) was appointed Supreme Council member and new Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates on October 27, 2010. Sheikh Saud is the fourth son of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi,his predecessor as UAE Supreme Council Member and previous Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, who died October 27, 2010. The UAE Federal Supreme Council congratulated His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi on succeeding his father, after the Emirates Supreme Council endorsed his rule. His Al Qasimi Foundation ranked one of the best new think tanks for 2011. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Umm al-Qaiwain

Sheikh SaudSheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla (born 1 October 1952) is the current ruler, head of state, of Umm Al Quwain and also a member of Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.[1] He is the son of Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla. He became the ruler of Umm Al Quwain on 2 January 2009 after his father died. Sheikh Saud received his elementary and primary education in Umm al Quwain before attending high school in Lebanon. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Cairo University, Egypt in 1974. He was appointed to the U.A.E. foreign ministry in 1973, and seconded at the Umm Al Quwain Amiri court. He was appointed Commander of the Umm Al Quwain Amiri guard in 1977. In 1979, he was appointed chief of the Umm Al Quwain Amiri Court (Diwan) and became crown prince in 1982. [read more...]

 

Ruler of the Emirate of Ajman

Sheikh HumaidSheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi (Arabic: شيخ حميد بن راشد النعيمي‎) (born 1931), succeeded his father Shaikh Rashid and became the emir of Ajmān (one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates federation) in 1981 and he is the current emir of Ajmān. Under his reign, the state saw rapid changes from a small fishing town at the time of independence to a modern emirate. He received his early education in Dubai in the 1940s and 1950s and later went to Cairo for further studies. In the early 1970s he became active in the affairs of state, as Ajman joined the United Arab Emirates in December 1971 and he was required to act as a deputy ruler. He is a member of the Supreme Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST). [read more...]