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United Arab Emirates guide
UAE is well known for its oil, the unique structure of its government (a hereditary monarchy with a limited election between the emirs), and Burj Khalifa (a magnificent tower).
Population and language:
Ethnically, 17% of the people who inhabit the UAE are Emiratis (with Arab association), while other Arabs and Iranians make up 23% of the population. The other predominate ethnic groups are South Asians (42%) and other Asians (12%).
Arabic is the official language, but children begin learning English as soon as they begin school. Urdu, Persian, and Hindi are also spoken by minorities.
Major cities and tourist destinations:
Dubai – Dubai, population about 1.8 million, contains the Burj Khalifa, a tower with the world’s second highest observation deck, and the Al-Fihaidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum. Also, and hour and a half to the southeast of the city is the Heritage Village of Hatta, which has a 2000–3000 year old history. The Mall of the Emirates is also an impressive place to visit with its indoor ski slopes. It is the second largest mall in the world.
Sharjah – This city in the UAE has a population of almost 900,000. The Eye of the Emirates is a large artistic Ferris wheel near the water, and the Sharjah Desert Park is part zoo, part museum and will entertain the old and young alike. The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum not only has students learning the art but displays Persian, Arabic, and Turkish calligraphy. If , on the other hand, you are looking for authentic souvenirs, the Souq al-Arsah is reputed to be the oldest market in the entire UAE.
Al-Ain – With a population of about 375,000, Al-Ain is less humid than the coastal cities of UAE. Explore the Al-Ain National Museum, which is the oldest museum in the UAE, the Hili Archaeological Park with its Bronze Age ruins, and the Wadi adventure, a water based amusement center. The most popular tourist attraction is the Al-Ain Old Prison.
In addition to oil, the current economy relies on tourism. The UAE is trying to build a manufacturing and financial base in order to diversify, as well. Its main exports are natural gas, dried fish, dates, manufactured goods, and oil, and its major imports are machinery, transportation equipment, food, and chemicals.
The UAE does not have a full service train network as of yet. It has plans to eventually develop a cargo line with a possible expansion into a passenger line. The Dubai Metro is the only underground in the country, and it is the first in the entire Arabian Peninsula. It centers all its stops around one main station.
The roads in the UAE are paved and connect all the major cities. A highway runs from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. It is relatively easy to hire a car, and you receive discounts and unlimited miles for longer periods of rental. A 4WD will allow you to visit even the remote attractions.
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