United Arab Emirates
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The capital of United Arab Emirates
Arabic is the official language of United Arab Emirates. English, Hindi, Urdu, and Persian are also widely spoken there. Islam is the official religion, however, the constitution guarantees freedom of religion. There are a few Christian churches within the borders. Schools teach in the Arabic language with the English language offered in early grades with more advanced English offered in later grades.
The government of United Arab Emirates encourages marriages to nationals as marriages of native men to non native women is increasing. The government feels this is a threat to national culture and is promoting marriages to native citizens. Arranged marriages are still the norm, with women marrying their cousins or someone in their own class, which is considered acceptable.
Sports such as horse and camel racing and falconry are popular with the population and have long standing traditions. Soccer is a new sport to the area and is becoming increasingly popular. Internationally known competitions are held every year in the sports of golf, horse racing, tennis, and power boat races.
Females make up only thirteen percent of the workforce. Most women stay home and take care of the children, making childcare facilities extremely rare. Many older women still wear the traditional black abaya and facemask called a burka. This traditional clothing is becoming more uncommon among younger women. Men wear white loose fitting clothing called dishdasha. Much of the food is traditional Arab dishes, but American fast food is becoming increasingly popular in the heavily populated cities.
United Arab Emirates is mostly a desert country with temperatures during the summer months commonly reaching 120 F. Most households have air-conditioning as compared to 40 years ago when air conditioning was less common. There are still some Nomadic Bedouins that roam the desert and live in tents.
is Abu Dhabi.
The currency of United Arab Emirates
is the UAE Dirham(AED)
Flag of United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates belongs to the Asian continent
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Airports in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi Bateen Airport
Al Ain International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport
and Sharjah International Airport
Leaders of United Arab Emirates
List of oil fields in United Arab Emirates
Map of United Arab Emirates
Languages spoken in United Arab Emirates
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of United Arab Emirates
24 00 N, 54 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
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16.09 / 1000 population
2.16 / 1000 population
760 sq km
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