The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply referred to as the Emirates or UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf.

The UAE enjoys a diverse and multi-cultural heritage. Emiratis have a rich tradition in welcoming all other nationalities from as early as the 1900’s. Today’s UAE is home to diverse nationalities and people from across the globe can be found in all seven Emirates that make up the UAE.

Nowadays, the native values, heritage and culture which have evolved over centuries, continue to thrive notwithstanding the modern look, infrastructure, facilities and the moderately liberal lifestyle.

Islam being the predominant religion within the UAE, the local customs and traditions is influenced greatly by this religion to a certain extent; however it does not make this country a closed society. Although 96% of the population follow Islam, it is tolerant to other religious communities. Politeness and courteous behaviour is very much visible while dealing with guests of any kind.

As part of the local UAE customs, the men wear a dishdasha or khandura – a white full-length shirt-dress – it is worn with a white or red checked headdress known as a gutra. The ladies in the UAE wear the abaya, a long black robe covering their normal clothes and they also wear a headscarf in public. The tourists and foreigners living in the UAE can wear any clothes, but in public places they’re expected to respect the local customs and maintain modesty in public appearance and behaviour.

Although Arabic is the official language, communicating in English is not a problem. Even sign boards of businesses and restaurants appear in both languages.


Dubai is home to a truly international blend of cultures. A global city that has become a symbol of modern living. Dubai is filled with family entertainment options, from bustling souks to cosmopolitan nightlife. Supported by the finest infrastructure, facilities and services, including a state-of-the-art public transport network, this spectacular metropolis is home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring developments.

Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is a masterpiece of modern engineering, it is the world’s largest man-made island and one of Dubai’s most spectacular residential and tourism destinations. The Palm offers a relaxed lifestyle, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life and it’s one of the most sought-after places to live in Dubai. Home to some of the world’s most desirable residential properties, as well as an unrivalled collection of the finest five-star hotels and restaurants.

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