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Currency: UAE dirham (1 USD about 3.66 Dirhams). The country’s currency is rigidly pegged to the dollar. It is easy to exchange money.
Language: Arabic, English
According to politicsezine, the UAE is located along the coast of the Persian Gulf between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. Total area – 83,600 sq. m, population 2.6 million people. The landscape of the country is very diverse, which varies from vast deserts to rocky mountains, from peaceful wadis (these are dried up riverbeds) to azure waters washing magnificent fabulous beaches.
Archaeological finds show that fishing settlements existed on the site of modern emirates more than 4 thousand years ago. The Bedouins roamed the desert under the scorching sun, the shepherds looked for vegetation for sheep and goats on the waterless slopes of the mountains, and where there was little water, the farmers carefully grew date palms.
The traditional occupations of the coastal inhabitants were fishing, shipping, and pearl fishing.
With the discovery of an oil field in the 60s, the Emirates are quickly turning into a modern state with a developed socio-economic infrastructure designed to ensure a very high standard of living and prosperity for the country.
The UAE General Traffic Police Department has approved a law requiring passengers in the back seat of a vehicle to wear seat belts while the vehicle is in motion. At the same time, the driver of the car is solely responsible for ensuring that all passengers in his car are fastened. If this does not happen, he will be fined.
Islam is the state religion of the UAE. However, other religions are also allowed. The Emirates today is one of the most open countries in the Arab world, where citizens of many countries in Europe, Asia and America live and work without making serious changes in their life habits. However, all tourists should remember that Sharia laws are very strict and are observed without fail, especially during Muslim holidays. Ramadan is the month of fasting. Muslims are forbidden to drink, eat and smoke during the daytime. Visitors to the country this month should also refrain from smoking, eating and drinking any drinks in public places.
Any gambling is prohibited in the country. Drinking alcohol in public places and appearing on the street in a state of extreme intoxication may result in criminal liability or deportation from the country.
The United Arab Emirates is a confederation of emirates that united on December 2, 1971. The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi. There are 7 emirates in total, and they are listed in order according to the size of their territories: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The head of state is the President, in addition, each emirate has its own government and subordinate services.
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Holidays and weekends
|Birthday of the
|Beginning of Ramadan||06.06||May 25|
|Eid al-Fitr (2 days)||06.07||25.06|
|Day of Arafat (1 day)||11.09||31.08|
|Eid al-Adha (3 days)||12.09||01.09|
|Islamic New Year||02.10||21.09|
|UAE National Day (2 days)||02.12||02.12|
The Muslim calendar (Hijri) is based on the lunar calendar, which has 354/355 days. The Hijri year is 11 days shorter, and lunar calendar events occur every year about 11 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar. The start date of Ramadan depends on the appearance of the moon and does not always coincide with the astronomical date. Accordingly, the dates of subsequent holidays may vary.
Laylat Al-Mi’raj – Day of Remembrance of the Prophets and Messengers of Allah.
Eid al-Fitr (breaking the fast) – comes at the end of Ramadan. This holiday marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. During Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, working hours are shortened and people abstain from eating, drinking and smoking in public during daylight hours.
Ashura is the feast of the Ascension of the Prophet.
Note: The pilgrimage usually starts 10 days before Eid al-Adha
Palm Islands in the UAE
Already in 2008, the islands began to be populated, which received the name Palm because of their shape. These islands are visible to the naked eye from the Moon. Previously, only two man-made objects were known that were clearly visible from space. This is the Great Wall of China and the port of the Jebel Ali Free Economic Zone in Dubai.
The islands are located in the sea from Jumeirah and Jebel Ali, as well as in Deira. As a result, Dubai’s coastline will increase by 120 km. Each island, shaped like a palm tree and measuring up to km in diameter, will have 17 branches protected by artificial barrier reefs. The diameter of each island is 6 km; the length of the barrier reef surrounding each island is 11 km. The islands also have 2 artificial bays, accommodating 150 ordinary and 50 ocean yachts. 300-meter bridges, as well as sea ferries, will connect the island with the land, the main highway will be supplemented by a high-speed monorail suspension railway.
In the next 1-2 years, about 100 hotels will open in Dubai, most of which are being built on the Palm Islands.
September 24, 2008 opened the first hotel ( Atlantis, The Palm ) on the first Palm Island – The Palm, Jumeirah.
Currently, work is underway on the largest project in Dubai – Dubai Waterfront, its area will be 81 million square meters.
The World is a project that consists of 300 man-made themed islands, each of which is a mini-copy of one of the countries of the world. From a height, ” The World ” looks like a map of the globe stretched out in the sea waters.
Ajman is the smallest of all emirates (265 sq. km), located 30 minutes drive from Dubai airport. The lack of oil reserves in Ajman does not detract from the importance of the emirate in the economy of the UAE.
The Ajman shipyard is famous throughout the country, and the mineral springs of the small area of Masfut supply drinking water to all the countries of the Gulf.
Ajman is also famous for its ethnographic museum, which preserves the jewels of the rulers of past times, things belonging to them, products of ancient crafts, items that recreate the atmosphere of bygone years and the former way of life.
Those who are tired of the rhythms of modern life will appreciate the splendor, unpolluted beaches of Ajman and find here rest from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Umm Al Quwain
Another miniature emirate. However, this is an interesting place to visit. Unlike other principality cities, Umm Al Quwain is compact enough to be explored on foot. The city has a fort and watchtowers, as well as a 19th-century mosque. Umm Al Quwain is a quiet fishing town where you can admire the dhows coming in and out of the port.
In this emirate there is also a research Center for fish farming, where they also breed fish and shrimp. Among the tourist attractions is undoubtedly the Dreamland water park, popular with both tourists and local families.
Fujairah is an unexplored gem of Arabia, which is located in the southeast of the peninsula on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Magnificently towering Hajar mountains with valleys descending directly to the sea, with many ancient forts, fortresses and small caves surround this emirate from all sides.
Once the territory of Fujairah was part of Sharjah, but in the 50s, with the consent of the British colonial authorities, its independence was declared. Today, this emirate plays an important role in the life of the country. Due to the picturesque landscapes, the gentle sea, a large number of historical values, Fujairah has become a favorite vacation spot not only for foreign tourists, but also for local residents. Fujairah is truly Arabian charm and hospitality, it has a lot to offer tourists: all kinds of water sports, mountain climbing, exploration of Arab culture, tempting tours of dry riverbeds that fill with water only during rains, as well as a comfortable stay in good hotels. The coral reefs of the emirate are attractive for snorkellers and snorkellers.