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Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, August 15, 2010 at 14:16:07 :: United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Dubai, Dubai! Everyone knows Dubai, but it's not all about this Emirate! Dubai is only one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب), Burj Al Arab hotel, managed by the Jumeirah Group, designed by British architect Tom Wright, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Đây là một trong những khách sạn đắt tiền và lạ mắt nhất thế giới.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎, Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah, short-name: The Emirates, local short-name:Al Emarat الامارات) is a federation of seven emirates situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia while Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran lies north within the Persian Gulf.

The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, which are:

- Abu Dhabi (the largest one): 1,678,000 inhabitants, 67,340 km2,

- Dubai (the second largest one and the largest city): 1,306,000 inhabitants, 3,885 km2,

- Sharjah: 678,000 inhabitants, 2,590 km2,

- Ajman: 258,000 inhabitants, 259 km2,

- Umm al-Quwain: 68,000 inhabitants, 777 km2,

- Ras al-Khaimah: 205,000 inhabitants, 1,684 km2,

- Fujairah: 127,000 inhabitants, 1,165 km2.

The capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. It is also the country's center of political, industrial, and cultural activities.

Palace in Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبي), capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates (الإمارات العربية المتحدة)


Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.

The United Arab Emirates has the world's seventh largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Venezuela.

And of course, Dubai is the most famous and the most visited of the United Arab Emirates!

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UNESCO World Heritage

United Arab Emirates, Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, May 31, 2013 at 07:14:17

Location Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates N24 4 4 E55 48 23
Property 4,945 ha
Date of Inscription 2011

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1343 )

The Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) constitute a serial property that testifies to sedentary human occupation of a desert region since the Neolithic period with vestiges of many prehistoric cultures. Remarkable vestiges in the property include circular stone tombs (ca 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings. Hili moreover features one of the oldest examples of the sophisticated aflaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age. The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization.

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Al Ain Oasis Jahili Fort, Al Ain

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