UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
VIDEO SAUDI ARABIA & United Arab Emirates
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are also called the emirates. It is located on the Arabian Peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf. It is made up of 7 emirates Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujarah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Around 9 .5 million people live in the emirates. However just 1.5 million are Emirati’s 8 million are foreigners. Islam is the official religion. The emirates have the 7th largest oil reserves in the world and huge gas reserves (17th in the world) Dubai is the largest city and a very important aviation and maritime trade hub. The government does not charge income tax however since 2018 they have in place 5% GST (value added tax)
The UAE has developed from a desert full of Bedouin tribes to one of the world’s most modern and wealthy States in only about 50 years. From oil the Emirates are now concentrating on Tourism and this acts as a growth sector for the entire UAE economy. Dubai is the top tourism destination in the Middle East. Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while manmade islands jut out of the striking coastline.