Country of the Week: United Arab Emirates


Explore the wonder of the middle east from your home. Once you discover some of the interesting facts and symbols behind the United Arab Emirates, you might want to plan a trip for yourself to explore all the fantastic scenes and sights for yourself.
Continent: Asia
Other names: Al-Imārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Most populous city: Dubai
Language(s): Arabic
Current political leader: President: Sheikh Khalīfah ibn Zāyid Āl Nahyān
Currency: Emirati dirham
Major Religions: Islam
National costume: kandora or dishdasha(men), abaya and shayla (women)
National symbol: Coat of Arms: Having the golden falcon as the centerpiece, UAE's emblem was finalized in 1973. The golden falcon wears the UAE flag as a shield at its chest. Finally, its claws are holding onto a red flag with Kufic script. National bird: Padlet National animal: Oryx National Tree: Palm Tree
Famous people: Marwan Parham, Anuya Bhagvath, Yusuf Al-Rawashdeh, Samira Mohamed Ali, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Famous landmark: Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Deira Clock Tower, Ski Dubai, Ferrari World, Capital Gate, Mangrove National Park
Movies filmed on-location: Star Trek Beyond, Furious 7, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Climate: UAE is quite difficult to live in. It has an extremely arid atmosphere due to a low humidity. This desert climate can still vary from summer (50°F to 64°F) to the their relatively cold winter (101°F to 108°F). With lower rainfall, water shortage can often happen.
Popular festivals: Dubai World Cup, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Art Dubai, Eid Al Adha, Dubai International Film Festival, Mother of the Nation Festival, Al Marmoum Heritage Festival