The United Arab Emirate is a country of superlatives and unconventional architecture. In nearly 50-60 years the rulers of U.A.E. have built the Arab World’s one of the most modern country, with great infrastructure, health care etc.
UAE is most cosmopolitan and tolerant of different cultures and religions.
Following are the top 10 facts of U.A.E.
- There are approximately 200 nationalities in the UAE, and by an estimate, expats make up more than 80% of the population and rests are localEmiratis. With huge cultural differences, people get a scope to mingle with each other a lot.
- The week starts on Sunday. Right from schools to offices, the week starts with Sunday and hence there they get two days off in a week for Friday and Saturday.
- Talking about the city Dubai, the efficiency of metro and reliability on public transports is commendable. The automated system of metro with no driver is quiet appealing.
- One of the most fascinating architectural achievements in UAE is the man-made islands. Its named as The Palm Jumeirah and it’s so huge with mini city many hotels and even a monorail.
- UAE has its maximum temperature for most of the year, so it follows that most of its major attractions are indoors and are air-conditioned. Be it the world’s fastest rollercoaster, The Theme Park or the Ferrari World.
- Dubai police is probably one of the most stylish forces in the world. They have a range of supercars at their disposal. As the crime rate is very low, the policing action with these super cars is used for patrolling at Heritage sites and Tourist places.
- There is an ATM in one of the Dubai mall which dispenses Gold Bars.
- One of the cities of UAE, Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes, and absolute no postal system. For a package to be sent somewhere, sender has to write proper directions and the destination of the said package.
- Women in the UAE account for about 70 percent of all university graduates in the country, and makeup about two thirds of the government workforce.
- Despite being a major oil exporter, the UAE asks for a renewal of the Kyoto protocol and is a major investor in solar power.