Last updated on May 15th, 2013
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a federation of seven states situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
The UAE, rich in oil and natural gas, has become highly prosperous after gaining foreign direct investment funding in the 1970s. The country has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking 39th globally, and had a GDP purchasing power parity of $164.4 billion in 2007.
Before 1971, the UAE were known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a nineteenth-century truce between Britain and several Arab Sheikhs. The name Pirate Coast was also used in reference to the area’s emirates in the 18th to early 20th century.
The UAE was only established thirty seven years ago; the emirates bonded together and became one united country, which has evolved into a modern, high-income nation. for more detail and complete history of Dubai please visit Wikipedia link here.
UAE National Anthem
Thousands turn out at Dubai’s Beach Road for National Day March
UAE residents speak about their country on National Day
Dancing performance outside Festival City Dubai
Traditional Arab Dance [Kids Performance]