United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates is a destination that offers novel, authentic, experience. It’s where cultural authenticity meets modernity; where the sand meets the sea; where people come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment. Read some Facts that will help better navigate the local culture and fully enjoy your time in UAE. 

It’s Home to Worlds:

  1. First zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city – Masdar City
  2. First Seven-Star Hotel – The Burj Al Arab
  3. First Government ministry for Artificial Intelligence
  4. First Gold Dispensing ATM’s
  5. Tallest Building – The Burj Khalifa

Popular dishes in the UAE include:

  1. Machboos: lunch dish made with slow cooked lamb or chicken, rice, dried lemon and spices
  2. Kabab: skewers of chicken or goats meat, marinated and grilled and served with rice or flatbread.
  3. Baba Ganoush: mashed grilled aubergines (also called brinjals or eggplants) with garlic, lemon juice and sesame paste, usually eaten with flat bread
  4. Fareed: typically made during Ramadan, this meat and vegetable stew is usually cooked made with potatoes, marrows, carrots, lamb or chicken
  5. Lukaimat: deep-fried light dough balls which are served with date syrup

Other Important Facts:

  1. The Official Language of UAE is Arabic
  2. There are Seven Emirates in UAE
  3. UAE is the world’s third largest producer of Oil
  4. There are no rivers in UAE
  5. There are over 9000 Mosques in UAE