United Arab Emirates

By: Christian and Emily

Basic Facts and Geography

- The capital is Abu Dhabi and the largest city is Dubai

- The nation is about the size of Maine

- The president is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

- The United Arab Emirates are in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula

Dubai

Culture

- Five times a day Muslims are called to prayer and local mosques which are scattered all across the Emirates

- Weekends start on Fridays due to Friday being the holiest day for Muslims

- Most Muslim countries have a Friday-Saturday weekend or Thursday-Friday weekend

Food

- Rice, beans, fish, dates, yogurt, and homegrown vegetables are the most common meals in the Emirates

- Meat typically comes from sheep, goats, and camels.

Popular Tourist Attractions

- Sheikh Ziyeed Grand Mosque is popular for its lavish use of gold and mosaic glass and marble work

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