THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

by: Karlie Alder

THE FLAG OF THE (UAE)

The green represents fertility, the white symbolizes neutrality, the black stands for oil resources, and the red symbolizes unity. Red was also the traditional color of all the flags of the emirates before their unification.

Holidays

The People in the UAE have different cultures than us, for example.


  1. The muslums celebrate a holy month called Ramadan, and on that month they fast (they don't eat or drink)
  2. The National day (December 2) Celeberates the day the UAE's constitution was aproved. People decorate their cars, set off fireworks, and enjoy street fairs. The family who has the best decorated car wins 50,000 dirhams ($13,000).

History

One of the questions the States had to answer was how to unite all of the independent emirates (small territories ruled by monarchs called shekins). They all wanted the security of banding together but were afraid of losing control over their individual affairs. The leaders of Abu Dhabi and Dubai got together and invited the other five emirates to join together as a federation. Six of the seven emirates officially became the nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971. Ras al-Khaimah the 7th, joined the next year. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan was elected president and led the nation until death in 2004.

Land and Climate

  1. About 2/3 of the country is desert.
  2. There are no natural lakes or rivers.
  3. Sand dunes, sabkha, and oases.
  4. Oasises are one of the only places that can have living plants.

Facts

  1. The population is 5,473,972.
  2. The UAE's favorite sport is soccer.
  3. Qatar is west of the UAE.
  4. Saudi Arabia is south of the UAE.
  5. Oman is east of the UAE.
  6. Iran is north of the UAE.