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UAE Culture & Heritage
Today I will share with you some information about (UAE Culture) wich is my country :)
The United Arab Emirates is home to a rich cultural heritage that has been strongly influenced by its unique environment. The region's varied terrain, desert, oasis, mountains and coast, dictated the traditional lifestyles that evolved over the centuries. A resilience and resourcefulness necessary to survive in these harsh conditions was fostered by society’s age-old tribal structure: each family was traditionally bound by obligations of mutual assistance to his immediate relatives and to the tribe as a whole. Among the tribe an individual's selfless hospitality was the source of his honour and pride. A common religion, Islam, also provided the cement that held society together.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country on the Arabian Peninsula located on the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman. The UAE consists of seven emirates and was founded on 2 December 1971 as a federation. Six of the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah) combined on that date. The seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation on 10 February 1972. The seven sheikhdoms were formerly known as the Trucial States, in reference to the treaty relations established with the British in the 19th Century.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates. It had a major role in the unification of the state with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and check them in the December 2, 1971 and established the first modern Arab federation.
The national or traditional dress for men is the dishdasha or khandura, an ankle length shirt, typically white. Dishdashas are usually worn with a white or red-checkered head cloth known as a gutra and a twisted black rope-like coil, the agal. Under the headdress is a skull cap (gafia).
In public, national women are very elegant in the black abaya, a long, flowing black robe that covers their normal clothes. They also wear a head scarf, called a shayla. Some women also wear a thin black veil covering their face, while some older women wear a small mask made of fabric known as a burkha which covers the nose, brow and cheekbones (however, this is now less common). Under the abaya, modern women wear the very latest in international fashions.
The dress code for non-nationals is much the same as in your own country. Out of respect for the local culture a somewhat higher level of modesty is recommended. Certainly, shorts, skirts, and short-sleeved shirts are quite acceptable. Tight or revealing clothing may be worn but may attract unwanted attention. Keep in mind that Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are more conservative than Dubai -- as are the more rural areas-- so dress accordingly.