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Continent:  North America

Country:  Grand Cayman

Longitude & Latitude  23.4241° N, 53.8478° E

Bodies of Water:  Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman

Capital:  Abu Dhabi

Areas:  7 Emirates

population:  As of 2021 9.99 million

Head of State: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Climate:  2 Seasons, overall dry, humid and hot

Currency:  Dirham

Religion:  Islam

Country Code:  +971

Estimated Population:  9.89

Dress Code:  Locals wear religious garments

Tribes:  42 – 48

Official Website:

Public Holidays:  8

Traditional Music:  Liwa

Military:  UAE Army, Airforce, Navy & PG

Cultural Dance:  The Ayyalah 

Airports:  9

Airline:  6

Hospitals:  104

Schools:  Approximately 570

Mosques:  Over 9,080

Churches:  A little over 40

Bridges:  5

Major Highways:  6

Main Export:  Crude oil, Gold, processed petroleum oils

Main Import:  Gold, Machinery, Electrical equipment, precious stones

Electrical Outlet:  Type G and M sockets

TV Stations:  18

Radio Stations:  Over 40

Theme Parks:  18

Hotels:  Approximately 2150

Beaches:  18

Golf:  21

National Parks:  8

Museums:  50

Drive Steering Wheel:  Left

Malls:  65

Date Format:  day/month/year

Work Week:  Starts on Sunday

Architecture:  Mostly modern

UNESCO Sites:  0, but has 1 World Heritage site

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United Arab Emirates also known by UAE is located south of the Persian Gulf in Asia.  The UAE is composed of 7 Emirates or States, which are Abu Dhabi (the Capital), Ajman, Dubai ( the most popular one), FujairahRas al-Khamiah, Sharjah, Umm al- Quwain. 



Please be respectful and mindful, that UAE is an Islamic State, meaning most locals follow their religion and practice Islamic rules and dress code.  Most of the country citizens are Muslim.  The women usually cover their hair, from their wrists to ankles.  And some might even cover 90 percent of their faces.  However, the Islamic dress code, does not take away from beautiful outfits, Islamic fashion styles or quality.   Even-though, I witnessed many tourist with very short skirts and shorts and tube tops, I can honestly say in Dubai, the dress code seemed a bit more relaxed, avoid wearing offensive outfits.  Dubai is a pretty cool place, no need to brake any rules.  No short tops, pants, skirts, or offensively tight clothing.  

Giselle Trujillo,, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2008 (Heritage Village), 19 168

Made in the U.S.A.   Handcrafted goods by Giselle Trujillo.



The UAE’s native culture is more quiet, mostly within themselves and more reserved.   However, I found that less religious locals where quite friendly, more open and curious.  

The immigrant culture is extremely adventurous, super friendly, love gatherings at clubs, restaurants, malls, lounges and anywhere at anytime after work mentality, keep in mind Dubai is a massive melting pot of cultures.  Your’ve the marketing and architects being mostly from Europe or USA.  You’ve got most of the flight attendants from every corner of the planet.  

The service culture is mostly 


UAE’s major resources are crude oil production and exportation.    They also export petroleum oils, petroleum gas, ethylene polymers, precious metals and stones, lot’s of gold, diamonds, jewlery, aluminum and electrical, salt, pearls, equipment.



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