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Emirates Palace

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A: Bahay ni kuya

by Armando Villena, 260 meters away

1 bedroom SFC bldg.Salam Abu Dhabi

Bahay ni kuya

B: Hamdan St Cor Najda St

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 410 meters away

Hamdan St Cor Najda St

C: Electra street

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 420 meters away

Electra street

D: 2nd. Street (a.k.a. Electra street)

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 430 meters away

2nd. Street aka Electra street

2nd. Street (a.k.a. Electra street)

E: Najda Street Cor Khalifa Bi Zayed St

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 440 meters away

Najda Street Cor Khalifa Bi Zayed St

G: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street in TCA

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 520 meters away

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street in TCA

H: Hdrsunriseinabudhabi

by weg-erbauer, 600 meters away

Hdrsunriseinabudhabi

I: Guitar

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 620 meters away

Guitar

J: Musical Instrument Store

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 620 meters away

Musical Instrument Store

This panorama was taken in United Arab Emirates

This is an overview of United Arab Emirates

Roots of history in the UAE go back more than five thousand years, when you would have found people fishing, trading camels and diving for pearls.

The United Arab Emirates consists of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. They're a federation of states located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, next to Saudi Arabia.

The UAE was established in 1971 and rapidly grew in economic status with the help of foreign investment.

UAE is a member of OPEC. Oil was discovered in 1967 in Abu Dhabi, and the Emirates quickly became interested in unification for their common benefit. The U.S. soon overtook Britain as their major business partner, and Abu Dhabi became the largest oil producer in the UAE.

At present, the UAE has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Ol, financial services, media and tourism are their major activities.

There are approximately $350 billion of active construction projects, including what will soon be the world's tallest man-made object, the Burj Dubai tower.

Other fun things on the way: a man-made archipelago of islands called The World, DubaiLand (bigger than Disneyland) and the world's largest shopping mall, which will also be in Dubai.

Apparently somebody in Dubai knows how to throw a good party.

The UAE is full of things to do if you can handle the scale they do them on. Football, Tennis, falconry; Formula F1 racing, camel racing (with robotic jockeys) and even skiing!

Text by Steve Smith.

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