Dhows On Heritage Beach
Shot in the late afternoon with a nikon D300 and 10.5mm full frame fisheye. Shady spot on a hot day with the abu dhabi skyline across the water and the heritage centre behind.
This is a panorama of the Beach at the Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi. It was taken on a Nikon D300 wi...
Here you can find the history of UAE.
This view was shot on the beach at the Heritage Centre in Abu Dhabi, using a nikon D300 and 10.5mm fu...
Here you can find the old history of the Emirates.
This area located inside the heritage village, here you can find old style houses. In the village you...
0600 in the morning in Abu Dhabi by the worlds highest flagpole. Nikon D300 and 10.5mm lens.
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.