United Arab Emirates

Country Studies

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The United Arab Emirates Facts and Figures

UAE facts and figures from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

United Arab Emirates Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about the United Arab Emirates.

United Arab Emirates Flag

Details about the United Arab Emirates flag.

United Arab Emirates in Perspective

This resource from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers a country profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Dubai, the City of One Thousand and One Arabian Lights (images)

A look at Dubai’s cultural and historical wonders.

The Sand Castle (video)

WIDE ANGLE travels to the royal headquarters of the United Arab Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah as HH Sheikh Saud solicits top European architects to carry out his grandiose dream of a new capital city in the middle of his desert kingdom. The documentary follows a Norwegian architectural firm as it makes its bid to design the capital’s master plan, immersing viewers inside an unfolding drama in which agents of East and West struggle to arrive at an architectural vision both worlds can embrace — and one that will ultimately fulfill a Sheikh’s bold dreams.

United Arab Emirates News (text)

Current news about the United Arab Emirates from the New York Times.

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