Thursday, April 03, 2008

Aren't you glad you paid attention?

On Monday evening I posted a guide to distinguishing the red, green, white, and black flags that resemble each other. Now one of them shows up as we have just had our first visitor from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Welcome! Salaam!

The UAE is a federation of seven states, termed emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi is also the name of the capital city.

It is an oil-rich and strategically located federation. Because of the wealth and opportunity there, the UAE have an unusual demographic. "An estimated 85 percent of the population is comprised of non-citizens." Additionally there is roughly a 2 to 1 male-to-female sex ration because of men flocking there to work. [Wikipedia]

Here is your visual tour of Dubai:

Welcome to UAE! (United Arab Emirates) 2007

And here is your dance music video:
U.A.E. Arab national music and dance Dubai

--the BB

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