Interesting facts about the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates, or the United Arab Emirates – is one of the richest countries in the world, a kind oasis of prosperity among a barren desert. Discovered in the bowels of oil served as the basis for the financial well-being of this state, which is now an interesting mixture of modern technology and ancient Arab culture.

The pearl of the UAE is called the capital city of Abu Dhabi, which alone brings to the state treasury more than half of the annual income.

The fines for violation of traffic rules in the UAE are extremely high, and start from 800 US dollars.

Only half a century ago, at the place where the Emirates now stretched, there was only a barren desert, but thanks to the oil industry, this country quickly became the world leader. In the nearby Qatar, by the way, the situation is very similar – the welfare of Qatar is also tied to oil.

In the United Arab Emirates social networks are banned. There is no freedom of speech here, by the way, at least in the Western sense.

One of the most popular entertainment for residents of the UAE is a jeep safari through the desert.

Many public transport stops are air-conditioned.

Alcohol in the UAE is officially banned.

The crime rate in the United Arab Emirates is one of the lowest in the world. Perhaps, in part this is due to the rigidity of local laws.

Women and men in public transport travel separately. For them, half of the buses, their subway cars and even individual taxis are provided.

Trains in the subway of the UAE are controlled by a computer, not by people. People just look after computers.

The tallest building in the world, 828 meters high, is located in the United Arab Emirates.

Traffic police in the UAE rides on cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley.

Some of the ATMs in the UAE can issue not only money bills, but also gold.

Only about 15% of the total population of the United Arab Emirates is Arabs.

Despite the fact that the prosperity of the UAE is based on oil, this country is one of the leaders in the development of solar energy.

The UAE accounts for about a quarter of all construction cranes in the world.

Famous artificial islands in the form of a palm tree (as they are seen from a bird’s eye view) are slowly drowning.