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Facts about United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world

The population of the UAE is made up out of over 200 nationalities

It was the first country with a minister for artificial intelligence

Its capital city, Abu Dhabi, has been ranked the safest city in the world

The Dubai police has cars like Bugatti, Ferrari and Lamborghini in its fleet

Paris is not the only city with a Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi has one too

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Country Guide: United Arab Emirates

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Country Guide: United Arab Emirates

Country Guide: United Arab Emirates

If you're looking for a place with larger than life malls, palm-shaped man-made beaches and iconic skycrapers the first city that comes to mind is Dubai. If you want to visit The Louvre, but you've already been to the one in Paris there is only one place to go: and that's Abu Dhabi. But both cities have more to offer. And are definitely places to add to your family its travel bucket list.

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Background info

In the Middle East you’ll find the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Asian continent. It’s a young country, only existing since 1975. The population has grown from about 500.000 people then, to 10 million now.

The growth of the UAE is not only told by the number of people who live there. And the number of businesses, buildings and even entire cities that have popped up here over the last decades is nothing short of impressive.

The UAE is a federation made up out of seven emirates. They are Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The smallest of these emirates is Ajman and the largest emirate is Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Every emirate has its own royal family that rules over it. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is credited for bringing all seven emirates together into one country. For that reason he is known as the Father of the Nation.

At the height of 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. In addition to that it’s also got the highest number of stories and the most towering elevator service.

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