UAE is an Arab Federal Country located in the East of the Arabian Peninsula, in the South West of Asia, out-looking the Southern Coast of the Arabian Gulf. UAE has common sea boarders with: Qatar in the North West, Saudi Arabia in the West and Omani Sultanate in South East. The UAE comprises seven Emirates; they are:
Ras Alkhimah Emirates
History and Tradition
The UAE has a long history stretching back over 100,000 years, stone tools from the Early Stone Age having been found recently along the edge of the Hajar Mountains. Prior to this the earliest known human occupation for which there is significant evidence dated from the Neolithic period, 5500 BC or 7500 years ago, when the climate was wetter and food resources abundant. Even at this early stage, there is proof of interaction with the outside world, especially with civilizations to the north. These contacts persisted and became wide-ranging, probably motivated by trade in copper from the Hajar Mountains, as the climate became more arid and fortified oasis communities focused on agriculture. Foreign trade, the recurring motif in the history of this strategic region, seems to have flourished also in later periods, facilitated by domestication of the camel at the end of the second millennium. At the same time, the discovery of new irrigation techniques (falaj irrigation) made possible the extensive watering of agricultural areas that resulted in an explosion of settlement in the region.
At the beginning of 1968, when the British announced their intention of withdrawing from the Arabian Gulf by the end of 1971, Sheikh Zayed acted rapidly to initiate moves towards establishing closer ties with the emirates. Along with Sheikh Rashid, who was to become Vice-President and Prime Minister of the newly formed state, Sheikh Zayed took the lead in calling for a federation that would include not only the seven emirates that together made up the Trucial States, but also Qatar and Bahrain. Following a period of negotiation however, agreement was reached between the rulers of six of the emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah and Ajman) and the Federation to be known as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formally established on 2 December 1971. The seventh emirate, Ra's al-Khaimah, formally acceded to the new Federation on 10 February 1972.
UAE is considered to be coexistence model among world nations, where more than 200 nationalities live peacefully & in harmony. UAE prioritizes society safety and security preservation along with the issues of all society fields' productivity, advancement and development. Thus; UAE has become an example of temperance, forgiveness and coexistence to be followed as well as an appealing center of visitors' attraction in the world at large.