The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a nation made up 7 emirates (territories or principalities ruled by an Emir). Formed in 1971, the country is very young, though it has quickly become a key economic player in the Middle East and the rest of the world.
Significant infrastructure investments within the 7 emirates has helped turned this region along the Persian Gulf in to an extremely popular destination for world travelers. From large and iconic mosques, man made islands, the 160-story Burj Khalifa, to world class hotels and dining, the UAE is definitely a destination with a lot to offer a variety of travelers.
Official Language: Arabic / Currency: Emirati dirham / Largest City: Dubai / National Sport: Football (soccer)