University of Sarajevo
WRITING REPORT “Country-specific cultural analysis UAE”
Mentor: Students: Pred.mr. Milica Babić Aida Halilović 62910 Anela Rebronja 67828 Dženana Šeta 68312 Dženita Šeta 68311 Galiba Imamović 67572 Mirna Šehagić 68309 Sabina Rahmanović 67838
United Arab Emirates
دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states situated along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The states, or Emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah, and Umm-al-Qaiwain. Abu Dhabi is in the largest Emirate and Dubai is the business centre. Despite their proximity, there may be differences in cultural and business practices between the different states. Islam is the official religion. The UAE’s strong economy is due to its oil and gas reserves, as well as its strategic location at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf. It enjoys one of the world’s highest per capita incomes. The Government has used much of its wealth to improve the living conditions and quality of life within the country. This includes the development of housing, roads, schools and hospitals. The UAE relies on imports of most items. Motto: الله , الوطن , الرئيس
Allah, al-Waṭan, al-Ra'īs (Arabic)
"God, The Homeland, The President"
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran. Prior to independence in 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a 19th-century truce between the local sheikhs, hereditary rulers of the territories, and the United Kingdom. The term Pirate Coast was also used by some to refer to the emirates from the 18th to the early 20th century, owing to the preponderance of pirates operating from emirati ports. The UAE's political system, is based on its 1971 Constitution, which is composed of several intricately connected governing bodies. As a federation of seven monarchies, whose rulers retain absolute power within their emirates, but with a UAE president, it is neither aconstitutional monarchy nor a republic. The emirs chose one of their members to be the president of the federation, but this does not alter the monarchical character of the government of the individual emirates. The constitution is concerned solely with the relations between the emirates as members of the federation, and does not prescribe a constitutional system of government. Government – Federal presidental system and electiveconstitutional monarchy. President – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid...