United Arab Emirates (UAE) Focus – Dubai

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The United Arab Emirates holds two major trading and expanding cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 

Dubai is home to a diverse number of religions, the major one being Islam followed by 96% of the city. Out of the 2.106 million people living in the city 85% of them are in the labor workforce. This involves major industries such as Global Shipping and Transport, Construction and Materials, as well  as Handicraft.

 

History: The UAE was controlled by Britain for many years and was then in the early 19th century, throne by pirates casing an intervention of the British, who in 1820 enforced a partial truce and in 1853 a permanent truce. The British withdrew from the Persian Gulf in 1971, and the Trucial states became a federation called the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE and ruler of the federation since 1971, died in Nov. 2004. His son succeeded him. In Jan. 2006, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the UAE and the emir of Dubai, died. Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad ibn Rashid al-Maktoum assumed both roles.

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