 The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities). each governed by a hereditary emir. with a single national president .

.597. Islam is the official religion of the UAE.  It is the thirty-fifth-largest economy at market exchange rates. and Arabic is the official language.  UAE oil reserves are ranked as the world's sixth-largest and it possesses one of the most developed economies in West Asia. and ranks among the world's wealthiest nations with per capita GDP (PPP) of US$48.

cuisine and lifestyle are very prominent as well .  The United Arab Emirates has a diverse and multicultural society. attire.  The influence of Islamic and Arab culture on the region's architecture. music. The dirham is the currency of the United Arab Emirates.

and tennis . The traditional food of the Emirates has always been rice. and meat.  Football and Cricket is the sport of the United Arab Emirates. endurance riding.  Formula One is particularly popular in the United Arab Emirates. falconry. fish.  Other popular sports include camel racing.

. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping. . but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions.

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