Cultures of United Arab Emirates


The society of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is diverse and its cultures and traditions differs it from rest of the world. The historical population of the country is very small tribal community that has changed with the arrival of other nations of the world, in the mid-20th century.  The country was also part of the British Empire until 1971.
The Culture of the Emirati is based on the Culture of the Arabian, with the influences from the cultures of Indian subcontinent and East Africa. The religion of Islam has had a prominent influence on local architecture, lifestyle, music, cuisine and attire. From the minarets of the Mosque the Muslims are five times every day called for the offering of the prayer and to worship ALLAH, which are scattered around the country. For the Muslims Friday is the holiday and that’s why the weekend begins on Friday; most Muslim countries have a Friday-Saturday or Thursday-Friday weekend.
In Abu Dhabi the city of Al-Ain is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Emirate of  Sharjah was named "The Cultural capital of the Arab World" by UNESCO in 1998 and the "Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014" by the OIC.

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