A-Z Facts and Information, attraction and Points of interest about U.A.E, United Arab Emirates

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Alcoholic Drinking Laws, Banks and Business working Hours, Currency and exchange rate, Taxes and VAT in U.A.E, Climate, language, Government Type, Legal System, Population, Gold and Jewelry, Taxis and many more

ABAYA

You may see many Arab Ladies in ABAYA in Arab Countries including UAE
ABAYA, as the national dress, a long-sleeved, ankle-length black robe, worn with a dark veil that covered the hair and sometimes the face
In the 21st century, women have adopted the ABAYA as an expression of communal identity and personal expression

Alcoholic Drinking Laws

Alcoholic Drinks are available in Hotels, Club Restaurants, Bars, and nightclubs
however, restaurants outside the hotels are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages and it is not sold in supermarkets or other public places
Drinking alcohol in public is illegal, Never drink alcoholic beverages in public places outside of licensed premises
There is zero tolerance for drinking and driving; doing so, will result in jail and stiff fines

Banks working Hours in Dubai:

Saturday to Wednesday 08:00 – 14:00, 15:00 (some are also working in the afternoons, between 16:30 – 18:30)
Thursdays 08:00 – 12:00
Both local and International banks are represented by branches in all over U.A.E
They provide the usual commercial banking services
Transfers can be made without difficulties, as there is no exchange control, and the Dirham is freely convertible

Business working Hours:

Government offices are open from 07:30 – 13:30 (07:30 – 12:00 Sunday - Thursday)
Fridays and Saturdays are the weekend days in U.A.E and the week begins on Sunday, but some firms and companies will work on Saturday
Embassies and consulates are Generally open from 8.45 – 12.00 and are closed on Fridays and Saturdays
Most shops remain open until 21:00 – 22:00 seven days a week, on Fridays and Saturdays remain open until 23:00

Currency and Currency exchange rate:

Official currency used in UAE is Dirham, abbreviated as DH, Dhs or AED (Arab Emirate Dirhams) Divided into 100 Fils
The currency holds a 25 fils, 50 fils, and 1 dirham coin and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 dirham note.
Official exchange rate in U.A.E is:US $ 1 = 3.6x AED
This rate is steady; been officially pegged to the US dollar, has not been changed for more than decay by now

Credit Cards:

Visa, Master Card, American Express, Dinner club, . . . are widely accepted

Climate in Dubai:

Sub-Tropical, Snow! Never, Rain, very rarely, Average annual rainfall is only 13 centimeters, occur between December and March
Usually in: June, July, August, September, hot and high Humidity, The desert climate has dry, extreme hot and humid Summers
October, May, not too hot
November, April, Fairly good
December, January, February, March, Fantastic, Invite you to be here

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Hili Fun City

Hili Fun City, named after the Hili area of the garden city in Al Ain,
thousands of visitors from across the region are attracted
It was constructed on an 85-hectare site, which has been heavily refurbished over the years but still retains some of its original features
One of them is the Olympic-sized skating rink that was added to the park in 1987
It was the first rink to open in the country and is still in use today

language of UAE:

English is the most commonly spoken language
But Arabic is the national language of UAE, the Gulf dialect of Arabic is spoken by the Emirati Locals

religion of UAE:

Islam is the official and dominant religion of UAE
No matter in which part of UAE you are in, you will hear (AZAN) calls to prayer for five times a day
Even in shopping malls, ( AZAN ) are put out over the speakers, to remind Muslims that it is time to pray to God

Government Type of UAE:

Constitutional Monarchy
The country as a whole has a prime minister and federal president, each emirate has its own ruler that oversees the local governments

Laws:

Many of Emirates’s Laws follow the Sharia law of Islam
With its vast amount of tourism and western culture flying in, it is hard to strictly enforce some laws, but as long as you respect the countries culture and religion, you are safe
Such things such as Public Display of Affection (PDA) and extreme bod exposure (walking around in a bikini, Exept on the seasides) are things that have seen to be not accepted and punishable by law

Legal System of UAE:

Federal court system

Night Life:

Party your nights out, but be 21+
There is no shortage of nightlife, from partying on a beach to clubs, bars, pubs or lounges, private lounges and many Shisha bars with live entertainment, there are always something for everyone

OUD

When you are walking in Shopping centers and small a strong fragrant, be sure that some one around you is burning OUD
OUD is the oil produced by a certain tree when it gets infected with a specific type of mould
The smell is obtained by extracted from the wood directly by heating it

Ozba (hobby farm)

An ozba, or ezba, is a desert hobby farm where families relax, keep camels, chickens or goats and share a meal on weekends or after work
permanent tents or concrete houses with sleeping quarters and women’s sections available
The modern ozba is a part-time winter home where families sleep on holidays and weekends. It is not unlike the North American lake cabin.
In Ras Al Khaimah’s Awafi dune bashing desert, the open dunes are so covered in ozba farms

Population of UAE:

The UAE was established in 1971, and since that time, it has seen great population growth
Almost Eighty percent of the residents of UAE are foreigners
around 1 million are local in all over UAE,
around 4.5 million are Indians mixed with Pakistani and neighborhood countries,
around 3 million are Philippines
The rest are from all over the world
Since the Foreign residence come, stay for a period of time then leave, exact population figures are hard to come by
The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) had published the UAE population according to administrative records until 31 December 2018 was 9,121,167
The United Arab Emirates is a country that is made up of seven emirates. Their population not exactly, but roughly are as follow:
Dubai: around 3,300,000
Abu Dhabi: around 3,200,000
Sharjah: less than 1,500,000
Ajman: around 540,000
Fujairah: less than 200,000
Ras al-Khaimah: around 390,000
Umm al-Quwain: around 80,000

Official Celebration day Of UAE:

The national day of UAE is celebrated on the 2nd of December

Gold and Jewelry Business in UAE:

UAE, Dubai is the Middle East supply hub for the jewelry and is the world's second largest distributor of bullion
Jewelry markets in UAE Dubai are major supplier of jewelry to Middle East
Thay made the world's longest gold chain by 22 k gold, measured 4.2 kilometers, during DSF-1999
95% of Jewelry sold here is above 21 karat; and the rest of 5% is 18 karat
Jewelry is sold on gold price plus making charges here in UAE
almost one out of five person buys five pieces of gold jewelry every year in UAE Dubai

Ramadan, The holy month of Ramadan In UAE

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims as it is believed the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during this month
Ramadan is fasting month, fasting from food and drink
During this month, Muslims do not eat any food or drink even water fromt dawn to sunset ( between fajr and maghrib prayers)
Ramadan is a time Muslims think less about material things and focus more on patience and being grateful
The working hours for private sector employees will be reduced by two hours during this month

Suhour

Suhour is when Muslims eat before dawn, eating on early morning and prepare themself for not eating or drinking for the whole day
All eating and drinking will be stoped 10 minutes before dawn (fajr)

Iftar

Iftar is when Muslims break their fast on the sun sets, and start eating and drinking

Drinking alcoholic drinks or go to clubs or pubs during Ramadan

Some nightclubs Bars, pubs and lounges will be close during Ramadan and some of them will be open after sunset till earl morning
Live or loud music is not played in the bars and pubs

Some restaurants and cafes close during the day until sunset
Some will have a closed-off area and remain open discretely for non-fasters
Supermarkets stay open throughout the day
Takeaway food can also be delivered

Please pay attention
During fasting hours, for non-Muslims, Visitors, Tourist, and in Short, everybody are expected to follow the rules of fasting
You are allowed to eat, drink and smoke in private, but be keep in mind when you are out side, even going to and from the car park, You should avoid even chewing gum in public, because it is seen as eating, the key is to be discreet.

Can people kiss on cheeks or hug their partner or friends of the opposite sex in public during Ramadan?
As at other times of the year – but especially during Ramadan – people should avoid demonstrative acts of affection in public. This can cause offence
Please pay attention to what you are wearing, Men and women are expected to dress more modestly during Ramadan

Laylat AlQadr, (night of destiny)

One of the most important nights in Ramadan, where prayers get answered.
The Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed on Laylat al Qadr, also known as the Night of Power
This special night is believed to be one of the odd numbered nights in the last third of Ramadan
Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission
Prophet Mohammed said as narrated in a hadith: “Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven”.

OUZI, GHOZI

Eid Al Fitr feast is not complete without a large plate of ouzi, also known as ghozi
A whole goat, or lamb, served on a bed of rice embedded with eggs and onions
The meat is often marinated in yoghurt, garlic, and onion
Rice is served with cashew, pistachio, pine nuts and cinnamon

QIBLA

When you are in UAE and have stayed in a hotel room, you will have noticed a small sticker with an arrow, either on the ceiling or the floor
This is the Qibla, the direction that Muslims should face when praying
It points in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca

Taxes in UAE:

There are no income taxes in U.A.E
The concept of having your income free of any Taxes may be tempting
It is not as easy as just living in Dubai and your tax responsibilities disappear
It all depends on where you have your tax residence
If you are living in U.A.E, but your tax residence in the USA, Europe, or . . . You will still have to pay your taxes to your own tax residence

Value Added Tax, VAT

Value Added Tax or VAT, is a tax on the consumption or use of goods and services was introduced in the UAE on 1st of January 2018
UAE imposes VAT on tax-registered businesses at a rate of 5% on a taxable supply of goods or services
Tourists in the UAE also pay VAT at the point of sale

Taxies in Dubai, UAE

There are a lot of Toyota Air Conditioned Taxis in Dubai and all Emirates; they are white with colored strips along the body and roof
Taxis with pink strips, are Ladies Taxi service, which caters exclusively for female passengers, using female drivers
But, you don’t worry about their colors; they are all alike, with the same fair
The Entrance fee for Taxis is 3-5 Dirhams = Dhs = AED
The minimum Charge is 13 -15 Dhs, means: if you go just a few blocks away and the taximeter shows, for example, only 5.75 Dhs, you have to pay 13 -15 Dhs anyway
The average amount for going from point A to point B is about 15 – 25 Dhs, for longer Distance, of course will be a lot more
If you want to go to other Emirates, there will be a 20 Dhs Extra, plus SALIK charges
There are a few Electronic Toll gates in Dubai which is called SALIK, Cars passing through each SALIK point, will be charged 4 Dhs
So, as an example, for going from Dubai to Sharjah, the charges are: 20 + SALIK + Kilometers Passed, the average may be from 45 – 100 Dhs and more
There is a small red signal on Taxies roof, shows that they are carrying passenger
If you see no red signal on the roof, just simply raise your hand, they will stop for you
But remember, where you standing at, is important, you have to stay in a place that they could stop, otherwise they just pass through, and no taxi will stop for you

Visa:

for entring to UAE, you need a visa
certain tourists from certain countries will receive on arrival visa’s
UK, USA, Germany, Portugal, Cyprus, Finland, France, Australia, Austria, Belgium, and many more! However if you wish to reside in the UAE you must obtain a visa through work, education or family sponsors

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