Located on the coast and islands of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi attracts people from all over the world. Unlike its closest emirate of Dubai, Abu Dhabi does not depend on the tourist flow thanks to its rich oil reserves. For a long time, Abu Dhabi, like other cities of the future UAE, was under the influence of the United Kingdom.
“Future generations will be living in a world that is very different from that to which we are accustomed. It is essential that we prepare ourselves and our children for that new world.” - Sheikh Zayed
South India’s distinctive culture that comprises the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu lends itself to a variety of different cultural backgrounds, attractions, and beliefs.
We invite you to take a walk-through Dubai’s rich history as you wander around the quaint and quiet little neighborhood of Al Fahidi. Situated in the heart of Dubai, this, once a busy bustling bazaar is now Dubai’s last-living memory of an era that pre-dates the UAE as we know it today.
The UAE’s rich history is rooted in trade and tied to Islam. Its unique location between Europe and the Far East became the crucial factor in it's growth into the world's largest trading hubs. Throughout the ages, these lands had attracted merchants from India and China, and were prized by Europeans, in particular the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.
After the discovery of oil and the formation of the Emirates, the wise rulers began the rapid development of the country's economy, shaping it into what it is today. Though small in size, the UAE quickly became an important player in regional and international affairs.
Although it's growth and development, UAE heritage have not been forgotten - on the contrary, is still well-respected among the nationals. History and culture of local people can be felt in the legendary hospitality of local hotels, architecture of modern skyscrapers and openness and kindness in living among the multinational community.
Here you can read various articles about UAE heritage, history and culture, and better understand, why this country's development became such a success throughout the years.