The last stop on our 2014 Around The World trip was the United Arab Emirates (UAE), specifically Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UAE is the result of a union of seven small Arab sheikdoms on the Persian Gulf that joined forces in the 1970s for self-preservation given monumental political shifts in the region. The official religion of the UAE is Islam and the official language is Arabic. On account of the large number of foreign expatriates however (only 1.5 million out of 8 million residents are native citizens), the country’s main language is English. There remain large economic differences between […]