The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates and was founded on December 1971 as a federation. Six of the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qwain and Fujairah) combined on that date. The seventh, Ras al Khaimah, joined the federation on 10 February 1972.
The country’s transformation and development over the last decades is certainly unmatched. A trip between downtown in Dubai and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is enough to highlight the varied and contrasting architectural styles of the UAE. The UAE is the place to go for a truly immersive mix of both the old and new, and to enjoy architecture at its finest. Dubai has one of the most recognisable skylines in the world thanks to its innovative architecture; it is well known for diversity and creativity, from the tallest building in the world to the sail-inspired structure that hosts the first seven-star hotel. This is hard to believe when one takes a look to any pictures of the nineties: this was the time when Sheikh Zayed Road was practically a desert strip, the Burj Khalifa was not even a twinkle in an architect’s eye and believe it or not, the tallest building in town was the World Trade Centre.
Dubai is an important tourist destination and its port (JebeL Ali) operates at the centre of the exporting trade in the Middle East. With the introduction of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in 2004, it has allowed Dubai to develop as a global hub for service industries such as IT and finance.
Today, Dubai is the second wealthiest emirate in the UAE, after Abu Dhabi, which is the capital state. Most tourists believe Dubai’s revenues came primarily from oil but in fact it only used a moderate amount of oil reserves to generate the infrastructure for trade, manufacturing and tourism, in order to build up Dubai’s economy.
About 95% of Dubai’s Gross Domestic Product is not oil-based. So far oil has accounted for less than one percent of Dubai’s GDP and tourism to produce 20% of the GDP.
These figures explain why Dubai has had to become a more dynamic and diversified economy in order to survive the decay of fossil fuels. Dubai is an international IT hub that serves service industries such as Finance and IT.
In the recent times tourism has emerged as an important aspect to boost the country’s economy and it will host The Expo 2020 next year.We have had the opportunity to create communication solutions to meet the needs of the main decision makers in the United Arab Emirates during the last eleven years and would like to say thank you for this! Arthur Holm retractable onitors and microphones have been chosen by the Presidential Palace and the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi, the Supreme Council, Masdar, NPCC, ADNOC, IPIC, the Federal Court, RTA, the Ministry of Labour, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the Kempinski Hotel, JETEX, Dubai Customs, the World Trade Centre, ENOC, the Ministry of Interior and many others. A huge thanks to our partners for the trust and support.