The latter factor has generated a dependence on expatriate labor; the UAE has become a multiethnic society, and Emirati nationals account for only about 20 percent of the population. Among the immigrant population, English, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and Filipino are spoken. The main metaphor is that of the family, with the president referred to as a father.
This has created an imbalanced population composition in favor of males; in 1997, there were 1,755,000 males and 869,000 females. The colors of the national flag—green, red, white, and black—are shared with other Arab countries.
Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world.
UAE cities have been heavily influenced by the global city type.
The inland area is mostly desert with a few oases, and the barren Hajar Mountains run through the country.
The UAE has a dry climate with very high temperatures and humidity in the summer. Relative to its size and oil wealth, the UAE has a small population, estimated at 2,624,000 in 1997.
The UAE plays an influential role in the Middle East, and is a key partner for the United States. Assistance to the United Arab Emirates The United States provides Export and Border Security (EXBS) assistance to the UAE. The United Arab Emirates’ Membership in International Organizations The UAE and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
To create a balance between their global and local aspects, in municipalities have adopted policies projecting Arab-Islamic architectural design, particularly arched windows, gates, and decorative stucco.It shares land borders with Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi represents 85 percent of the land, and the smallest emirate is Ajman.Each emirate is named after its capital city, and Abu Dhabi City is the permanent capital of the nation.Lunch is the main family meal and is eaten at home at around two o'clock.It usually consists of fish, rice, meat, and a vegetable dish.
The two countries work together to promote peace and security, support economic growth, and improve educational opportunities in the region and around the world. Bondy; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.