Suppose we are counting history by only Numbers, then According to the account. In that case, The United Arab Emirates is considered one of the newest countries in the latest era. Despite that, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully managed to take the world’s lead. In 5 decades only!
Isn’t this Historical! , the United Arab Emirates has taught the whole world the most imaginative lesson,
“You Do Not Have to be Ancient to Make a History, You Can Make a History Your Own Way”… It’s all about dedication and the passion for Change…
It all started with the magical Location; Emirates’ history was basically rooted in trade due to its strategic location between Europe and the Far East.
It was like a magnet for merchants from China and India to use that gulf port as a chain of distribution to Middle Eastern channels, not only the Far East but also Europe. British, Portuguese, and Dutch have prized Emirates, especially Abu Dhabi, and are heavily considered a trading port.
Bedouin (the original Emirati people) was initially located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They took their own home from its sandy deserts, especially Abu Dhabi, considered an essential critical center.
In the 19th century, Britain signed “The Trucial States.” Series of agreements with the Emirates (individually).
Which states not to exceed territory except the United Kingdom, not only that but also refrain from any engagement. It’s with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without prior approval from Great Britain. In return, the British side stated to protect the coast from any sea attack and provide assistance in the event of any aggression by land.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the pearling industry thrived in the Emirates. This provided employment and income to semi-nomadic Arabian Gulf nations, planting and harvesting date gardens in the winter and only pearling in the summer.
How Oil Story begin?
In the early 1930s, geological surveys were done in the UAE by some oil companies’ teams. And In 1962 (around thirty years later), Abu Dhabi had successfully exported its first crude oil cargo. Followed up by the rapid and steady progress of economics.
After that, specifically in 1966, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was selected to be the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Which caused a radical positive change in the history of the situation and economy of Abu Dhabi at that time. Oil revenue started to be steady, resulting in a quick infrastructural change of schools construction and education empowerments, housing for Abu Dhabi people, and Bedouin. Followed by stability, hospitals for more intensive care, and roads to make life easy.
Increasing contributions in “The Trucial States” was one of Sheikh Zayed’s early actions for the Development of Funds. It aims to create the early vision of “The United Arab Emirates, “his highness gave high support and fundraising by Abu Dhabi. To be the first initiator and most prominent donor.
Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, has replaced the pearling as the primary source by the Shipping Industry. Then by the end of 1969, the Emirate of Dubai began exporting oil too. After that and using this Revenue coming out from Oil HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum focused more on providing a Quality of Life for Dubai People with the new oil revenues.
The Year of Freedom when Britain announced its withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf.
Here, Sheikh Zayed to his Historical Action of uniting the rest of the Emirates. Together with Sheikh Rashid, Sheikh Zayed called for the federation of the United Emirates that would include the seven Emirates and Bahrain, and Qatar.
At the very beginning, the six Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Umm al-Quwain) signed the agreement of being united as one country ruled by His Highness Sheikh Zayed. They called this federation “The United Arab Emirates.” That was officially established on 2 December 1971. The seventh Emirate of “Ra’s al-Khaimah” has joined the new federation the following year.
Since the formation of that union, the seven Emirates have reshaped and united to strengthen their national identity. United Arab Emirates’ political system has been established to ensure the country’s heritage is secured, maintained, and adjusted. It is kept by merging tradition with an administrative structure that suits modern living.
UAE Achievements in the past 50 Years
Barakah Nuclear Energy Plants
The UAE is known for its serious response to climate change and global warming. It built the first nuclear power station in the UAE and the Middle East to generate environmentally-friendly electricity.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum
We all know the Louvre museum in Paris, the oldest museum in the world. Yet, it is also located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The museum was designed by a famous French architect, Jean Nouvel, and is a work of art. Over six hundred pieces from ancient and modern art are displayed at the museum.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The first Ferrari-themed park in the world that includes the fastest roller coaster in the world as well. But that does not mean you can not take your little one. The theme part has 4 sections, the Adventure Zone, the Italian Zone, the F1 Zone (most thrilling), and the Family Zone. Each Zone is specified for each different age group.
Burj Al Arab
“The most luxurious hotel in the world.”It is located on a man-made island. Every single thing resembles luxury in Burj Al Arab hotel. From the fancy bedsheets to the gold-plated plates.
The Dubai Mall
The largest mall in the UAE and the second-largest mall in the world. It has everything a person would need in a mall. We recommend going Christmas shopping there, you will not regret it.
Leave the best to the last. The tallest and most fascinating tower in the world, at the heart of Dubai, UAE.
To commemorate 50 years since its formation in 1971, the UAE announced 2021 as the Year of the 50th. UAE will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 6 April 2021 to 31 March 2022; prepare for its next 50 years.
So we are going to break down the future of UAE into certain years and how the UAE vision is already set to take part in the future.
By 2021, when the UAE will celebrate its Golden Jubilee as a federation, Vision 2021 aims to make the UAE one of the top countries in the world. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched ‘Vision 2021’ at a meeting of his Cabinet in 2010.
Ajman 2021, Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai Health Strategy 2021, Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021, and Vision 2021 will be achieved by the UAE by 2021.
Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021
It aims to convert 50 percent of government transactions to the blockchain platform by 2021 through blockchain technology. With blockchain technology, people can process transactions when and where it suits their lifestyles and work, saving time, effort, and resources. With this technology, the UAE government expects to save 11 billion AED in transaction and document processing, 398 million printed documents, and 77 million work hours per year.
Hope Probe Mission
In the UAE, there is nothing called “the sky is the limit”. The Hope probe which is the first Emirati probe to enter the Martian atmosphere. In other words, it was the first Emirati probe to reach Mars. It took 6 years to build the probe from scratch.
Best global response to the spread of COVID-19
The UAE ranked third place globally in controlling the spread of Covid-19 virus. Remember the sudden alarms on your phone during the period of lockdown, and the police officers roaming in the streets 24/7 to protect everyone in the country. Luckily, the UAE residents got to experience safety when a global pandemic was going around. First rank was given to Ireland and second rank to Spain. The UAE was the best Arab country to control the rapid spread of the virus. It is the little things that make this country so exceptional.
In case you did not read our blog on Expo 2020, it is the biggest event of the year. More than 190 country pavilions are present in one place. Visitors get to experience travelling to the world just by entering Expo 2020. It is home to the latest innovations and technology. It has restaurants from all over the world that offer you the taste of their home countries.
Dubai will continue to host Expo 2020 Dubai, which will showcase humanity’s resilience and creativity through significant technological advances in the fields of medicine and science. Expo 2020 Dubai begins on 1 October 2021 and runs until 31 March 2022.
Expo 2020 is the largest event in the Arab world and the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. We expect to welcome 192 nations, businesses, multilateral organizations, and educational institutions to the event.
The newest landmark added to the long list of stunning attractions in Dubai, it opened its doors to the public on October 21. The height of it is 250m, which is considered the largest and highest observation wheel in the world. It is located on Blue waters Island, we recommend you check it out. The scenery on top is beautiful. Guests can also book VIP pods for ultimate luxury. The VIP pods include hosting dining experiences and private events, both can be customized.
The airline is ranked in 4th place out of more than 350 other airlines. Since 1985, Emirates airlines has been providing excellence to its customers. It is the first airline to introduce video systems in every seat, whether its economy, business, or first class. Speaking of first class, the airline has truly defined the meaning of luxury through its first class suites. It is literally so close to flying in a private jet. You have your bed, shower, dresser, and even lounge.
The UAE has made incredible changes for the past 50 years. Merely 50 to achieve the biggest and most successful projects to ever exist. From Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi, there are developments everywhere. Moreover, the diversity in the UAE is astonishing. As if the whole world is located in one country. “Unity in diversity” is what summarizes living in the country. You walk around and you find people from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Basically, people from all over the world living on one land. A land of opportunities and equality.
Safety in the UAE
If you are living in the UAE, then you know what we are talking about. If you are not, then you need to know and experience what we are talking about. The second safest country in the world knows how to take care of its residents. 98.5 % of female residents say they feel safe walking alone at night, which is honestly incredible. Even if a crime happens in the UAE, within minutes the issue would be solved. Thanks to its powerful police officers and most advanced technologies.