Established on 2 December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities). Each emirate is governed by a hereditary emir who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council, the highest legislative and executive body in the country. One of the emirs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language.[8] Sharia Law is a main source of its legislation.
In 1962, Abu Dhabi became the first of the emirates to begin exporting oil. The late Sheikh Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first president of the UAE, oversaw the development of the Emirates and steered oil revenues intohealthcare, education and infrastructure.[9] Today, Emirates oil reserves is ranked as the seventh-largest in the world, [10] along with the world's 



  • Full name: United Arab Emirates

  • Population: 9.346 million (2013)

  • Capital: Abu Dhabi

  • Largest city: Dubai

  • Area: 83,600 km²

Other Cities:
Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Alain, Ajman, Dibba,


The climate of the UAE generally is very hot and dry. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 40 °C (104.0 °F) on the coastal plain. In the Al Hajar al Gharbi Mountains, temperatures are considerably cooler, a result of increased altitude


Emiratis who are fluent in another language are often also at ease with foreign cultures. But overall only a few are able or willing to transfer their knowledge of their own culture.
Because of these factors, and others, a hybrid culture is beginning to emerge; this is related to the UAE as a country but differs from local, Emirati culture. It is also, as I recall, both against the precepts of Islam and in breach of the provisions of the country's constitution. It would be good to see, and to hear, a little less of it.

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Under Articles 120 and 121 of the Constitution, the areas under the purview of the federal authorities are foreign affairs, security and defence, nationality and immigration issues, education, public health, currency, postal, telephone and other communications services, air traffic control and licensing of aircraft, in addition to a number of other sectors specifically prescribed, including labour relations, banking, delimitation of territorial waters and extradition of criminals. All other matters were left to the jurisdiction of the individual emirates and their local governments. In May 1996, the Federal Supreme Council – comprising of the rulers of the seven emirates – approved two amendments to the provisional Constitution and agreed to make it permanent.


Ever since the first universities were established several centuries ago, they attracted studentsfrom foreign countries. During the second half of the twentieth century, the forces of globalisation encouraged increased student mobility across national boundaries. Increasingly, universities in Western countries depend on enrolling international students for the revenuesthey bring and to meet internationalisation objectives (Wilkins and Huisman, 2011b). Also, the increase in transnational higher education (where learners are located in a country other than the one in which the awarding institution is based) has benefited both host countries (e.g. by promoting human development) and source countries (e.g. by providing institutions with anew source of income). Data collected by the OECD reveals that international studentmobility increased considerably more over the last three decades than total internationalmigration (King, Findlay & Ahrens, 2010); in fact, international student mobility grew by52% over the period 1998-2004.The main directional flows of students have been from east to west and south to north, andin 2004 the five countries hosting the largest numbers of international students were (in rank order) the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Germany, France and Australia (King,Findlay & Ahrens, 2010). In addition to the student flows just mentioned, over the last


The economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in theArab world (after Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $377 billion (AED1.38 trillion) in 2012. The United Arab Emirates has been successfully diversifying its economy. 71% of UAE's total GDP comes from non-oil sectors.[8] UAE has the most diversified economy in the Middle East.[9] The economy was expected to grow between 4-4.5% in 2013, compared to 2.3-3.5% over the past five years. Since independence in 1971, United Arab Emirates's (UAE) economy has grown by nearly 231 times to AED1.45 trillion in 2013. The non-oil trade has grown to AED1.2 trillion, a growth by around 28 times from 1981 to 2012.

Work rights during studies:

Students on university sponsorship can now legally work part-time upon receiving a permit from the Ministry of Labour under a new decree issued as part of the UAE Labour Law

Work rights for your spouse:

Your husband can sponsor you to be a resident of Dubai but unless you are working for him, him being a business owner, you cannot get a labour/ work permit through your husband. Basically if you want to work the company you are going to work for has to apply for the labour permit for you- you cannot work for them legally without this.