Explore the UAE culture
By Jenna Jolie
The UAE is a unique nation where you can find Gold ATMs, enjoy overwhelming luxury, and see some strange things in the UAE culture you have never seen before.
What Is The UAE Culture Like?
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was created from 7 emirates: Abu Dhabi (The capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the 02 most famous emirates of the UAE and gained most of the UAE's foreign tourists.
Keffiyeh and Hijab
These are 02 kinds of traditional scarfs in the Arabian world. Keffiyeh is for men, and Hijab is for women. In the Arabian world, they wear scarves because of religious reasons. It has become an identifying characteristic of the Arabs.
When it comes to Arabs, you will immediately think of camels. This animal is an icon of the desert: laborious, stable, and strong every time. In the UAE, you can experience riding camels in deserts. How will it be when at a height of around 2m from the ground and start riding camels slowly?
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In the UAE, the official currency is Dirham. But as mentioned in the introduction before, people in the UAE, especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, even use gold to replace cash and other payment methods!
The paradise of sports cars
In the UAE, there are countless supercars in junkyards, in the middle of the desert, or being dusty in basements. More surprising is that these cars are still in good condition. Maybe people are too rich to remember how many cars they own then they might forget these cars?
Over 80% of current UAE citizens are naturalized, so the UAE cuisine is inspired by many other cultures. But in this article, we will talk about "authentic" Arab cuisine. In general, Arab cuisine is about rice, meat, and fish. People in the UAE are keen on grilled dishes, and in the Guinness book, there is a grilled dish from the UAE that is considered one of the most massive dishes ever: Camel stuffed. It is a whole camel that is empty inside so people will knead many things into that camel: lambs, chicken, boiled eggs, rice, and so on. This dish is regularly served at traditional Arab weddings.
Besides Camel stuffed, the UAE has many tasty dishes, such as Shawarma-the special bread of the Arabs, Thareed-a stewed meat dish eaten with a thin baguette, or Ghuzi- a UAE version of grilled meat rice.