United Arab Emirates

Muslim men who gather for iftar

The United Arab Emirates (FAE) is a federation in the Middle East. It borders Qatar in the northwest, Saudi Arabia in the west and south, and Oman (which also has an enclave within the FAE) in the east and northeast. FAE has a coast towards the Gulf of Persia and the Gulf of Oman. The federation was created in 1971 after the UK withdrew its commitments to military protection of…

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Political System of the United Arab Emirates

Political System of the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates is a federation, formed in 1971. The federal form of government was adapted to the existing monarchical and absolute political structure of the emirates. A temporary constitution was replaced by a permanent one in 1996. The supreme authority is added to the Supreme Council of the Rulers, which consists of the Sheikhs of the seven emirates. Abu Dhabi and Dubai have veto rights in the council. The…

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Attractions in Singapore

Attractions in Singapore Asian Civilizations Museum The focus of this museum is on the world of Chinese faith, symbolism, understanding of art and the tradition of Chinese scholars. Housed in a restored neo-classical house from 1910, it also houses a collection of Buddhist art, imperial porcelain, and Ming-style furniture from the 17th century, and is considered an important demonstration of the development of this culture. Free tours are offered. Address: 39 Armenian Street,…

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