Formed in 1972 from a conglomeration of states by Ra's al Khaymah the United Arab Emirates is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The UAE's per capita GDP is on a level with those of leading Western nations. Replete with oil revenues and a more moderate foreign policy stance than its neighbors; the UAE has enjoyed a boom in real estate development and to become a key player in developing Middle East policy.
Must See: Ferrari World is a luxury car themed amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Recommended Books: Rigged - Ben Mezrich (2009) - This New York Times best-selling author tells this get-rich-quick story headed by a young Italian-American who finds himself in the fast paced world of oil trading.
Currency: The Emirati Dirham is the currency of United Arab Emirates.
Calling Code United Arab Emirates: 971
Best Travel Dates: The best time to visit the UAE is during the winter and spring months. Daytime temperatures are relatively pleasant in November through to February; hovering around 24 degrees Celsius.