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12 Questions About the United Arab Emirates

  1. Which city is the capital and the second-most populous of the United Arab Emirates?
  2. The UAE is home to the world's tallest building, can you name it?
  3. What is the currency?
  4. Located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE shares land borders with which two countries?
  5. The UAE gained independence from which country on 2 December 1971?
  6. Administratively, the UAE is a federation of how many emirates, each with its own ruler?

  7. Which city in the UAE is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations?
  8. The UAE is also known for its three manmade archipelagos, one resembles a world map, what were the other two both designed to look like?
  9. Is the population of the UAE: (a) 3 million, (b) 10 million, or (c) 19 million?
  10. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the driving force behind which Thoroughbred horseracing stable?
  11. Dubai has been twinned with which British city since 2004: (a) Cardiff, (b) Dundee, or (c) Bath?
  12. Emirates is the largest airline and one of two flag carriers of the UAE, can you name the other?


  1. Abu Dhabi ("Abu" is the Arabic word for father, and "Dhabi" is Arabic for gazelle. Abu Dhabi means "Father of Gazelle".)
  2. The Burj Khalifa (it is 829 metres tall; for reference, Britain's tallest building The Shard is 310 metres tall.)
  3. Dirham (the United Arab Emirates dirham, or simply the Emirati dirham)
  4. Oman and Saudi Arabia
  5. United Kingdom
  6. 7 emirates (the UAE is a federation of seven emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah.)
  7. Dubai
  8. Palm trees
  9. (b) 10 million
  10. Godolphin
  11. (b) Dundee
  12. Etihad

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