Saturday, June 2, 2012

Random Facts about UAE

I was bored the other day and wasted 135 dirhams ($37) answering Du SMS Mega Win (they should pay me for this free advertising LOL) questions via texto to collect points (I have had 2035 points) which give me chances (and BILLIONS of hopes) to win 5,000 dhs, Audi Aq and Audi Q7.. what the hell! LOL.
So the following facts are taken from the said 'competition': 
  • Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE.
  • Oman & KSA countries border the UAE.
  • The official currency of the UAE is Dirham.
  • Before 1971, UAE was known as Trucial States.
  • Sharjah is one of the seven Emirates.
  • Sharjah is the third largest emirate of the UAE.
  • Peregrine Falcon (bird) is the official symbol of the UAE.
  • The very popular Falconry season, runs during the Winter.
  • The tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa.
  • Adrian Smith designed Burj Khalifa.
  • Shasha is a palm reed fishing boat.
  • The city of Ras Al Khaimah was historically known as Julfar.
  • You can discover UAE heritage in Heritage Village.
  • The King is the nickname of the Sharjah Sports Club.
  • E11 highway starts in Abu Dhabi and ends in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Dubai Tennis Championship is held at Tennis Stadium.
  • Djokovic won the 2011 Dubai Tennis Tournament.
  • The Al Quoz Industrial District is divided into 4 areas.
  • Louvre Museum is to open a branch on Saadiyat Island.
  • Ghaus is how pearl-fishing referred to in the local dialect.
  • Ibn Majid was a great poet and seaman.
  • The navigator which Ibn Majd associated to was Vasco da Gama.
  • Liwa is a traditional music & dance.
  • UAE national footbal team played the 1990 World Cup.
  • Afghanistan national team plays in Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
  • Camel racing is a very popular sports activity in the UAE.
  • Harees is a traditional dish consisting of wheat.
  • Majboos is a popular dish in the Emirates.
  • Coffee served in the UAE is often flavoured with Cardamon.
  • Al yoleh is a traditional Emirati folk form of art.
  • Ras Al Khaimah is one of the northern Emirates.
  • Palm Islands are located in Dubai.
  • Palm Islands are man-made islands.
  • Al Ittihand was first published UAE newspaper.
  • The United Arab Emirates University based is in Al Ain.
  • Dubai Shopping Festival takes place every January.
  • Al Fahidi Fort was erected 1799.
  • Dubai Mall has the largest number of shops.
  • There are 22 cinema screens in Dubai Mall.
  • Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world.
  • Al Ghurair is the oldest shopping centre in Dubai.
  • Dubai Zoo was built by Ottto Bulart.
  • Giorgio Armani Hotel is located  in Burj Khalifa.
  • Al Mamzar is famous for a public park.
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P.S.  I just want to let everyone know that this blog is not associated with the Du telecom and I am not connected nor have affiliation whatsoever with them. I endorse no products/promotions etc. I do not speak for anyone else. I am a consumer/subscriber too and just shared my experience.