The United Arab Emirates is one of the most popular country among the Gulf region. Known for its growth and the epic progress throughout the world , maintaining the culture, tradition and safe – free living environment. United Arab Emirates is a federation and independent sovereign state. At present, UAE is celebrating its 43rd National Day by contributing peace, unity and spreading a dignified message to the world.
The United Arab Emirates is comprised of seven emirates namely Abu Dhabi – the Capital City of UAE, Dubai – the City of Gold and the Host City of World Expo 2020, Sharjah – known for its Tradition and Culture, Ajman – the Heritage Corner, Ras -al -Khaimah, Umm-al-Quwain and Fujairah.
Abu Dhabi – the Capital of UAE is the largest city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates. It is ruled by the Al Nahyan family. It occupies 67,340 square kilometers or 86.7% of the total area of the country. The emirate is primarily a vast desert area with about two dozen islands in the coastal waters, including the island where the city of Abu Dhabi is located, plus six stretched out islands further out in the Arabian Gulf. The population of the emirate is concentrated in three areas: the capital city, Abu Dhabi; Al Ain, an oasis city located near the Hajar Mountains; and the villages of the Liwa oases.
Traditionally, the population along the coast relied on fishing and pearling for their livelihood, whilst those in the hinterland relied on date plantations and camel herding. Through remarkable leadership and personal commitment, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan developed Abu Dhabi into an influential, fully modernised state. Upon Sheikh Zayed’s death in November 2004, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan became UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi and the Real Estate:
Abu Dhabi has developed and is on its peak rising towards the Real Estate market. Although it is a leasehold market, but it has got its imperial progress into the construction and architecture. Some of the most popular landmarks and constructed sites in Abu Dhabi are:
- Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque – The Grand Mosque
- Capital Gate Building – The ADNEC Tower
- Emirates Palace Hotel
- Al Dar Headquarters
- Viceroy Hotel (The Yas Hotel)
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- Sheikh Zayed Bridge
- Etihad Towers
- Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
- Sun and Sky Towers, Reem Island
Dubai is the most popular emirates and the second largest emirate in the UAE. It is ruled by the Al Maktoum family. It occupies an area of approximately 3,900 kilometres, which includes a small enclave called Hatta, situated close to Oman, amongst the Hajar Mountains. Dubai, the capital city, is located along the creek, a natural harbour, which traditionally provided the basis of the trading industry. Pearling and fishing were the main sources of income for the people of Dubai. Under the wise leadership of its rulers, Dubai’s focus on trade and industry transformed it into the leading trading port along the southern Gulf. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the current ruler of Dubai and the Vice President of United Arab Emirates.
Dubai and the Real Estate:
Dubai is one of the fastest growing city in the world and Arab Region. It has developed remarkably in the Real Estate market far off any other city did in the world in such a short span of time. It is comprising of both Freehold and Leasehold market. It has enriched itself with lots of attractive landmarks and well designed buildings. Some of the most popular landmarks and attraction sites in Dubai are:
- Burj Khalifa – The World Tallest Standing Structure
- Burj Al Arab – World’s Only Seven Star Hotel
- The Dubai Fountains at Downtown Dubai
- The Atlantis Hotel – First resort to be build on Island
- Palm Island – The Eight Wonder of the World and the Largest man-made Island on Earth
- Dubai Marina – The Largest man-made Marina in the World
- Jumeirah Lake Towers – One of the largest Residential and Commercial development
- Dubai Mall – One of the largest shopping mall in UAE
Sharjah is the third largest of the seven states which form the United Arab Emirates. The settlement of Sharjah dates back some 6,000 years when it is believed to have been called Sarcoa. The population was small and people relied on trade and sea faring in addition to, farming, hunting, fishing and pearling. Many of the early settlements were based around the ‘falaj’, a man made underground water course.
Sharjah in the Real Estate market has established itself enormously. Being close to Dubai made it the possible opportunity and an option for resources, residences and commercial growth. Real Estate market is Sharjah is still a leasehold market, but has pile on with several buildings being the home for many.
The smallest emirate among the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates lies on the Arabian Gulf coast along with the northern emirates. Its area is estimated at 260 square kilometers . It includes Ajman the capital , the biggest city and the two cities , Mesfoot and Al Menameh which are known for their rich agricultural environment.
Ras al-Khaimah is a Persian Gulf Arab emirate and a member of the United Arab Emirates. Its name means “Top of the Tent”. The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman’s exclave of Musandam. It covers an area of 1,684 square km.
The Real Estate market in Ras-al-Khaimah is both Freehold and Leasehold. Mostly popular is the Al Hamra Village, comprising of Hotels, Residential and Commercial units.
Umm-Al-Quwain and Fujairah
Umm al-Quwain means “Mother of two powers” is one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the north of the country. It covers an area of 800 square kilometers and stretches from the beautiful, lush green coastal mangroves lining the shores of the Persian Gulf, inland across the rolling sand dunes to the fertile oasis surrounding Falaj Al Moalla.
Fujairah has witnessed a rapid rate In all respects of economic and social development and especially in the field of tourism under the wise guidance of H.H.Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Fujairah. Where to make every effort to develop the resources enjoyed by the emirate, it set out to implement its ambitious development plan to achieve the ideal exploitation of its resources and to extend the base of industrial, commercial, and agricultural production.