The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, which are
The capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. It is also the country’s center of political, industrial, and cultural activities.
Here are three geographic facts about the UAE.
1. The UAE coast stretches for more than 650 kilometers along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf.
2. UAE has a history of strong tides and occasional windstorms witch complicate ship movements near the shore.
3. The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which can severely reduce visibility.
3 “Serious” Facts
Here are three serious facts about the UAE
1. Islam is the official religion.
2. Arabic is the official language.
3. Two of the 9/11 hijackers, Marwan al-Shehhi and Fayez Ahmed Bannihammad (who crashed United Flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center) were UAE citizens.
3 “Fun” Facts
Here are three fun facts about the UAE
1. Football (Soccer) is the national sport.
2. Cricket is the second most popular sport.
3. Camel racing is a sport. The camels can reach speeds of up to 65 km/h (40 mph) in short sprints and can maintain a speed of 40km/h (25 mph) for an hour.
A “Potpourri” Item
Here is an unusual fact about the UAE
1.The GDP per capita is currently the 14th in the world and 3rd in the Middle East, after Qatar and Kuwait.
6 cups whole-wheat flour
2 Teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups of water
5 tablespoons of milk
5 tablespoons of samen(oil)
I could not find this kind of oil so I just used vegetable oil.
Mix all the ingredients together, cover it, and let it sit for 3 hours. Form 18 small balls and roll them to medium thickness. Rub each with oil then fold it. Repeat this a few times. After rolling the dough out, heat on an iron griddle or frying pan until both sides are golden brown.
My Kitchen Story
My dish was not that hard to make it just took me a little while. Once I had all the ingredients mixed, I rolled 18 small bread balls and fried them on high. A few of the first biscuits burned, so luckily I had dough left over, and I used what was left over to make more bread balls. After the first couple of biscuits burned, I fried the rest on medium high. Personally, I found the biscuits to not be very good alone, so I added jelly and this made them taste much better.
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David C. Wyld (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Robert Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He is a management consultant, researcher/writer, and executive educator. His blog, Wyld About Business, can be viewed at http://wyld-business.blogspot.com/. He also serves as the Director of the Reverse Auction Research Center (http://reverseauctionresearch.blogspot.com/), a hub of research and news in the expanding world of competitive bidding. Dr. Wyld also maintains compilations of works he has helped his students to turn into editorially-reviewed publications at the following sites:
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