The United Arab Emirates is considered one of the Gulf countries. The Gulf countries include Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Today, the UAE is a modern, oil exporting country with a highly diversified economy, developing into a global hub for tourism, retail, and finance, and reknowned for its stunning architecture.
In the UAE, Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life which is reflected throughout the culture, laws and attitudes of the people. Although the UAE is viewed as tolerant and cosmopolitan due to the large number of expats living there, it is essential that you are sensitive and behave appropriately when living in or visiting the UAE.