The United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Western Asia is made up of a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi serves as the capital, with each emirate ruled by its own monarch.
The UAE offers a fascinating business environment. Of its 9.2 million residents, just 1.4 million are Emirati citizens – the other 7.8 million are expats. Around 120,000 of those expats are from the UK. The prevalence of expats in the UAE makes for an exciting melting pot of cultures, which this business culture guide seeks to help UK exporters navigate their way around. Read more