UAE


THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)


A land rich in history and tradition

The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is situated in the Middle East, south of the Persian Gulf. It shares western and southern borders with Saudi Arabia and its eastern border with Oman.

The total area of the UAE is approximately 83,600 sq. km, with vast desert areas. The estimated population of the UAE is 9.4 million in estimation. The majority are Muslims and use Arabic as their official language.

The UAE consists of 7 emirates. It was declared as a state on December 2, 1971. After 47 years (until 2018) of its establishment, the UAE has been recognised as a rapidly developing country. Most of its revenue is from crude oil exports and setting itself up as a regional trade hub.

“UAE Centennial 2071” was launched as a long-term government plan, a continuation of UAE Vision 2021. It covers national strategies to boost the country’s reputation and its soft power.

It also aims to ensure various sources of government revenue to reduce its dependency on oil production. Moreover, the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071 are to develop education focusing on advanced information technology and engineering and to instill an Emirati moral value system in future generations

Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)

EXPO 2020 DUBAI The UAE was chosen to host the world’s biggest exposition, World Expo, in 2020 under the main theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

The theme is conceived to convey a signal to everyone toward helping to develop the world together and inspire future generations. Furthermore, it strives to strengthen interrelations among organisations and regions to serve the diverse needs of a swiftly changing world and promote innovation and the country itself.

The concepts of the coming World Expo are divided into 3 topics:
– Opportunity
– Mobility
– Sustainability
The concepts of World Expo 2020 Dubai have been designed to address the changing global economy. The exhibition intends to raise awareness and enhance the education of citizens in local areas and neighboring countries. In addition, it will open the door to the borderless world of a global community through investment promotion, activities and business matching, consistent with Thailand’s policies on the digital economy and Thailand 4.0.

Dubai: The City of the Future
‘Dubai’ is the world’s youngest city. It took only two decades to become a top city for investors and business. Apart from its major ports, shopping centers, and the most luxurious entertainment complexes in the world,

Dubai still strongly maintains its Arab culture together with a continuous improvement of technology to drive the country toward being a global center for building a better future.

Wonder of the World

‘Dubai’ is the largest and the most well-known city of the UAE. It represents great wealth, with the “most” magnificent and unique architectural wonders of the world, such as Burj Khalifa, which is listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest building. With a total height of 828 meters, the construction of this 163-storey structure took 6 years to complete, in 2010.

Designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the largest and most influential architecture and engineering firms in the world, Burj Khalifa was inspired from the desert flower Hymenocallis, with a modular, Y-shaped structure providing the stable design. This ultra-tall structure also reflects economic growth and enduring culture of the country.

Another popular destination to visit in Dubai is the Palm Islands, a dream destination of tourists worldwide. These amazing manmade islands were developed by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, who wanted to make Dubai a tourism hub in the Middle East.

An area of the sea was filled to create the palm-shaped islands, topped by a crescent and protruding off the Persian Gulf. The Palm Islands were mainly built from desert sand. Travelers can enjoy marvelous accommodations, restaurants, department stores, and even an indoor ski dome.

Thailand and UAE
Thailand and the UAE share a long-standing friendship since both have been partner countries for a very long time. Thailand is the largest crude oil importer of the UAE and exports agricultural crops to the UAE, who have great trust in the product standards of Thailand. They also admire the outstanding characteristics of Thais, including generosity, hospitality, and courtesy, particularly in service industries and medical services. These qualities have made Thailand a prominent destination for medical treatment and health care among Emiratis and people in the Middle East.
References:
http://globthailand.com/market
http://www.mol.go.th
http://www.wermac.org
https://www.government.ae/en/about-the-uae