United Arab of Emirates Country Notebook Essay

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United Arab of Emirates
Country Notebook Presented to Dr. Shahira El Alfy

Prepared by:
Mohamed Ibrahim Osama
Mosher Ismail
Ahmed El-Mohamady
Hesham Mostafa
Eslsca 36 – Global Management

I. Cultural Analysis:
Identification of the Emirates History:
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of the seven emirates, which are: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al-Qaiwain, and Fujairah. They were united as a federal state on 2 December 1971 and formed the so called “United Arab Emirates”. Before the discovery of oil and establishment of the oil economy in the early 1960s, two main orientations shaped traditional local culture: the nomadic
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b- Marriage:
Arranged marriages have been slowly declining in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirati's can choose who they marry to some degree, as the trend of arranged marriages only survives with some of the traditional families. Emiratis are strongly discouraged from marrying non nationals, and a young man receives $19,000 from the Marriage Fund if he marries a national. As prescribed by Islam, a man is allowed up to four wives, but most men have only one wife.
3- Female and Male roles ( Static or Changing)
The role of women in Emirates has advanced greatly recently, making the UAE a leader in women‘s rights in the Arab World. The UAE Constitution guarantees equality between men and women in areas including legal status , claiming of titles and access to education. In 2007/2008 United Nations Development program report the UAE ranked 29th among 177 countries in the Gender Empowerment Measures to promote gender equality and women empowerment, the best rating received in the Arab world. Despite this advancement in the female role, still the Emirates society is Patriarchy or male dominant society as Men continue to be employed in high state administration and women don’t play significant role in politics or religious life as these areas are considered male domains.
B- Education
1-The Role of Education in the Emirates Society:
Provision of quality education in the United Arab