National Day

The United Arab Emirates came into being in 1971. Prior to that they were called the Trucial States under a treaty with Britain. In December of 1971 six of the now seven Emirates formed a nation. Bahrain and Qatar were almost involved in this federation but chose to be independent. The first six Emirates toContinue reading “National Day”

Wedding in Ras al Khaima

One of the most unique experiences I had in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was attending an Emirati wedding in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaima (RAK). It is the Northernmost Emirate located not far across the Gulf from Iran and borders a small part of Oman. The Emirate has many outdoor activities, tall mountainsContinue reading “Wedding in Ras al Khaima”