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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from Britain.

Since then, it has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East's most important economic centres.

Although each state - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain - maintains a large degree of independence, the UAE is governed by a Supreme Council of Rulers made up of the seven emirs, who appoint the prime minister and the cabinet.

Before oil was discovered in the 1950s the UAE's economy was dependent on fishing and a declining pearling industry. But since 1962, when Abu Dhabi became the first of the emirates to begin exporting oil, the country's society and economy have been transformed.

dubia Dubai city 2010 [3:29]
Dubai City 2011 [4:23]

Discovery Channel - Impossible City - Dubai Part 2 [9:09], Part 3 [6:54], Part 4 [6:20], Part 5 [5:49], Part 6 [6:33]

Dubai: Architectural Bling [3:04]
Dubai's Dirty Little Secret (08/05/07) [14:08]

To see Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the sustainable city project go to: http://just-gov.com/solutions-sustainable-growth/


Sudan: History of a Broken Land (01/05/11) [47:32]
People & Power - Sudan: War and independence [24:26]
Sudan: Fight for the heart of the South [47:34]
Sudan: Fight for the soul of the North [47:48]

National Geographic Live!: Dinka: Legendary Cattle-Keepers of Sudan [25:54]

There are a lot more videos on Sudan here: http://www.youtube.com/results?suggested_categories=25&search_query=sudan%2C+long

09.17.2011. 07:38

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