QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the UAE?!

Test your knowledge of the UAE with these 10 questions. Let’s get started!

When the UAE was founded on 2 December 1971, which emirate was missing?

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Ras al Khaimah later joined the UAE federation on 10 February 1972.

What is the national animal of UAE?

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The Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s before conservation efforts began.

What year did the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel open?

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Frequently described as "the world's only seven-star hotel", the unofficial title was brought to life by a British journalist who visited the hotel on a pre-opening press trip, describing it as "beyond anything she had ever seen."

The UAE last appeared in the FIFA World Cup in which year?

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The UAE reached the FIFA World Cup on one occasion in 1990 where they lost all three games.

The inaugural Emirates flight on 25 October 1985 landed in which city?

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In the 1990s, Emirates launched its first set of commercials with the slogan "So be good to yourself, Fly Emirates."

The abandoned Soviet IL 76 -Russian cargo plane is in which emirate?

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No one can confirm just exactly how the plane ended up in UAQ. One theory suggests it was purchased to be converted into a restaurant.

Which celebrity performed at the grand opening of Atlantis The Palm?

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The opening party reportedly cost $20 million and featured the world’s largest fireworks display ever.

Which emirate is home to the UAE's oldest mosque?

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The mud and stone mosque's date of construction is uncertain because radiocarbon dating isn't possible — but it's estimated to date back to the 15th century.

What is the name of the highest mountain in the UAE?

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Jebel Jais stands tall at 1,910 meters and is, incredibly, occasionally dusted with snow.

Before Burj Khalifa opened in 2010, what was the tallest tower in Dubai?

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Almas Tower, or Diamond Tower in Arabic, is located in JLT. At the time of its completion in 2009, it was the 3rd tallest building in the Middle East.