Being one of the highest grossing countries and continuously rising exponentially in wealth, the United Arab Emirates is one of the most highly developed countries in the entire world. However, the truth is that most of us don’t know a lot about the young country, other than the fact that it is a preferred tourist destination for many. For example, did you know that the country is less than 50 years old? That’s right, established as late as December of 1971, UAE is quite young. But the small country also has as much as the seventh-largest oil reserves and seventeen largest natural gas reserves in the world. Was that interesting enough? Make sure to read on, in order to find out 10 more interesting facts about the United Arab Emirates you didn’t know!

A Lot Of Native Plants

While Australia is quite infamous for its rich wildlife, the UAE is one of the richest countries in plant life. There are as much as 3,500 native plant species with some of them being the most infamous indigenous plants in the world, including the date plant.

The Airline of a Lifetime

The UAE has made its name by achieving records and feats in both construction and design. The young country not only has the world’s tallest building, but it also has the largest fleet of the largest airplane in the world. The United Arab Emirates also introduced the first ever airline that offered its passengers an on-board shower. Now that’s classy!

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