Life in the United Arab Emirates Term Paper by Nicky

An overview of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including its education, family structure and culture.
# 149101 | 1,341 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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The paper looks at the population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the state of education in this country. The paper outlines the UAE's Ministry of Education's "Education 2020" initiative and looks at the UAE University. The paper then looks at the structure of households and at the violations in the country's fundamental practices and policies.

Family Structure
Cultural Tensions

From the Paper:

"Of the UAE's total population aged 15 and over, 77% can read and write and considered literate (CIA 2009). Among those considered literate, 76.1% are male and 81.7% are female. Girls tend to remain in school from primary to tertiary levels for 12 years, according to 2003 statistics (Library of Congress 2007). Boys remain in school for 11 years. 2005 figures say that 1/3 of the State's GDP are spent on education. Education is compulsory for citizens up to ninth grade but this is not followed, according to the US Department of State. Children are obliged to attend schools according to gender up to the sixth grade. The sixth grade is the last in primary education. Statistics say that in 2004 - 2005, 9.9% of students in grades 1 to 5 and 8.3% of those in grades 10 to 12 did not complete their education. Those missing classes in grades 10 to 12 increased to 9.3% (Library of Congress).
"Recognizing these pitfalls, UAE's Ministry of Education launched Education 2020, consisting of five-year plans to address the problems (Library of Congress 2007). These plans would introduce advanced education techniques, improve innovative skills, and accentuate self-learning abilities of students. They also introduced an enhanced curriculum for mathematics and integrated science at first-grade level in the 2003 academic year in all government schools."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CIA. United Arab Emirates. The World Factbook: Central Intelligence Agency, May 2009. Retrieved on June 2, 2009 from
  • Khalaf, Sulayman Najm. United Arab Emirates. Countries and Their Cultures: CBSInteractive, 2001. Retrieved on June 2, 2009 from;col1
  • Library of Congress. United Arab Emirates. Federal Research Division:, July2007. Retrieved on June 2, 2009 from

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