The UAE is a nation steeped in history. Many of us who’ve been here for a few years will have a brief understanding of the country’s backstory, and those of us who were raised here may possess a deeper knowledge.

But how far does your knowledge of the country stretch? Could you name the national animal? Can you identify each emirate from a photo alone?

Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the UAE.

To see whether you were correct, highlight the space next to where it says ANSWER.

When was the UAE flag designed?

ANSWER: 1971

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When was the UAE’s emblem adopted?

ANSWER: 1973

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Can you name this traditional coffee pot?

ANSWER: Dallah

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What’s the name of this traditional boat?


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When is the UAE’s National Day?

ANSWER: December 2

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Do you know where this location is?

ANSWER: Safa Park

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Which Emirate is this?

ANSWER: Ras Al Khaimah

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Who was the founding father of the UAE?

ANSWER: President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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Which Emirate is this building (Aldar headquarters) in?

ANSWER: Abu Dhabi

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What are the two national animals of the UAE?

ANSWER: Arabian oryx, peregrine falcon

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How long is Sheikh Zayed Road?

ANSWER: 558.4km

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Which of these buildings cost more to construct?

ANSWER: Burj Khalifa cost US$1.5 billion, Burj Al Arab cost approx US$1 billion


What’s the name of the oldest mosque in the UAE?

ANSWER: Al Badiyah Mosque in Fujairah

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What’s the name of the biggest mosque in the UAE?

ANSWER: Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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What’s the oldest existing building in Dubai?

ANSWER: Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787

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This colourful floral display is from which park?

ANSWER: The Holy Quran Park, Dubai

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So how did you do? Share your scores and comments below.

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