Seven emirates, each one tells you different tales of history, art and beauty. Discover with us the meaning of the Emirates names:
Literally it means “father of a gazelle”. According to a legend, in the middle of the 18th century one hunter wounded a gazelle. He was thirsty so he went to search for a well and lost the way, died from thirst. Near this place a spring was found, named Abu-Dhabi that exist till now 2 km to the south Cornish embankment.
Some people believe “Dubai’ is a shorter form of the word “Daba” meaning a prospering or flourishing market. It has several names such as the City of Gold because of its famed Gold Market, and The City that Cares since the merchants set aside money from its promotions for charity.
It’s often rumored that the origin of naming Sharjah back to being located in the far east of the UAE, which was known at the time, but that is not true, because this emirate is located south west of the country. It also attributed to a fetish called Abdul Alharq.
The name of the smallest emirate probably came from the strong tribal confederation Adjman with more than 5000 warriors
Umm Al Quwain
It’s rumored That the origin name of ‘ Umm Al Quwain ‘ is that it used to be a gathering location of the naval and land units at the Portuguese war days.
Ras Al Khaimah
They say that the leader of the local tribe set his cape there and queen of Sheba stayed there during her trip to Solomon.
It’s name return to the eruption of water from springs beneath the mountains located there.