UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
AJMAN EDUCATIONAL ZONE Grade:
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برجرافات الصف الحادي عشر العام – الفصل الثالث 2017/2016
1) EXPATS IN THE UAE
Find out more about the number of expatriates in your Emirate, or in the UAE in general. Use the Internet to find more information and then write a paragraph. Consider the following questions:
• What is the total number of expatriates?
• Where do these expatriates work?
• Where do these expatriates mostly live?
With a free and liberal environment in this economy friendly country, UAE has mapped itself as a leading cosmopolitan hub in the world. Made up of seven emirates, the oil rich Abu Dhabi is the biggest and also the capital city of UAE. Until 2008, it was credited with being the most populated city in UAE but there has been a shift with Dubai becoming the most populous city since 2009. Situated in the northern coastline of the UAE, the place has witnessed a phenomenal transition from a traditional city to a global business hub.
Owing to the increase of investment and job opportunities in Dubai, there is a considerable number of expatriate population contributing to the total population of UAE with the majority of the expatriates residing in Dubai. In 2013. the total population of UAE was recorded to be 9.2 million. Out of the 9.2 million, the expatriates contributed to around 7.8 million with the Emirati Nationals holding a population share of 1.4 million. With a vast demographic variation, there are a varied number of nationalities who form a part of the majority of the expats in UAE especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
In the recent years, the European community is making a remarkable presence in the resident population scale of Dubai owing to the liberal and urban lifestyle of Dubai. But the majority of the expat population is still dominated by the South East Asian countries especially India and Pakistan. The group of these South Asian countries alone contributes to around 58% of the total population of UAE. The western population shares to around 8% of the overall population of the country.
2) FUTURE JOBS IN THE UAE
What jobs do you think there will be in the future in the UAE? In pairs, make predictions for the following groups:
• disappearing jobs
• growing jobs
• new jobs.
Ever wondered about the future of jobs? Which jobs will still be here and what new jobs might emerge? A street lamp lighter used to be a job not long ago but now it's obsolete and is only seen as part of tourist heritage attractions. Here's what experts think:
When is the last time you sent a letter? Yes, it's very rare to write and send a letter these days; people use email. Experts think that in the next decade, the number of postmen will drop by 28%. Messages will almost all be delivered electronically.
Experts predict a growth of 21.9% in the number of nurses. Why? As people live longer there will be a great demand for healthcare services. Nurses are very important in any hospital or healthcare establishment, as they carry out minor procedures and support patients in their recovery. It is also expected that new career paths will rise for nurses, such as travel nurses, flight nurses and most importantly research nurses who will contribute to the science and discovery of new medication and treatment.
In the future, people will need to multitask even more than they do now in order to survive in the workplace. Analysts think that productivity consultants will be needed to help people organise their time and tasks.
Many missions to Mars and the moon have already been successfully completed. Space travel for humans is becoming more efficient. Why not send workers to help the astronauts by doing mechanical and clerical tasks? Some people think non-specialist jobs in space will be taken on by space workers.
3) UAE IN THE PAST & PRESENT
The UAE has changed enormously over the last 40 years. This has been because of the discovery of oil. This essay will show the differences between the UAE then and now.
Many years ago people did not have as much money as they do now. They did not have big houses and cars like we have today. Everyone lived in small houses and all the family lived together with grandfathers, grandmothers, uncle, aunts and sons. Moreover they used camels and donkeys to travel and carry heavy things. In addition, also they did not have oil. Also the education was very bad, there were no schools, colleges and universities. The students went to mosques to study Arabic and the Quran. Moreover the medical care was very small with a few hospitals and people used traditional medicines to take care of each other.
On the other hand if we look at the UAE now it has changed so much that it is almost unrecognizable. Oil was discovered and the wealth and GPD of the country changed. People now have a lot of money, cars and big houses. For example, we live in big house my father's house is very big and each one from my brother's has a car. The education now is very good, we have a lot of colleges, schools, and universities. Moreover we have foreign teachers in the college. Also we have many good hospitals such as Kalifa hospital which has medical care.
To conclude, I am so lucky to live in UAE nowadays. I believe the UAE one of the best countries in the world. I hope in the future the UAE moves forward.