The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is located in western Asia, where Arabic is the official language. The Burj Khalifa, located in the UAE’s most populated city of Dubai, is the tallest building in the world. The UAE is host to massive natural gas and oil reserves and has made impressive strides at directing profits from these toward advancing their healthcare, education and infrastructure. This has produced a skilled workforce that has reduced the country’s reliance on oil and gas, with business and tourism gaining importance. Further efforts to diversify the economy has made the United Arab Emirates a strategic location for expansion into Asia, Europe and Africa.