How well do you know the UAE? Take this quiz - in pictures
Mohammed Pervez, a retired Indian expatriate, created the website quizuae.com to educate people about the country that he has called home for 34 years and counting. He spent “three or four months” building the website, which features quizzes on the UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates as a way to educate people in a “fun way”.
The website is free but requires users to register. There are still some kinks – some questions are repeated, for instance – but Mr Pervez said he is working on improving the site and hopes to find sponsors.
His website went live on National Day and, after fixing some issues, he decided to start promoting it.
The quizzes include questions on history, geography, trivia, travel and tourism.
They cover the country’s longitude and latitude, airport codes, airline history, exports and imports, local cultural symbols, small towns and even the colours of the UAE’s currency.
It also asks users to choose the most popular sites in Sharjah, know the location of the country’s oldest mosque, and list the UAE ranking in terms of oil production, gas production, population and gross domestic product.
Published: December 18, 2014 04:00 AM