Only 10% of the total population of the UAE resides within the vast borders of Al Gharbia, making it still a virgin area. Along with the fast expansion of the region and consequent increase of the population, sustainable projects are established in different places within Al Gharbia region to avoid any overcrowding problems that may arise. Measures have already been taken for maintaining the land.
People of Al Gharbia are characterized by keeping their customs and traditions alive such as wearing conservative clothes and acting in accordance with common traditions in the Arab regions, and they always try to explain this to visitors expecting them to observe and respect these traditions. Salutation among men is by putting one’s nose on the other’s nose as this is the habit in the gulf area, but it is common only among friends and close relatives.
When visiting an Emirati house, it is common to take off your shoes, but it is better to follow what the owner of the house does. Men eat seperate from women and have their meals while sitting on cushions on the ground, but attendees should take care not to put their legs towards the faces of others, nor let the sole of their feet appear.
Al Gharbia is the home for many kinds of animals, including but not limited to: Wild Cats, Camels, Rose Flamingos, Lamas, Ostrich, and Oryx which all roam freely throughout the Al Gharbia.