In the last month, I met a South Korean person. I had a very detailed conversation with him. There are some very interesting facts, which I came to know about South Korean culture after meeting that individual. In this report, I will give a detailed description of all the similarities and mainly differences between the two cultures i.e. Emirati and a South Korean one.
Abu Dhabi is the main capital city of United Arab Emirates. It is probably the symbol of the cultural and their values of the Emirati group of people. UAE is among the top countries regarding the population growth. Demographically, South Korea is not a very populous country. However, the average age of people in South Korea is higher than the average age of Emiratis. In South Korea, there are different languages used by different group of people but the main or we can say the official language of South Korea is Korean language, which is used by 70 % of the residents. After Korean language, there comes the usage of English, which is high in the country. When we talk about United Arab Emirates, then the main official language is Arabic. Nevertheless, the use of Urdu, English and Hindi is also very high because of the huge number of people from these countries.
Dress code is another important characteristic, which can be used for the differentiation of two cultures. In UAE, it is popular to wear the national dress of white gown in the public. It is a full-length white shirt or we can say a gown, which is very common among Emiratis. A red colored Head cover is also associated with the white gown. The Emirati women wear a black full-length gown. On the other side, in South Korea, the national dress is Hanbok; it is also a full-length dress having vibrant colors and simple lines on the clothing.
There is a religion difference, which is very important to be discussed. Religion is necessary because it gives a way of life to the individuals. In UAE, there is a variety of religions i.e.