The Geography Department was established in 1977, and it continually changes its curriculum to meet the ever-changing market demands. Its foci of research activities include, but are not exclusive to the geography of UAE and the Arab world, urbanization and transportation, population growth, globalization, global climate change, resource management, water resources, agricultural and manufacturing activities, the geography of crime and health services, spatial and analytical techniques necessary to understand them and using the new tools of geography, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. The Department in cooperation with other Departments within the University had started in 2005 the Master Program of Remote Sensing and GIS. The growing significance of Geography in the UAE was recognized on January 4, 2010, with the formation of the UAE Geographical Society. As the only tertiary institution in the UAE offering geography degrees, our Department has taken a leading role in promoting the discipline, with several faculty elected to offices in the society.