Archived from the original on 8 April International Trade Union Confederation. Arabian and Persian inspired architecture is part of the expression of a 'local' identity. An Iranian destroyer group broke formation from an exercise in the lower Gulf, sailing to the Tunb islands. Most of the coast consists of salt pans that extend far inland. Archived from the original on 6 January However, the wealth of oil which the rulers could see from the revenues accruing to surrounding countries such as Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia remained elusive. Meanwhile, onshore exploration was hindered by territorial disputes. Emirati culture is a part of the culture of Eastern Arabia.