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Global Connections: What do the United Arab Emirates and Panama have in common?

September 10th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

On first glance, the United Arab Emirates and Panama seem to be as different as apples and oranges, but if you think about it a little harder, you may be surprised to learn there are a lot more connections than you may realize.

Know anything about Panama?

Know anything about Panama?

We've chosen the collection of seven Emirates and the central American country as our third set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

The United Arab Emirates is in the middle of the desert, is famous for Dubai's towering skyline and as one of the richest countries on the planet.

Panama on the other hand sits in the middle of lush tropical rainforest and is famous for being one of the world's most important transport hubs.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

What do the UAE and Panama have in common?

What do the UAE and Panama have in common?

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!


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