United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

  • Cityscape at night, Dubai | United Arab Emirates Travel Guide
    A futuristic mirage in the desert - Dubai's skyline is spectacular!
  • A camel, Dubai
    Ride into the desert and enjoy a camel ride
  • Boats at Bay Creek, Dubai
    A glimpse of old Dubai - boats at Bay Creek
  • Shoes for sale in a souk, Dubai
    Shoes for sale in a souk, Dubai, UAE
  • Burj Khalifa in the clouds, Dubai
    It's the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa pokesn out of the clouds
  • Atlantis the Palm, Dubai | Top 10 things to do in the United Arab Emirates
    Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • The Palm, Dubai
    A man-made wonder - The Palm, Dubai
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Skyscrapers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    More skyscrapers in the desert - this time it's Abu Dhabi
  • Looking across at Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Looking across at Abu Dhabi, UAE
Atlantis the Palm, Dubai | Top 10 things to do in the United Arab Emirates

Dubai

A dazzling desert city that’s determined to impress, Dubai is the UAE’s most elaborate Emirate.Experience the exclusive hotels of Jumeirah and feel the sand between your toes on the public beach. Take in the avant-garde architecture, peer inside Jumeirah Mosque and walk out on the manmade Palm Islands. Head to Downtown Dubai and crane your neck at the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, step inside the planet’s biggest shopping mall and join the jet set for cocktails in a rooftop bar. Cross Dubai Creek in an ‘abra’ ferry and go wild in Deira Gold Souk. Escape the city in a four-wheel drive and safari, sand-board or ride a camel across the Arabian Desert.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi

Capital of the United Arab Emirates, this slick city has traditional allure and an ever-growing skyline. Enter the jaw-dropping Sheikh Zayed Mosque and marvel at the marble domes before stepping inside to find the world’s biggest carpet. Sunbathe and swim at La Corniche’s free beach, then stroll through the gardens or cycle by the seafront. Snack on shwarma or visit the fish market at Mina Port and have your catch cooked up for lunch. Cross to Yas Island and cool off at Waterworld or stand in awe at Ferrari World. Take your dirhams to the Abu Dhabi Mall and haggle in the Central Souk, or sail into the Persian Gulf on a catamaran and gaze at the Arabian sunset.

  • Population at last count:
    9,581,000
    Time Zone:
    GMT +3
    Currency:
    Arab Emirate Dirham
    Flight time from UK:
    6 Hours
    Language(s) spoken:
    Arabic

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