United Arab Emirates

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Additional Information
Capital abu dhabi
Currency
Timezone Asia/Dubai
Total States 7 emirates
Airport City Al Ain International Airport,Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport,Airport in Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, Fujairah, Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport
Ruling Type King Ruled
Offical Languages Arabic,
National Animal Arabian oryx
Food Al Machboos, Stuffed Camel, Al Harees
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Dubai
Popular - Shopping Malls     Location - Dubai, -Dubai, -United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.


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2 ) Abu Dhabi
Popular - Shopping Malls     Location - Abu Dhabi, -Abu Dhabi, -United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.


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3 ) Sharjah
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Sharjah, -Emirate of Sharjah, -United Arab Emirates

Earning a title of 'Cultural Capital of the Arab World' by UNESCO in 1998, the city of Sharjah is best known for preserving its culture, tradition and heritage. Its Art Museum is world-renowned while fascinating buildings in the Heritage Area are immersed with Emirati history.

 

Away from the glitz and glamour of Dubai, the city offers a plethora of entertainment and amusement options including well-maintained museums, beautiful mosques, Souks and numerous parks. National History Museum and Desert Park is one such place where petting animals is the major highlight for kids and the Science Museum is packed with fun facts and exhibits.

Sharjah is also a shopper's paradise selling its famous Arabic rugs, rugs, gold, silver and precious stone jewellery at its markets including Souq Al Arsah on Cornich Road and Blue Souq, one of the major markets of the city with some 600 vibrant shops. Although rooted with Islamic traditions, the city has maintained a good balance between its traditional roots and 21st-century modern aspects.


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4 ) Ajman
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Ajman, -Emirate of Ajman , -United Arab Emirates

Peaceful and relaxed, Ajman is the smallest of all seven emirates and is known for its scenic beauty and beautiful beaches. It is also a growing economy with numerous options of sightseeing such as museums, beaches, fort and shopping complexes.

 

Situated along the western coast of United Arab Emirates, Ajman is snuggled on the Arabian Gulf with its coastline extending up to 16 km. Apart from it being a rapidly growing business hub, there has also been an increase in the shopping culture and other activities attracting tourists in large number. As a tourist destination, it offers its visitors a sunny vacation and an enriching historical experience. With some of the best sandy shorelines in U.A.E, Ajman is a place to relax and laze under the sun.


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5 ) Al Ain
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Al Ain, -Abu Dhabi, -United Arab Emirates

Al Ain literally translates to 'the spring', and it was once a vital oasis on the caravan route from UAE to Oman. It is a small and sleepy town away from the crowds of the major cities of UAE. It is largely known for its greenery and is a beautiful sight to view in the midst of a desert.

 

Al Ain is a one and a half-hour drive from Abu Dhabi city and is one of the world's oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can easily be regarded as the cultural site of the UAE with a lot of history and culture broiling in it for a long time. It is home to various picturesque forts and museums, along with the iconic oasis lined with date palm trees, which is the main attraction of Al Ain.

A must-do when in Al Ain is to drive up to the top of Jebel Hafeet, a rocky mountain dominating the city, to experience a breath-taking view of the plains. It is the emirate's highest peak and UAE's second-highest. 


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6 ) Fujairah
Popular - Old Mosque     Location - Fujairah, -Emirate of Fujairah, -United Arab Emirates

Calm and serene, the Emirate of Fujairah is a picturesque beach town tucked away from the fast-paced city life. A busy city lined with business skyscrapers and beautiful mountains and beaches, it is known to be a peaceful retreat for locals and travellers. 

 

Primarily a business centre and commercial hub of U.A.E, the city oozes charm with its natural raw beauty. It is separated from the rest of the U.A.E because of the massive Hajar Mountains and offers an enchanting landscape and a simple lifestyle. Carrying on with its rich cultural heritage, the city is a fascinating combination of a 70km long sandy coastline and lofty mountain ranges.

The sunny beaches of the emirate support several maritime activities including sailing, rowing, water surfing, yachting, deep-sea fishing and swimming almost throughout the year. Fujairah is host to the annual powerboat racing championships. 


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7 ) Ra's Al Khaymah
Popular - Hills     Location - Ra's Al Khaymah, -Ra's al Khaymah, -United Arab Emirates

One of the most scenic emirates in the U.A.E, Ras Al Khaimah covers 27 miles of coastline adorned with beautiful lagoons and tranquil sandy beaches making it a perfect destination for vacationers. Go camping, biking and even the World's longest zipline at the UAE's tallest peak, Jebel Jais, explore ancient Arabian ruins at the Al Dhayah Fort and take a dip at Wadi Shawka!

 

Without the presence of oil fields, Ras Al-Khaimah has evolved itself as a prominent business hub by encouraging innovation, dynamism and entrepreneur culture. The varied topography of the region including desert, mountains, beaches and lagoons gives it an edge over other emirates when it comes to the raw scenic beauty. With Bedouin settlements in the desert and contemporary lifestyles in the city, the place offers a perfect blend of modernism and traditional to visitors. 


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8 ) Kalba
Popular - Natural Bio-Reservoir     Location - Kalba, -Emirate of Sharjah, -United Arab Emirates

Kalba is a quaint town that is described as an exclave of Sharjah that lies on the coastline bordering the Gulf of Oman. It is particularly well known for Khor Kalba or the Kalba creek, a swampy area populated by beautiful dense mangrove forests deemed to be the oldest in Arabia. It is also home to some of the most beautiful and rarest species of birds.

 

Kalba is recognized as a natural bioreserve that is known for its astounding flora and fauna. Some of the best attractions in Kalba is the Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi fort, the royal residence and the beautiful beach. 


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9 ) Umm Al Qaywayn
Popular - Sailing     Location - Umm Al Qaywayn, -Umm al Qaywayn, -United Arab Emirates

Umm al-Quwain is the least populous and the second smallest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Unlike its neighbours, the sudden burst of modernisation hasn't impacted here. This makes it a quaint and retro village where fishing is the main occupation amongst the locals. 

 

With a lack of luxury hotels, extravagant malls and other grandeur, Umm Al Quwain is like a city that was frozen in time. It is still reminiscent of a fishing village, with dhows carved out on the beach, its large population of green turtles and mangroves. It represents what UAE was before getting its oil wealth and basks in the remains of its once-flourishing fishing culture as evident from the importance of seafood export to its economy. 


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10 ) Ghiyathi
Popular - Fertile Pastures and farms     Location - Ghiyathi, -Abu Dhabi, -United Arab Emirates

This city in UAE is about a 3-hour drive from Abu Dhabi and has earned the name of "a place in the middle of nowhere". You can relax here for a weekend, away from the city's rush, in a semi-urban Arabic atmosphere. The Western Hotel is one of the best bed 'n' breakfast places here and costs about AED 360. To add some fun, you can visit the Ghayathi Hypermarket, Ruwais Mall and other nearby shopping hubs. The Aquapark is also very famous in this locality.


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Activity



1 ) Bastakia Quarter Tours
Activity Duration - 9am–6pm     Activity Category - Attraction

The Bastakia Quarter in Bur Dubai is one of the city’s most picturesque heritage sites. It was built in the late 19th century by Persian merchants attracted to the city by its relaxed trade tariffs and takes its name from the town of Bastak in Southern Iran. The area has been declared a conservation area and its narrow alleys pedestrianised. Many of the resorted buildings there feature wind towers, an early but effective form of air-conditioning. Some are private homes, but many are open to the public.

 


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2 ) Atlantis, the Palm
Activity Duration - Open 24 hours     Activity Category - Attraction

A destination unto itself, comprised of two world-class resorts, Atlantis Aquaventure, Dolphin Bay, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and an unrivalled culinary collection, Atlantis Dubai is where unique memories are made.

A Dubai icon, Atlantis, The Palm is the regions most Instagrammed hotel. The ultimate holiday destination it offers unforgettable experiences for all ages from thrill-seekers to food lovers and fitness freaks; here every moment counts.


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3 ) Ski Dubai
Activity Duration - 9am–12am     Activity Category - Entertainment

Spend a day at the exciting Ski Dubai, world’s largest indoor snow park. One of Dubai’s leading family attractions, Ski Dubai is an indoor snow resort which gives you the delightful wintry feel, no matter what the temperature outside! Enjoy a host of thrilling rides, fun activities, skiing as well as watching adorable penguins frolicking in the snow! Enjoy a range of activities like skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, meeting Gentoo
 


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4 ) Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)
Activity Category - Port

Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek in English) is a natural seawater inlet of the Arabian Gulf located in the heart of Dubai with 14 kilometres length and between 100-500 meters width that runs South-East and ends at Ras Al-Khor wildlife Sanctuary. The creek divides the city into two parts: Bur Dubai and Deira, and has played a major role in the economic development of the region throughout history.

The first recorded reference to Dubai dates back to 1587, when the Venetian pearl merchant Gaspero Balbi visited the area and wrote of Dubai’s pearling industry. However, the earliest known description of Dubai Creek is found in an 1822 report by a British Royal Navy officer. The creek was likely the actual raison d’être of Dubai’s creation and early development as a trading port; the start point for which could perhaps be taken as 1833, when some 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti Al-Falasi, settled in the Bur Dubai area, at the mouth of the creek.


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5 ) Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) Tours
Activity Category - Desert

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is one of the largest areas to be declared as a protected nature reserve by the government in the UAE. Covering 225sqkms, it takes up approximately five per cent of the total land in Dubai and is fenced off to shield the flora and fauna that naturally grow in the area.

Since the preservation started in 2004, the reserve has become home to more than 50 plant species, 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles. The reserve is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, having received international recognition for their efforts in protecting the habitat and natural wildlife.


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6 ) Burj Khalifa
Activity Duration - Open 24 hours     Activity Category - Architecture

Thrill, awe and wonder are some of the words that best describe the experience of being atop Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. An architectural delight par excellence, this gravity defying structure gloriously stands against the balmy Dubai skyline. The excitement begins when you enter its superbly lit reception and reaches its peak (literally!) when you enter the 124 storied high Observation Deck for an unforgettable view of Dubai.


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7 ) Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah
Activity Duration - 24-hour     Activity Category - Attraction

This hotel has broken a lot of records. For example, the ceiling in the Junsul restaurant is the biggest Swarovski crystal ceiling in the world. They have even used 1790 square feet of 24-carat gold leaves to decorate the interiors, too! With your Burj-al-arab Tour tickets, you can savor a memorable lunch in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world during your Dubai trip. Or, you can take a thrilling 75-minute boat trip and enjoy stunning views of the Burj-al-arab Hotel. You can even combine a trip up to the 125th floor of Burj-al-arab with tickets to the Dubai Aquarium. And, for those who’d like to see more of Dubai, enjoy a Dubai 4 nights/5 days Pack with city tour, desert safari, visit to the top of Burj-al-arab, and much more! Be blown away by the opulence of the Burj-al-arab during your Dubai sightseeing tour! It’s what to do in Dubai! 


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8 ) Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Activity Duration - 3:30–9pm     Activity Category - Attraction

The Heritage village to experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life, and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, a mosque and an encampment from pre-modernized Abu Dhabi.  You can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom.
Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and features public workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metal work, pottery, weaving and spinning. The craftsmen share their skills with visitors, and occasionally offer them a chance to try them out. The little spice shop within the village offers a range of dried herbs, handmade soaps and plenty of souvenirs to collect.


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9 ) Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Activity Duration - 9:00am-22:00 Saturday-Thursday and 16:30-22:00 on Fridays.     Activity Category - Temple / Mosque / Church

If there is a building in Abu Dhabi that you shouldn't miss seeing, it's the massive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the major contemporary Islamic architecture in the world. From your hotel in Dubai, you'll drive off to Abu Dhabi to see this center of religious ceremony in the UAE. With the help of your English speaking guide, you'll learn all about the structure, along with the cultural diversity of Islam found in its modern architecture and design. The Mosque is an incredible view, with exterior surfaces covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia. Don't miss out on seeing the main dome , one of the largest mosque-domes in the world, the world’s largest hand-woven carpet (measuring around 60,570 sq ft.), largest marble mosaic floral design in the world, third largest chandelier in the world, glass panels with Swarovski crystals, and many more! 


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10 ) Abu Dhabi Corniche
Activity Duration - 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.     Activity Category - Beach

Departure from Abu Dhabi Marine Tours opposite Marina Mall, passing close to the Amazing Alone Standing Flag Pole and Abu Dhabi Theatre on STB, into the Corniche along the Heritage Village, view the Emirates Palace sailing along the Corniche till the Airport Road between Lulu Island and the Corniche, stop for photos with the City and AD Skyline as background then slowly cruise back to the Marina
This affordable Tour is an opportunity to be on the water and appreciate the beauty of our city seen by the sea for families, friend and visiting guest to appreciate a different angle of the beautiful Abu Dhabi Skyline. Beautiful during the day and night and sun set.


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11 ) Emirates Palace Tours
Activity Duration - Open 24 hours     Activity Category - Palace

Emirates Palace houses multiple restaurants, bars, lounges and cafés that provide a wide assortment of culinary delights. Together with the ethereal lighting, pools, and marina, it delights everyone as an Arabian fantasy. If you’re traveling with family, you can rejoice and remain carefree as children can revel in the all-day activities at the Kids Club. One can also avail water sports activities such as water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding out here.

 


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12 ) Saadiyat Island
Activity Category - Island

Just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - all designed by Pritzker prize winners.


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13 ) Marina Mall
Activity Duration - Saturday to Wednesday 10 am to 10 pm, and Thursday and Friday 10 am to midnight.     Activity Category - Mall

The bright, 4-level shopping mall is the perfect complement to the already dazzling Dubai Marina. The Dubai Marina Mall boasts with 390,000 square foot (36,200 m2) space and 130 individual outlets. It is relatively small by Dubai standards, but covers all the shopping mall basics: high street fashion brands, boutique fashion, waterfront dining with many restaurants to choose from, supermarket, beverage outlets, kids playground and the luxurious 6-screen Reel Cinemas.

 


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14 ) Central Market
Activity Category - Market

Abu Dhabi’s Central Market is one of the oldest sites in the city. Inspired by the traditional architecture of the Gulf this scheme aims to reinvent the market place, giving the city a new civic heart. By offering an alternative to the globalised one-size-fits-all shopping mall it offers a distinctive modern interpretation of the regional vernacular. As a shopping experience it combines luxury goods boutiques with food markets and craft- based trades. Like the traditional souk, these different experiences are brought together in an interior architecture of dappled sunlight, bright colours and fountains, with a changing rhythm of squares, courtyards and alley ways.


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Festival

1 ) UAE Awafi Festival

Festival Month - December

The Awafi festival is an annual celebration of the culture and history of the union, mostly in the form of outdoor sports, making it one of the few traditional festivals of United Arab Emirates. Held in summer every year, this festival is mostly famous for its various competitions to scale the tallest sand dunes in various kinds of improvised vehicles. There are also many cultural events during the festival, including a Heritage Village show, a main bazaar as well as coffee shops and art exhibitions. This is one of the best festivals of United Arab Emirates and is a must visit if you are around at that time. UAE Awafi Festival Dates 2019: 15 December, 2018 – 15, March 2019 Location: Ras al-Khaimah desert


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2 ) Eid

Festival Month - August

One of the most important religious festivals of UAE, Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when every Muslim observes fast. The day next to the evening when moon is seen in the sky is celebrated as Eid throughout the world, and UAE is not untouched. The cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are perfect to take part in these festivities as there are a number of events organised to mark the occasion.


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3 ) 2. Dubai International Film Festival

The Dubai film festival is a major hotspot for cinema lovers from across the region and Europe, and many A-line Hollywood stars, producers and directors turn up for screenings at various places in Dubai during the festival. After 14 successful editions of the festival, the festival has taken a break and will take place in 2019. The festival was established with the explicit agenda of engaging and promoting local filmmakers, and has screened 500 Arab films over the previous 14 editions, helping complete at least 300 of them.


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