Take a handful of space-age skylines, add a measure of glorious beaches, garnish with centuries-old traditions, and you’ve got the recipe for holidays to the United Arab Emirates.
The seven kingdoms of the UAE
Occupying the south-east horn of the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates – or UAE, for short – is a country made up of seven states, called emirates. Each one tells its own story, but they all share one thing – the climate. This part of the world basks in toasty winters and baking-hot summers.
The runaway winner of the UAE popularity contest is Dubai. It’s down, mostly, to a flashy, futuristic façade – cue the world’s tallest building and a famous manmade island that’s shaped like a palm tree. The country’s capital, Abu Dhabi, comes in a close second, boasting a skyline that’s just as out-of-this-world.
The other five emirates – Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain – often get less attention. But they definitely don’t deserve it. Ras Al Khaimah, for example, puts forward 40 footprint-free kilometres of coast, while Fujairah offers some of the best snorkelling spots along the Persian Gulf.
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Soar up to the top of the Burj Khalifa
Dubai’s cloud-piercing skyline’s pretty impressive, to say the least. And there’s no better place to take it all in thanhundreds…
Get a dose of culture at Jumeirah Mosque
One of the city’s chief landmarks, the Jumeirah Mosque is the only one in Dubai that opens its doors to non-Muslims, andit’s…
Admire the views from Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek has long been the lifeblood of this city. And the best way to get a feel for it is on an abra. These traditional…
Tee off at a championship golf course
Golf’s big news in Dubai and attracts some of the world’s top players. The green giant here’s the highly regarded Emirates…
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