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United Arab Emirates things to do & places to visit

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Regions in Emirates 6

Dubai
Dubai

The emirate government intends to make Dubai the most beautiful and famous, and hence the most expensive place on the planet. Therefore, most of the local beaches, skyscrapers and hotels are second to none in any other country in the world.

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Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Holidays in Abu Dhabi, like the emirate itself, are respectable, and one of the most luxurious in the world, and it is not only luxury hotels, beautiful beaches and unique parks. The most remarkable attractions of the emirate are located on the Yas Island

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Al Ain
Al Ain

This city is a treasure of the country’s cultural heritage, a picturesque oasis in the desert and the largest center of tourism in the UAE. Al Ain reflects the real emirates. It is famous for its fertile lands, historical and natural attractions.

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Umm al-Quwain
Umm al-Quwain

Lagoons and bays, islands, monuments and all sorts of entertainment - all that is Umm al-Quwain - the most distanted of the emirates, where you can experience the atmosphere of Eastern life among luxury skyscrapers.

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Fujairah
Fujairah

This emirate has the advantage in the combination of mountains and valleys in the background of the turquoise Arabian Sea. Mysterious ancient tombs and numerous monuments give you a chance to experience the romance of the ancient world of Fujairah.

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Sharjah
Sharjah (coming soon)

The abundance of of museums, galleries and theaters made this emirate the cultural capital of the Arab world. Sharjah - the oldest and the most conservative of the emirates. However, the local entertainments attract more and more visitors every year.

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Things to do in Emirates 99

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Go buggy driving in the desert in Dubai
Eugene Krasowski Go buggy driving in the desert#1 of 74 things to do in Dubai

While everyone else is going on toured buggy racing, we will tell you how to go driving buggies and ATVs in dunes on your own.

How much: from 200 dirhams#unusual#active#authentic#free#nature#extremeBig Red Sand Dune
Get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Margaret Cain Get on the top of the Burj Khalifa#3 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Get on the observation deck of the world’s highest building - the view from up there is just fascinating!

How much: from 125 dirhams#skyscrapers#views#engineeringBurj Khalifa
See a skeleton of a gigantic 150,000,000-year-old dinosaur in Dubai
maxwell See a skeleton of a gigantic 150,000,000-year-old dinosaur#2 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In the Dubai Mall, there is a dinosaur skeleton, which is more than 150 million years old.

How much: free#dinosaurs#free#strollingThe Dubai Mall
Admire the singing fountain in Dubai
R.R.Mix Admire the singing fountain#4 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You should see the magical spectacle of light and water accompanied by music.

How much: free#unusual#free#shows#strollingThe Dubai Fountain
Dinner at 495-meter height in Dubai
Joan Naples Dinner at 495-meter height#5 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Have dinner in the highest restaurant in the world, which, just like most latest and greatest things is in the UAE.

How much: from 125 dirhams#restaurants#views#relaxAt.mosphere Restaurant
See Camel Races in Dubai
Eugene Krasowski See Camel Races#6 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Camel race controlled by robots — another entertainment of Dubai residents. You have to see this!

How much: free#camels#races#unusual#authenticAl Marmoom Camel Racetrack
See the King Croc in Dubai
JDI See the King Croc#7 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai Aquarium you can see one of the largest crocodiles in the world. It's a descendant of the dinosaurs that weighs 750 kilograms!

How much: from 200 dirhams#crocodiles#animals#kids#selfieDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Take an abra boat in Dubai
Nikitos Take an abra boat#10 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Rent an Abra boat and go on a short journey across the Dubai Creek Bay to the heart of Dubai. Reveal the beauty and originality of the historical downtown.

How much: from 1 dirham#boats#authentic#strollingDubai
See a fountain show during the boat ride in Dubai
Eugene Krasowski See a fountain show during the boat ride#8 of 74 things to do in Dubai

This is one of the most romantic adventures that you can try in Dubai;-)

How much: from 65 dirhams#unusual#shows#aww#selfie#romantic#breathtakingThe Dubai Fountain
Try sandboarding on sand dunes in Dubai
Kateryna Plakhotna Try sandboarding on sand dunes#9 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Snowboard ride on sand dunes. Surprised? Desert in Dubai is an excellent place for such an adventure.

How much: from 100 dirhams#sandboarding#unusual#active#nature#funBig Red Sand Dune
Buy burqa in Dubai
oddviser Buy burqa#11 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Try on the traditional Arab women's accessory, which is designed to hide the face in public places.

How much: from 20 dirhams#authentic#selfie#souvenirsDubai
Buy bakhur for your home in Dubai
oddviser Buy bakhur for your home#12 of 74 things to do in Dubai

This wonderful invention will bring you back to the atmosphere of the Middle East at any time, even upon arrival home.

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirsDubai
Buy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah in Dubai
Mickey Collins Buy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah#13 of 74 things to do in Dubai

When shopping for souvenirs, consider buying a traditional Arabian coffee pot dallah.

How much: from 20 dirhams#authentic#souvenirsDubai
Taste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat in Dubai
maxwell Taste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat#14 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In the restaurant Local House you can taste an unusual dish – a camel burger.

How much: from 45 dirhams#unusual#cuisine#foodLocal House Restaurant
Buy dates in Dubai
oddviser Buy dates#15 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai, you'll find yourself in a real "date paradise" – local chefs know how to cook a true culinary masterpiece from a quite common fruit!

How much: from 60 dirhams#authentic#fruits#souvenirsDubai
See zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk in Dubai
JDI See zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk#17 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You should see dozens of tons of gold on sale at Gold Market.

How much: free#authentic#free#strollingGold Souk
Take a women’s taxi in Dubai
JDI Take a women’s taxi#16 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai, there are special taxis for women only. So, women who travel without men, should reserve this one :-)

How much: price unknown#taxi#ladies#authentic#strollingDubai
Create and buy your own perfume in Dubai
JDI Create and buy your own perfume#18 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Create a unique perfume of your own at Perfume Market.

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirs#unusual#luxuryPerfume Souk
Attend falconry in Dubai
Super Сrabe Attend falconry#19 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Experience the beauty of a flying proud falcon, which is considered to be a symbol of the UAE and is revered by locals.

How much: price unknown#falcons#hunting#authentic#animalsDesert Conservation Reserve
See dugongs in the wild in Abu Dhabi
Eugene Krasowski See dugongs in the wild#1 of 20 things to do in Abu Dhabi

The Persian Gulf is the habitat of remarkable animals – dugongs. Finding them in the wild is not an easy task, but still it’s possible.

How much: free#dugongs#unusual#active#free#animals#natureAbu Dhabi
Try Emirati dessert - camel milk ice-cream in Dubai
oddviser Try Emirati dessert - camel milk ice-cream#20 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You can try exotic Emirati dessert in arabic café "The Majlis" – camel milk ice-cream.

How much: price unknown#ice-creams#unusual#authentic#cuisineThe Majlis café
Go for a jeep ride over sand dunes in Dubai
oddviser Go for a jeep ride over sand dunes#21 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Exotic sand dunes and adrenaline will have their effect and your ride will become a most memorable adventure in Dubai.

How much: price unknown#desert#active#breathtakingDesert Conservation Reserve
Buy Seven Sands of the Emirates in Dubai
oddviser Buy Seven Sands of the Emirates#22 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Think of an idea – and local craftsmen will realize it in a sand pattern in a glass flask, which will make a great souvenir!

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirsDubai
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Places to visit in Emirates 75

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Desert Conservation Reserve
Desert Conservation Reserve#1 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This vast Conservation Reserve covers the fifth part of the country’s territory and serves as a shelter for lots of endangered species of animals and birds.

#reserves#deserts#sightsDubai
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo#2 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall is a vivid underwater world of man-made ocean in a huge aquarium and arched tunnel.

#aquariums#sightsDubai
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain#3 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The world-famous Dubai Fountain astonishes with its unique and impressive light and musical shows.

#fountains#sightsDubai
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall#4 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall. Fashionable shops, restaurants, entertainment centers they can offer you everything!

#shopping-malls#sightsDubai
Dubai Autodrome
Dubai Autodrome#5 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Track experiences give the "man in the street", the chance to sample race cars and supercars through the Race & Drive Centre.

#autodromes#sport-clubs#activitiesDubai
Fish Souk
Fish Souk#6 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Fish Souk of Dubai offers an excellent selection of seafood; moreover, the market itself is a flamboyant and lively place to visit.

#markets#sightsDubai
Gold Souk
Gold Souk#7 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Myriads of gold jewels and precious stones, gathered at the market, are not necessarily to be bought, but they are definitely worth seeing.

#markets#sightsDubai
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa#8 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

828 meters of incredible architecture and greatness: all these is the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world’s highest skyscraper. You have to see it with your own eyes.

#skyscrapers#viewpoints#sightsDubai
Big Red Sand Dune
Big Red Sand Dune#9 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The Big Red Dune is about 50 km away from Dubai. It’s one of the ultimate places for sandboarding and extreme jeep off-road driving.

#dunes#viewpointsDubai
At.mosphere Restaurant
At.mosphere Restaurant#10 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The highest restaurant in the world grew so popular due to a spectacular panoramic bird’s-eye view of Dubai.

#restaurantsDubai
Local House Restaurant
Local House Restaurant#11 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

A small cozy restaurant has gained popularity thanks to its menu – all meat dishes here are cooked with camel meat.

#restaurantsDubai
Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack
Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack#12 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

These races are a deep-rooted tradition. Today, camel racing — is not only exciting, but also very profitable business.

#hippodromes#sport-clubsDubai
The Majlis café
The Majlis café#13 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

In the luxurious atmosphere of The Majlis café you can taste original dishes: camel milk coffee, shakes, chocolate and ice cream.

#restaurantsDubai
Perfume Souk
Perfume Souk#14 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

At Perfume Souk there's a great selection of aromas and fragrances, but you can also create your own unique perfume there!

#markets#sightsDubai
The Island beach club
The Island beach club#15 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This is a piece of a real paradise located on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf. You can swim and sunbathe here as well as try some sport activities.

#beaches#restaurants#activitiesDubai
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque#1 of 21 places to visit in Abu Dhabi

This unique and simply breathtaking place of religious worship is the best sample of modern architecture where you can get to know about Islamic culture.

#mosques#sightsAbu Dhabi
Level 43 Sky Lounge
Level 43 Sky Lounge#16 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Locals hoped to hide this bar for themselves, but its popularity does not leave them a chance. The bar offers incredible views, as well as delicious cocktails.

#restaurants#barsDubai
Scoopi Cafe
Scoopi Cafe#17 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

At this cafe they serve unique delicious ice-cream, including the most expensive one in the world. This is a must-visit destination for ice-cream lovers.

#restaurantsDubai
Spice Souk
Spice Souk#18 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This is a place where the atmosphere of the old Middle East literally fills the air – at Spice Market the aromas of spices can make you light-headed.

#markets#sightsDubai
Madinat Jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah#19 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The elite resort of Madinat Jumeirah is situated next to Dubai International Airport and provides lots of opportunities for a comfortable recreation.

#streets#sightsDubai
Water Park Aquaventure
Water Park Aquaventure#20 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This Water Park has entertainments to any taste, ranging from drifting down the river and swimming with dolphins to sliding by water attractions and diving courses.

#water-parks Dubai
Ski Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert
Ski Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert#21 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first and only indoor ski resort in the Middle East, impressive and exotic for the city located among the desert.

#activities#sightsDubai
Candylicious
Candylicious#22 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Candylicious is a dream of those with sweet tooth, a shop, where you can proverbially have your cake and eat it too.

#shopsDubai
Al Mamzar Park
Al Mamzar Park#23 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Sunbathing, swimming, lounging by the pool, playing football or cooking barbecue — Al Mamzar Park is a perfect place to relax.

#parks#nature Dubai

Tours in Emirates 10

Sightseeing Tour: Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces and Grand Mosque
Sightseeing Tour: Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces and Grand Mosque

Come aboard and discover the ever-changing city skyline like you have never seen it before.

Price from 280 dirhams#tours#sights
Romantic Sunset Cruise
Romantic Sunset Cruise

The sunset in Dubai is truly dazzling, and the sound of the Arabian waves are really soothing. Evaluate this beauty while riding on a yacht in a romantic sunset cruise.

Price from 450 dirhams#views#nature#selfie#romantic#luxury
Double the FUN this summer!
Double the FUN this summer!

This perfect tour is a great possibility to visit Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld parks in one day! Lunch and transfer included.

Price from 350 dirhams#tours
Sightseeing Boat Tour: Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab & Dubai Marina
Sightseeing Boat Tour: Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab & Dubai Marina

Start your trip around the vista of Dubai Marina and then into the open water.

Price from 280 dirhams#tours#sights
Yacht fishing
Yacht fishing

There is nothing quite like the experience of deep sea fishing in Dubai, and no better way to enjoy it than aboard one of our luxurious fishing boats!

Price from 1200 dirhams#tours#fishing
Burj Khalifa and Shopping Tour
Burj Khalifa and Shopping Tour

Enjoy "At the Top" Burj Khalifa experience followed by a unique and charming shopping tour in Dubai. It will be a fascinating experience!

Price unknown#tours
Yacht Cruise
Yacht Cruise

During the tour, you will cruise through the amazing and splendid views of the skyline of Dubai and enjoy the breathtaking white beaches and crystal blue waters.

Price from 1200 dirhams#views#nature#selfie#romantic#luxury
Downtown Delights
Downtown Delights

There’s no better choice for a perfect evening than a visit to the iconic Downtown district of Dubai - see Dubai Fountain show and taste a local dinner and drinks.

Price unknown#tours
Dubai "TOP 5" Experience
Dubai "TOP 5" Experience

The tour includes the most extraordinary Dubai sights. You will take a traditional boat ride, go to Palm Jumeirah, see dancing fountains and get on the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Price unknown#tours
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic

Enjoy moments of thrill, fun and excitement at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic.

Price unknown#tours

Picks in Emirates 4

Top-7 rooftop bars in Dubai
Top-7 rooftop bars in Dubai

What are the perfect places to hangout in Dubai? With stunning views of the city, chill breeze, good cocktails and nice music. Read a pick of the best rooftop bars in Dubai.

#restaurants#bars#nightlifeDubai
Top-5 Dubai skyscrapers with free access to the roofs
Top-5 Dubai skyscrapers with free access to the roofs

A practical guide to walks on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai.

#skyscrapers#roofs#roofingDubai
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth a try in the Emirates
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth a try in the Emirates

Arabs are true food gourmets — so you should definitely taste their traditional dishes and delicacies!

#dishes#foodDubai
Top-5 unusual oriental drinks
Top-5 unusual oriental drinks

In the Emirates, tasting of different drinks is an art. Indulge yourself in delicious aromas and flavors and find out which beverage is recognized as a true elixir of youth!

#drinksDubai