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United Arab Emirates things to do & places to visit

The UAE tend to be first in everything: artificial oases, skyscrapers and ski resorts in the middle of the desert ... In the Emirates, all is raised to the top-class. If there is something lacking, it will be available soon to impress you.

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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.

Things to do in Emirates 107

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Go buggy driving in the desert in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiGo buggy driving in the desert#1 of 81 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 AED 200#unusual#active#authentic#free#nature#extremeBig Red Sand Dune
Try sandboarding on sand dunes in Dubai
Kateryna PlakhotnaTry sandboarding on sand dunes#2 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Do you want to ride a snowboard on sand in summer? Then you should definitely try sandboarding in the desert!

How much: from AED 100#sandboarding#unusual#active#nature#funBig Red Sand Dune
Go to a desert jeep safari in Dubai
oddviserGo to a desert jeep safari#3 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Desert safari on all-wheel jeep will make your trip to Dubai one of the most memorable adventures in you life.

How much: price unknown#desert#active#breathtakingRub' al Khali desert
Get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Margaret CainGet on the top of the Burj Khalifa#4 of 81 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 AED 125#skyscrapers#views#engineeringBurj Khalifa
See a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaur in Dubai
maxwellSee a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaur#5 of 81 things to do in Dubai

In the Dubai Mall, there is a skeleton of dinosaur, which is more than 155 million years old.

How much: free#dinosaurs#free#strollingThe Dubai Mall
Admire the singing fountain in Dubai
R.R.MixAdmire the singing fountain#6 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Look how the fountain jets draw fancy colored patterns, flying up to a height of 150 meters. It`s an absolute stunner.

How much: free#unusual#free#shows#strollingThe Dubai Fountain
Dinner at 495-meter height in Dubai
Joan NaplesDinner at 495-meter height#7 of 81 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 AED 125#restaurants#views#relaxAt.mosphere Restaurant
Take an abra boat in Dubai
NikitosTake an abra boat#8 of 81 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 AED 1#boats#authentic#strollingDubai
See Camel Races in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiSee Camel Races#9 of 81 things to do in Dubai

There is one more entertainment for Dubai residents - Camel race controlled by the robots. You have to watch this!

How much: free#camels#races#unusual#authenticAl Marmoum Camel Race Track
Go hunting crabs in Umm al-Quwain
oddviserGo hunting crabs#1 of 1 things to do in Umm al-Quwain

Try yourself in the role of a crab hunter - a night adventure promises to bring a lot of impressions and a decent catch.

How much: free#crabs#unusual#free#authentic#animals#fun#active#natureUmm al-Quwain
Buy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah in Dubai
Mickey CollinsBuy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah#10 of 81 things to do in Dubai

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

How much: from AED 20#authentic#souvenirsDubai
See the King Croc in Dubai
JDISee the King Croc#11 of 81 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 AED 200#crocodiles#animals#kids#selfieDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
See a fountain show during the boat ride in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiSee a fountain show during the boat ride#12 of 81 things to do in Dubai

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

How much: from AED 65#unusual#shows#aww#selfie#romantic#breathtakingThe Dubai Fountain
Buy burqa in Dubai
oddviserBuy burqa#13 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Try on a traditional Arab accessory that used to be a symbol of beauty and femininity. Feel the Arab authenticity.

How much: from AED 20#authentic#selfie#souvenirsDubai
Buy bakhur for your home in Dubai
oddviserBuy bakhur for your home#14 of 81 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
Fly on a Seaplane in Dubai
oddviserFly on a Seaplane#15 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Take a small seaplane journey and get a bird's-eye view of Dubai. All it takes is your desire and a bit of courage to fly up on a seaplane.

How much: from AED 1695#flying#seaplanes#views#breathtakingDubai
Taste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat in Dubai
maxwellTaste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat#16 of 81 things to do in Dubai

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

How much: from AED 45#unusual#cuisine#foodLocal House Restaurant
Buy dates in Dubai
oddviserBuy dates#17 of 81 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 AED 60#authentic#fruits#souvenirsSpice Souk
See zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk in Dubai
JDISee zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk#18 of 81 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
See dugongs in the wild in Abu Dhabi
Eugene KrasowskiSee dugongs in the wild#1 of 21 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
Take a taxi for women in Dubai
JDITake a taxi for women#19 of 81 things to do in Dubai

There is a special taxi only for women in Dubai. A man can also take a cab, if he travels with a female friend, wife, sister or mother.

How much: price unknown#authenticDubai
Create and buy your own perfume in Dubai
JDICreate and buy your own perfume#20 of 81 things to do in Dubai

Create a unique perfume of your own at Perfume Market.

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirs#unusual#luxuryPerfume Souk
Smoke medwakh in Dubai
Eugene 2KSmoke medwakh#21 of 81 things to do in Dubai

A medwakh, made by Dubai artisans, is one of the few truly original gifts for your loved ones.

How much: from AED 20#authentic#relax#souvenirs#adultFish Souk
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Rub' al Khali desert in Dubai
Rub' al Khali desert#1 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

Dangerous, unbearably hot climate, constant lack of water and endless tons of sand, stretching for hundreds of kilometers.

#deserts#sightsDubai
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo#2 of 58 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 in Dubai
The Dubai Fountain#3 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

The world-famous incredible Dubai Fountain astonishes with its unique and impressive water, light, musical and even fire and smoke shows.

#fountains#sightsDubai
The Dubai Mall in Dubai
The Dubai Mall#4 of 58 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 in Dubai
Dubai Autodrome#5 of 58 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
Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Burj Khalifa#6 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

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

#skyscrapers#viewpoints#sightsDubai
Big Red Sand Dune in Dubai
Big Red Sand Dune#7 of 58 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
Fish Souk in Dubai
Fish Souk#8 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

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

#markets#sightsDubai
Gold Souk in Dubai
Gold Souk#9 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

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

#markets#sightsDubai
At.mosphere Restaurant in Dubai
At.mosphere Restaurant#10 of 58 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 in Dubai
Local House Restaurant#11 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

Camel meat dishes gave star billing to a small cozy restaurant. Come here and try the taste of true Arab camel meat.

#restaurantsDubai
Hatta Wadi in Dubai
Hatta Wadi#12 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

Nature never fails to amaze us with its miracles, and the wadi is one more amazing masterpiece nature endowed human beings with.

#riversDubai
Al Marmoum Camel Race Track in Dubai
Al Marmoum Camel Race Track#13 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

A trip to the Emirates will not be complete, if you wont try chocolate from camel's milk and wont see camel races, but you can do both at the Al Marmoum Camel Race Track.

#hippodromes#sport-clubsDubai
Spice Souk in Dubai
Spice Souk#14 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

The old Spice Souk is not yet touched by «the civilization» it keeps traditions and primordial appearance, but the number of shop counters here reduce every year.

#markets#sightsDubai
Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Mosque#1 of 20 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
The Majlis café in Dubai
The Majlis café#15 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

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

#restaurantsDubai
Perfume Souk in Dubai
Perfume Souk#16 of 58 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 in Dubai
The Island beach club#17 of 58 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
Level 43 Sky Lounge in Dubai
Level 43 Sky Lounge#18 of 58 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.

#bars#restaurantsDubai
Scoopi Cafe in Dubai
Scoopi Cafe#19 of 58 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
Water Park Aquaventure in Dubai
Water Park Aquaventure#20 of 58 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-parksDubai
Candylicious in Dubai
Candylicious#21 of 58 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
Skydive Dubai Air Club in Dubai
Skydive Dubai Air Club#22 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

Skydive Dubai offers such extreme entertainments as a sky dive in tandem with the instructor or unsupervised.

#activitiesDubai
Chillout Ice Lounge in Dubai
Chillout Ice Lounge#23 of 58 places to visit in Dubai

This amazing place is a real ice kingdom and a hideout from the heat where you can enjoy an exotic cocktail.

#restaurantsDubai

Tours in Emirates 11

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.

From AED 280#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.

From AED 450#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.

From AED 350#tours
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!

From AED 1200#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.

From AED 1200#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
Jeep Self Drive Safari in Dubai Desert + Sandboarding
Jeep Self Drive Safari in Dubai Desert + Sandboarding

All-wheel jeep desert safari and sandboarding will make your trip to Dubai the most memorable adventure in you life.

Price AED 1043 per group#desert#active#breathtaking#extreme
Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai
Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Explore rich past and vibrant present of Abu Dhabi - capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

From AED 170#sight#places

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