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Things to do in United Arab Emirates

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The top 127 attractions in United Arab Emirates

Of Touristic Interest in Dubai
Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa tower is the tallest building in the world at over 800 meters high and it is truly shocking to see it. I couldn't believe it was real life. It's in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and from there you can see the power of oil in all its splendor. The tower and surrounding lake are true spectacles that will leave you slack-jawed, even after the many sites that you've already seen.
Mosques in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
You'll be simply awe-sturck when you this building of such dazzling white with its mosaics on the outdoor pavements, beautiful carpets, and ornaments made of precious stones. This is not only a place of prayer for faithful Muslims, but also a true gem for visitors to Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the photos!
Shopping Malls in Dubai
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world with 1200 shops, cafes, restaurants, and an ice rink, all distributed in 16 floors. It even has a fancy medical center. The mall receives over 65 million visitors a year, more than the city of New York alone.
Of Touristic Interest in Dubai
Desert Safari Dubai
It is amazing to look at infinity - the eternal sands, the vast dunes, the scorching sun ... the true horizon ... and hear nothing but your thoughts. This has been one of the few places where I literally could not stop staring outward toward infinity for a long, long time ...
Historical Monuments in Dubai
Old Dubai
Old Dubai is what remains of this city of Bedouins who used to make their living pearl fishing and now make their living from tourism and oil. The Old Dubai is a fortress in the city center, very similar to Golden Neutral Istanbul, and before docking port where the ancient dhow fishing boats can be seen.
Rivers in Dubai
Dubai Creek
If you think the tourist boats in the Creek of Dubai are too expensive, a cheaper and just as pleasant option is in Abra, the traditional boats of Dubai. The official price is 100 durhams for an hour with the Abra option, no matter how many people go. Another interesting option is to choose an open creek by crossing the Bur Dubai to Deira (Deira Old Souq Line Station (Deira) - Bur Dubai Station (Bur Dubai), a means of transport used by locals and can be accessed for the modest price of 0.25 € per person. Payment is made directly to the boat operator in cash. It operates all day and late into the night. If you have time and want to enjoy time relaxing in Dubai Creek, you can rent a boat for you alone or for you and your companions for 100 durhams per hour.
Airports in Dubai
Islands in Dubai
The Palm Jumeirah
The Jumeirah island is the only complete of the three artificial Palm Islands. The Jumeirah is complete, while the other two are currently under construction. To me, though, it looked like the construction was not entirely, though somewhat stopped. I stayed in an [poi = 687341] Apartment [/ poi] in a palm tree, right in the first building in the trunk when accessing the palm shoreline apartment in the building in Basri. The presence of Nakheel continues in different signs and specifically in the beach club apartments. They are materially the owners of the palmtrees. The islands are named after the shape of the date palm. They consist of three main sections: The tree: Here you find the island's main avenues and entrance roads. The second part of the island is called fronds: This part simulates the foliage of the palm, it is only for residential use and as we saw, only residents are welome on this part. Waxing: It's crescent shape surrounds the island and is useful as a wavebreaker. You can reach it after passing through a tunnel from the main road. From here we get closer to [poi = 138586] Atlantis [/ poi] and while following the road we find some very good views of the Burj Al Arab. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest of the island project. It crosses a monorail that connects the end of the palm to the mainland
Shopping Malls in Dubai
Mall of the Emirates
This is another big mall next to Dubai Mall, and you shouldn´t miss it. It is not as big as Dubai Mall, though it has an extension that comes close, and it is just as luxurious. The Mall of the Emirates opened its doors in September 2005. Strategically located in the heart of what is now considered the 'New Dubai', this 223,000 square meter center offers a full range of shopping, leisure and entertainment. Mall of the Emirates features 520 international brands, big fashion, sports, electronics, furniture stores and the largest Carrefour in the city. We by proximity, it is next to the Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab (Dubai next is equally relative in LA say), we bought at the Carrefour, with prices similar to Spain. The offer of the family include Magic Planet entertainment area, a multiplex cinema with 14 screens, Ski Dubai, a five star hotel Kempinski, Hotel Pullman Dubai, DUCTAC theater and more than 85 cafes and restaurants. One of the greatest attractions in all of Dubai is located in this mall: people from all around the world come here to check out the incredible attraction called Ski Dubai. At Ski Dubai you can ski and snowboard at subzero temperatures. The mall is open from Sunday to Wednesday between the hours of 10:00 to 22:00. Thursday, Friday and Saturday open until 24:00.
Beaches in Dubai
Jumeirah Beach
One of the few public beaches that you can go to that actually has a nice view from the 7 star hotel Burj al Arab. It's great for swimming, it's an excellent place. Next to the beach you can park without any issues.
Flea Markets in Dubai
The Gold Souk (Dubai Mall)
This is the place with the highest concentration of jewellery stores in all of Dubai. There are more than 300 stores in addition to the 500 that are scattered throughout the city. With no tax, buying gold in Dubai is quite profitable and is much cheaper than elsewhere in the world. The souk is covered so it's quite nice to walk around here. It is open from 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm except Friday morning.
Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World
For anyone who knows a little about Ferrari, you can imagine how good this park is. To start it has the highest ceiling in the world, the fastest game (from 0 to 240 km / hr in just 4.9 sec), and a spectacular design. You can see current models and the f1, the food is good and there is a sports and race car simulator. There are only 2 spectacular games, the others are very low-key for Ferrari, but it's suitable for all ages, if you're already there it's worth a visit.
Museums in Dubai
Dubai Museum
A must-see in Dubai. Don´t expect it to be a museum like the Louvre, but the tasteful and educational exhibition on the evolution of the city make it a worthwhile visit. It is located within the Al Fahidi Fort, a defense building built in 1787 to protect Dubai from invaders. It is also the oldest building in the city. If you go when it´s time to eat or just want a drink, I recommend going to the pizzeria opposite the museum called Sarpino pizzeria.
Deserts in Dubai
Dubai desert
Dubai is a very artificial city in the desert, but has its charm. Especially the sunsets: they really are amazing! You can enjoy spectacular views from any point in the city.
Museums in Abu Dhabi
Zoos in Dubai
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
A magnificent aquarium inside the Atlantis Hotel. It´s divided into different zones according to the theme and there are 10 cameras with 65,000 marine animals. The decor of each room or environment is very elaborate and similar to the park attractions in Orlando. There is also a huge pond where sharks, sting rays, etc. can roam at ease. Perhaps the place is not commensurate with its price of AED 100 per person, which amounts to about 23 €. I think between 10 and 15 € would be more fair. You also have Aquaventure right next door.
Streets in Abu Dhabi
Corniche road
- "If you do not want to be bothered, you have to go to the pay beach" For me as a good Mediterranean raised in a land of beaches of all and for all, the statement I quite squeaks. But, apparently, this is the reality of Abu Dhabi, a reality by which, I must say, I was fascinated. Corniche Beach, on the north bank of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is an area of ​​white sand. It attracts locals and tourists alike ... Its promenade invites you to wander and look around and we did. We went to spend the afternoon. We sat in the sun on a terrace between locals and enjoyed a delicious pasta dish. It's a great plan to spend a couple of hours in the pace of life for residents. Highly recommended.
Deserts in Fujairah
Emirate of Fujairah
Fujairah is the only emirate of the 7 found in the Gulf of Oman, the other 6 are the Persian Gulf. Because of its location for petroleum for the rest of the emirates this gulf is much more profound. On the other hand it is pure desert and the most backward of all the Emirates, but it is full of oil tanks for export.