How to travel to the UAE in style.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. With ultra-modern cities, beautiful beaches, mystical desert landscapes, unique historical destinations, and posh Emirates airlines flights to get you there and away, what’s not to love?
Established in 1971, the UAE is a federation of seven emirates — Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, and the the capital, Abu Dhabi — that is located on the Arabian peninsula bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The weather is generally hot, dry, and sunny year-round, so be sure to break out your sunglasses and pack lots of sun block.
But once you decide to travel to the UAE, where should you visit, what should you do, and how should you get there?
Visit the Burj Khalifa
One of the architectural wonders of the world, the Burj Khalifa is one of the highlights of any journey to the UAE. Not only is it the world’s tallest building — rising over 200 stories 828 meters into the sky — but it is also one of the most beautiful. Located in the heart of Dubai, travelers can go all the way up to the 148th floor to look out at the UAE from the highest vantage point in the world. Inside the tower itself are two luxury hotels, offices, and residential areas — imagine living here!
Visit the Dubai Mall
Located right next to the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall is almost a city in and of itself. The largest mall in the world in terms of total area, over 54 million people come here each year to shop, dine, and play … as well as to get out of the blistering midday sun. The Dubai mall not only houses stores from the world’s top brands but also has a 250-room luxury hotel, an Olympic size ice rink, 22 cinemas, a virtual reality park, an aquarium, and 120 restaurants.
Travel out to Jebel Hafeet
Out in the desert on the border with Oman, Jebel Hafeet is a draw for nature enthusiasts from all over the world. Towering 4,000+ feet into the air, Jebel Hafeeet is the second-tallest peak in the country. Not only does this area provide hiking trails for those looking for incredible vistas of the UAE and Oman, but also those interested in paleontology and archaeology. You can also drive up to the top of the mountain on one of the most beautiful road trips in the world.
Located near the Jebel Hafeet is the Al Ain Camel Souk, which is the final remaining camel market in the country. This is a place where you can view traditional Arab culture for yourself and watch a piece of history in motion.
Go to the beach
Along the UAE’s 1,318 km of coastline are some of the world’s top beaches. Think glistening blue waves, wide, spacious beaches, and a shining sun. When traveling to the UAE, be sure to check out these incredible beaches:
Located on the Arabian Sea just 26 miles from Dubai’s airport, the beaches of Ajman are one of t he UAE’s biggest tourist draws. It’s sprawling white sands and rolling blue waves make up the quintessential example of what we envision when we think of the beach. Packed with luxury hotels and bountiful restaurants, Ajman is the place to go if looking for some fun times on the beach.
Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Beach is another of the UAE’s prime beach locations. Full of five-star resorts, this is a beach that you would not want to miss. Not only is it 400 meters of pure beach-y beauty, but it’s also a habitat for some of the UAE’s most fascinating wildlife, including hawksbill turtles. And the best thing about Ajman Beach beach is that jet skis and speed boats are firmly banned. This means you can come to the beach, lay back, relax, and watch the dolphins playing in the waves.
Black Palace Beach, Dubai
Another name for Dubai’s Black Palace Beach is “Secret Beach,” and this is no misnomer. Most tourist will never even know that this beach exists, leaving its beautiful white beaches all for you. Part of the reason for this beach’s secret status is that it is positioned between two palaces, there is no sign indicating it’s location, no restaurants, no lifeguards, no nothing but pure, natural beach and glistening blue waves. Travelers who like to visit such natural places and want absolute luxury can book
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Visit world class museums
The UAE is also full of some of the most fascinating museums in the world that have exhibits that stimulate both the mind and imagination. No trip to the UAE would be complete without visits to these top museums:
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Did you know that Abu Dhabi had its own Louvre art museum? Branching out from Paris the Louvre set up its first branch in 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Dreamed up by architect Jean Nouvel, the museum itself is a work of art. Inside, masterpieces from all corners of the world are on display for visitors to gaze upon.
Nestled in the heart of the Bur Dubai old town, the Dubai Museum is one of the UAE’s preeminent historic showpieces. With the entire history of the young nation on display, this is the place to go to learn the deeper context behind what made the UAE what it is today.
Sharjah Natural History Museum
This is the prime museum to get a taste of UAE culture and natural history. There is a wildlife sanctuary, a petting zoo, and even a botanical garden. Best of all, the museum is set up with a very hands-on format and is a lot of fun for the entire family.
How to get there
When looking for a place to visit in the post-pandemic world, be sure to put the United Arab Emirates on your list. Just book a hotel, hop on an Emirates Airlines flight, and go. Emirates Airlines flies to 161 destinations on six continents from Dubai, so it is always easy to make that unforgettable trip to the UAE.
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