The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a desert country that has grown rapidly and is now a popular place for expatriates and foreign workers. From stunning skyscrapers to picturesque deserts, the country has a special mix of attractions. You can experience the thrill of dune bashing in the desert, marvel at the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, or indulge in some retail therapy at the world-renowned Dubai Mall.
Dubai is probably the most famous destination in the country and is a city with modern architecture. It is home to the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Miracle Garden. Outside of Dubai the capital Abu Dhabi is also worth visiting and is where you’ll find the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Also, head out of the cities to enjoy the deserts which you could enjoy on a 4×4 excursion. For a taste of Emirati culture, visit the picturesque town of Al Ain or explore the ancient city of Sharjah.
Whether you’re looking to relax or seeking an adventure and unique action-packed trip you’ll find top experiences to enjoy in the UAE.
Read some of our United Arab Emirates travel articles mentioned below for tips and inspiration. You can find yourself a great hotel using our accommodation map, and also see some top activities that you may like on your trip. So start planning an unforgettable trip to the UAE.
Articles, tips and inspiration on the UAE
Here are some articles about or that include the UAE:
UAE hotel map and accommodation
Find your perfect UAE accommodation using this interactive map. You can search for both hotels and apartments. Use the filters to adjust your search.
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Top tours and activities in the UAE
Here are some of the best activities that you may like for the UAE. These are provided through our partners. You can also use the blue-button a little below where you can be more specific with your search, including adding your dates, filtering by type of tour and many more options.
UAE guided and specialist tours
For longer and more specialist tours and complete with multi-day itineraries, then consider checking out G Adventures which are highly regarded. With G Adventures you can find small group tours with local guides and the company is based around having a good impact on local communities.
Below are services for finding transport. You can start searching for flights through a site such as Skyscanner.
Here are some other services that can help you get around, such as by using trains, buses and cars.
- RentalCars - For car hire
5 top reasons to book a trip to the UAE
Why should you book a trip and visit the UAE? Here are some top reasons:
- To discover the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
- For 4×4 rides on a server safari.
- To venture up the Burj Khalifa and seeing views from its observation deck at 555 meters.
- For a luxurious trip and stay in a stunning world-class hotel.
- To relax on the beautiful beaches.
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