With iconic skylines, a long coastline, luxury resorts and world-class theme parks, the UAE certainly makes for a perfect destination for ideal family holidays as well as exciting city break. Every year millions of tourists from across the globe fly to this Gulf nation to experience the best of rich history, nature and culture.
One of the world’s top tourist destinations, ‘the City of Gold’ Dubai draws visitors from all over the planet. Be it marvellous architecture, rich history, colourful souks, exciting theme parks, or incredible food, the city has it all. While architectural wonders like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are top attractions of Dubai, desert safari and speed boat tours are some of the city’s best adventures.
The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi promises a memorable holiday with endless sunshine, impressive sand dunes, pristine beaches and luxury urban infrastructure. While the pristine beaches and resorts of Al Dhafra are ideal beach retreats, the beauty of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is sure to impress you. Home to Ferrari World, Yas Beach, Yas Waterworld and Yas Marina Circuit, the city offers many leisure holiday experiences for families.
Famed as the ‘Garden City’ of the UAE, Al Ain is the most peaceful haven of the region nestled amidst oasis and plantations. It is the fourth largest city of the country treating history buffs with its unique history dating back to the Stone Age. Jabel Hafeet, the second tallest mountain in the UAE, is the major attraction of the city whereas camel racing and falconry are the most popular outdoor sports here. Al Mutaredh, Al Muwaiji and Al Jahili are some of the interesting historic spots.
Palm Islands is a group of three artificial islands – Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali – located on the coast of Dubai. Often referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Palm Islands are known for their stunning infrastructure, lovely design and entertainment centres. Burj Al Arab, a famous tourist attraction and an opulent hotel, invites tourists for a luxury holiday. Besides, there are a number of shopping malls, health spas, marinas, dive sites and port facilities here.
Sharjah is the ideal city in UAE to discover the heritage of the region. There are a number of places here giving you a glimpse into the many facets of the UAE’s rich culture. The Heritage District, Mahattah Fort, Sharjah Heritage Museum, and King Faisal Mosque are some of the major ones. It’s not just the culture; the city has several natural marvels as well, such as beaches, mountains and the mangroves.