Destination

Tourist Destinations

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's fastest-growing destinations for business and leisure visitors. This is hardly surprising since geographically, economically and culturally, it is in a unique strategic position between East and West. Perpetual sun, endless white sand and turquoise seas have helped to attract many tourists over the years, but it is the UAE's unbeatable shopping, superb resorts, excellent restaurants, spectacular events, an intriguing traditional culture, and a safe and welcoming environment that lure visitors back time and time again.

Access has never been easier as the UAE is now a major travel hub. Today, the UAE's rapidly expanding national airlines, a major success story in themselves, transport millions of visitors through its world-class airports, and visas are available on arrival for over 30 nationalities. Huge investment has taken place in tourism infrastructure and all of the world's top hotel brands are represented here. High-end resorts have proliferated and premium tourist and entertainment facilities are widespread. The UAE has also become a food-lovers' delight with every conceivable cuisine available in its many restaurants, and celebrity chefs vying to open up new venues.

The country also continues to attract millions to major exhibitions at its many world-class exhibition centres, and feted sporting events in horse racing, golf, tennis and Formula 1, amongst others, bring many visitors to its shores. Some of the top names in the entertainment industry stage concerts and shows here, music and art festivals are regularly held, and cultural tourism is promoted. Improvement in public transport, including a new metro and tram line in Dubai, have helped enormously with getting around the UAE's cities. But visitors are also venturing much further afield, discovering the delights of the country's varied landscape and distinct natural beauty and visiting its spectacular deserts, rugged mountains and mangrove-fringed islands.

DUBAI

DUBAI

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its ...

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ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI

Captivating culture, breath-taking luxury, exhilarating adventure and the warmth of Arabian hospitality await you in Abu Dhabi. Feel awed by one of the world’s top landmarks – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - ...

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RAS AL KHAIMAH

RAS AL KHAIMAH

With over 7, 000 years of fascinating history and culture, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect getaway from everyday life. Offering magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and rich, terracotta desert planes, the emirate has ...

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AL FUJAIRAH

AL FUJAIRAH

Fujairah is a modern, industrious city that is the main settlement of the east coast. The emirate is separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates by the jagged line of the ...

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AJMAN

AJMAN

The emirate of Ajman offers a unique experience, combining the wonders of history and archaeology with recreational, ecological and religious attractions for the whole family. Ancient archaeological sites showcase the heritage of the ...

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SHARJAH

SHARJAH

Sharjah is a United Arab Emirates city on the Persian Gulf. Traditionally more conservative than its southern neighbor, Dubai, Sharjah is widely considered the nation’s cultural capital. Its Heritage Area is on the ...

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UMM AL QUWAIN

UMM AL QUWAIN

Umm Al Quwain is one among seven emirates constituting the UAE. Located in between Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, along the west coast of UAE, the emirate is the smallest in the UAE, ...

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