United Arab Emirates Travel Tips
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a union of seven sovereign sheikhdoms, formed when the British withdrew from the Gulf in 1971. It boasts mountains, beaches, deserts, oases, camel racing, markets and the renowned duty-free shopping of dazzling Dubai - all packed into a relatively small area.
The UAE is a contradictory place where traditional Bedouin lifestyle meets Western consumerism and big-town bling. But rather than clashing, these disparate influences have produced a unique 21st-century nation that combines the cultures of conservative Islam and the liberal West in one package.
As you enter the "PALMS" and come out from the under water tunnel, be sure to have your camera ready to snap snap snap!! The Palms is like the esplinade of Abu Dhabi along the beach ...
Al ain is a mountain thats approx 2ooom above sealevel and is flat on top, you need to pick you visiting days as it can be quite dusty and windy. The pictures from there are just so special! Theres ...
Dubai has transformed in the last 100 years from a port town to the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and a center for great shopping, glitz and glamor and high romance. With tall ...
When many people dream of the Arabian Desert, they dream of exotic belly dancers, camel riding and, more recently, tearing through the dunes in a 4x4. All of these dreams can come true with the ...
Start your scenic exploration of Dubai on the water. Before you begin, take a moment to imagine the city as the somewhat sleepy fishing port it was 40-odd years ago. Now get out on Dubai Creek, the ...
The capital of the United Arab Emirates—as well as the largest and richest—manages to hold on to its cultural heritage while modernizing at a dizzying rate. Known for its beaches, excellent museums, ...
If your an animal activist, or someone who cares about animals this is not something you will want to see. the enclosures are terribly small and unfit to hold the sized animals they have.
It's a ...
Once you land and collect your luggage, there are porters with a trolly to help if you would like, you can tip them but gratueties are not compulsary. The Airport is quite large but the exit is close ...
DON'T - Be aware if you are on any prescription medication as some legal drugs in your country might be very illegal in the UAE!! Even if it's in your system make sure it's well out before you land ...
Do's-clothing remember that the arib culture expect woman to be fully clothed you can show your feet, hands and face only.. Some areas are a little more relaxed but still keep shoulders and down to ...
If you love the outdoors and quad bikes this is awesome!
You can hire quad bikes from alot of diff places in Um Alquwain its farely cheap especially the more you hire.
The sand dunes never seem ...
If your going to travel of course you want to document your awesome adventure, but there are a few rules to follow when you visit a new country. Especially one as strict as Abu Dhabi.
Don't take ...
If your a fan of modern and ancient architecture, this is the city for you. There are tall sky scrapers with all glass windows right down to beautiful delicate religious structures.
Written by SAEED A, United Arab Emirates, July 2011
If you catch a taxi make sure you have a map to show the driver as most do not speak any English.
If you hire a vehicle, be sure your a confident driver and get insurance as the locals pretty much ...
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