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.
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
Alain Robert, the French “urban climber”, has overcome vertigo and debilitating injuries to scale some of the world’s best-known monuments and skyscrapers using little more than his bare hands. ...
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
Over the last few years, Dubai
has lured many of the world’s top chefs to its restaurants, bringing
serious international gourmets in their wake. Prices are high but so are
the standards – pick ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Dubai’s financial district might appear at first glance to have little to offer the curious visitor but glass and steel and the faint aroma of money with a top-note of oil. But near Emirates Towers, ...
Written by JC, Germany, November 2011
If all you see of Dubai
is the airport, the shopping malls, the highways, the skyscraper hotels
and the crazy and ambitious off-shore developments, it’s easy to
convince yourself that the city ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
I was only in Dubai for a couple of days but they have made a metropolis out of the desert!!! The TV adds are true, it is amazing for browsing and shopping. There is everything you could imagine in ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Many seasoned travelers will draw a blank when you mention the name “Hatta”, which can partly be blamed on its unusual location: you’ll find it in a secluded corner of the patchwork that makes up ...
Written by JC, Germany, May 2012
The glass and steel behemoths of Dubai
try their hardest to hide the city’s foundations, but any open space
not drenched in water will soon betray its desert origins. And Dubai is
one of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Though it is strangely off the radar for many Western tourists, the Emirate of Dubai has grown into a fantastic travel destination, particularly for vacations with the family.
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
The launch of Dubai Metro rail system in 2009 represented a huge step forward for a city where infrastructure has often struggled to keep pace with development. Editor's Note: This recommendation ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2013
When venturing to a new destination, it’s always a good idea to come prepared with a dependable and accurate map. This is definitely true in Dubai, where the lay of the land can be somewhat confusing ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
Jumeirah Beach: located roughly 25 minutes by car from the center of Dubai City ,
is a destination that features some of the best white sand beaches in
the region, as well as panoramic views, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2013
Visitors to Dubai, that great gem of a modern travel destination in the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula of the Persian Gulf, will want to plan a visit to the massive Mall of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2012
If you are in Dubai
for New Year’s Eve be prepared for the entire city to come alive! As
part of your planning think of your budget and your style of celebration
– many restaurants in Dubai are ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
has become one of the world’s great business hubs and capitals. It is
also a mind-boggling cornucopia of architectural marvels, aesthetic
excess, superfluous wealth and luxury. This is ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2012
Jebel Ali, in the astonishing (and continuously under construction) Palm Islands
project, is a fabulous destination if you don’t mind paying a premium
for virtually anything you might need, from ...
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