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 John Reality, Cambodia, January 2013
Sandboarding (or Sand Surfing) is an increasingly popular adventure
activity practiced wherever sand dunes and adrenaline junkies intersect.
One of the true meccas of this burgeoning sport is the ...
Written by JC, Germany, September 2011
One of the most unusual aspects of Dubai
is its demographic makeup. Native-born Emiratis make up less than 20%
of the population, while the clear majority of Dubai’s inhabitants are
Written by JC, Germany, December 2011
National borders are only sketched in on the map of the Empty Quarter, and the physical space presents no limit to the imagination. In the absence of settlements, landmarks or any permanent sign of ...
Written by JC, Germany, August 2011
As temperatures in Dubai
climb way past comfort levels, residents and visitors alike crouch in
air-conditioned hotels, malls and offices. But sometimes you crave a
breeze that doesn’t come out ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
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