The iconic high- rise skylines of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, skirting long flaxen plages, have made the United Arab Emirates a popular destination for anyone wanting to mix a megacity break with some sand time.
Landmark sightseer lodestones , similar as Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Louvre gallery offer sightseeing within easy reach of the megacity beach.
A host of massive promenades have made both metropolises famed among shoppers as the stylish places to visit, and both offer holidaying families plenitude of purely delightful effects to do, with an emotional list of major theme premises .
There is further to the UAE than the contemporary gaudiness of its two major metropolises, however.
The country’s innards of desert and Hajar Mountains are each about big- sky decor and adventure conditioning, from 4WD passages across a geography of splashing stacks to taking on the world’s longest zipline over the jagged silhouettes of Jebel Jais.
There is also much further history then than those ultramodern towers would have you believe. Sharjah and Al Ain are two metropolises devoted to promoting Emirati heritage.
For ideas on the stylish places to visit, see our list of the top lodestones and effects to do in the United Arab Emirates
- Beach Break
Camel on a United Arab Emirates sand
For numerous callers, a UAE holiday
centers around the sand.
Late October to May, while temperatures dip over Europe and North America, is high season then as the UAE’s cautioning summer heat gives way to downtime’s sand rainfall.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the more egregious sand choices, offering megacity sightseeing, shopping, and theme premises in easy reach of the beach.
For sun- and- beach recesses in Dubai, luxury resorts are concentrated along the seacoast west of the central megacity. In particular, the strands around Jumeirah and Dubai Marina offer plenitude of family- acquainted, five star resorts devoted to sand time.
Abu Dhabi’s luxury resorts skirt the oceanfront of the megacity’s colorful islets, so resort areas are more scattered across the megacity than in Dubai. Saadiyat Island, Marina Breakwater, and Khor Al Maqta are the areas offering some of the stylish sand- concentrated resorts in city.
Down from these two destinations, however, there are further sand options.
The sand resorts of Ras Al- Khaimah and Ajman in particular are favorite megacity lams, while on the UAE’s eastern seacoast, Al Aqah sand in the Emirate of Fujairah is a popular option for beachgoers who want to head down from the crowds.
2 Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is one of the United Arab Emirates most notorious structures and the soaring sky-high corner of Dubai.
Not only is it the world’s altitudinous structure( at 828 measures high) it also lays claim to the titles of altitudinous freestanding structure in the world, loftiest observation sundeck in the world, and elevator with the longest trip distance in the world.
A trip up to the observation sundeck with its panoramic views across Dubai, is on utmost caller planners, both to phenomenon at this ultramodern engineering and architectural feat and to respect the dizzying views of Dubai laid out below you.
Address Entry from Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
3 Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a mammoth ultramodern synagogue of inconceivable beauty.
Fusing contemporary design with traditional artificer, the synagogue harmoniously blends ultramodern and ancient styles and ways to produce a new interpretation of Islamic armature.
Both its surface and innards use lavish quantities of gold, mosaic penstocks, and glasswork to embellish the synagogue ‘s white marble stonework, while the armature itself blends the colorful synagogue designs of multiple Islamic conglomerates.
Inside, the prayer hall is laid with the world’s largest hand- interlaced carpet (,700 square measures) and illuminated by chandeliers made from 24- karat gold and chargers. While outdoors, the vast marble yard incorporates mammoth swirling flowery bottom mosaic of semi-precious monuments.