Dramatic cityscapes, stunning sand dunes and glitzy beach clubs – holidays to the United Arab Emirates are a big deal.

The Magnificent Seven

The United Arab Emirates – AKA the UAE – might not make you think classic holiday. But all you need to know is it’s a federation of seven states in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula. And what that means is you’re looking at sandy shores, clear waters, and sunny weather as standard.

Dominating Dubai

Everyone’s heard of Dubai . It’s only a fraction of the size of the biggest emirate, Abu Dhabi, but it’s got people talking with the world’s tallest building, biggest shopping centre and most luxurious hotel to its name. Glamour is the game here.

Authentically Arabian

From the glitzy group of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to the more raw and natural, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The UAE isn’t all man-made metropolises. These emirates are classically Arabian, with their palm trees in place of skyscrapers, souks instead of shopping malls and coral reefs over busy streets.

At a Glance

  • Ride through desert dunes on a buggy
  • Shop through Fujairah’s spice souks
  • Dive off the shores of Ras Al Khaimah

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