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United Arab Emirates


  • Flight Time: 7 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +4:00
  • Best Time to Travel: November - May

The United Arab Emirates, often referred to as the U.A.E, is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula. It has coastlines on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia to the west, and Oman to the east. It is a country rich in history and culture and an easy starting point for travels in the Middle East.

Comprised of little more than sand dunes, crumbling forts and fishing villages a century ago, the United Arab Emirates has grown into a show-stopping, headline-grabbing destination which offers an intriguing blend of traditional Islamic culture and rampant consumerism.

Powered largely by oil wealth, the UAE today is defined by opulent resort hotels, ultra-modern architecture and a seemingly unending thirst for new and innovative mega-projects. Man-made islands in the shape of palm trees. Billionaire royals taking over Premiership football clubs. Tallest building on the planet.

Seven separate emirates make up the country, but visitor attention falls mainly on Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Both are home to an ever-growing spread of luxury accommodation, gourmet restaurants, branded nightclubs and gleaming shopping malls. Dubai’s most iconic sights include the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the sea-themed Atlantis Resort, which are microcosms of the UAE’s lofty ambitions

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Regions & Cities of United Arab Emirates

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  • Dubai
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    Dubai is an incredible success story - From its humble beginnings as a small trading post to a modern day metropolis in just a few decades. The city has been built for tourism and everything it does is to promote its own economy and its global appeal as a fantastic holiday destination.

  • Abu Dhabi
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    Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi has always been a special place. But until recently, the emirate remained an undiscovered jewel on the travel map. Today, more and more overseas visitors are experiencing the magic of this unique and captivating destination. It combines year-round sunshine, superb facilities for leisure with the spice and mystique of an Arabian adventure.

Resorts & Hotels of United Arab Emirates VIEW ALL

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  • Waldorf Ras al Khaimah
    Abu Dhabi

    Waldorf Ras al Khaimah

    Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Ras Al Khaimah is a beach front location ideally located 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport. It offers a luxurious spa, an 18-hole championship golf course and a 400 yards private beach.

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  • Middle East & Asia Discovery
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    Middle East & Asia Discovery

    The warmth of Arabian hospitality awaits you in the world class city of Abu Dhabi. Then travel to Hong Kong, where there are dramatic towering skyscrapers jutting into the sky. Finally immerse yourself in the world famous, cosmopolitan city of Dubai.

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  • Discovering Dubai & Abu Dhabi
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    Discovering Dubai & Abu Dhabi

    The warmth of Arabian hospitality awaits you in the world class city of Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in this cosmopolitan city and later travel Dubai and unravel yourself in Dubai's luxurious beaches, dramatic buildings and world famous shopping malls

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  • Arabian Explorer to Abu Dhabi & Oman
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    Arabian Explorer to Abu Dhabi & Oman

    Explore the beautiful United Arab of Emirates, visiting many of their fast-growing destinations from bustling Dubai to the tranquil destination of Oman. Lose yourself in this Arabian adventure and enjoy endless white sand beaches and clear turquoise seas

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