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United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

United Arab Emirates Travel: General Information

United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East is basically a federation of seven Emirates or states namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm al-Qaiwain. UAE has recently become a popular destination for vacations for tourists from all over the world. With glittering cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and splendid desert landscapes, the country offers you every opportunity to have a memorable vacation. Fantastic avenues of entertainment like sand dune skiing, scuba diving, great shopping malls, pleasant weather and friendly and warm hosts of the country induce you to spend a few more days in this splendid country.

United Arab Emirates Travel: Key Facts

Capital city: Abu Dhabi

Area: 77,700 sq Km

Population: 4.4 million (as per 2007 census)

Monetary Unit: Dirham

Official Language: Arabic

International Dialing code: 971

United Arab Emirates Travel: Popular Tourist Destinations

  • Dubai: Dubai is the most popular destinations in UAE as well as the entire Middle East. Regarded as one of the safest holiday destinations with very low crime rate, this city offers its visitors ample avenues of entertainment. With luxurious hotels located near pristine beaches and sky rocketing skyscrapers, you can have also fun in golden sand dunes and desert safaris in this fabulous city. Other attractions in the town include the Dubai zoo, Dubailand, Wild Wadi Water Park and the Hatta Heritage Village. With fabulous shopping malls and other market arenas, Dubai is a shopping paradise.
  • Abu Dhabi: This beautiful city is the capital of United Arab Emirates and another upcoming tourist hot spot in Middle East. This stunning metropolitan of skyscrapers offers its visitors great restaurants, nightclubs, discos, private beaches along with other interesting attractions like Camel safari and beautifully landscaped parks and gardens.

United Arab Emirates Travel: Economy and Infrastructure

The economy of UAE was largely dependent on oil exports earlier but the scenario has changed in the past few decades. This changeover has further added to the economic prosperity of the country. Apart from oil and gas, other major industries now contributing to the economy of the country are fertilizers, garments, plastics, fiber glass, and metals. The government of the country is creating further job opportunities in service sectors.

United Arab Emirates has risen from a small desert nation to a modernized country with sound infrastructure facilities. With well connected system of transport, the country offers good standard of living to its residents.

United Arab Emirates Travel: Culture

Islam is the base for the culture and traditions of UAE. Arabic aroma is every where in the country, in its people, language, attire and traditions. With majority population Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists also stay here in harmony. With more and more people migrating for work from other parts of the world, the cosmopolitan culture has starting holding its roots in United Arab Emirates. The people of the country are quite friendly, courteous and warm hearted. Ed, celebrated twice every year is the time of festivity in the country and offer tourists an opportunity to peep into cultural serenity of the country.


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