"The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf that was formed from 7 sheikhdoms."

Dubai is the site of ultramodern Burj Khalifa tower, enormous shopping centers and extravagant attractions, such as the indoor Ski Dubai. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with crystal chandeliers and room for 41,000 worshipers.

Dubai

"Epitomizing an oil-rich sheikhdom isn't a bad life, but what Dubai really wants is to entertain visitors. …"

Abu Dhabi

"Meaning 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to …"

United Arab Emirates

Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +4 approx
  • Currency Dirham
  • Flight Time 7 hours from UK
  • Capital Abu Dhabi
  • Best time to go October to April

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