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Top Things To Do in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations, has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable holiday, sun, sand, sea, sports, unbeatable shopping, top-class hotels and restaurants, an intriguing traditional culture, and a safe and welcoming environment.

Sightseeing


Palm Islands
The Palm Islands is an trio of palm-shaped offshore developments in Dubai. It is a mix of leisure, residential, marina and commercial constructions, the islands form the shape of date palms linked to the mainland by causeways. The most complete of these artificial island developments is Palm Jumeirah, near Dubai Marina in Jumeirah.

Burj Al-Arab
Dubaiís signature landmark is the Burj Al-Arab, the famous sail-shaped hotel facing the Arabian Gulf. The worldís only seven-star hotel, itís truly the stuff of James Bond movies and superstars.
   
Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)
Cutting through the heart of Dubai, the seawater Dubai Creek winds its way from the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary on the desert edge of Dubai.

Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum is in Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787. Itís a terrific example of a desert fort, with cannons and battlements. Dubaiís entertaining museum brings the cityís past and present together in a series of life-size dioramas and archaeological exhibits from desert excavations.

Jumeirah Mosque
To enter the only mosque in the UAE open to non-Muslim visitors, make your way to Jumeirah Mosque. It is designed to provide a better understanding of Islam. All visitors need to be accompanied by a registered guide from the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
   

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House
Visit the former home and government seat of the ruling Al Maktoum family, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House, built in 1894 for the present rulerís grandfather and now preserved as a museum. Inside youíll see historic photographs, documents and furnishings, but the real thrill comes from stepping inside such a famous home, one of the oldest buildings in the city.

Dubai Souk
Dubaiís Gold Souk is a market that shows endless amounts of gold jewelry. With more than 300 jewelers on site to accommodate all your gold related needs, the streets during the day are swarming with visitors from all around the world enjoying the spectacle of wall-to-wall gold, and course, the soukís phenomenal prices.

Bastakia Quarter (Bur Bastakia)
The lovely Bastakia Quarter, or Bur Bastakia, is Dubaiís historic heart. Here, in the narrow whitewashed lanes overlooked by lofty windtowers of traditional courtyard houses, the glitz and glamor of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Mall of the Emirates feel centuries away.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is part of the massive Downtown Dubai complex of offices, hotels, shopping malls, entertainment precincts and apartment buildings.

Children's City
Childrenís City, where learning is fun for children aged two to 15 years old. Designed for kids, families and school groups, thereís everything here for children to explore, play, discover, and learn about the world in which we live.

WonderLand
Kids love Dubaiís many theme and water parks, and WonderLand is the biggest of them all in the UAE. There are more than 30 exciting rides, including freefall waterslides, disco rides, roller coasters, the Lazy River water ride, activity pools, rapids, carousels, trampolines, go-karts and the pirate ship.

Shopping:
A number of huge new malls have opened in recent years. Mall of the Emirates, on Sheikh Zayed Road, featuring Carrefour, Harvey Nicholls, Aspreys and Debenhams, has 223,000 square metres of shops and an indoor ski area. Dubai Festival City near the new Business Bay bridge, houses the largest Marks and Spencers outside the UK, along with a host of designer outlets. Ibn Battuta Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road, not far from Jebel Ali, is a huge themed mall centred on the travels of a renowned fourteenth century explorer. Dubai Mall in 'Downtown Dubai' near Burj Dubai covers 351,000 square metres and Mall of Arabia being built in Dubailand is destined to be the largest in Dubai.

Adventure:

Desert Safaris in Abu Dhabi
Desert Safaris in Abu Dhabi are the most popular recreation activity in the city and are a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. You can choose to traverse through the Gulf desert either on board a camel or the more adventurous at heart can also opt for dune driving or Wadi Bashing in Abu Dhabi.

Dhow Cruising in Abu Dhabi
Dhow Cruising in Abu Dhabi is the perfect way to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the city on board an exciting cruise. Enjoy the panoramic natural landscape all around you as you float on the tranquil waters in Dhow Cruising in Abu Dhabi.A 'dhow' is a traditional wooden boat that is ideally equipped with all the modern amenities for tourists. A dhow cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi.

Power Boat Racing:
For a complete thrilling experience, enjoy the spirit of Powerboat Racing in Abu Dhabi. Powerboat Racing in Abu Dhabi is a sport that is widely acclaimed, not only in the city, but the world over. This is because Abu Dhabi earned recognition for being the first city in the Middle East to organize the world renowned UIM Formula One Powerboat Race.

Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi
Scuba Diving is a major attraction for locals and tourists to the city alike. For those who love exploring the mysterious underwater world and wish to get acquainted with the fascinating marine life, Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi is just the perfect choice.

Wadi Bashing
Among the numerous adventure activities in the city, Wadi Bashing in Abu Dhabi is the most liked by locals and tourists alike and is also, undoubtedly, the most daring. For those who love to take risks and have the nerve to move ahead fighting all odds, Wadi Bashing in Abu Dhabi is just the right choice. The sport involves driving a four-wheeler on the desert sand, which might actually get much tougher as it apparently seems at the onset! For one, driving on the desert sand dunes is very tough.

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