Fun things to do in United Arab Emirates

  • Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    by TrendsetterME
  • Stopovers
    by jayjayc
  • Burj Khalifa
    by Skibbe

Most Viewed Things to Do in United Arab Emirates

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo

    Safari trip in the deseret

    by dr.firas Written Apr 8, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Nothing is better than that, was my first time ever in a real desert, you must go to a very famous place in UAE called Big Red, why Big Red because the color of the Dune is red in a fantastic way, it is a rare place where a person can not only explore a real beauty of emptiness, but also to think and meditate and have extra fun and adrenaline!

    Yeah :-))
    Related to:
    • Desert

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Ras Al Khaimah

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 25, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ras Al Khaimah is nestled between the Hajjar Mountains on the East and the Persian Gulf on the West and shares mountainous borders with the Sultanate of Oman. With the completion of the new Emirates Highway, RAK is only about one hour from the emirate of Dubai.
    The Emirate Ras Al Khaimah combines a fascinating and a relaxing tourist hub with its calm blue seas with clean white beaches, dramatic desert dunes and the majestic Hajjar Mountains. It has numerous fascinating tourist landmarks, beautiful wildlife conservations and sanctuaries.

    You can watch my 4 min 46 sec HD Video Ras Al Khaimah along by bus to Fujairah out of my Youtube channel with Sting & Sheb Mami – Desert Rose
    And my 4 min 11 sec HD Video Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Resort with Walid Tawfic - Ghajaryan.

    Ras Al Khaimah Beach

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Masafi

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 25, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Masafi is a village located on the edge of the Hajar Mountains in Fujairah. It developed along the old unpaved road which ran from Fujairah to Dubai via Sharjah.
    The village is actually divided in to two parts with the larger section belonging to the emirate of Fujairah and the smaller belonging to the emirate of Ras al Khaimah.

    The name "Masafi" is Arabic for "pure water". The village is well known for its natural springs. In fact Masafi is also the name of the Gulf's leading natural mineral water producer, which is located near the village.
    This is a great place to buy carpets, mats, shrubs (from Afghanis and Pakistanis).

    You can watch my 4 min 56 sec HD Video Fujairah Masafi Market out of my Youtube channel with Ismail – Yertseven Kardesler – Geceler Arabian hit.

    Masafi Market

    Was this review helpful?

  • traveldave's Profile Photo

    The Arabian Desert

    by traveldave Updated Oct 15, 2010

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The United Arab Emirates is located in the northeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, and about 65 percent of its territory is covered by the Arabian Desert. The Arabian Desert in turn is part of the Saharo-Arabian Desert, the most extensive arid region in the world.

    Many people imagine sand dunes when they think of the Arabian Desert. Although a large part of the desert does consist of sand dunes, the desert also includes mountains and hills, deep valleys (or wadis), flood plains and alluviums, coastal scrub, salt flats, and salt marshes.

    And the dunes themselves vary, depending on which part of the desert they are located. Many are white calcareous dunes, but most are red ferrusiliceous dunes, such as those pictured here.

    Travelers to the United Arab Emirates can visit the desert, usually with a tour company specializing in off-road adventures or sand-skiing. I visited most of the desert habitats while searching for birds.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo

    Most accessible beaches.

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written May 1, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Since most tourists in the UAE will land in Dubai, so here I will only list some beaches that they can chose from a number of what we have:

    1. Jumeirah Beach: At Jumeirah Road in Bur Dubai is located in a park named Jumeirah Beach Park. It is the busiest of all the beaches and can get crowded on holidays and in the evenings. Nearby attractions include Dubai Zoo and Mercatto Mall.

    2. Mumzar Park and Beach: Located in Deirah Dubai, the Park offers other attractions like watersports, bbq, walkways, children playarea, roller blade ring, etc.

    3. Beaches by Seaview Road, Sharjah: This is an extensive stretch of sand that offers wonderful look at the watersports, 4 wheel driving, as well as beautiful views of Sharjah skyline on one side and of Dubai's Mumzar Beach Park on the other.

    4. Mina Siyahi: 25 kms from Dubai when traveling towards Abu Dhabi and in the vicinity of Burju Arab Hotel. While the construction goes on around the area in full swing, this beautiful and less crowded stretch is still available for a day off (see the picture).

    Late winters at Mina Siyahi
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Ajman

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 25, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    New Ajman is the name given to the area being developed outside of the current Ajman city, located by the Emirates Road. New Ajman will consist of many new developments and projects. One of the first developments of New Ajman is called "The Emirates City", a brand new city located directly on the Emirates Road to be built from scratch consisting of more than 100 mid- and high-rise buildings.
    We have been told that Ajman is the most Russian emirate now where several tens thousand Russians have already bought real estate. And the amount of Russians grows every year.
    The reason is the real estate is two-three times less expensive than in Moscow and less expensive than in Dubai.

    You can watch my 3 min 58 sec HD Video Ajman Along by bus out of my Youtube channel with Hussein El Masri – Wa Hallaftak (I asked you)
    and my 3 min 58 sec HD Video Ajman Museum, Sheikh Residence and Spa with Ricky Martin - Story.

    Ajman

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Umm Al Quwain

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 25, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Umm Al Quwain is an emirate between Ajman and Ra's al Khaymah on the West coast of the United Arab Emirates. The city of Umm Al Quwain is the capital of the emirate, situated on a deep creek one kilomter in width and five kilometers long. It comprises the Ruler's office, companies, establishments, banks, commercial markets, the Seaport and the Research and Pisciculture Center

    You can watch my 2 min 35 sec HD Video Umm Al Quwain out of my Youtube channel.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Fujeirah

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 26, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one on the Gulf of Oman in the country's east.
    Fujairah is the only Emirate of the UAE that is almost totally mountainous.
    The Hajjar Mountains separate Fujairah from the rest of the country. The mountain range got its name from the Arabic word meaning “stone mountains”. They aren’t very high but on the way from the plain (200m) to Masafi (450m) and Diba Al Hisn (on the ocean coast) the road runs on the level 200-550 m between mountains which rise between 500m up to 990m (Jabal Dad

    You can watch my 4 min 12 sec HD Video Fujairah Along by bus part 1 out of my Youtube channel with Sokudi –Modi Lamaro Arabian hit.
    4 min 06sec HD Video Fujairah Along by bus part 2.
    53 sec HD Video Fujairah Hijjar Canyon with Mesrah Mashed Arabian hit.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Dibba

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 26, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Dibba is a coastal region at the northeastern tip of the UAE/Oman peninsula on the Gulf of Oman. After historical land disputes, Dibba has been divided into three parts. One division for Oman and two divisions for UAE: Dibba Al-Fujairah ruled by the Emirate of Fujairah, Dibba Al-Hisn ruled by the Emirate of Sharjah and Dibba Al-Baya ruled by the Governorate of Musandam, Oman. I happened to visit that part of Dibba which belongs to the Emirate of Sharjah.

    You can watch my 4 min 04 sec HD Video Sharjah Dibba Al Hisn Indian Ocean Gulf of Oman Royal Beach out of my Youtube channel with Onomatempo – Mirage.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Dubai

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 26, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Dubai is one of the seven emirates and the most populous state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.
    The emirate's main revenues are from tourism, real estate and financial services. Although Dubai's economy was originally built on the back of the oil industry, revenues from petroleum and natural gas currently contribute less than 6% of the emirate's economy.

    You can watch my 4 min 46 sec HD Video Dubai Along by bus part 4 out of my Youtube channel,
    2 min 09 sec HD Video Dubai Along by bus after the rain part 3,
    3 min 02 sec HD Video Dubai Along by bus part 2 ,
    2 min 44 sec HD Video Dubai Along by bus part 1,
    2 min 19 sec HD Video Dubai airport Sharjah evening ride,
    3 min 44 sec HD Video Moscow Dubai flight part 3,
    1 min 32 sec HD Video Dubai Burj Al Arab,
    2 min 26 sec HD Video Dubai Jumeirah Beach,
    3 min 41 sec HD Video Dubai Al Fahidi Fort,
    4 min 13 sec HD Video Dubai Good Bye!,
    1 min 06 sec HD Video Dubai Shopping ,
    46 sec HD Video Dubai Peacocks of the Sheikh,
    1 min 32 sec HD Video Dubai In the evening,
    4 min 25 sec HD Video Dubai Madinat Jumeirah.

    Dubai

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Sharjah

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 25, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sharjah is an emirate of contrasts where visitors can enjoy a holiday in the sun, discover traditional markets (souks) or visit modern shopping malls, explore the many heritage sites. The Persian (Arabian) Gulf coast in Sharjah offers safe, white, sandy palm lined beaches with clear blue seas and gently shelving shores.

    You can watch my 4 min 02 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel evening walk around out of my Youtube channel.
    5 min 00 sec HD Video Sharjah evening walk part 1.
    4 min 15 sec HD Video Sharjah evening walk part 2.
    3 min 29 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 1.
    2 min 59 sec HD Video Sharjah Thunder storm!.
    3 min 46 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 1.
    3 min 41 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 2.
    2 min 20 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel Restaurant part 1.
    4 min 45 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel morning walk part 1.
    5 min 07 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by bus part 1.
    4 min 48 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by bus part 2.
    4 min 40 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by bus part 3.
    4 min 25 sec HD Video Sharjah Coming back from Dibba Al Hisn part 1.
    4 min 12 sec HD Video Sharjah Coming back from Dibba Al Hisn part 2.
    3 min 59 sec HD Video Sharjah Al Khan bay and Al Quasba evening walk part 1.
    3 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Al Quasba evening walk part 2.
    4 min 07 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel Restaurant part 2.
    5 min 02 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 2.
    4 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 3.
    3 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 4.
    4 min 24 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 3.
    4 min 12 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 4.
    5 min 25 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 5.
    4 min 40 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 6.

    Sharjah

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo

    In Sharja - Visit Historical Center

    by Hexepatty Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The historical center of Sharjah: the fort of Al-Hisn, is literally surrounded by modern buildings.
    This fort, built in 1822, then abandoned before being restored in 1996, shelters the city's museum. There is a Theater, a museum on traditional public clothes, the Islamic Museum, a Souk, and more! It was pretty cheap to visit just one museum, but you can buy a "Center Pass" that let's you into all museums there. The souk is free, naturally. It was pretty cool. We paid and entred the Islamic Museum. I learned lots about Mecca and the Hajj and stuff.

    Me in Mecca! The Fort that houses all this and MORE!

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Al-Fahaidi Fort and Dubai Museum

    by sachara Updated Dec 2, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Al-Fahaida Fort was built round 1787 to protect the city against invasions.
    The fort is considered to be the oldest building of Dubai.
    It has been a palace, a prison, an army camp. And for many years it was the residence of Dubai's rulers and the seat of the government.
    In 1971 the fort became a museum.
    Entering the fort's courtyard, you see a traditional reed barasti house with a windtower. Further several small boats and an huge watertank.
    In the courtyard you can also find a grave of the Quasis archaeological site (950 - 550 BC).

    Opening hours museum:
    All days except fridays : 8.30 am till 8.30 pm
    Fridays: 3.00 pm till 9.00 pm
    Admission fee: 3 dirham

    Al-Fahaida Fort and exhibited old vessel
    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Dubai creek and abras

    by sachara Updated Dec 2, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The capital Dubai of the emirate with the same name, is divided in two towns, Deira and (Bur) Dubai, by a 10 KM long inlet of the Gulf.
    You can cross the creek by bridge or tunnel, but the nicest way is by boat, the abra. In a few miniutes you will be at the other side.
    You can also hire an abra for yourself for about an hour to make a ride to the mouth of the creek and the Maktoum bridge.
    It also nice just to sit at the waterfront in the shade an have a look at the activities at the creek.

    Dubai Creek, abras
    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Dubai Museum

    by sachara Updated Dec 2, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The largest part of the Dubai Museum is not in Al-Fahaidi Fort, but in the New Exhibition Halls, under the ground with a comfortable lower temperature.
    In the tunnel to the halls we saw old illustrations of the growth of Dubai over the years.
    In the new halls you find ethnographical exhibitions with scenes of the life at the creek, a traditional house, the mosque with a kuttab (koran school), the life in the souk of the 50s, the traditional life in the oasis, Beduin encampents, the wharf and more.
    There is also an archaealogical section with artefacts from 3000 BC.

    ticket Dubai Museum
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

United Arab Emirates Hotels

Top United Arab Emirates Hotels

Dubai Hotels
2776 Reviews - 8195 Photos
Abu Dhabi Hotels
505 Reviews - 1650 Photos
Fujairah Hotels
51 Reviews - 187 Photos
Sharjah Hotels
192 Reviews - 706 Photos
Kalba Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Khorfakkan Hotels
5 Reviews - 13 Photos
Masafi Hotels
2 Reviews - 28 Photos
Musaffah Hotels
See nearby hotels
Ras Al Khaimah Hotels
7 Reviews - 21 Photos
Al `Ayn Hotels
59 Reviews - 170 Photos
Al `Ayn Hotels
17 Reviews - 91 Photos
Za`bil Hotels
2 Hotels
Sir Bani Yas Hotels
See nearby hotels
Ajman Hotels
9 Hotels

Instant Answers: United Arab Emirates

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

36 travelers online now

Comments

United Arab Emirates Things to Do

Reviews and photos of United Arab Emirates things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for United Arab Emirates sightseeing.
Map of United Arab Emirates