United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

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United Arab Emirates Highlights

  • Pro
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    Faiza-Ifrah says…

     Very safe to travel within, great place for water sports, shopping capital of the region, lots of tourists and international work force. 

  • Con
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    sandmoon says…

     artificial, uninviting 

  • In a nutshell
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    Hexepatty says…

     Liked it! Go visit and bring your plastic! 

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Dubai

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Dubai/Dubai-1857296/TravelGuide-Dubai.html

2721,8020,435

Abu Dhabi

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Abu_Zaby/Abu_Dhabi-1857435/TravelGuide-Abu_Dhabi.html

468,1535,84

Fujairah

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Al_Fujayrah_Region/Fujairah-1857416/TravelGuide-Fujairah.html

51,187,15

Sharjah

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ash_Shariqah/Sharjah-1857352/TravelGuide-Sharjah.html

190,702,60

Ras Al Khaimah

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ras_Al_Khaimah/Ras_Al_Khaimah-1857153/TravelGuide-Ras_Al_Khaimah.html

6,7,27

Al `Ayn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Abu_Zaby/Al_Ayn-1857425/TravelGuide-Al_Ayn.html

48,118,0

Khorfakkan

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ash_Shariqah/Khorfakkan-1857216/TravelGuide-Khorfakkan.html

5,13,1

Masafi

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Al_Fujayrah_Region/Masafi-1857197/TravelGuide-Masafi.html

2,28,0

Al `Ayn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Abu_Zaby/Al_Ayn-1857426/TravelGuide-Al_Ayn.html

17,91,4

Kalba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ash_Shariqah/Kalba-1857223/TravelGuide-Kalba.html

1,1,0

Ajman

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ajman_Region/Ajman-1857431/TravelGuide-Ajman.html

0,6,9

Diba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/United_Arab_Emirates/Ash_Shariqah/Diba-1857299/TravelGuide-Diba.html

7,75,0

Dubai

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  • Desert Safari

    Dubai Things to Do

    While most people told me to choose any company since they are all the same, I now know better. I chose Arabian Adventures and regretted. It was chaotic and we did not get much while there were many other tours which offered a better deal. You are entitled to be picked up and dropped at your hotel or your chosen destination; one welcome drink and...

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  • Grosvenor House West Marina Beach By Le...

    Dubai Hotels

    Probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Service was amazing including your own personal...

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  • Taxis

    Dubai Transportation

    If you are pressed for time and don't want the long waiting times associated with using the Public RTA Dubai Buses going around Dubai Emirate area (the trade of of low price is longer travelling time to destinations) and don't want to spend a lot in booking private tours or getting rental cars (parking in dubai can be expensive) then the best mode...

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Abu Dhabi

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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Grand Mosque is simply a must do in Abu Dhabi and even if you are anywhere in the U.A.E. you simply must make a trip to Abu Dhabi to visit the Grand Mosque. The structure is simply marvelous and the decor one of the most sophisticated. The details and the finery is sure to make you say 'WOW' repeatedly!! Take time to walk around. There are wash...

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  • Emirates Palace

    Abu Dhabi Hotels

    this is a wonderful hotel, living like royalty! 1.3 km pvt beach, beautiful gardens, massages, tea...

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  • Be prepared to splurge!

    Abu Dhabi Shopping

    In case you already have Ikea in your country, then maybe it is not a big deal. But for me Ikea stores are a place I look forward to shopping in since I find their products, reasonable, reliable and exclusive. We do not have Ikea stores in India. Home decor products, Linens, garden equipment, furnishing, furniture and much more.

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Fujairah

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  • Scuba in Fujairah

    Fujairah Sports & Outdoors

    Very good dives can be had from Fujairah. Now that I've been to Oman, I can say that the viz in Fujairah was much better. Masses of fish everywhere.I loved it and the water was very warm (27 to 32 celcius depending on depth in June, with a nasty thermocline!).Diving is much better than on the Gulf side (Dubai). The viz is approx 10 to 20 metres. I...

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  • Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

    Fujairah Hotels

    We have stayed here 3 times and enjoyed every visit. From the friendly greeting of the consierge to...

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  • Masafi market.

    Fujairah Things to Do

    Masafi is a small town famous for it´s market, a good place to buy carpets from Iran or Pakistan, pottery from the Emirates, and also some fruits and vegetable stalls. The town has a long main street where all the stalls and shops are located and is visited by everybody travelling the road from Dubai to Dibba, the market is open from 8 a.m. to 10...

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Sharjah

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Ras Al Khaimah

  • Never again

    Ras Al Khaimah Restaurants

    I'll be quick. Lunch. We've ordered stir-fried hammour with some veggies and stuff and have been waiting for half an hour for the waiter to come back to us to say "Sorry Sir, the fish is unavailable. Would you like to order anything else?". Of course, we didn't. Thank you. We did not try any.

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  • Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

    Ras Al Khaimah Hotels

    Decent hotel for a short stay in Ras Al Khaimah. Hilton is located close to Manar Mall, probably...

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  • Saqr Park

    Ras Al Khaimah Things to Do

    The Saqr Park in Ras al Khaimah is a really nice place for a weekend barbeque, especially if you have kids with you. You can use your own grill or one of the fixed BBQ grills that are provided in the park. There are covered areas as well, that give you shelter in the case of rain.For kids there are lots of playareas all over the park and there are...

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Al `Ayn

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  • Soak your feet in natural hot springs

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    Jabel Hafeet is a hot springs at the foot of the highest peak in Al Ayn. Man made greenery around the hot springs makes the place even more welcoming. There are many places to sit and soak you feet. Places to make barbecue are also there. A good picnic spot, this attracts a lot of crowd during weekends.

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  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel

    Al `Ayn Hotels

    Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • DO THE BORDER RUN (OR WALK)

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    Want a quick border adventure? The town of Wilayat Al-Buraimi is just over the border in Oman. You can drive here from Dubai and actually walk over the border. You could drive, but I was not insured, so I parked the car on the U.A.E. side and walked over the border to see the restored Al Khandaq Fort. Be careful of traffic! The great thing is that...

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Khorfakkan

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  • Khor Fakkan

    Khorfakkan Off The Beaten Path

    Driving away from the Gulf, heading east to Khor Fakkan is a trip to be recommended. You travel through a number of the smaller emirates , through mountains until you reach the eastern coast.Khor Fakkan itself is the site of a port which deals with container vessels as well as dhows.Only reachable by boat are several little coves which are ideal...

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  • Oceanic Hotel

    Khorfakkan Hotels

    PO Box 10444, Khorfakkan, 10444, United Arab Emirates

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Oceanic Hotel

    Khorfakkan Restaurants

    We were invited for lunch at the Oceanic Hotel which is on the eastern side of the Gulf. The hotel itself caters for all kinds of water sports. It is very popular with Arabs who come for the weekend.The buffet is very good indeed, and the view very nice.Highly recommended. Don't really remember but everything was good.

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Masafi

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  • Masafi Market

    Masafi Things to Do

    A market, called the Masafi Friday Market or Souq al Juma, as it is known locally, even though it is open seven days a week, is found on the Dubai-Fujairah Road as you approach Masafi. The main items to bargain for are rugs, earthenware, antiques and souvenirs.This is a great place to buy carpets, mats, shrubs (from Afghanis and Pakistanis). Masafi...

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  • Masafi Village

    Masafi Favorites

    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...

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Al `Ayn

See all 17 Al `Ayn Tips
  • Soak your feet in natural hot springs

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    Jabel Hafeet is a hot springs at the foot of the highest peak in Al Ayn. Man made greenery around the hot springs makes the place even more welcoming. There are many places to sit and soak you feet. Places to make barbecue are also there. A good picnic spot, this attracts a lot of crowd during weekends.

    more
  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel

    Al `Ayn Hotels

    Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • DO THE BORDER RUN (OR WALK)

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    Want a quick border adventure? The town of Wilayat Al-Buraimi is just over the border in Oman. You can drive here from Dubai and actually walk over the border. You could drive, but I was not insured, so I parked the car on the U.A.E. side and walked over the border to see the restored Al Khandaq Fort. Be careful of traffic! The great thing is that...

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Kalba

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    Al Qasimi House - Kalba 4 more images

    by chizz Updated Apr 28, 2008

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    Take a trip to Kalba on the East Coast which is next to the emirate of Fujeirah. Visit the Saed Al Qasimi House belonging to the former ruler of Sharjah. See old photographs, coins and artifacts as well as visiting the various rooms of the house. Opposite the house you can take photographs of the Fort (closed to public). From there you can see the birds and fish at the mangrove at the end of the Corniche before heading to the Hilton Fujeirah Hotel for lunch overlooking the beach at "Sailors Restaurant".
    The Al Qasimi House costs Dhs 3 for adults, 6 Dhs for a Family, Children are free or use your multi use ticket. Open Sat-Thurs 9am-1pm & 5pm-8pm. Fri- 5-8pm. Closed on Mondays.

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Diba

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  • Stormy weather and sea

    Diba Warnings and Dangers

    If the weather becomes stormy and it's getting dangerous to swim in the ocean you will see a red flag over the beach.

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  • Five Emirates

    Diba Favorites

    Do you want to see 5 out of all 7 Arab Emirates during one day? Certainly I do and certainly you do! So when living in Sharjah I learnt about one day excursion with the name “Five Arab Emirates” I didn’t hesitate and bought it for $100 from Al Khalidian Tourism. The excursion began just after breakfast at 8.00 and was over just before supper at...

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  • Have a meal at the Oman Gulf Beach

    Diba Restaurants

    Dibba Royal Beach Restaurant has a lovely view at the Ocean, colorful scene of Swimming Pool, and the marvelous shot of Dibba Rock! The restaurant serves international cuisines in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Dolphin snack situated direct on the beach serving refreshments, juices, drinks and variety of sandwiches and Shisha with deferent...

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Top United Arab Emirates Hotels

Dubai Hotels
2721 Reviews - 8020 Photos
Fujairah Hotels
51 Reviews - 187 Photos
Abu Dhabi Hotels
468 Reviews - 1535 Photos
Ras Al Khaimah Hotels
6 Reviews - 7 Photos
Kalba Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Sharjah Hotels
190 Reviews - 702 Photos
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Khorfakkan Hotels
5 Reviews - 13 Photos
Masafi Hotels
2 Reviews - 28 Photos
Al `Ayn Hotels
17 Reviews - 91 Photos
Ajman Hotels
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