Abu Dhabi skyline

United Arab Emirates

Shifting desert dunes, steep craggy mountains, lush green wadis, warm azure seas and remarkable futuristic cities, make this awe-inspiring nation on the horn of the Arabian Peninsula a top destination on everyone’s travel bucket list.
Made up of seven emirates, the UAE is as diverse as it is iconic, with each part of the country offering something beautiful and unique. The North is home to the Hajar Mountains, in Ras Al Khaimah, a rugged range that hides vibrant valleys called wadis. These rival the lush oases that pull through in the otherwise sandy South, where the magical golden dunes of the Rub’ Al Khali Desert reign. To the East, Fujairah offers spectacular beaches bathed by the Indian Ocean, matching those of the West, where the desert sands meet the turquoise Gulf. Here lie most the cities, with tranquil Umm Al Quwain and Ajman giving way to busy Sharjah and the outstanding cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The oil-rich capital is a centre of history, culture and leisure, while pioneering Dubai surmounts it and adds glamour and opulence to the mix, standing out not just in the country and the region, but in fact the world.

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UAE is best known for

  • Popular
  • Beaches
  • City breaks
  • Culture
  • Dubai stopover
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Nature
  • Nightlife
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  • Romance
  • Safari
  • Shopping
  • Skiing
  • Summer
  • Theme parks
  • Trekking
  • Weekend getaways
  • Winter

Good to know

Population
9.6 million
Currency
AED (Dirham)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 3.67 AED
  • Rates displayed here are indicative only and are subject to change.
Current time
| (GMT +4)