Where to go to the UAE?
The United Arab Emirates today is a combination of tradition and the latest achievements, gorgeous beaches against the backdrop of bold multi-storey architecture and desert landscapes …
For tourists there are the most luxurious hotels, the tallest skyscraper in the world, a variety of water parks and theme parks, desert safaris, good diving, as well as the famous Arabic chic and glitter. In general, all the “most” in the world is right here!
We briefly describe here the seven main destinations of rest in the Emirates, and you already choose yourself: where do you go to the UAE?
Abu Dhabi is both the capital of the UAE and one of the greenest cities in this desert country. Due to the abundance of greenery, the average temperature in the city is about 1.5 degrees lower than in its desert surroundings. In Abu Dhabi, you can see unique combinations of history and modernity – numerous mosques with fancy minarets coexist here with hypermarkets, museums with entertainment complexes, oriental bazaars with universities.
Most hotels in Abu Dhabi – level 4 *. Five- and three-star hotels have approximately the same number, but there are few “two-rooms”, and all of them are usually located in the business part of the city. The 5 * hotel is both urban and beach.
Abu Dhabi Beaches
The offer of excursions and entertainment in Abu Dhabi is immense – it is the palace of the sheikh, the old fort of Al-Husn, the oasis city of Al Ain, the theme park of Ferrari World, the exotic zoo and the Al Ain aquarium, carpet and camel bazaars are only small a bit of what you can visit and see.
In Dubai, as they say, the very thing. The highest, the biggest, the most expensive. Stunning architecture of luxury hotels. Ambitious projects have been implemented in the coastal waters – the man-made islands of Palma and Mir. However, there is a colorful old quarter, and historical and ethnographic village. Tourists celebrate an interesting and profitable Dubai shopping, local bazaars and huge shopping centers. Sand on the beaches of Dubai brought from Egypt.
Perhaps the main drawback of Dubai is the high prices in hotels located on the 1st line from the beach, they are just too tough for ordinary Russian tourists with average incomes. There are few hotels at All Inclusive, and the cost of this all-inclusive leaves much to be desired.
Hotel Atlantis in Dubai
In addition, you should carefully choose hotels for recreation, since the city is being actively built up, a noisy building may be located near your hotel, which is not uncommon now. Read reviews on sites, usually tourists willingly share such unpleasant “surprises”.
The resort city of Sharjah is located on the coast at once of two bays of the Indian Ocean – the Persian and Oman, and due to the abundance of museums, galleries and theaters it is considered the cultural capital of the UAE.
In addition, it is not far from Dubai, it allows tourists to enjoy a quiet family vacation, and, if possible, visit the attractions of a more famous and large neighbor, or go to the Dubai shopping malls. Sharjah is positioned as an ideal resort for tourists with children.
Beaches in Sharjah
Prices for accommodation in local hotels are much lower than in neighboring Dubai, moreover, unlike the latter, there are 4 * hotels located right next to the beach. In general, there are much fewer hotels here (mainly they work on the basis of half-board or breakfast) than at the promoted “neighbor”, and the construction of new hotels is not as active. Some hotels are located directly on the beaches of the Persian Gulf, three – on the shore of Khaled Bay, and the rest – urban.
On the territory of this emirate is a dry law, that is, there is no alcohol and cafe-hookah. Also here frank clothes are not allowed.
Sandy landscapes typical of the UAE in Fujairah are complemented by the Hajar mountain range and picturesque green oases. In the emirate of Fujairah, oil is not mined, skyscrapers are not built here, and life flows calmly and measuredly. This is the only resort in the UAE that has direct access to the Indian Ocean. Known as the best place in the country for diving and snorkeling.
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is still not very popular with foreign tourists, although it is believed that there is a milder climate than in other parts of the United Arab Emirates, the purest people are not crowded, there are sources of mineral water. In the historic center of the city there is a dilapidated fort, unique ancient watchtowers, a rich national museum, and a colorful local market. Lovers of more active recreation awaits the amusement park IceLand, and those wishing to improve their health – a complex of Ayurvedic spa treatments using thermal water.
Where to go in the UAE: Ras Al Khaimah
By the way, now Ras Al Khaimah is actively promoting the Russian tourist market, including many hotels that work for All Inclusive, which is generally not typical for the UAE, and the prices here are not as biting as the more popular neighbors.