United Arab Emirates Holidays


One of the Middle East’s most alluring destinations, the United Arab Emirates offers a magnificent mix of super modern cityscapes, such as those found in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the romantic and mysterious visions of Arabia’s traditional past, which is most recognisable in Fujairah and Dubai’s old quarter. On a holiday to the Emirates, you’ll explore a kaleidoscope of exotic contrasts – from towering skyscrapers and state of the art architecture, to impressive mud brick forts and undulating landscapes of sand dunes, rustic beaches and rugged mountain peaks.

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United Arab Emirates – A quick view

Time difference: GMT +5 Hours
Flight time: Approx 7 hours
Visa Required: On arrival for British passport holders
Currency: UAE dirham (AED)
Tel Code: +962
Population: 9.27 million (approx)
Official Language: Abu Dhabi
Recommended Airlines:British Airways, Jet Airways, Emirates, Air India, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways.

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Dubai Discovery Tour
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uae holidaysDiscover Dubai’s beauty and culture. Explore Dubai’s contrasts between old and new……
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Discover Abu Dhabi Tour
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Al Hajar MountainsDiscover Abu Dhabi the Arabian Jewel which is a pleasant mixture of modern luxury……
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Ras Al Khaimah Discovery Tour
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Al Marjan IslandFrom mountains, deserts and ancient cultural sites to beaches, mangroves……
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The United Arab Emirates boasts some of the world’s most impressive cities, as well as a diverse landscapes of beaches that stretch from the luxurious to the rustic, jagged mountainscapes and huge expanses of hazy desert. Start in Dubai and explore sights such as the Dubai Marina, Al Fahidi Fort and the historic Al Bastakiya quarter and spend an evening in an illustrious skyscraper restaurant with awe-inspiring views out over the city. Next take a Dhow cruise along Dubai Creek, explore a traditional souk or spend the day luxuriating at the Palm Jumeirah boardwalk – the world’s largest manmade island, and don’t miss the Burj Al Arab skyscraper, which is set against the sea and designed to resemble a huge sail billowing in a sea breeze.

History lovers will enjoy a visit to Sharjah which is filled with vibrant souks and antique architecture, while those with an adventurous streak should head into the desert to take a camel safari, a drive over the sand dunes or to spend the night in an authentic Bedouin campsite – complete with a local belly dancer and a barbecue buffer dinner under the incredibly clear desert sky. Next, spend a day exploring Abu Dhabi, visiting the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the gorgeous seaside Corniche to enjoy the views of the city over the water. Afterwards pay a visit to Al Ain “the Garden City,” to view the 5000 year old archaeological remains at Hill Gardens, before travelling out along the East Coast to explore the mountains of Al Dhaid and the beautiful, unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Points to ponder

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven Middle Eastern ‘sheikhdoms’ or states, However, as a country with a large Muslim population it is very important to get familiar with the UAE’s culture and etiquette. Dubai Desert Safari Hot Tours. Blue Beaches Tours is your travel planner, providing the highest standard and quality of personalised service to explore. At the Top, Burj Khalifa. At soaring heights on levels 148, 125 and 124 of the world’s tallest building, experience the breathtaking 360- degree views of city and dubai mall. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, The largest mosque in the country.


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Sheikh Zayed mosque

Top Cities
  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah
  • Al Ain
  • Hatta
  • Fujairah
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Umm al-Quwain
  • Jebel Ali

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