Travel Guide United Arab Emirates

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Alejandra Rangel
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The United Arab Emirates and especially the two main destinations in the country, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, are one of the main new travel and vacation destinations of the new millennium. The destination is chosen by everyone, by couples on their honeymoon, by families with children, but also by many who stop over in Dubai before continuing on their journey to distant Asian or oceanic destinations.

The United Arab Emirates is located between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. I am a federal state made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, the capital, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Qaywayn. This country is known around the world for its oil production and the exuberant wealth that comes with it. Thanks to the huge wealth they possessed, much has been invested in impressive tourist attractions.



Symbol of tourist expansion are above all Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where in addition to tourist attractions, record structures have been built. The tallest skyscraper in the world, the only 7-star hotel, a ski slope in the middle of the desert, are just some of the sensational attractions that you can see in Dubai.

The main cities

Dubai - The largest city in the UAE and is the main destination for tourists. The city offers over 50% of the attractions present in the country.
Abu Dhabi - The capital of the United Arab Emirates
Sharjah - One of the cheapest destinations in the country with its own particular charm.
Ajman - The smallest emirate, a major shopping destination.
Fujairah - Another emirate, the peculiarity is to be the only one who does not reside in the Persian Gulf.
Ras Al-Khaimah - It is the northernmost Emirate of the Persian Gulf, not far from the borders with Oman
Jebel ali - A port city.



Weather

The climate from late October to mid-March is quite pleasant, with temperatures ranging from a maximum of 27 ° C to a minimum of 15 ° C. Thus the end of autumn, winter and early spring are the best time to visit the United Arab Emirates.

The sky in this period is almost always sunny and the rains can fall only occasionally. In summer it can get very hot with temperatures that can exceed 50 ° C. Furthermore, high humidity can create discomfort.

Although the country's climate is dry, it only receives a few days of rain a year. The availability of water is not lacking, in fact the city parks are green and luxuriant and always watered. Most of this water comes from desalination.

Getting around

The most comfortable way to move in the United Arab Emirates is the bus. The prices of public transport are quite cheap and for those who spend more days the season tickets are certainly convenient. Transfers in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai can also be made by metro.


Traveling between the airport and the city is also recommended by bus. The service is very efficient and economical, and it also allows you to easily plan the itinerary to reach the hotel. The cost of transportation by TAXI it is not high, and if you take it in a group the price is little more than that of the bus.

Moving by car and therefore rent a car it is a choice to be carefully considered. Driving is not permitted if you have drunk any type of alcoholic beverage. Also, to drive in the Emirates it is advisable to pay enough attention. The pros of getting around by car are the cheap car rental prices and the price of gasoline 4 times lower than in Spain.


 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Photo from Istock
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