Top 8 Tourist Destinations in United Arab Emirates
By Emaratiya On 11 Oct, 2016 At 11:27 AM | Categorized As Holiday | No Comments

Planning for UAE Escapade? We have prepared a checklist for you, see our Top 8 Tourist Destinations in United Arab Emirates!

1. Burj Khalifa

The soaring sky-high landmark of Dubai and the most famous building in Dubai Not only is it the world’s tallest building, but it also lays claim to the titles of tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest observation deck in the world and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. A trip up to the observation deck with its panoramic views across Dubai is a sightseeing highlight for most tourists who visit, though for those who suffer from vertigo it might be best to give it a miss.

Burj Khalifa | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a mammoth modern mosque of incredible beauty. Harnessing contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship skills, the mosque is a harmonious blend of modern and old. It doesn’t fail to dazzle all who enter with its lavish use of gold, mosaic work and glass work, marble in gigantic proportions and blindingly white stone contrasting dramatically under the Emirati blue sky.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

3. Jebel Hafeet

The summit of Jebel Hafeet is a favourite day trip from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, with sumptuous desert panoramas all the way up to the top on the winding road. After the twisting mountain road drive, it’s all about the views and you are rewarded with being able to see across the area’s vast sweep of desert.

Jebel Hafeet | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Jebel Hafeet | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

4. Al-Bidyah Mosque

The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Bidyah is an important historical site that lies in the Emirate of Fujairah. Although modest in proportions, this adobe building was beautifully designed with its original ventilation shaft patterns in the walls still visible. The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site, where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated.

Al-Bidyah | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Al-Bidyah | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

5. Hajar Mountains

The Hajar Mountains scythe through the desert, creating the jagged and wild heart of the United Arab Emirates. Twisting roller-coaster roads with spectacular scenery along the way connects the region’s tiny villages. There are wadis (valleys) to explore and hiking opportunities abound.

Hajar Mountains | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Hajar Mountains | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

6. Dubai Museum

Dubai’s museum is a great place to get a feel for traditional life before the oil boom transformed the United Arab Emirates. There are good displays about local Bedouin life as well as exhibits exploring how fishing and pearl diving were the economic mainstays until the mid-20th century. The museum is based in the well-restored Al-Fahidi Fort, made of traditional coral-block architecture.

Dubai Museum | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Dubai Museum | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

7. Desert Excursions

For those with an adventurous streak, make a beeline for the empty stretch of desert hugging the coastline outside the cities. There is a myriad of things to do in the desert, from four-wheel-drive trips and dune-buggy journeys, to sand boarding, hiking and camel treks. Most people plan a desert trip from Dubai, but Abu Dhabi and Fujairah are also excellent bases for desert sightseeing. For those less inclined to adventure, Bedouin-style dinners are a softer alternative if you want to experience the empty beauty of the desert.

Desert Excursions | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Desert Excursions | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

8. Beaches

There’s a beach for everyone in the United Arab Emirates, from the city beaches surrounding Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the enclave of luxury sweeps of sand around Ajman and the wilder beaches of the Emirate of Fujairah. Many luxury hotels have private patches of sand, which non-guests can use for a day fee. Water-sports such as diving, jet skiing and snorkeling are also available at many resort locales.

Beaches | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

Beaches | Top 8 Tourist Destination in United Arab Emirates

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