Find Affordable Flights to United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates (UAE) is almost synonymous with its most famous city of Dubai. However, UAE has much more to offer beneath Dubai’s futuristic façade, with its six other emirates each exuding its own charm and character. Drive south from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, UAE’s capital and more cultural metropolis or head north to the artistic and cultural hub of Sharjah. Activities here in UAE are aplenty, such as diving in the clear cerulean waters of the Gulf of Oman, indulge in some retail therapy or chill on its pristine beaches. And although there is no magic carpet, you can definitely take an adrenaline-filled rover ride through the glittering sand and golden brown dunes of Rub’ Al Khali desert. UAE is certainly a country with endless possibilities. Only two seasons exist in this tropical desert country: The hot and hotter. Be prepared to endure scorching temperatures most parts of the year but try to plan your visit between the months of October and April for slightly more bearable temperatures.
Often dubbed as ‘Las Vegas of the Middle East’, Dubai is an outright display of UAE’s wealth and extravagance. From contemporary skyscrapers to world-class restaurants to futuristic trains, every corner of Dubai is glitzy and unbelievably luxurious. Be it superfine gastronomy or non-stop shopping, set yourself up for a rich and famous lifestyle here in Dubai. Airport: Dubai International Airport
The capital of UAE is as showy as its famous counterpart, Dubai but without compromising on its heritage. Featuring futuristic structures and opulent shopping malls, Abu Dhabi oozes luxury in the highest degree. Yet, it offers ample opportunities for enriching tours around its museums, exhibitions, open-air spice markets and traditional sheesha cafes. Airport: Abu Dhabi International Airport
Declared as the Cultural Capital of UAE by UNESCO in 1998, Sharjah features a more authentic side of UAE. Filled with Heritage and Arts Areas, its well-known souqs and excellent museums, Sharjah will keep you intrigued with its endless treasures. You might even find a magic lamp if you look hard enough. However, bear in mind that Sharjah is a lot less liberal than Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so make sure you dress modestly at all times with no exposed knees, backs or bellies. Airport: Sharjah International Airport
The most iconic landmark in Dubai’s skyline, Burj Khalifa towers over everything by being the world’s tallest building. With 163 storeys, make your way up to the observation deck of UAE’s pride and glory for an eye-popping aerial view of Dubai and its surroundings.
One of the world’s largest mosque, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a symbol of timelessness and Islamic elegance. This monument features 82 domes, enormous 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers, over a 1,000 large columns and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. Decked in white and gold, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was constructed with over 100,000 tonnes of pure white Greek and Macedonian marble.
Transverse into Dubai’s past before it transformed into today’s futuristic metropolis by stepping into its most engaging neighbourhood, the tiny Bastakiya quarter. A treasure trove of restored merchant’s houses, traditional cafés, boutique hotels and contemporary art galleries, Bastakia is a pleasant surprise from the usual ostentatious display of wealth in Dubai’s central districts.