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United Arab Emirates

Most people think of the United Arab Emirates as just one place: Dubai, the sci-fi-like city of iconic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, city-sized malls, indoor ski slopes, and palatial beach resorts. But Dubai isn't the only place in the United Arab Emirates. But there are six more emirates to look forward to, each with its own unique character and appeal

Destination in a Nutshell

83,600 km2


9.89 million


Abu Dhabi


Quick Facts

  • Seven emirates in UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, and Fujairah

  • Dubai has the world's longest driverless metro system, with more than 46 miles of track

  • More than 80% of UAE inhabitants are expats from over 200 countries.

  • Currency United Arab Emirates Dirham

  • Language Arabic

  • Time zone GMT +4

Best Time to Visit

High Season: November to April
  • Outdoor activities and excursions into the desert are at its best

  • Al fresco dining lasts late into the night when the weather isn't too hot.

Shoulder Season: May, September and October
  • The days are hot, and the nights are balmy

  • Pleasant temperatures also mean it's still possible to camp in the desert

Low season: June to August
  • Good deals during the hot and humid summer months

  • Summer sales lure shoppers into the air-conditioned malls


All of our programs can also be tailored to match your needs and preferences.

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