The United Arab Emirates will captivate you with a fascinating mixture of Islamic culture and traditions as well as modern metropolises. Many travelers associate the Emirates only with Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but there is much more waiting for you than vibrant cities with their iconic skyscrapers. Also the unique landscape - for example the Hadjar Mountains with excellent hiking trails and the towering dunes of endless deserts - offers restful peace and quiet. A trip through the United Arab Emirates will be unforgettable in any case!
The diverse mosaic of seven sheikdoms holds a feast for all the senses: magnificent mosques are lined up here next to futuristic buildings, while a beguiling scent of oriental spices is in the air. Marvel at the hustle and bustle of the traditional wooden boats, the Abras, on Dubai Creek or go on a discovery tour of the impressive underwater world while diving and snorkeling along the coast.
The Liwa Oasis is located on the northern foothills of the Rub al-Khali, the largest sand desert in the world, which stretches like an ocean of sand over the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. With temperatures of up to 60 degrees Celsius, it has the hottest temperatures in the world. The special fertility of the oasis is exploited by means of a sophisticated irrigation system. The date palm plantations are particularly spectacular.
A trip to the United Arab Emirates should not be without a visit to the most famous mosque in the world. It is the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first President of the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the fourth largest mosque in the world!
Without a doubt, the Burj Khalifa will be a highlight of your trip that you will remember with pleasure. The imposing complex is known all over the world as the highest building in the world. Drive up to the 148th floor and look forward to a fantastic view over the whole splendor of Dubai, which will simply amaze you.
"The Palm Jumeirah" is an artificially created island in the shape of a palm tree. It offers its visitors a variety of luxurious hotels and international restaurants of superlatives. Visit Dubai Marina, the world's largest man-made marina - take a leisurely stroll around the area, explore the surroundings or visit the entertainment complexes of the new district. Less
The United Arab Emirates are characterized by a subtropical, dry and above all hot desert climate with significant temperature fluctuations between day and night. So it is extremely hot between May and October - here the temperatures during the day rise up to 100-120°F! Between November and April, however, there are pleasant temperatures between 70-90°F, with very little rainfall.
The best time for an adventure in the United Arab Emirates is therefore between November and April, when it is a bit cooler and less humid. During this time you can also experience some great festivities: Dubai International Film Festival between November and December, the Dubai International Jazz Festival between February and March and the Dubai World Cup - the famous horse race between March and April.