Known For : Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Zoo Al Jahili Fort
Al Ain literally translates to 'the spring' in English, and it was once a vital oasis on the caravan route from the UAE to Oman. The oasis is still open to tourists. Al Ain stands on the UAE - Oman border and is a small and sleepy town away from the hustle bustle of the major cities in UAE like Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is largely known for its greenery and is a beautiful sight to view in the midst of a desert.
Best Time: October to April
Known For : Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Village Snoopy Island Al Bidyah Mosque
Calm and serene, the Emirates of Fujairah is a picturesque place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of contemporary city life. This youngest emirate is an industrial city settled along the east coast still reflecting an essence of simplicity in its life style. Separated from rest of the U.A.E through Hajar Mountains, Fujairah offers an enchanting landscape and a simple lifestyle. Carrying on with its rich cultural heritage, the city is a fascinating fusion of 70km long sandy coastline and lofty mountain ranges.
Best Time: September to December and January to March
Known For : Jebel Jais Jazirat Al Hamra National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
One of the most scenic emirates of U.A.E, Ras Al-Khaimah is nestled along the Persian Gulf Coast at the northern end. The emirate serves as a perfect retreat for locals and tourists with its serene and calm environment and long sandy beaches. Snuggled along the Arabian Gulf with an impressive backdrop of lofty Hajjar Mountains, Ras Al-Khaimah is renowned for its natural raw beauty. The emirate is covering 27 miles of coastline adorned with beautiful lagoons and tranquil sandy beaches making it a perfect destination for vacationers.
Best Time: October to mid April
Known For : Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Louvre Abu Dhabi Ferrari World
Abu Dhabi is a luxurious metropolis with flair of traditional values combined with the modernism of 21st century. It is the largest of the seven Emirates and referred to as a shopperês paradise. The city is dotted with some of the worldês best modern and historic architecture making it a must visit destination.
Best Time: Late October to April
A majestic structure nestled amid skilfully manicured gardens; Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque serves as an impressive landmark to the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world giving its visitors a grand welcome to the city of Abu Dhabi. This marvel of modern Islamic architecture was built by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the remembrance of his father.
The regionÍs first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility built in the foothills of the majestic Jabel Hafeet. Bringing together water and adrenaline-filled adventure, Wadi Adventure makes a great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families.
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Hajar Mountains serves as a majestic backdrop to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah adding to the bag of its natural beauty. The majestic Hajar Mountains are a major part of the emirate adding to its scenic beauty and being one of a major attraction for locals and tourists. With its highest point directing in north, the range slopes into the sea.
Ferrari World is a Ferrari inspired theme park offering adrenaline-pumping experiences to its visitors with its unique concept of rides. Located on Yas Island, Ferrari World is the worldÍs first Ferrari branded park comprising of various Ferrari motivated rides and attractions. It is also the largest indoor theme park wit biggest Ferrari store along with an array of authentic Italian eating joint options.
Known For : Sharjah Desert Park Al Qasba Sharjah Aquarium
The art capital of United States of Emirates, Sharjah displays its history and heritage through its landscape, plethora of museums and conservative living. Earning a title of ¥Cultural Capital of Arab World by UNESCO in 1998, the city of Sharjah is best known for preserving its culture, tradition and heritage. Its Art Museum is world-renowned while fascinating buildings in Heritage Area are immersed with Emirati history.
Best Time: October to April
Dubai, mainly renowned for its great infrastructure, is also known for its adventurous streak. Due to its architectural brilliance, aesthetic surroundings, and sparkling beaches, Dubai has become a favourite of holiday goers and the adrenaline junkies. However, the heart of Dubai is still its desolated desert. And so, to enjoy the desert a bit more effectively, the city presents 'Desert Safari'. The experience is one of its kind and worth every penny spent!
Situated on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, the city of Khor Fakkan is not less than a paradise on Earth. With the Khor Fakkan Beach present on the banks of Gulf of Oman and the Bay of Khor Fakkan, the city is geographically surrounded by the Western Hajar Mountains on its western end.
Known For : Dreamland Aqua Park UAQ National Museum Al Sinniyah Island
Umm al-Quwain is the least populous and the second smallest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The emirate covers an area of 750 square kilometres. Umm al-Quwain is a city not exposed to catastrophic urbanisation like its neighbours and the city still remains reminiscent of its past as a fishing hub.
Jumeirah Archeological site represents vital and distinguished remains of an Islamic city. A visit to this archaeological site takes one back to the Abbasid period, between the 9th and 11th centuries. During this period, the residents practised activities such as pottery, glass, goldsmith iron and manufacture of bronze vessels. The site consists of a total of seven buildings, which are mostly residential houses. But three huge buildings have a public character and also a mosque.
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