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United Arab Emirates sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

View from hotel room at night The United Arab Emirates remain one of the most famous and popular resort destinations in the world. The country welcomes guests all year round. Each from the 7 Emirates is famous for its own landmarks, excursions and entertainment. One can see the Arabian culture in its full splendor during a visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the country. The city simply amazes travelers with its lush greenery. Here, among beautiful parks, you will see luxury palaces, old forts, modern skyscrapers and entertainment centres.
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Fans of shopping are recommended to visit Dubai, where they will find the biggest market in the UAE. As much fine jewelry is sold on this market, it has become widely known as the Golden Market (Gold Souk). Besides that, there are also several important architectural landmarks in Dubai, such as Sheikh Mohammed Palace, Jumeirah Mosque and other ancient buildings.
In Sharjah you will see the beautiful Cultural Square and unforgettable Pearl Monument. There are also several large bazaars, restaurants and entertainment centers in this Emirate. The Al Ain Emirate is famous for its natural landmarks. Besides nature reserves and national parks, there are several beautiful botanic gardens in Al Ain, as well as a large zoo. Actually, ordinary city streets look like a big blooming garden thanks to numerous flowerbeds and many exotic flowers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Dreamland Aqua Park, which is located in Umm Al Quwain, is known as one of the most famous entertainment parks in the country. Rich choice of attractions, playgrounds for kids, swimming pools and parks zones for picnics have made this park very popular, so it attracts hundreds of visitors every day. There is also a theater in the aqua park, so besides thrilling rides visitors are welcome to attend various performances and concerts that take place there every day. Wild Wadi Aqua Park is no less popular. This park is located in Dubai and is particularly famous for the Kamikaze ride - the 15 meter high ride ends with a giant swimming pool. Beautiful waterfalls, unhurried rivers and swimming pools with artificial waves make Wild Wadi the best place for rest during a hot day.
Burj Alarab, Dubai When describing architectural landmarks of the UAE, it's simply impossible to forget to mention Hatta Fort that is located in a small village. Even several centuries ago the fort was a very important protective facility. Nowadays, travelers are welcome to know more about the history of the fort in a local museum. Modern buildings are no less interesting and are also worth close attention as some of them really deserve it, for example, Burj Al Arab – the most luxurious and expensive hotel in the world.
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History and Entertainment

The UAE are one of the most developed countries from a tourist point of view. There are world-famous hotels and restaurants, huge shopping malls, and entertainment centers. Most of the tourists associate the Emirates only with beach recreation and shopping. Only few people know that there are excellent conditions for winter sports in Dubai.
In 2005, in the shopping and entertainment Mall of Emirates was the ski center Sky Dubai opened. Its area is almost 25 000 m2. The indoor center is equipped with powerful snow-making machines that produce over 30 tons of snow every day. In the center, there are ski routes, special zones for snowboarding, and well-equipped playgrounds for children. Almost 1500 people relax in this unusual entertainment center every day. Besides ski routes, the guests can visit a big skating rink.
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The Emirates are very popular with shopping enthusiasts not only because of different malls. From year to year, an international shopping festival is held in Dubai. Its guests can not only buy unique items with a high discount, but also take part in different entertainments. The festival begins in the second half of January and ends in February. Its guests can take part in interesting lotteries and contests. There are concerts and bullfights organized but the main event of the festival is selling products from all over the world.
Shopping enthusiasts should certainly visit the UAE at any time of the year. There are excellent shopping malls and colorful markets in every emirate. In Dubai, there is the biggest shop of free trade in the world. The prices of different products here are 30-50% lower than in many European countries.
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You should go to noisy eastern markets for rare spices and sweets. Jewels of the local production are very popular with tourists too. On the market, you can always buy luxurious silk fabrics, clothes in national style, hand-made carpets, and interesting souvenirs from local craftsmen. The most popular souvenirs are beautiful coffee pots, hookahs, hand-made caskets, and copper items. Fans of practical gifts will definitely like items of camel hair.
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Jumeirah Mosque

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It was built in 1979 by order of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Notwithstanding that the mosque was built thirty years ago, today it looks quite modern and fresh. All because there were used modern technologies and high-quality materials. The mosque is a luxurious monument made in the best Muslim traditions. The main building material is the rosy sandstone.

The building stands from other buildings with the snow-white walls with a great illumination and a huge central cupola. The minarets of the Jumeirah Mosque are rather high, that’s why you can see them from different parts of the city. The Mosque is open for everyone. The visitors can adore the marvellous ornamental patterns on the walls and the floor, with a great handmade carpet. … Read all

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is in a top six largest world mosques. Its decoration adores everybody and it is quite hard to find alike mosque in the whole world. The mosque was named in honour of the first president of the United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose tomb is on the territory of the mosque. It has been built within eleven years and was opened only in 2007. Its whole area is 5 627 square meters and the minaret’s high is 107 meters.

The main building material of the mosque is the marble. We have to pay a special attention to the huge square that is surrounded the building. There you can see wonderful designs from colourful marble. The mosque is open for every religion. That’s why tourists also like it. Despite other mosques, this one is open for women. If … Read all

Headquarters of Aldar

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
In Abu Dhabi, you can see a great circular glass building. The circle is embedded in the ground and resembles a glass disk. ALDAR Laing O’Rourke – the main contractor of this building – has chosen the place for Headquarters of Aldar. The unusual building was finished in 2010 and at once became the most unbelievable and effect futuristic place in the whole world. Its high is 121 meters. All 23 floors are used for the commercial purposes.

This office centre can have at once up to 20 000 people. Since the building, the unusual skyscraper became a real decoration of the city. You can see it as from the seaside as from the central part of the city. The unusual form was chosen not by accident. The skyscraper has a deep symbolic meaning. The circle is a symbol or rationality, stability … Read all
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Dubai
Next to the skyscraper is another amazing attraction – the Dubai Musical Fountain. It is the largest fountain in the world. In the evening, it represents an amazing extravaganza of water, music and light. The height of its jets reaches 275 meters. In the evening, the fountain highlights 6,000 light sources of different power. The fountain is located in the middle of an artificial lake, which makes it even more unusual. In modern and dynamic Dubai, there is the very colorful historical … Read more
Abu Dhabi
The ethnographic museum "Heritage Village" will be an ideal place to explore the culture and traditions of local residents. It is stylized as a classical Bedouin settlement, with several tents set up on site of the museum, inside of which are hidden curious artefacts. On the territory of the museum there are several intriguing workshops, where you can observe the manufacture of household items, fascinating souvenirs and jewellery. Tourists with limited funds will be pleased to learn that this … Read more
Sharjah
One of the most visited cultural centers in Sharjah is the Naval Museum opened not so long ago, in 2009. The main exhibits in the themed museum are exact copies of famous trade, naval and fishing ships. In the museum halls, famous navigators’ portraits are famous. Since its opening, the museum is a place where interesting themed events are regularly held. The beautiful building in the national style is occupied with the Arabian Wildlife Center. It is located quite far from the heart … Read more
Ras al Khaimah
Travelers in search of excursions to important historic areas will find it very interesting to attend Bojnice Castle that is located nearby. Built yet during the Middle Ages, the castle has survived until our days in great condition. There are many mysterious legends about the beautiful castle. Local people believe that ghosts live there. History fans should not forget to explore the medieval town of Spis located nearby. It is easy to spend a whole day exploring fabulous landmarks of this … Read more
Jumeirah
To many tourists, the most popular place in Jumeirah is the shopping center Gold and Diamond Park. This is a unique shopping center, in the walls of which, dozens of jewelry stores are accessible. Here you can buy jewelry for every taste and purse. A visit to this grandiose shopping complex will be interesting even for those who do not expect to buy jewelry. In the shopping center is a very interesting museum which features ancient Arabic jewelry. The real historical landmark of Jumeirah … Read more
Fujairah
The city is really rich in beautiful sculptures and fountains. This place is not overloaded with massive skyscrapers, making it even more comfortable for high quality rest. Despite the small age of the emirate, here have remained really many historical monuments. The ancient fort is surely the most famous of them. Local museums exhibit a collection of artifacts discovered by archaeologists during excavations in such areas as Bithnah and Qidfa. Fujairah attracts tourists with its magnificent … Read more

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