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

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
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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.
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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Dubai Opera House

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
Dubai Opera House is not just a cultural center. It is an outstanding architectural landmark of world significance. World-renowned symphony orchestras, theaters, and ballet companies have performed at the theater since its opening. The theater is designed for 2,000 seats. The famous Dutch architect Janus Rostock designed it. The theater is located in the heart of Downtown. It has become the main cultural center for the city since its opening.

Despite the official name, the theater was originally planned to be used for a variety of cultural and social events. It is suitable for organizing exhibitions and conferences. It is possible to hold concerts and presentations in the building. Construction of the unique theater began in 2012. It was fully completed in 2016. The building of the … Read all

Capital Gate

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
The legendary Capital Gate skyscraper is located in Abu Dhabi. It is a true world leader in terms of the level of tilt at present. The height of the skyscraper is 160 meters. Specialists of the famous architectural firm RMJM London worked on its project. About 2.2 billion US dollars were invested in the construction of the skyscraper. Capital Gate is a record holder of the Guinness World Records today. It is marked in it as the building with the highest angle of tilt in the world.

The building leans to the West. The deviation indicator is 18 degrees. The leaning tower of Pisa, which is only 4 degrees off the vertical, seems quite modest in comparison with a skyscraper. Capital Gate was built this way on purpose, unlike many other leaning towers. An innovative engineering approach was … Read all

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
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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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
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
The foundation of Ajman took place in 1816. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and his followers were the first settlers in this area. For many years, people had to work hard to survive. They were fishing, growing crops, and even trying pearl fishery. Thanks to these efforts, people got enough money to establish first manufactures. Starting from that moment, local people began to make clothing, blankets, and pavilions for sale. For many years, Ajman was the leader in pearl fishery until … Read more
Ras al Khaimah
Travelers interested in exciting water entertainments will find it amusing to visit Ice Land Aquapark. The complex started as an aquapark and steadily turned into a multifunctional entertainment center. Nowadays, it features not only swimming pools and water slides but also numerous restaurants and cafes, and even a large shopping center. The aquapark has become internationally famous because of a gorgeous manmade waterfall, the height of which is 36 meters. There is also a beautiful … Read more
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
Some unique nature reserves including Wadi Vuraiya Park are also presented on the territory of the sheikdom. Wadi Vuraiya Park covers about 127 sq. km. Sources of fresh water so rare for the state are located there. The main part of the park is occupied by rocky mountains. They include numerous lakes, rivers, and streams. About 300 species of plants and more than a hundred animal species live there. The ancient El Heil fort is a bright monument of colonial times. It was built by the … Read more
Abu Dhabi Region
In order to shop for branded items by the world’s most famous companies, it is better to visit local shopping centers. Quite an interesting fact – it is allowed to bargain in shops same as on markets. Do not hesitate to ask for a discount on an item you like. On the market, it is possible to reduce the price in half by bargaining, and in shops, the discount will be smaller, approximately 20-30%. Visiting the camel market has become a popular entertainment that tourists genuinely enjoy. It … Read more

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