A Sightseeing trip of UAE
My previous blog post was about the top five travel spots across the world that I wanted to visit once in my life. After visiting Dubai, I am very much inspired of the hospitality of Arabians. The United Arab Emirates is like a glittering jewel of Arab World. Despite being recognized as business and financial hub, strategic efforts of government enabled this country to achieve a prominent position among international tourism destinations. The destination has been world renowned for picturesque white sandy beaches and golden deserts. Having considered the positive role of travel and tourism industry on economy, State Government have made new rules and flexible policies to support all kind of travelers and tourists that are considering visiting UAE. Developers also started paying attention to construct travel and tourism related projects like hotels, resorts, airports, road network, transportation and leisure and entertainment spots across its all seven Emirates with aim to provide top end services for tourists and visitors.
Where is it on world map?
Efficiently serving the role of linkage between East and West, UAE is ideally located in the heart of Persian Gulf. The Middle Eastern country is bordered with three major gulf countries, Saudi Arab, Qatar and Oman. Spreading over the total land area of 83,600 600 square kilometers, with beaches stretched over 700 kilometers on Persian Gulf, UAE ranked on third position in terms of area among Gulf Council Countries.
Facts justifying United Arab Emirates a global tourism destination
In spite of its outstanding geographical location on the cross roads of Asia and Europe, there are other number of facts that have been efficiently justified the country among world’s premier tourism destinations. Security and stability of major sectors like economical and political have executed well to get it recognized as a favorite destination to visit. The charm of natural beauty and charisma of splendid and luxury accommodation, leisure and entertainment spots attracted millions of holiday makers to visit UAE to create memorable memories.
The crime rate is almost negligible all over the UAE, making it perfect for roving and walking on streets and shopping freely without being scared of snatchers and robbers. For nature lovers like me, UAE has to offer golden sunshine over white sandy beaches, unique flora and fauna of golden deserts and wild life that can truly mesmerize the one who loves nature. Moreover, tourists will surely love to enjoy the adventure, sports and nightlife attractions. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah are seven UAE Emirates that are known to possess diverse geography, culture, architectural masterpieces and historical archeological sites. Especially, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have shown great progress during the past few years and today efficiently serving travelers and holiday makers visiting UAE.
Sight Seeing of UAE
Finally you have decided visiting UAE for upcoming holiday, I am sure you must be thinking that where should you go to get maximum fun and entertainment during this vacation. As UAE has almost everything from sun, sea, adventure and glamour, it’s up to you how you want to enjoy. For first time visitors I would suggest starting your trip form Dubai. The second largest Emirate is world renowned for its breathtaking architectural wonders, luxury hotels and exciting adventure trips. It does not mean that you limit yourself and don’t consider visiting other emirates. If you want to enjoy watching untouched beauty of deserts, mountains and sea shores, I will suggest you planning a short trip to Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Qaiwai and Sharjah.
Although, UAE is a deserted country it has almost everything to seduce tourists with diverse mindset and taste. Below I am going to discuss about major sightseeing and fun associated with the country.
Luxury and Adventure
The two largest Emirates of UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai have played a great role to transform the country’s image among luxury and adventure destinations across the globe. The luxury accommodation options like hotel, resorts and villas and luxury shopping malls allure tourists and holiday makers. Those who can’t afford expensive bills of hotels and resorts may choose other affordable short term rentals like hotel apartments, serviced apartments and studios for their accommodation. Whereas, UAE also offers water, sand and air based adventures for people of all age group with diverse taste. Kids range from toddlers to teens and adults and old age fellows find equal opportunities to enjoy fun and adventure. Visitors can enjoy adventure trips like desert safari, quad biking, hot air balloon, sand boarding, camel racing and horse riding in deserts.
Water activities adults may enjoy include dhow cruising, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling sea plane flight and water skiing on beach side. Especially, kids will love visiting water parks, ski resorts and theme parks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubailand, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Dubai Aquarium and Aquavneture are the few magnificent purposefully constructed leisure and entertainment spots of UAE. Last but not the least shopping malls of Dubai and Abu Dhabi also provide great fun and entertainment for their visitors. You can enjoy sitting in food court where you can enjoy delicious international cuisines and your kids will have great time at play area. Most of the malls possess 3D cinemas to entertain visitors. IbneBatuta Mall, Mall of Emirates, Mushrif Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall are few famous shopping malls of UAE.
Historical and Archeological spots
All seven UAE Emirates are known to possess mesmerizing historical and archeological sites like forts, mosques and museums, which efficiently attract tourists, who possess intimate love for history and traditional culture. Among all seven Emirates, Sharjah is known as cultural capital of UAE. The Emirate also has beautiful collection of restored architectural structures in addition to ultra modern sky scrapers. Sharjah also houses famous museums and archeology sites of UAE like Sharjah Art and Archeology Museum and Heritage Village. After being named as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO in 1998, Government started paying attention to develop cultural developments like museums and mosques.
Sun, Sea and Natural Beauty
Despite being located on desert, United Arab Emirates possess unmatched natural beauty, which is dotted across all seven Emirates of UAE. All seven Emirates have been showing diverse geography with beautiful coastal line. Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Qaiwain are famous for their natural beauty. Visitors will be amazed watchingextravagant mountains, lush green landscapes, white sandy beaches and beautiful sunshine. Especially Umm Al Qaiwain is known to be the most fertile land. It lush green mangroves spread over the coastal areas of Persian Gulf and islands across the bank. Ras Al Khor is another piece of land, which is known to serve as host for more than 500 species of flora and fauna of UAE. It is a 14 km long watercourse that spreads over 620 hectares. It consists of saline flats, intertidal mudflats, small lagoons, mangroves and pools. During the winter season the site provide temporary shelter for more than 2000 water birds of almost 67 species flying from East African-West Asian countries. The eco-tourism destination is the part of Dubai city that attracts local and international visitors.
This shows that United Arab Emirates struggled very hard to achieve this status of sightseeing destination among international travel destination. You will definitely enjoy UAE trip as the destination has lot of sightseeing and attractions for its visitors.
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