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Experience United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates, Middle East
United Arab Emirates Middle East
United Arab Emirates Middle East

Experience United Arab Emirates

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On the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula lies an exotic collection of kingdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates. The majority of the seven emirates is sand but it is the oil that lies beneath their lands that has fuelled their extraordinary development. Today they offer a fascinating potpourri of Arabian charm and western modernity that has definitely made them one of the hottest destinations to visit in recent years.

Best known among the seven are Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Dubai is extravagant in every way and is a city where the dynamics are always transient and ever-changing with its constant urge to construct something better and bigger than the previous. The contrasts here are breathtaking, you can ride a camel near the city and watch traditional wooden dhows sailing past the newest architectural marvels.

Abu Dhabi, the largest of the Emirates and the political capital, prides itself on its museums and art galleries. More conservative Sharjah is the Emirates’ cultural heart and is also home to one of the Middle East’s best zoos.

With fantastic hotels, amazing food, wide range of retail store shopping and desert safaris, the United Arab Emirates is an area of opulence and culture. You can be sure of one thing, choose to visit any of the Emirates and a world of options awaits you.

United Arab Emirates Fast Facts:
Country Name:
United Arab Emirates
Population: 4.6 Million
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Languages: Arabic, English, Persian, Hindi and Urdu
Religion: Muslim, Hinduism and Christianity
Ramaden: Differs yearly between Jun-Aug, please check with your consultant
Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham
Time Zone: 8 hours behind New Zealand (9 hours with daylight saving)
Electricity: Current is 220/240, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point rectangle pin adaptor

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