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 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.
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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Famous and uniques places in United Arab Emirates from our review series

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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