According to a study published by the tour operator Kuoni, in the event of a more favourable context for travelling next year, the United Arab Emirates will be the place that the greatest number of people want to visit. What about you? What will be the first destination you will head to in 2021?
here are top-rated tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates:
1. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is one of the United Arab Emirates most famous buildings and the soaring sky-high landmark of Dubai. Not only is it the world’s tallest building, it also lays claim to the titles of tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest observation deck in the world, and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. A trip up to the observation deck, with its panoramic views across Dubai, is a sightseeing highlight for most tourists who visit, though for those who suffer from vertigo, it might be best to give it a miss.
2. Hajar Mountains
The Hajar Mountains are the largest in the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and the UAE, and the rocky and rugged terrain provides a serious challenge for hiking enthusiasts. You can also make the trip on four wheels rather than on your feet, by booking a full-day safari from Dubai, so you can discover the dramatic canyons and valleys of the nation’s highest mountain range. Soak in the glorious solitude of the area, far removed from the hectic nature of big city life, before visiting the picturesque villages that lie in the shadow of the mountains.
3. Jebel Jais
The highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Jais in the emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah has become much easier to access in recent years thanks to the switchback road that twists and turns all the way up the mountainside.
At the top of the road, a series of landscaped terraces and viewing platforms offer up mountain vistas that roll right down to the sea, while those hankering to pair up their mountain scenery with an adrenaline buzz can opt to throw themselves off the peak on the world’s longest zipline, which runs down the side of Jebel Jais for over two kilometers, reaching up to 120 kilometers per hour.
4. Jebel Hafeet
Travel the most beautiful highway in the world and see Jebel Hafeet, the boundary mountain between the two countries! Jebel Hafeet is definitely the top treasure destination of this trip to Abu Dhabi! This is the boundary mountain between Abu Dhabi and Oman, and the different colors of the two countries can be seen on the top of the mountain. At the same time, this is also the most beautiful self-driving route in the UAE! Walking through the tortuous mountain roads, the oasis interspersed among the desolate deserts has a special flavor. If you come to watch the sunset and night view at dusk, it will be beautiful! Have a chance to come and see! There is basically no Chinese information in this attraction, so you can only go there by car.
5. The Desert
For those with an adventurous streak, make a beeline for the empty stretch of desert hugging the coastline outside the cities. You’ll find plenty of things to do here, from four-wheel-drive trips and dune-buggy journeys to sand boarding, hiking, and camel treks. Most people plan a desert day trip from Dubai, but Abu Dhabi and Fujairah are also excellent bases for desert sightseeing. Bedouin-style dinners are a softer alternative if you want to experience the empty beauty of the desert.
There’s a beach for everyone in the United Arab Emirates. From the city beaches along the coast of Dubaii, with their high-rise background, and Abu Dhabi’s golden sand beaches along its island-littered coastline, to the luxury sweeps of sand around Ajman and the wilder beaches of the Emirate of Fujairah, you have plenty of choice. Many luxury hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have private patches of sand, which non-guests can use for a day fee. Water-sports such as diving, Jet Skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkeling are also available at many resort locales.
For many visitors to the United Arab Emirates, shopping is one of the main attractions. There are megalithic, glitzy malls by the dozen, but for a more local approach to shopping jaunts, you can’t beat the souks (market streets).
In Dubai, the Deira district is the main destination, with its world-famous gold souk and rather more down-to-earth fish souk, but all of the Emirati cities have their own souk districts to explore. The souks are where you come to get a good deal on local handicrafts and much better prices (with some haggling) on products than you’d get at one of the malls.
8. Dubai Creek Dhow Ride
The first traces of civilisation around Dubai Creek date back to around 2500 BC, and for generations, the warm and shallow water of river Zara has been supporting the local pearl and fishing industries. Taking a Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise is a walk down the history lane, with the smell of spices wafting by from the Spice souk, the glitter of gold shimmering from the Gold Souk and the sand brown old almost-skyscrapers of Dubai decking the fringes of the creek. The sights, sounds and smells will take you back to the charm of old Dubai. Sounds tempting right? We have all you need to know about taking a Dubai Dhow Cruise right here in the blog, so read on and gift yourself a surreal experience.