Discover the Beauty of the Middle East
The United Arab Emirates is definitely something to see. One of the richest countries in the world, the Emirates have spent a large portion of their wealth keeping up with, and in many instances, leading the way in technology.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Climate: The climate in the UAE in summer is hot. Winter does cool down a bit and depending where you are in the country, it can get quite cold at times.
Best times to visit: December, March and April.
Time Zone: UTC + 4
Languages: Arabic, English and Hindi
Power: 220 V 50 Hz
Currency: Emirati Dirham
The question is not what to do, but what do you want to do? Dubai and the Emirates have it all. There are beautiful beaches to explore, and you can go sailing, snorkeling, or swimming in the beautiful warm seas. Try all the water sports you want to. There are more than enough to entertain.
Being a country of booming cities and a melting pot of different cultures, various events are held year round so keep an eye on the events calendar to decide on the time of year you want to visit by checking out:
Shopping and Festivals all year round
The shopping in the Emirates is amazing with HUGE shopping centers to explore, featuring some of the most amazing bargains you'll ever encounter. Started in 1998 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Abu Dhabi Shopping Festival opened on February 6th with a theme of "Gold". Each subsequent week was dedicated to a particular shopping theme such as fashion, food and electronics. Dubai also staged a Summer Surprises festival in July. It was held for the first time at the Dubai Shopping Festival '99. The Kite Festival is a very colorful event with kites from all over the world represented.
The hotels are world renowned and on an international level, some of the best you'll find. Check out the beautiful Jumeirah, the world's most spectacular hotel or choose to stay in one of the other beautiful hotels. http://www.uae.org.ae/tourist/index.htm