UAE is one of the premier holiday destinations in the world, and with good reason. With its unparalleled shopping experiences, well-maintained beaches, rugged mountains and old-world charm, the UAE has something for everyone. The following is our list of top travel destinations in UAE.
Top Travel Destinations in UAE
1. Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
Dubai’s ultimate landmark, which at 829.8 m, is the tallest building in the world. The Observation Deck on the 124th floor gives a panoramic view of Dubai and beyond. The surrounding Burj Khalifa Park has beautiful greenery and fountains.
2. Dubai’s Artificial Islands
A collection of reclaimed islands, namely Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali, Deira and The World.
The palm-tree shaped Palm Jumeirah has been called the 8th wonder of the world. Its huge size makes it visible from space. Attractions like shopping outlets, fine-dining restaurants, amusement parks, sky-diving, beaches, clubs and water sports are sure to keep boredom away. The 5 star aqua-themed Hotel Atlantis is an architectural landmark here.
The World is a man-made cluster of islands shaped like a small world map. The engineering ingenuity that has gone into its construction makes it a must-see destination.
3. Ferrari World (Yas Island, Abu Dhabi)
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is located on Yas Island on the North East side of Abu Dhabi’s mainland, a 10-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from the city of Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai Marina.
Ferrari World claims to be the largest indoor theme park in the world. The enclosed indoor area accessible to the public is large enough to fit seven football fields head-to-toe.
Ferrari World is home of the the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph).
4. Global Village (Dubai)
Global Village is Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural attraction with a unique shopping experience at 31 pavilions each representing a different country. Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side then Oud Metha then Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37. Foodies can enjoy a variety of cuisines all at the same place. Other attractions include thrilling rides, firework displays and cultural performances.
5. Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium
Al Ain Zoo is the largest zoo in the UAE, with an area of 900 hectares. It houses over 4,000 animals, a large number of which belong to ‘endangered’ category. Visitors here can feed giraffes, ride camels and visit the petting zoo. A half-hour bird show featuring a variety of birds is conducted here every evening.
6. Khor Fakkan (Fujairah)
Khor Fakkan is a town located along the Gulf of Oman on the east coast of UAE. The town, the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah, is set on the picturesque bay of Khor Fakkan, which means “Creek of Two Jaws”.
The Al Wurrayah Falls in Khor Fakkan are one of the most popular falls in UAE. The backdrop of Hajar Mountains make this spot breathtaking.
Situated on the Hajar Mountains, 120 km east of Dubai, Hatta is famous for wadi bashing and off-roading adventures.