United Arab Emirates' 9 Reasons to be Visited

Here are the top places to visit and things to do in United Arab Emirates.


Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095, in the "Book of Geography" by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri. The Venetian pearl merchant Gaspero Balbi visited the area in 1580 and mentioned Dubai for its pearling industry. Since 1799, there has been a settlement known as Dubai town. In the early 19th century, the Al Abu Falasa clan of Bani Yas clan established Dubai, which remained a dependent of Abu Dhabi until 1833.

Today, Dubai City has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai's economy was built on the oil industry, the emirate's model of business drives its economy, with the effect that its main revenues are now from tourism, real estate, and financial services, similar to that of Western countries.

Dubai is famous for the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Museum, a must-see for anyone interested in the social history of the Emirate and indeed the country. A visit starts at the al-Fahidi fort, which has a few examples of the traditional reed houses and other artifacts, but isn't much to look at.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the federal capital and center of government in the United Arab Emirates. The Bani Yas Bedouin tribe made their civilization off the coast of the Persian Gulf in the 16th century due to the discovery of fresh water. This tribe was the most significant in the area, having over 20 subsections. The tribe was originally centered in the Liwa Oasis but the Al Bu Falah subsection migrated to modern Abu Dhabi in 1793. One section within this subsection was named the Al Nahyan Family. This family makes up the rulers of Abu Dhabi today.

Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations.

It is popular to travellers because of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque the 6th largest mosque in the world. Construction is mostly completed.

Liwa Oasis

Liwa Oasis is a large oasis area in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The oasis is the place of birth of the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In 1793, the ruling family Al Nahyan moved their residence from Liwa to the city of Abu Dhabi.


Sharjah is the capital of Sharjah emirate and is the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Like four of its neighbours, Ajman, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwain, its position on the route to India made it important enough to be recognized as a salute state. On 2 December 1971, Sheikh Khalid III joined the United Arab Emirates.
Most travellers go to Sharjah to see the Heritage Area - Good overview available here including a few restorations of old houses. The Heritage is situated near the Corniche between Burj Avenue & Al-Maraija Road.


Ajman is one of the United Arab Emirates. On 8 January 1820, Sheikh Rashid ibn Humayd Al Nuaimi signed the General Maritime Treaty with Britain, accepting a protectorate to keep the Ottoman Turks out. Like four of Ajmān's neighbors, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain, its position on the route to India made it important enough to be recognized as a salute state albeit of the lowest class: 3 guns.
Ajman beach is always a nice place to spend the day in with the warm sun, white sands, and clear waters. Dolphin spotting is also a recreation activity enjoyed in the emirate.


Al-Ain also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, it is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

Historically the area was known as Tawam, Al Buraimi oasis and Al Ain, which means "the water spring". Al Ain has been continuously inhabited for more than four thousand years and is considered central to the cultural heritage of the country.

Until late in 2006, Al Ain and Buraimi enjoyed an open border and functioned as a single economic unit. Then on September 14 of that year, the UAE government closed the open border and required all individuals to clear immigration when entering or leaving the UAE.

Al-Ain is home to the Jebel Hafeet. The second tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Hafeet is surrounded by flat plains on three sides, which afford spectacular views, especially at sunset.


Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one on the Gulf of Oman in the country's east instead of on the Persian Gulf. Fujairah is also home to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates which was built in 1446 of mud and bricks. It is similar to other mosques found in Yemen, eastern Oman, and Qatar. Al Bidyah Mosque has four domes unlike the other similar mosques which have between seven and twelve and lacks a minaret.

Fujairah's economy is based on subsidies and federal government grants distributed by the government of Abu Dhabi the seat of power in the UAE. Local industry consists of cement, stone crushing and mining. Resurgence in the construction activity helped the local industry.

It is known to travellers for the Al Badiyah Mosque,  It is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates it is located in Al Badiyah, northern part of the emirate of Fujairah, UAE.
Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan is a city in Sharjah emirate in the United Arab Emirates. In 1580 the Venetian jeweler Gasparo Balbi noted "Chorf" in a list of places on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, which is considered by historians to indicate Khor Fakkan. The Portuguese built a fort at Khor Fakkan that was a ruin by 1666.
Khor Fakkan is a popular tourism spot, surrounded with huge mountains and attractive beaches. It also features coral outcrops suitable for diving and snorkeling. Khor Fakkan has one 4 star holiday beach resort, the Oceanic Hotel.


Hatta is a town in the United Arab Emirates located in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains.


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