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United Arab Emirates Holidays

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Iconic skyscrapers, rippling deserts and gorgeous beaches combine for exotic holidays to the United Arab Emirates. From innovative Dubai to the dramatic Hajar Mountains, this is a land of incredible adventures.

Comprising seven separate emirates, the United Arab Emirates is a show-stopping travel destination that offers culture and dazzling architecture with a large dose of luxury. Man-made wonders rest on a backdrop of natural beauty, with mountains, wetlands and coral reefs to explore. If you’re a shopaholic, get set for colourful souks and some of the biggest shopping malls in the world.

United Arab Emirates history and culture

Culture vultures are never far from history and tradition on United Arab Emirates holidays. Admire ornate mosques and discover museum treasures. Delve into the lives of Bedouins on desert safaris and watch as artisans weave and craft pottery. Your explorations take place beneath sunny skies, with hot summers and pleasantly cool winters.

Why book United Arab Emirates holidays

Discover the best beaches

The emirates offer visitors long stretches of powdery white sands and clear waters

Cultural hotspot not to miss

Don't forget to visit the world's tallest building in Dubai - The Burj Khalifa

Fab shopping scene

With shopping malls galore in the UAE, there's never been a better time to splash the cash

Family-friendly attractions

From Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi to Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai

Lush natural wonders

Jebel Jais Mountain in Ras al Khaimah is a fascinating landscape to explore, plus, there's a zipline too!

Top attractions to visit

Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit for F1 fans and a guided tour of Dubai's Jumeirah Mosque 

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Top 5 things to do in the United Arab Emirates

Top 5 things to do in the United Arab Emirates

From romantic rooftop dining to family-friendly attractions and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone on holidays to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Enjoy camel rides, fireside dinners and four-wheel driving through the dunes on a desert safari. Go glamping under the stars and learn about the traditions of desert-dwellers.
  • The Dubai Mall is one of the largest in the world and boasts over 1,000 retail stores. After filling your bags to the brim, there’s plenty more to do. Visit the aquarium and zoom around the ice-skating rink.
  • Authentic cultural and heritage sites make Sharjah a hotspot for history buffs. Visit the museums of the Sharjah Heritage Area and the Mleiha Archaeological Site.
  • Swim with views of the iconic Burj Al Arab at Jumeirah Beach and don’t forget to snap a memorable selfie. Golden sand, palm trees and turquoise water complete the picture, with playgrounds, a library and cafes just off the sand.
  • The Corniche is Abu Dhabi’s waterfront promenade, stretching across sandy beaches and landscaped gardens with sweeping views of the skyline. Hire a bike to explore and stop at the Heritage Park.
United Arab Emirates famous landmarks

United Arab Emirates famous landmarks

Have your camera at the ready to capture awe-inspiring landmarks and architecture throughout the United Arab Emirates.

  • The tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is a bucket list destination in itself. Take the journey to the 148th floor to the globe’s highest observation deck. Then, soak up panoramic views of the city and Arabian Desert.
  • Named after its incredible shape, Palm Jumeirah is a manmade island that’s home to luxury resorts, gourmet restaurants and beaches. Hop on the monorail to view the attractions from above.
  • Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is surrounded by elegant, manicured gardens. The Abu Dhabi masterpiece features 80 marble domes, soaring minarets and crystal chandeliers.
  • The dome of Louvre Abu Dhabi seems to float in midair and its web-like pattern filters sunny rays onto the ground below. Inside the striking museum, you’ll see 12 galleries of world-class art collections.
  • Dating back to 1446, Al Badiyah Mosque is known as the oldest in the UAE. Located in Fujairah, the mud-brick mosque has four pointed domes and a prayer hall that’s open to non-muslims.

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United Arab Emirates weather

United Arab Emirates weather
Jan
23°C
Avg. Dry Days 27
Feb
24°C
Avg. Dry Days 24
Mar
27°C
Avg. Dry Days 26
Apr
31°C
Avg. Dry Days 26
Nov
29°C
Avg. Dry Days 27
Dec
25°C
Avg. Dry Days 27

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What’s the best time to visit the United Arab Emirates?

For pleasant temperatures for both the beach and sightseeing, visit the United Arab Emirates between November and March. Average high temperatures are around 24° C.

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