The United Arab Emirates has so much to offer travellers looking for a fulfilling holiday jam-packed with cultural experiences, man-made feats, nature at its best (in both the desert and beaches that call the country their home), and one of the most cosmopolitan populations in the world.
Attracting travellers from across the globe year-after-year, the UAE’s popularity is only growing, and it’s no surprise. If you are one of the lucky travellers visiting the UAE for your next holiday, here are four amazing attractions that should not be missed!
Aquaventure Water Park – Dubai
This Dubai water park is a hit with groups of friends and families alike, as it has numerous sides and rides that will entertain everyone who walks through their gates.
Split into two areas – The Tower of Poseidon and The Tower of Neptune – Aquaventure is bursting at the seams with fast and furious slides, water-coasters and some family-friendly and kid-friendly options, too.
With a chance to get up close and personal with rays and sharks, the opportunity to relax while the kids go crazy on the slides on the private 700-metre stretch of beach, and food options on hand to feed hungry kids, it really is one of the city’s most popular and fabulous attraction.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi
If you have not heard of the Sheikh ZAyed Grand Mosque before, you should not miss out on experiencing it if you are visiting Abu Dhabi.
It is considered to be the key site for worship in the entirety of the UAE, and is a grand building that will undoubtedly take your breath away when you lay eyes on it.
The country’s grand mosque features contemporary architecture and design and ancient craftsmanship skills, bringing together both new and old to create a magnificent place of worship.
With its gold accents, mosaic and glass work and gorgeous marble tiles, makes this mosque stand out from the surrounding buildings.
If you want to visit this grand mosque, there are both guided and self-tours available, depending on your preference.
Sharjah Arts Museum – Sharjah
Art and museum fanatics will love this next attraction, as it is the most important museum that is solely dedicated to the arts in the whole of the United Arab Emirates.
Home to the most diverse collection of artworks by both Arabic artists and European artists that specialised in painting the Arab world, the Sharjah Art Museum allows visitors to immerse themselves in Arabic culture and tradition while learning something new.
Trip to the Desert
Nature lovers will appreciate the next attraction the most. As much as Dubai offers a cosmopolitan city filled with man-made feats that will have even the most experienced city-slickers staring in wonder and amazement, but it is home to a stunning red-sand desert that should be explored.
This stretch of desert attracts adventure-seekers looking for thrilling activities – like 4x4ing – and the chance to spend a night under the star-studded sky – both of which you can do. The desert is accessible from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.
No matter what city you choose to visit in the United Arab Emirates, there are a number of amazing attractions that will entertain the whole family.