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Best Places to Visit in the United Arab Emirates – How to Get the Best of Your Vacation

The UAE is a country with a rich culture and many places to visit. Here is a list of the best 5 best places to visit on your holiday at UAE.

1

Burj Khalifa

This is undoubtedly one of the places you must visit when you're in the UAE. This is the world's tallest man-made and freestanding structure. The elevator of the Burj Khalifa runs the longest distance on earth. For those who want to sightsee Dubai, visit the observation deck of Burj Khalifa for the best vantage point. The Dubai Mall and the famous dancing fountains are in the same area as the building, so you can cross off more than one thing from your bucket list. There are metros running through the Dubai Mall so getting here is easy.

2

Sheik Zayed Mosque

The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an architectural wonder of the modern day. The mosque is built using ancient architectural techniques along with contemporary designs. This mosque is a representation of modern Islamic architecture. The inside of the mosque is built with glass work, mosaic tiles, and huge amounts of gold and marble. The mosque has a glowing white exterior which is beautiful against the sun. The mosque is located in Al Khaleej al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi. Ask locals when the mosque is open to the public.

3

Hajar Mountains

This would be paradise for all hikers and trekkers visiting the UAE. There are many rollercoaster roads which have the best sceneries on either side. Some of these roads connect the small villages near the desert. There are many dry river beds and valleys along the mountain which are insanely picturesque. If you are interested in bird-watching the Hajar Mountains would be ideal for you. This natural wonder is the heart of UAE and any traveller must visit here to experience the beauty of the country.

4

Sharjah Arts Museum

This is one of the most important museums in UAE that is completely dedicated to the art scene of the country. The collection of art at the Sharjah Arts Museum is recognized as the most diverse collection of arts in the Emirates. There are many important Arabic artists featured in the museum alongside significant European artists as well. There are temporary exhibitions all year round at the museum. If you are a fan of art and culture, don't forget to tour the museum. There is a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs for your trip back home.

5

Beaches

You can find beaches in all cities of UAE. Dubai, Ajman and Yas Island in Abu Dhabi have the best beaches in the country. Most luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort are built along the coastal line. You can either catch a tan while reading your favourite book or get active by surfing or jet skiing. If your resort allows, you can also dive and go snorkelling too. Remember to carry your sunblock because the sun is pretty strong in the day. Hit the beach in the evening to catch a stunning view of the sunset.