For many Dubai is a favourite of the United Arab Emirates with its glittering skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, luxury hotels and palatial beach resorts however there are also six more Emirates each with their own unique character and charm. Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.
The UAE’s cosmopolitan capital of Abu Dhabi is fast positioning itself for both culture and leisure with its dramatic architecture, World class museums and family entertainment with Warner Bros World and Ferrari World. Ajman the smallest of the seven Emirates offers an exciting mix from beaches and mangroves to museums and malls.
Fujairah on the UAE's eastern coastline, facing the Gulf of Oman is becoming increasingly popular amongst tourists with its historic buildings and Arabian heritage while Ras Al Khaimah surrounded by the Hajar Mountains and magnificent landscapes from glorious beaches to rolling desert planes is one of the most authentic destinations in the Middle East.
Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain meanwhile take a more subtle approach, forgoing the glitz of Dubai and Abu Dhabi focusing more on their culture and heritage.
Incredible beaches, endless deserts and culture and heritage galore, Dubai is a destination of contrasts with something for everyone.
With the very best in shopping with its glitzy malls, top attractions including the Burj Khalifa the tallest tower in the world, luxury all-suite hotels and resorts including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah with its sail shaped exterior, fine dining restaurants, entertainment and theme parks, it’s no surprise it has become one of the most popular holiday choices for many.