United Arab Emirates

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Travel information about United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates or better known as U.A.E is a confederation of seven emirates namely Abu Dhabi, the largest, Sharjah is the cheaper destination, Dubai the common entry point for tourists, Fujairah, Ajman the smallest, Umm al-Qaiwain the most peaceful, and Ras al-Khaimah of which are all in the Middle East.

Total land area is 83,600 sq km and population estimated for 2017 is 9,400,000 where the majority of this population is expatriates. The history and culture of this place are very rich and interesting. As for travels, this is the starting point of any travels in the Middle East.

Capital city of United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

Closest neighbors to United Arab Emirates: UAE borders the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on west and southwest is Saudi Arabia, southeast is Oman, and Musandam Peninsula on the eastern tip, and the land border with Qatar which is in dispute.

Best times to visit United Arab Emirates: UAE is extraordinarily very hot and dry since it’s only getting a few days of rain in a year but cooler in eastern mountains. Best time to travel to UAE is from late October through mid-March is quite pleasant which is ideal to go on tour or doing outdoor activities.

How to get to United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi flights now offers international direct flights like New York and Toronto.

Visa requirements for United Arab Emirates: No visa needed for US citizens with US passport that’s valid for more than six months upon entry to UAE if the duration of the visit is less than a month.

Currency of United Arab Emirates: The currency in United Arab Emirates is Dirham prefix is AED (Emirati Dirham) or DH.

Official Language of United Arab Emirates: Arabic is the official language of UAE although English and Persian are recognized.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in United Arab Emirates

There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 7 in UAE’s tentative list.

  • Al Ain
  • Al Ain Oasis
  • Hili Archaeological Park
  • Settlement and Cemetery of Umm an-Nar Island
  • Sir Bu Nair Island
  • Khor Dubai
  • Ed-Dur Site
  • The Cultural Landscape of the Central Region in the Emirate of Sharjah
  • Al Bidya Mosque
  • Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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