To combine something that cannot be combined and to build up houses on the edge of reality – this should be a motto for all the United Arab Emirates. Here, fast western lifestyle during the day is perfectly combined with oriental slowness, traditional attitude is not bothered by the modernity and the only thing that stays unchanged is famous Eastern Hospitality.
Top 10 best place in UAE
Al Ain Oasis
Shadowy alleys and emerald green grass in the very center of a desert – this is not one of the images from the Arabian Nights Fairy tales, but reality, recreated in one of the richest emirates – Abu Dhabi. Al Ain Oasis also has a Zoo and unique aquarium in both of which you can get yourself acquainted with local and international flora and fauna.
Yas Island, or “The Lilac Island” if to translate its name from Arabic, remains main amusement landmark in Abu Dhabi. Here you can find something you would never see in other country – a hotel ABOVE the race circuit. Luxury and amazing designers’ decisions in architecture of its place, make it really unique and unforgettable.
Even if you are not a big fan of this brand or simply didn’t have an opportunity to become one, now it is high time to visit this amusement park in Abu Dhabi, totally made in Ferrari trademark style. Italian brand Ferrari has become the symbol of luxurious life all over the world and Emirates just could not resist hosting its biggest affiliate in their lands.
This beach has one of the most unique and unusual landscapes in the world – golden sands of Persian Gulf are surrounded here with huge and magnificent sky-scrappers. These man-made mountains of glass and concrete look almost unreal. Are there any other types of houses in UAE apart from sky-scrappers?
Situated not far from Al Ain Oasis, this mountain is not similar to any other famous landmarks of UAE. Here archeologists have found thousands of historical artifacts left by ancient humans, and it is not surprising why people who lived here thousands of years ago, had chosen this wonderful place – a view from this mountain on the desert with its magnificent sandy barchans worth thousands of sky-scrappers in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
It seems that the building of Sheikh Zayed Mosque have been created of clouds not of stone. Reflecting bright UAE sun, its surface seems to be whiter than snow, though here nobody knows how does snow look. One of the best architectural constructions in Islamic style in the world is definitely worth seeing.
The group of artificial islands including such complexes as The Palm, The World and Dubai Waterfront, that haven’t been built yet, made UAE famous all over the world for the innovational solutions and creating of new pieces of soil in the ocean – something western civilization had never done seriously.
Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates have no historical heritage and the climate here is far from ideal. But this country has become the real touristic Mecca recently, and shopping is one of reasons for that. Marina mall is one of the oldest and biggest shopping malls in country and if you like shopping – come here and you won’t be disappointed.
One of very few ancient buildings in united Arab Emirates, the Qasr al-Hosn is interesting not only from the historical point of view but also just like a beautiful place to see. Traditional Eastern architecture – this is what you need to look at if you have already tired of super-modern sky-scrappers of UAE.
Sir Bani Yas
Unlike majority of islands of United Arab Emirates, this one is natural. Maybe that is why local government decided not to turn it into another resort but to return it to those who lived here for thousand years – animals and birds. National Park Sir Bani Yas is a place where you can see animals in their natural habitat.
When to go in the UAE?
October and November, though it may sound weird for Europeans – are the best months to visit UAE, and as for June-August period, so usual foк vacations and trips – it is better not to come in these months in Emirates – you risk to have no positive impressions because of amazingly hot weather.
What is the Capital of the UAE?
The administrative division of United Arab Emirates is not as simple as it may seem – each emirate has its own capital and actually it can be called a separate and independent state. Though Emirates do have a capital and it is Abu Dhabi – the city in the emirate of the same name, the biggest one, by the way.
Eighth wonder of the world – Dubai
Dubai is an example of the city the architecture of which is not limited by financial questions and is limited by the Earth’s gravitation laws and the inspiration of the architects. It appeared that under such conditions sky scrapers can fly up to the skies on 800 meters, like Borj Khalifa or the Tower of Dubai as it is also called. One hundred and sixty floors – let us hope that elevators will always work properly n this building.