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United Arab Emirates Vacations

A Treasure Trove of Modern Lifestyle and Cultural Charm

If you're looking for a getaway trip that encompasses a blend of modern extravagance and traditional touch, nothing beats the UAE. UAE is a federation of seven emirates captivating travellers with its architectural marvel, pristine beaches, breathtaking skyscrapers, and cultural allure, making it an unforgettable vacation for travellers.

Want to get mesmerized by modern marvels? Dubai is your place where modernity meets tradition. Known as the crown jewel of the UAE, Dubai has some of the world's iconic skyline coupled with a stunning artificial archipelago and a touch of traditional heritage. Indulge yourself in high-end shopping at the Dubai Mall, get mesmerized by visiting the Burj Khalifa — the world's tallest building, and soak into their tradition by visiting the Dubai Museum.

Is art, culture, or history your thing? If that's the case, Abu Dhabi has all these and more. Immerse yourself in the artistic opulence of Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, which is a fine example of modern architecture combined with opulence and stellar craftsmanship of traditional design elements. That's not all. If you're seeking leisure and adventure activities, Abu Dhabi caters to those needs. Abu Dhabi boasts some of the finest beaches in the world, like the Corniche — the best place to soak up some of Abu Dhabi's famous year-round sunshine. In addition to this, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, catering to those who want to pump up their adrenaline.

UAE is a destination that promises unforgettable experiences — a place where you can seek modern amenities, thrilling adventures, cultural exploration and pure relaxation.

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CurrencyUAE Dirham (AED)
CapitalAbu Dhabi
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A Place Known for Luxury, Modernity, and More

Pristine beaches, serene retreats, rugged sandy mountains, water parks, wildlife sanctuaries, historical sites, adventure sports, stunning skyline — UAE has everything. It doesn't end here. There's more to the UAE. Beyond luxury and modernity, the UAE has a diverse cuisine catering to every palate.

Woman at edge of a infinity pool and enjoys the view to the skyline of the Dubai Marina during sunset, UAE

The Culture

UAE practices a peculiar way of greeting that isn't found in any other culture. The men greet each other with an Emirati kiss — Khusmak, where men touch each other's nose. Alternatively, people hug and shake hands, but it is prohibited when greeting the opposite gender because of their religious adherence. While both are the traditional ways of greeting, you can use the safe path by nodding your head, placing your right hand on the heart, and then smiling.

If you are an Islamic practitioner, Islam is at the heart of the UAE. The majority of locals practice Islam and you can see the influence on every aspect of their daily life including cultural practices, prayers, and custom dietary. UAE is home to some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest and the most beautiful mosque with a total of 82 domes and over 1000 columns, the sight of the mosque  just takes your breath away. So, when you visit the UAE, make sure to pay a visit to this grandiose mosque.

When speaking of culture, how can we miss traditional dressing? UAE's dressing is inspired by their Islamic texts, where modesty and conservativeness are prioritized. Men and women wear clothes that cover most parts of the body. Women wear an "Abaya," a long black cloak that covers most of the body except feet, hands, and face. An "Abaya" is paired with a "Niqab" and "Gafaaz," which cover the face and hands. The man wears a "Kandura," a long loose-fitting robe, which is usually white. Along with "Kandura," a headscarf is tied in various styles. While in the UAE, don't miss the opportunity to immerse in their traditional attire because to get a feel of the place you need to soak into their culture.

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