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What language is spoken in the United Arab Emirates? 

The official language of The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Arabic.

Is English spoken throughout the United Arab Emirates?

English is spoken throughout, especially in major cities such as Dubai where it is the most spoken language.

What currency is used in the United Arab Emirates?

The currency used throughout the country is the United Arab Emirates dirham. Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted at hotels, restaurants and retailers. ATMs are very common. 

Do I need a visa to travel to the United Arab Emirates?

A visa is required when travelling from Canada or The United States as a tourist.and canb be obtained on arrival. 

When is the best time to travel to the United Arab Emirates?

The best time to visit the UAE is between December and March while the weather is still warm but more bearable than the incredibly hot summers. 

Is there transportation within the United Arab Emirates?

As Dubai is the most advanced Emirate it also has the most extensive system of public transportation, including metro, monorail, as well as tram lines. Taxi is also a common form of transportation within the UAE. 

Are the United Arab Emirates a family friendly destination?

The UAE is a wonderful location for your next family vacation. Immerse in the culture, sandboard in the desert, enjoy the views from Burj Khalifa and much more!

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