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  • Burj al Arab - Dubai
  • Sheikh Zayed mosque - Abu Dhabi
  • Burj Khalifa the tallest skyscraper in the world - Dubai

The UAE is made up of 7 Emirates on the eastern seaboard of the Arabian Peninsula and a destination which will surprise you. It is very safe and very liberal. The country is mainly a desert but due to cultivation and enterprise, much of it is green. In the hinterland, you will even find waterfalls and freshwater lakes.

The capital, Abu Dhabi, is the largest city and one of the world’s most modern. The Corniche is a spectacular waterfront stretching for miles with excellent beaches. Swimming is available at most hotels here on private beacheson an Abu Dhabi vacation.

Some of the sights well worth visiting are the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the sixth largest in the world, the Qasr al-Husn which is a splendid white palace fort built in 1761 and Abu Dhabi Heritage Village showing life before modernization including lush gardens, model souks, Bedouin encampments and craftsmen at work. Abu Dhabi is a great place to shop with no tax.


Dubai is the probably first place that comes to mind in the UAE. There is much to see and do although perhaps shopping malls and beaches are its major attractions. There is no lack of either on a Dubai vacation.

The downtown area has an amazing cluster of modern high rises including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa with an observation platform for breathtaking views. Jumeirah Beach is probably the best known beach with many International chain hotels offering accommodation.

Also worth seeing is the Dubai Museum which relates the history and development of the city. The Burj al Arab is a hotel rated 7 stars and is a good example of how “the other half lives” with its structure made to look like a ship’s sail.

Don’t for a second think there is nothing ancient here – try the Gold and Spice souks or walk in the old atmospheric neighbourhoods.

For a respite from the cities on Dubai trips, try a dune buggy ride in the desert or visit the camel races in the winter.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

An Abu Dhabi Vacation is a Great Gateway to East Africa and the World

How to Enjoy a Dubai Vacation on a Budge

The United Arab Emirates – So Much More Than a Stopover…

United Arab Emirates and a Tale of Two Cities

Dubai: All that Glitters

Dubai: In with the Old

Dubai: The Electric Caterpillar

The world’s most luxurious hotel – Burj Al Arab Dubai

Unparalleled Luxury in the heart of Abu Dhabi

 

 

United Arab Emirates Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Learn about the history and culture of UAE, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about UAE's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering UAE for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our United Arab Emirates tours today!

 

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  • Dubai & Maldives Vacation incl. Airfare

    Dubai and Maldives make the perfect “shop and flop”. This exotic vacation idea gives you two nights to explore Dubai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and 7 nights to indulge and relax in a beautiful island resort in the Maldives.
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    11 Days
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  • Abu Dhabi Grand Adventure

    Explore the United Arab Emirates’ capital and its surrounding region on this Emirates vacation. Begin in Abu Dhabi, the capital city, and explore its historical sites like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before taking in the amusement parks of Yas Island, touring the caravan oasis town of Al Ain, and enjoying luxury amenities in the middle of the desert at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort.
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  • Abu Dhabi Stopover

    Known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”, Abu Dhabi, the thriving metropolitan capital of the UAE beckons visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions.
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  • Abu Dhabi Stopover Special

    Escape to the sands on an Abu Dhabi vacation and explore the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Survey Abu Dhabi’s emerging luxury before touring its traditional souks and historical sites like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and heading on a desert safari to a Bedouin camp where you’ll dine on a sand dune beneath the stars.
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  • Abu Dhabi: City Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to get acquainted with the capital of the United Arab Emirates. On this city tour of Abu Dhabi, you’ll see the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, named after the country’s late ruler, as well as the colourful markets of Port Zayed and the Heritage Village, where you can learn about traditional Arabian lifestyles.
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  • Best of the Emirates

    Discover Abu Dhabi, the metropolitan capital of the UAE with its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions. Then continue onto Dubai, the most vibrant of cities, where the best cosmopolitan, avant-garde architecture blends harmoniously with the mystique and culture of Arabia.
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  • Burj Al Arab: Stay of Distinction

    Possibly the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the world, it is shaped like a billowing sail dominating the skyline. Nothing is missing from this 7 star property. No more to be said!
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  • Desert Discovery

    Discover the elegance and romance of the desert on this escape to Tilal Liwa Hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Tucked away in the Rub Al Khali Desert southwest of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this 4-star hotel promises gorgeous accommodations and access to the history, culture, and magnificent landscape of the UAE.
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  • Dubai & Maldives Escape

    Escape on an exotic getaway to Dubai and the Maldives. Spend two days exploring the vibrant cityscape of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates before jetting to the Maldives to spend your days diving the Kikki Reef and lounging on white-sand beaches at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa.
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  • Dubai & Mauritius Escape

    Experience the perfect “shop and flop” vacation by heading to Dubai and the island of Mauritius. This exotic vacation gives you two nights to explore the futuristic city of Dubai and shop its palatial malls before heading to Mauritius for four nights of relaxation and indulgence at an island resort.
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  • Dubai Overnight Safari

    Experience the desert like the Bedouins do on this overnight glamping experience near Dubai. Ride camels, watch falconers put on dazzling displays, and sleep on a sand dune beneath the stars at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
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  • Dubai Stopover

    Discover this most vibrant of cities, where the best cosmopolitan, avant-garde architecture and the highest standards of service blend harmoniously with the mystique and culture of Arabia.
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  • Dubai: An Evening of Elegance: Dinner Cruise with Transfers

    The elegant Bateaux Dubai offers a bespoke experience to explore the waterways of Dubai Creek while enjoying freshly prepared gourmet cuisine in the comfort of this glass-enclosed, air-conditioned luxury vessel.
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  • Dubai: Modern City Half Day Tour

    Tour the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make Dubai such a distinctive city. On this half-day tour, you’ll visit Atlantis, have an opportunity to shop at Dubai Mall, and climb to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
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  • Dubai: Moonlight Sonata Dinner Cruise

    Enjoy a cruise aboard one of the traditional wooden vessels called dhows as you explore Dubai by night. This cruise offers dinner beneath the stars and an intriguingly-distinct view of the city and its many wonders.
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  • Dubai: Seawings Gold

    Take to the air to see the glittering city of Dubai from high above. On this VIP seaplane flight, you’ll soar over the major landmarks of Dubai, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the World Islands as well as incredible vistas of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.
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  • Dubai: Seawings Silver

    Enjoy a gorgeous flight over the city of Dubai on this seaplane excursion. Taking to the air aboard a Seawings plane, you’ll soar high above the landmarks of the city, passing over the World Islands, the Burj Khalifa, and the Burj Al Arab, among other sights.
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  • Dubai: Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari

    Listen to the call of the mysterious desert as you enjoy a magical evening you’ll never forget. Leave behind the bustle of Dubai and head on 4X4 over rolling sand dunes through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to a traditional Bedouin camp where you’ll enjoy gourmet Arabian cuisine and classical entertainment.
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    6 Hours
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  • Dubai: Walking Street Food Tour

    Step away from the glitz of Dubai's engineering triumphs to sample a variety of local street food at canteens frequented by local residents. Uncover hidden flavours of the city as you stroll the historic 2nd December Street. Learn about the culture of the Middle East from your entertaining and informative guide.
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    3 Hours
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  • First Class Dubai City Break

    Experience one of the most unusual cities on earth with this short Dubai vacation. Staying in one of the world’s fastest changing cities, enjoy a desert tour, and visit the world’s tallest building.
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    6 Days
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  • Kempinski Emirates Palace: Stay of Distinction

    This fairy-tale like landmark and former palace is extraordinary. “Fit for a King” adequately describes this majestic hotel offering the ultimate in luxury with every conceivable facility.
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  • One and Only Royal Mirage: Stay of Distinction

    One & Only Royal Mirage lies on a kilometer of private coastline located opposite the prestigious Emirates Golf Club and 20 minutes from the city centre, Gold and Spice Souks and the desert.
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    3 Days
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  • Sultans To Safari

    Abu Dhabi, known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”, is the thriving metropolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates, beckoning visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles, and traditions. Couple that with an unforgettable African safari through the Masai Mara, and you have a standout trip offering the best of both worlds.
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    8 Days
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  • Sultans to Safari – Air/Land Getaway

    Abu Dhabi, known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”, is the thriving metropolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates, beckoning visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles, and traditions. Couple that with an unforgettable African safari through the Masai Mara, and you have a standout trip offering the best of both worlds.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 3,599
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  • UAE Getaway

    Get a taste for Middle Eastern glamour on this getaway to the United Arab Emirates. Scale the heights of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, before hitting the slopes on the artificial indoor ski hill, Ski Dubai, and heading to the capital of Abu Dhabi to see the country’s religious centre, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
    Duration:
    7 Days
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    US$ 951
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    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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