Must See UAE Landmarks

Must See UAE Landmarks

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UAE is a fascinating country, which is why before going there as a tourist you will need to be informed about the must see places around. Here are the most popular UAE landmarks you simply have to visit!

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UAE, this fascinating country full of extraordinary places, is a tourist destination you definitely have to try. It’s fabulous through its blend of old and new, oriental and occidental, modern and traditional. But what’s there really to be seen when you go as a tourist? Check the following list of UAE landmarks!

Dubai Museum. Found in the Al Fahidi Fort (built in 1787), the Dubai Museum shows how life on this territory looked before the discovery of oil. The fort looks interesting, with cannons and battlements, and it’s adorned with life-size dioramas. You can also find there archaeological exhibits from desert excavations, for the  fans of history.

Burj Al-Arab. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Burj Al-Arab is probably the most famous of the UAE landmarks. It’s the only seven-star hotel in the entire world and it caters every possible service you can think of. It has countless bars and restaurants, but you will need a reservation weeks in advance, if not months.

Jumeirah Mosque. It’s the only mosque in the UAE that is open to non-Muslim visitors. The purpose is to make visitors understand better the Islam and this culture. Also, you have to be accompanied by a registered guide who will explain everything to you.

Burj Khalifa. The tallest structure on the planet, Burj Khalifa is a total must on the list of tourist attractions. You have to visit yourself the entire 828 meters and more than 160 stories. At the 124th floor you can find an observation deck from where you can admire the Dubai and Arabian Gulf view or just stroll around the Burj Khalifa Park. Also, here you have the Dubai Mall, full of shops, a theme park and cinemas.

Abu Dhabi Corniche. If you’re looking for some beachside recreation, this is the perfect place for you. Stretched along the northwestern shore of the city, it includes walking paths, playgrounds, cafes and bicycle rental services. Here you can also find a beach and no matter where you go, you will see the marvelous Abu Dhabi skyline.

Saadiyat Island. Although the project is unfinished yet, you can visit Saadiyat Island and get a glimpse of how it’s going to look like when it will be finished. Also, in the Manarat Al Saadiyat, the visitor center, you can find an exhibit with the final version of it. It’s basically a leisure area, commercial and residential at the same time.

Bedouin Camp. The Bedouin people are the ethnic people who lived all throughout the Arabian peninsula. Even though most of them have moved to cities, there are still Bedouin camps among the dunes of the Dubai Desert.  For anyone who wants to experience a night in the wild, far from the modern development of the UAE, here you can find a barbecue dinner served while sitting on Arabian rugs, a belly dancer and a hookah. Also, you can spend the night here and you have also some other options: a camel safari and a sand boarding excursion.

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