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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Population

5,6 million (2014)

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Emirati Dirham (AED)

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Right side

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UTC + 4

The United Arab Emirates (or UAE) is, as the name suggests, not one emirate, but seven. The most famous emirate is Dubai, but here you will also find Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. I have visited both Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah and have found quite a few real gems - both among hotels and attractions!

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11 things you shouldn't miss

  1. Go up to floor 124 of the Burj Khalifa
  2. Dine in the desert by the light of an open fire
  3. Dash down the dunes on a jeep safari
  4. Play tired in one of Dubai's many water parks
  5. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  6. Window shopping in Dubai's shopping mall
  7. Live life at an afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
  8. Shop for souvenirs at the Gold and Spice Market in Dubai
  9. Experience the wild side of Ras Al-Khaimah in the Hajar Mountains
  10. Stay at a resort in an oasis in the middle of the desert
  11. Visit the Louvre and check out art in Abu Dhabi

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