UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

This page collects all the Travel Stories from UAE by Besides the Obvious

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation’s capital, while Dubai, the most populous city, is an international hub.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources. To the hidden picturesque view. And recommending everything besides the obvious. The local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, the culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will explore our Travel Stories from UAE. Feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Useful information about the United Arab Emirates
What are the names of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates?

The names of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah

How many emirates are there in the United Arab Emirates?

There are 7 emirates in the United Arab Emirates. The names of the emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

Is the United Arab Emirates an expensive country?

Yes. The UAE can be a very expensive country. Of course, it depends on what you do. You can easily spend 100 US dollars per day for an average accommodation, regular food and entrance tickets, and a coffee or a shake in a mall. 

Is the United Arab Emirates a safe country?

Yes. The United Arab Emirates is one of the safest countries in the world. You can plan a trip to the UAE with all the trust. 

When is the best period of the year to visit the United Arab Emirates

The best period for visiting the United Arab Emirates is from November to April. During the European summer, the temperatures in the country may be dire. 

Is there anything, in particular, I should avoid in the United Arab Emirates?

You should avoid public displays of affection in the United Arab Emirates. To show affection in public is not in the local culture and doing it actually breaks the law. You might be fined or even arrested.

Can I take pictures in the United Arab Emirates?

Yes. Nevertheless, according to the law, you should always ask for explicit permission to take a picture of someone or to share it on social media. You can’t take pictures in restricted areas or borders. If you doubt, better not to do it (or ask first and make sure you can).  

Travel Stories from UAE
Dubai Bucket List

Dubai Bucket List – The top 30 places we visited in 1 week

We have spent one week in Dubai during the summer of 2022. A week is sufficient time to visit most of the attractions that Dubai can offer to the tourists. So, you can absolutely rely on this article if you want to understand what the must-see sights of Dubai are. Now you can discover Dubai with us, as we share here our ultimate Dubai Bucket List with the top 30 places that you should really visit.

Al Jalili Fort round tower in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

A tourist visit to Al Ain

A tourist visit to Al Ain is always a good plan, for expats, locals and regular foreign tourists. This is still an Oasis in the desert.

Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi

The Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi – Let’s visit Qasr Al Watan!

The first place we decided to visit in the UAE was the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Watan. Qasr Al Watan is more than a palace. As they say: “It is a unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirates’ people and its leaders. The Palace invites the world to share our culture, knowledge and inspiring journey. Qasr Al Watan is more than just a palace, it is an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge and craftsmanship.”

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