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.
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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
Have you ever heard of the Snoopy Island?
Snoopy Island is located off the coast of Fujairah within a 2-hour-long drive from Dubai. This island is a rocky marine outcrop situated a hundred meters from the Sandy Beach Hotel at Al Aqah. Crystal clear waters and incredibly beautiful coral reefs are some of the reasons why this island is a popular hangout for…
Dubai Budget List
In this article we share activities that we can do in Dubai for free, and food and accommodation options for people who are travelling to Dubai on a budget.
What to do in Ras Al Khaimah – The emirate of the North
Ras Al Khaimah is a contrasting Emirate and an interesting tourist destination. Discover in this article what to do in Ras Al Khaimah on a nice day visit or vacation.
The Museum of Islamic Civilization – Sharjah, UAE
We had the chance to visit this amazing Museum in August 2022. We spent there 4-5 hours, and hardly could finish the visit. So much information and so many things to understand about the Islamic Civilization, highly recommended.
Al Noor Island – The magical wonderland of Sharjah, UAE
As one of the main family attractions in Sharjah, Al Noor Island is known for its tropical biosphere filled with floating butterflies. But this lovely island offers much more to its visitors. So let’s see now the best things to do during a visit at Al Noor Island in Sharjah.
Border crossing by car – from UAE to Oman & back
In this article we summarise our experiences how was to cross the boarder by a car that we rented in Abu Dhabi, from the UAE to Oman and back.
The best of Ajman, the most unnoticed of the United Arab Emirates
In this article we will discover the best of Ajman, the smallest of all the seven emirates. Ajman is famous for its beautiful beaches.
Discover Umm Al Quwain, the alive past of the UAE
Discover Umm Al Quwain is the best to take a look at how they were before the petrol boom in the United Arab Emirates.
The best of Fujairah, the last of the Emirates
Fujairah was the last emirate to join the United Arab Emirates. Nevertheless, Fujairah may be worth becoming your first choice in the UAE.
Dubai or Abu Dhabi? 10 facts to consider before you choose!
Dubai or Abu Dhabi? We share here 10 facts to consider before you choose among these two amazing UAE cities!
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…
The 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates
This article is a technical comparison between the 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates in tourist terms.
Discover Sharjah, the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates
Discover Sharjah is to travel to a cultural capital. With its museums and heritage, it ranks high in the UAE’s tourism.
Jebel Hafeet, the best viewpoint of Al Ain
Jebel Hafeet is a mountain range forged out of craggy and the highest peak in Abu Dhabi and probably the best view point over Al Ain.
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.
Abu Dhabi Bucket List – Discover Abu Dhabi with us!
Here comes our ultimate Abu Dhabi Bucket List! Discover Abu Dhabi with us, we share the best places that you cannot miss!
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…
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