United Arab Emirates holidays

Essential Information

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Why United Arab Emirates

UAE is going to be fun for your whole family on Emirates holidays.  There is something for everyone.  Whether it is about activities that are related to religious and Majlis, parks and gardens, nature and wildlife, museum and public hall, food and drink, family-friendly locations, educational spots, coastal and marines, cultural and historical places, water-based tours and trips, sports and leisure, spa, golf, family, extreme experiences, cultural visits, or historic visits, there is an active location for every purpose.

UAE is a dynamic country with ultra modern facilities incorporated in place.  This country is clean.  If you are a western tourist, you will feel familiar and you will resonate with the environment, cleanliness, and technology.  In any given day, you will come across people from every continent and social class.

If you are from the Eastern World, Indians and Filipinos have left their influence in the Emirates.  There are Indian Restaurants and Pakistani bakeshops everywhere.   Filipino Supermarkets are growing.

Regardless of whether you are from the East or West, if you are an overseas traveler, you will come across women who are fully veiled.  It is their way.  It is important that you show respect to the local culture on your UAE holidays.  If you show respect you will be respected in return.

Concerts, pool days, lunch, brunch, desert safari or simple relaxing and walking, you are sure to bring back home lot of memories.  And, like anything, dare to have an estimate per person.  With careful planning you will have a great time in the Emirates.

Emirates as we all know, is a Federal Absolute Monarchy made up of a Federation of seven Emirates.  When you plan your travel, you should be planning your it after looking at the travel opportunities in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.

Make your plan considering the holiday time, holiday budget and the interests of the people accompanying you in the trip.

When to go

UAE stands for a hot and humid desert climate that is truly uncomfortable.  The winters are cool.  October through March is the winter season and this is considered to be the ideal time for sightseeing, and other kinds of outdoor activities for tourists.  Rainfall is irregular and happens during the winter.

The minimum temperature is experienced during the time period of January and February, which is at 50 degrees through 57.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mid May to September are the hottest times. The humidity in the coasts can be 100% making the situation worse.  The temperature can range anywhere from 104 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.  The non-stop rescue from the hot and humid climate is provided by the air conditioned shops, offices, cars, and homes.

The days are warm and clear. The nights are cool. There are very strong winds called “happening” in the UAE.

There are four seasons in the UAE.  However when it comes to discussing the weather, UAE experiences a hot climate and a hotter climate and this is worth considering for your holidays in UAE.  The ideal time for a tourist to visit UAE is from October through March.

How to Spend Your UAE Holidays

There are seven Emirates in the UAE.  Whether you choose to spend your time in just one emirate on Emirates holidays or you plan to visit with multiple emirates, you should consider having a customized plan to enjoy desert safaris, camping events, water sporting events, lazy days by the beaches, time at adventurous spots, along with hours and hours in the malls that are found in the different regions in the seven Emirates.  You have to make a customized plan from the ample options available.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is well established as a holiday destination.   Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Yas Marina Cult, Yas Water World, Observation Deck at 300, The Corniche, Yas Mall, Mushrif Central Park, Saadiyat Public Beach, Ferrari Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers, Corniche Beach, AbuDhabi National Exhibition Center, Aldaq HQ Building, Yas Beach, Marina Hall, Masdaq City, Emirates Park Zoo, Al Wahda Mall, 4 WD – ATV Off Road Tours, Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park are just a few from the many top destinations you should plan to visit on UAE holidays.


Ajman is a budget destination in the Emirates; the place is filled with Rides and Sides with Camel Riding and Sand boarding Safari destinations. The palm lined beaches are silent and beautiful.  This place as sunshine round the year therefore you can plan your sun bath here.  The fishing season renders you with the freshest catch.  You do not want to miss the Urban, Mangroves and Mountainous destinations here.


Dubai needs little introduction as it is already known as the rich man’s playground.   The Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, and the UAE cricket team are globally known.  Dubai is a place with lot of development and there are shopping malls everywhere.  If you venture away from the city you can enjoy camel rides and sand board safari.   Palm islands, Wild Wadi Water Park, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Beach, The World Islands, Saeed Al Maktoum House, Dubai Fountain, Ski Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Dolphinarium, Grand Mosque, Safa Park, Mushrif Park, Deira Island are just a few to name from the top destinations to visit.


Al Bidiya Mosque, Fujairah Historic Fort, Fujairah Museum, Al Hayl Castle, Complete , Scuba and Snorkeling, Al Bithnah Fort, Snoopy Island, Dibba Society for Art and Culture, Wadi Wuraiyah, Friday Market, Century Mall, Fujairah heritage village, gift and specialty shop, Boat tours, Jungle bungle, Our Lady of Perpetual help church, Spas, Game and Entertainment Centers, Gold Courses, Movie Theatres, Fujairah Tower Mall, eco tours, bars and clubs, sightseeing tours, water sports, Awhala Fort, are just a few to top site to name to help you plan your trip.

Ras al-Khaimah

If you are looking for a get away from everyday life into places of magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines, terracotta desert planes, and more of contemporary enjoyment, then the Ras al-Khaimah has firmly established itself as the UAE’s most authentic tourist destination on holidays in UAE.

This place has miles of white sand beaches, Hajjar Mountains and Magnificent Desert Dunes that are not to miss.  The Jazirah Aviation Club with micro light aircraft, Jabal Al Jais, Iceland Water Park, Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall, Rak Mall, Dhayah Fort,  Al Sawan Camel Track, Khatts Springs, Saqr Park, Al Hamira Marina and Yacht Club, and the many golf courses are a few from the many places you can explore during your trip.


Sharjah Art Museum, Adventure land, Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park, Sharjah National Park, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Rolla Square Park, Eye of the Emirates, Heart of Sharjah, Heritage area, Al Noor Mosque, Sharjah Maritime Museum, Sharjah Fort, Al Mamzer Beach, Sharjah Science Museum, Al Qasba, Sharjah Discovery Centre, Bait Al Naboodah, Al Khan Beach, Sharjah Clock tower are a few list able choices that you can start with.

Umm al-Quwain

The Dreamland Aqua Park and the Sky Dive in a flying school are a not to miss.  If you love the sea and the sounds of the waves, you do not want to miss the events here.  The UAQ Marine Club and Riding Center, UAQ Aeroclub, UAQ Motor Racing, Falaj Al Mualla Garden Park, Bird Watching, Dhow Building, Camel Racing, Fishing and Falconry are just a few to name from the many things you can plan during your trip.

How to Get to UAE

From budget to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Accommodation options on Emirates holidays are endless.

You get to UAE by plane. Between the Emirates you can travel by car, public transport, and plane depending upon the amount of time and money you have.

You will have to apply for a Visa well in advance if you are planning for a trip to the UAE.

Citizen from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can use the National ID card and they do not need a Visa.

With the exception of UK and Ireland, European Union Citizens, do not need a Visa for a period of 90 through 180 days.

Free Visa for a period of 30 days is made available to Citizens from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.  Time extension is available for a fee.

Planning Your Holidays in UAE

Dare to estimate the budget per person.  You need to have a clear idea about how much time you will spend in each emigrates.  You need to decide on how much of sightseeing, adventures, camping, malls, safaris, and other activities you will be involved in the different emirates.  You do not want to travel to and fro between emirates.  You want to plan carefully in a way to save unnecessary travel during your precious holiday time.

Plan your drinks, meals, travel, entry fee, shopping, accomodation, and travel budget.  Bus routes consume lot of time.  Taxis are easily available and they are cheap. Don’t miss regional culinary and other specialties.


If you plan well, you are sure to return with excellent memories back home.  Consider the holiday time in hand when you plan your trip.

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