From rags to riches, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has travelled its road of development in a surprisingly less time. Thanks to the intellectual channelization of the resources, almost the entire UAE deserves to be on the bucket list of the travelers. Always bustling with tourists, United Arab Emirates is continuously striving to give them the best of experience and something to look forward for the next trip.

While the most famous places in the UAE are Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE) is every bit worth your time. We bring to you the best places to see in the United Arab Emirates that are sure to offer you the most cherished experiences. Read on

 1. Dubai

Burj Khalifa- UAE- United Arab Emirates

The most popular destination in the UAE, Dubai is one of the world’s best cities. The crown prince of UAE, Dubai is a major draw for the tourists, and why not, the city has some of the world’s best man made wonders. It is the safest city on earth and the hospitality of Dubai is a benchmark for many other countries in the world. The tallest, the largest and all the feats considered impossible exits in Dubai. The hassle-free and convenient Dubai tourist visa regulations adds a topping to the cake, thus, ensuring over 10 million tourist visits every year from all around the world.

Must See Attractions:

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Miracle Garden
  • Dubai fountain
  • Dubai Mall
  • Skii Dubai
  • Dubai Shopping Festival
  • Dubai Desert Safari

 2. Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi- - United Arab Emirates

The capital city of United Arab Emirates is not just about commerce and trade. The city in spite of being a capital, is slower in pace than Dubai and that’s what makes it more charming. It boasts of many cultural and historical attractions that are a must visit. The city is made up of eight spectacular islands along with some of the world’s best tourist attractions. The museums, art galleries and the historical monuments speak volumes of the city’s rich past and overwhelming Arabic culture.

Must See Attractions:

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Ferrari World
  • Yas Island
  • Emirates Palace
  • Yas Island Marina Circuit
  • Yas Waterworld

 3. Umm Al Quwain

Umm AL Quwain Museum

When you travel to most of the cities in UAE, you’re most likely to find the maddening race for development. To truly understand and get a feel of UAE before its oil boon, you’ll have to visit the sleepy emirate of Umm Al Quwain. Wrapped around a lagoon, this tiny emirate is devoid of the traffic jams, maddening speed of the developed cities and is more of a quiet place to be at. What makes this city truly remarkable is the fact that the place gives you an authentic feel of the pre oil days of UAE and brings you closer to the roots of the Arab culture. Come here to relax and rejuvenate in the quiet yet calming air of Umm Al Quwain and enjoy close encounter with the sober history of United Arab Emirates .

Must See Attractions:

  • Umm AL Quwain Museum
  • Khor Al Beidah
  • Dreamland Aqua Park
  • Sheikh Zayed Umm Al Quwain Mosque
  • Falaj Al Mualla fort
  • Al- Dour

 4. Sharjah

Dibba Al Hisn- United Arab Emirates

Known as the cultural hub of the Arab world and declared as the capital of the Islamic culture by UNESCO, Sharjah has developed but only within the confines of its culture and heritage. Everything about the city expresses its deep love and respect for the culture and traditions of the Islamic religion. Its sensitivity to the history and culture cannot be ignored and it is by far the best place in UAE to know everything about the Arabic history and Islamic religion. Full of museums and galleries, Sharjah offers a peek into the traditions, culture and historical heritage of United Arab Emirates.

Must See Attractions:

  • Sharjah Art Museum
  • Museum of Islamic Civilization
  • Central Market
  • Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park
  • Sharjah Maritime Museum
  • Kalba
  • Sharjah Heritage Area
  • Al Qasba

 5. Fujairah

 Fujairah Mosque

A bit underrated but undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in the United Arab Emirates, Furjairah is the commercial and business hub of the country. Best known for its amazing beaches and the mighty Hajjar mountains, Fujairah is a favorite weekend getaway for the locals. It’s a much needed laid back relief from the hustle- bustle of Dubai and a relished place to explore the ruins of the ancient era. The coastline beckons the tourist for untainted views, unspoiled waters, and amazing watersports. Loved by hikers, Fujairah is visited frequently for exploring the Hajjar mountains.

Must See Attractions:

  • Al Bidyah Mosque
  • Fujairah Fort
  • Al- Hayl Castle
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Bull Butting
  • Bitnah fort

 6. Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah

Fierce Hajjar mountains surround this beautiful city of Ras Al Khaimah, fondly called as RAK. This northern most emirate of the UAE is loved by adventure enthusiasts. The place has a bit of everything, from hot water springs to colossal desert, expansive oases to hot springs and beaches with a backdrop of craggy mountains. Ideal for safaris and nature trails, Ras Al Khaimah boasts of many tourist friendly activities and is considered as one of the best leisure destinations of the United Arab Emirates.

Must See Attractions:

  • Bassata Desert village
  • Al Wadi Equestrian adventure Centre
  • Iceland waterpark
  • Al Hamra Marina and yacht club
  • Falcon show in Banyan Tree Al Wadi
  • Dhayah Fort
  • Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque

 7. Ajman

 Ajman

The smallest of the seven emirates of UAE, Ajman exudes a low key vibe and beckons you for a quiet getaway on its white sandy beach, attractive Corniche, and heritage museums. The coastline of Ajman is one of the best in the country and the weather is slightly cooler than its other counterparts and therefore is thronged by visitors looking to have a relaxed getaway from the busy life of the mega cities and enjoy some quality time with friends and family.

Must See Attractions:

  • Ajman beaches
  • Mowaihat archeological site
  • Etisalat Tower
  • Ajman Museum
  • Dhow building yard
  • Sheikh Zayed Ajman Mosque
  • Hassa Baweid Castle
  • Red Fort

 8. Al Ain

Al Ain Zoo- United Arab Emirates

Set amongst oases and plantations, this beautiful destination is best known as the ‘Garden city’ of UAE.  One of the world’s oldest inhabited places, Al Ain is a world UNESCO heritage site and a delightful place for archeology lovers. The lively, bustling souks of Al Ain can make anyone shop handful of souvenirs. Full of museums, zoo, and forts; Al Ain is nestled in the historical ruins of the past era and makes for a perfect getaway for a fun time with family and friends.

Must See Attractions:

  • Al Ain National Museum
  • Hili Archeological park
  • Al Ain Raceway
  • Al Alin Oasis
  • Al Ain Zoo
  • Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
  • Jebel Hafeet

 9. Khor Fakkan

 Khor Fakkan- - United Arab Emirates

Spread around a beautiful bay, the sizeable town of Khor Fakkan is one of the most underrated destinations of UAE when it comes to its amazing beauty. It’s high time the tourists take a detour and visit this place with one of the most gorgeous beaches of United Arab Emirates. Set on the coastline of the Gulf of Oman, Khor Fakkan is a rather conservative part of the Sharjah emirate but boasts of natural bay backdrop and massive mountains. It’s a place to be in tune with the untainted natural beauty.

Must Visit Attractions:

  • Khor Fakkan beach
  • Al Wurrayah falls
  • Sharq island
  • Corniche

 10. Dibba Al Hisn

 Dibba Al Hisn- United Arab Emirates

A pene- exclave of the Al- Sharjah emirate, Dibba needs a special mention for its new found importance as a prospective tourist destination status. The tourism authority of Sharjah has announced some great developments to make Dibba Al Hisn a major tourist attraction in the coming future. Now you can wait and visit the place when it is thronged by canals, cafes, restaurants, movie theatres, malls, and skyscrapers or visit it now when the natural beauty of the place is still not tarnished with uber commercialization.

Must Visit Attractions:

  • Dibba fortress
  • Bustling fish market
  • Beach overlooking the Indian ocean

 11. Hatta

 Hatta mountain - - United Arab Emirates

A must visit enclave of United Arab Emirates, Hatta is surrounded by rugged Hajjar mountains and enjoys a separate destination status due to its majestic location and cool, humidity free climate. The place is bustling with tourist almost all through the year with people enjoying adventurous activities such as hiking and walking trails. Families come here to enjoy barbeque picnics and enjoy a fun time with friends and family. The place is best known for off road trails and is loved by people for its magnificent scenery.

Must do Activities & Attractions:

  • Hiking
  • Off road biking
  • Wadi Wahiyah
  • Wadi Qimh
  • Al Hagarein

 12. Khatt Hot Springs

Khatt hot springs - United Arab Emirates

Why is this a destination you must visit? And why do you need a hot spring in the desert? The answer is that this hot spring as deep as 90 feet, gushes 40 degrees of hot water loaded with minerals that treats your sore muscles, aching body and makes for a perfect natural Ayurveda treatment. The Golden Tulip Khatt Springs hotel situated just above the springs is a perfect place to stay and enjoy the goodness of the springs.  The resort offers great massages and a comfy stay for tourists looking to enjoy a close encounter with nature and its rich palm tranquility with the awe- inspiring mineral rich water spring.

Must do and see attractions:

  • Breathtaking terrain surrounding the place
  • The three hot water springs proven to heal and soothe
  • The leisure massages and spa treatments.

Don’t make United Arab Emirates all about Dubai. Come to this majestic country and explore destinations that go far beyond one of two main cities. These places offer a perfect balance of modernity, cultural, historical and natural beauty.

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