The UAE (United Arab Emirates) is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. It really isn’t hard to see why, since the nation is a veritable paradise on earth. The nation has everything a person could want, from incredible beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to luxury restaurants and spa hotels.
If you are planning on visiting, then it is a very good idea to first take some time to research activities. Planning out what you are going to do before visiting will allow you to get the most out of your trip. This post will tell you about some things you can do when you visit the UAE.
Jet Ski Tours
Jet ski tours are very popular in Dubai, one of the UAE’s most popular cities. The primary reason that jet ski tours in Dubai are so popular is that many of the city’s most interesting sites can be seen from the coast. Jet ski tours are incredibly fun, not to mention a great way to see everything that Dubai has to offer travelers. Your tour will be led by a trained instructor and tour guide, who will prep you on how to use your jet ski if you haven’t ridden one before, and then point out everything worth seeing.
You don’t have to go out on a jet ski to enjoy the UAE’s beaches, however. Swimming is always an option. However, as with any beach anywhere in the world, make sure that you are a confident swimmer before attempting to swim, especially if you are alone. If you are not confident in the water, then it’s a much better idea to swim in the shallow end of your hotel’s pool, where there is a lifeguard present.
If you aren’t a confident swimmer and don’t want to take a jet ski tour, you can still enjoy the UAE’s myriad beaches. You can rent a sunbed and spend the day sunbathing. Alternatively, you can take a towel down to the beach and set it up wherever you please, for free. It is worth noting that the weather in the UAE can get extremely hot. Because of this, you need to make sure that you wear sunscreen and avoid going out when the sun is at its highest, which is usually around lunchtime. Sunscreen and staying indoors when the sun is at its highest will prevent you from getting sunburned.
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. It is located in Dubai and is one of the main reasons that people go there instead of the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, which is equally interesting. You can take an elevator to the top of the Burj Khalifa and enjoy panoramic views. It is worth noting, however, that since you will be above the clouds, you will only be able to get panoramic views on days when the sky’s very clear. There is also a restaurant and nightclub at the top, which are worth visiting if you have money to burn.
As you might expect from a destination that attracts the world’s rich and famous, there are some exquisite restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. You should be aware, however, some of these restaurants can be very expensive. If you plan on eating out, then make sure that you research menu prices before visiting restaurants. Researching menu prices before visiting will allow you to avoid unintentionally settling down in a restaurant with prices above your budget. Many hotels offer buffets and complimentary food, too, so if you are staying in one such hotel, then you can eat for free.
The Dubai Fountain, like the Burj Khalifa, is another of the city’s most popular attractions. Some people visit the city exclusively to see it. If you are not familiar with it or have never heard of it before, then it is a huge fountain designed by the Bellagio’s creators. Performances occur every day. The fountain is open to the public. If you want to see an incredible work of modern engineering, then the Dubai Fountain is somewhere that’s worth visiting. You do not need a ticket to get in.
A lot of people only ever visit the United Arab Emirates for Dubai and Abu Dhabi, so that they can experience the luxury of these cities. However, for outdoors people, the UAE also has a lot to offer. There are some incredible hiking trails that you can take. However, you should only ever go hiking on days when it’s not too hot, since the weather can get very intense in the UAE. Hiking through intense heat isn’t a very good idea. Make sure that you only ever follow marked hiking routes. If possible, you should take a tour guide with you. You should also take a lot of water.
If you want to get out of the city, then why not take a desert trip? Trips out to the desert can be a lot of fun. You can go out with a tour company, then take control of an ATV and explore the desert’s many sand dunes. More often than not, these trips are taken in the evening, since it’s a lot cooler then. They are sometimes also taken in the early morning, at the coldest point in the day. Your hotel can likely arrange a trip out to the desert for you if you aren’t sure how to book it yourself.
If you are a Muslim, then the United Arab Emirates has some of the world’s most incredible mosques. Naturally, you have to be a Muslim to enter many of these mosques. It is also worth noting that Saudi Arabia is close to the UAE, so you could consider visiting it afterwards and checking out Mecca. You also have to be a Muslim in order to get through the gates of Mecca. At the gates to the city, you will be required to present evidence of your faith.
The UAE is a very popular and fun tourist destination. It is visited by people from all over the world. Before booking flights, be sure to prepare and plan out your trip, so you know what you are doing each day. By planning, you can ensure that you get the most out of your trip.
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