The United Arab Emirates is a modern and dynamic country immersed in culture and history, a fascinating place where traditionalism meets modernism and technology is integrated with traditional values. The UAE is also one of the richest countries in the entire Middle East, and this makes it a unique place to enjoy a luxury vacation.

There are actually a lot more than 5 reasons why you should visit the United Arab Emirates, but we decided to pick the bests, or at least our personal favorites.

5 Reasons To Visit United Arab Emirates

1. Marvel at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful mosques in the entire world. The sheer size of the building is overwhelming, and during the day the white marble is almost luminescent beneath the warm Arabian sun. The interior of the mosque is no less impressive than the outside, and it’s hard to decide what to gaze in awe at. If you’re interested in a more detailed description of this amazing mosque, check out this link.

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

2. Visit the tallest building in the world, aka the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is an unbelievable work of engineering, design, innovation, and, let’s just say it, opulence. Apart from being the tallest building the world has ever seen, it also became the world’s tallest structure, breaking the record of the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and the tallest free-standing structure, beating the record of Toronto’s CN Tower.

Needless to say, the view from the Burj Khalifa is absolutely breathtaking.


3. Try the Desert Safari experience in the Liwa Desert

The Liwa Desert is an unforgettable landscape for intrepid souls, just miles and miles of red sand stretching endlessly into the horizon. Perhaps the best way to have an unforgettable experience and appreciate the rolling sand dunes in Liwa Desert is with an organized desert safari. Make sure to book a full-day safari in order to catch the stunning desert sunset.

You can find a more detailed description (and lots of cute camels pictures) here.

abu dhabi desert safari

4. Discover unique sights in Dubai

Opulence and extravagance are the second names of this Oil-rich emirate. Dubai has hundreds of unique sightseeing locations and is the only place in the world where you can enjoy Jet-skiing, snow skiing, desert safari, scuba diving, and hot air balloon ride in one day.

5 Reasons To Visit United Arab Emirates

5. Admire amazing works of architecture

Modern-day architecture in the UAE is dominated by prestigious building projects that are a mix of traditional and modern structures, and although most of them are in Arabic style, you can still find a lot of Asian and European influence. My personal favorites are the Etihad Towers and the Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, but there are tons of gorgeous buildings all around the main cities. 

This country has definitely something to offer for the adventuresome, shopping fanatics and history buffs, but I think architecture lovers are the ones who will love it the most.


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