United Arab Emirates
Evocative history, desert adventures
and world-class shopping
Shaped from desert and edged by the shimmering Arabian Gulf, the UAE races towards the future while proudly honouring its past.
Reconnect with its history in heritage museums, and relive ancient Bedouin customs on desert safaris. But the soul of the country lies in its cuisine, from shawarma-filled pitta at street stalls to global fine dining.
Here, desert dunes fringe cosmopolitan cities. Labyrinthine souks contrast with dazzling malls, and skyscrapers overlook swathes of sandy beach.