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.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Theme parks and the Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit combine with spectacular architecture on Yas Island to draw visitors into Abu Dhabi. It’s a city on the move, while never forgetting the role that Sheikh Zayed played in its

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai gave us the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It’s home to manmade islands, the surreal Dubai Frame and sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. But most of all, this is a city that is profoundly proud of its Emirati