Luxury Holidays / United Arab Emirates
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Luxury Holidays - United Arab Emirates

County Information

Calm, cool and sophisticated, United Arab Emirates is made up of 7 Emirate states, each with their own character and allure. Abu Dhabi, its vibrant capital, is one of the worlds richest cities. This cosmopolitan metropolis has effortlessly fused modern architecture together with its rich traditions and heritages. Glamorous Dubai is the second largest state and one of the worlds most exciting destinations boasting countless activities to thrill and excite you, whether you are there for a weekend break or a week or twos holiday. In contrast Ras Al Khaimah is a little piece of serenity ideal for a more relaxing beach holiday and perfect for snorkelling.

The United Arab Emirates blends traditions with the more contemporary in a magnificent way; pristine white sandy beaches  caressed by the Persian Sea, come together with dramatic desert landscapes and beautiful old cities and souks and dazzling skyscrapers.

For more information about the United Arab Emirates or to arrange a tailor-made holiday call our experts at Diplomat Travel on 020 7730 2201





Main Attractions:
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building,  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al-Bidyah Mosque, the Sharjah Arts Museum, and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Hajar Mountains and Jebel Hafeet.
 

Useful Facts

General Information

Population: 9,206,000

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Language: Arabic although other languages are spoken including English, Urdo and Hindi

Religion: Sunni Muslim

International dialling code: 00 971

 

Main Airports: Abu Dhabi(AUH), Dubai(DXB), Sharjah(SHJ), Ras Al-Khaimah(RKT), Fujairah(FJR)

Typical flying time: 7 hours

Visa Requirements: British passport holder need to have at least 6 months validity on their passport on arrival where you will be issued a 30 day visa.

Health requirements: No major health concerns but ensure you have a comprehensive travel insurance when you go.

Currency: UAE dirham (Dh) = 100 fils DH4.49 - £1. Travellers cheques are easy to change at hotels and banks. (All major credit cards accepted)

Tipping: A service charge is usually added to your bill

Time: 4 GMT

Electricity: 220-240 volts

Driving: They drive on the right. A British driving licence is accepted.

 



 

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Abu Dhabi

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