Tourist attractions in UAE


Tourist attractions in UAE
Tourist attractions in UAE

We will discuss the tourist areas in the UAE, describing the best areas according to each emirate.

Abu Dhabi

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest of the country's emirates, and is located at the edge of the empty district, where the highest sand dunes in the world are called "Tal Mereb". The emirate is the most suitable destination for lovers of deserts and oases, wildlife, islands and coastlines and modern urban landscapes.

Abu Dhabi is home to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. As well as the famous entertainment attractions: Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World.

Visitors can explore palaces, fortresses, museums, numerous national attractions, historical and cultural sites and landmarks such as

Hafeet Mountain

Jebel Hafeet is one of the most beautiful natural sites and is the highest point in the emirate. Al Ain Oasis is also the first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palm Oasis has been accredited by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its importance as a repository of genetic resources for food, biodiversity and cultural heritage. It makes a significant global contribution to the Heritage of Indigenous Agricultural Systems (GIAHS).

Al Ain World Heritage Sites have joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Al Ain has many gardens and parks.

Abu Dhabi has developed many new recreational areas.

Saadiyat Island is an excellent tourist destination with a cultural twist. Saadiyat Island has many museums including the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

The new central business district on Al Maryah Island, which emulates the best of modern architectural designs and combines the commercial area with numerous shopping centers and restaurants.

Yas Island is an unrivaled sports and entertainment destination. Enjoy the Formula 1 atmosphere, Ferrari World Park, Yas Water World and numerous hotels and restaurants.

What to do in Abu Dhabi

Cycle, run, walk or simply watch the world go by along Abu Dhabi's beautiful Corniche or try water sports along the mangrove forests.

Experience desert safaris, quad biking, sand skiing, paragliding and much more in the desert, and spend the night in the Bedouin camp under the starry sky enjoying the most delicious refreshments.

There's nothing better than watching the sunset on a traditional wooden dinner cruise along the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Choose the empty sand dunes of Liwa, a two-hour drive from Abu Dhabi, and revel in the tranquility of the desert resort town of Qasr Al Sarab, beautifully built to resemble desert castles.

Take a boat or plane trip to Sir Bani Yas Resort, one of Abu Dhabi's finest gems, and explore the island's stunning beaches, salt dome and lush mangroves.

Explore Al Ain, an understated green city and an oasis of majestic palm trees. Visit the many impressive ancient forts and archaeological sites.

Activities for kids in Abu Dhabi

Check out some of the must-do fun activities for families and kids:

  • marjan water park
  • Fun City - Marina Shopping Center
  • Hili Games City - Al Ain
  • Kidoos - Abu Dhabi Mall - Tourist Club Area
  • Wanasah Land - Al Wahda Mall

Whiz Kidz, where your child can enjoy drawing, coloring, arithmetic training, calligraphy and public speaking. It is located on Rue de la Défense - Central.

Learn more about the colors of entertainment and tourism in the emirate of Abu Dhabi:

  • Abu Dhabi Tourism Portal
  • Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Iconic Monuments
  • national attractions
  • carrots
  • Explore the Desert

Explore the tourist attractions of the emirate of Abu Dhabi:

  • abu dhabi city
  • Alan's City
  • Al Dhafra (the western region of the emirate)
  • Dubai

Dubai offers a wonderful experience for tourists of all tastes, and there are historic and modern tourist attractions that include:

  • Dubai Museum
  • Hatta Heritage Village
  • Burj Khalifa - the tallest tower
  • The Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center
  • Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island
  • Deira Islands.

Complete the fun experience of Dubai through the following:

Visit to the Al Fahidi Historic District - formerly known as Al Bastakiya - at the Dubai Museum

  • Abra walks along the creek
  • Visit traditional markets
  • shopping malls in dubai
  • Unique activities in Dubai

People can relax along the clean beaches, visit the various parks in the city or enjoy a trip to the desert, or experience the most amazing natural water baths in Hatta.

Activities for kids in Dubai

Check out some fun activities for families and kids:

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - One of the largest indoor aquariums in the world, the aquarium features the most diverse collection of marine animals in the world and offers an incredible opportunity to wander around with 270-degree views

  • KidZania - An educational center that provides children with a unique and realistic learning environment to discover crafts through role-playing games
  • Dubai Ice Rink - This Olympic-size ice rink is located in the Dubai Mall.
  • Children's City - an 80,000 square foot education city in Al Khor Park
  • Wonderland and Splashland - amusement parks with water slides and other games
  • Deep Dive Dubai - the deepest pool in the world
  • Dubai Safari - home to nearly 2,500 species of animals from around the world
  •  Discover all that is possible in Dubai by visiting Dubai's official tourism portal.


Sharjah is characterized by its architectural and cultural richness. It covers tourist sites, historic areas like the heart of Sharjah and modern sites like Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront.

Sharjah was chosen by the General Conference of the International Organization for Education, Culture and Science "UNESCO" to win the title of Arab Cultural Capital for the year 1998. It was crowned the Capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2014 at the conference of the Organization of States Islamic and then the Arab Capital of Tourism in 2015.

Sharjah hosts major art exhibitions such as: Sharjah International Biennale.

What to do in Sharjah

Enjoy a visit to the 100 meter high Sharjah Fountain on Buhaira Corniche or visit the Al Majaz waterfront which features a wide range of distinctive restaurants and cafes overlooking the Sharjah Musical Fountain.

Visit the Khorfakkan track. Discover Sharjah's arts district along the Corniche Road.

Enjoy the narrow streets around the Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah Art Centre, Sharjah Art Galleries, Emirates Fine Arts Society and its own art center with many cafes and shops.

One of the best things to do is visit the Sharjah Heritage Museum on Al Hosn Street, the Al Hosn Castle Museum and see a number of heritage buildings. This area has been beautifully restored and is full of many local markets, meeting rooms and small museums.

Take a stroll through the fruit and vegetable markets along Corniche Street, near Khalid's Lagoon. Shop for rugs and antiques at the Blue Souk and indulge in eclectic jewelry at the Gold Souk.

Discover the captivating world of the deep sea with its amazing creatures and learn about various marine animals at the Sharjah Aquarium.

Enjoy an exploration of the Islamic world at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

Discover the emirate's many magnificent archaeological sites and its ancient past dating back to prehistoric times at the Sharjah Archeology Museum.

Visit Sharjah Desert Park, located on the Sharjah-Al Dhaid Highway. It includes the Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum, the Children's Farm and the Center for the Protection and Propagation of Endangered Arabian Wildlife.

Sharjah has several large cities including Khorfakkan, Kalba and Dibba Al-Hisn.

Further south, close to the Oman border, is the Khor Kalba Reserve, home to the rare white kingfisher and other animals.

In Sharjah, enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling on the east coast off Khorfakkan, where there are more than a dozen dive sites just minutes from shore.


Ajman embraces a natural harbor on the coast of the Arabian Gulf with a length of 16 kilometers of white sand beaches. While fishing and yacht building are still among the most important aspects of life in Ajman, there have been significant developments, particularly in the so-called "New Ajman" along the Emirates Road.

Some of the main monuments in Ajman include:

  • Ajman Museum
  • masfut
  • Manama

Ajman is famous for its beautiful beaches, the picturesque Masfout Mountains, its nature reserves and parks, the Masfout Castle and the Red Fort.

Ajman Fort stands out as one of the country's archaeological monuments, dating back to the 18th century. The fort has been restored and turned into an integrated museum that contains samples of archaeological collections, ancient manuscripts and weapons, as well as images of ancient social life.

Shoppers looking for downtown brands or traditional clothing visit the market.

The white sandy beaches near Hotel Kempinski are an ideal choice for swimming and relaxing.

The emirate of Ajman follows both Masfut southeast on the Hatta Road and Manama about 60 km east of the main road between Al Dhaid and the east coast.

Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain is the oldest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. The ruins indicate its relationship with the Mesopotamian civilization that existed in the third millennium BC. Umm Al Quwain is a 20-minute drive north of Ajman.

The best thing about Umm Al Quwain is the expanse of its beautiful beaches, where you can surf, water ski and sail through the Umm Al Quwain Marine Club located on Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Mualla Road. The club includes an equestrian center.

There is also Umm Al Quwain Fort, which was a stronghold for the ancient rulers and the center of the old city, and later became a museum. The emirate has six other castles. Among its modern monuments is the Dreamland Water Park, which is a water park, leisure resort and an attractive landmark in the emirate.

The emirate of Umm Al Quwain has several islands where tourists come to enjoy its exuberant nature, such as Al Seniya, Al Gallah, Al Akaab, Al Qurum, Al Hamidi, Al Shuria and Al Harmala.

Al-Siniyah Island is one of the biggest tourist islands, with an area of 90 square kilometers, and is characterized by its beauty and many environmental benefits.

Take an aerial tour of Umm Al Quwain Air Club to enjoy these sites.

Among its famous areas is Falaj Al Mualla, which is considered an attractive natural oasis, and is located about 50 km from the town of Umm Al Quwain to the southeast on the E55 road towards Al Dhaid. Contains a camel racing track.

Umm Al Quwain is home to several archaeological sites such as Tell Abraq (which dates back to the Bronze Age), Al-Akaab Island and Al-Dur, which dates back to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC.

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah has excellent hotels, beautiful beaches, golf courses and spas. Some of the most famous hotels in Ras Al Khaimah are: The Waldorf Astoria, The Cove Rotana Resort, Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel.

The beaches and hotels of Ras Al Khaimah offer a variety of activities. The desert and mountains are ideal for safaris and nature walks. You can also try your hand at falconry, horse riding, camel riding or wadi adventures.

The Old City of Ras Al Khaimah includes the National Museum, which was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s. The museum houses a collection of artifacts. A visit to the museum gives you a real sense of time and place, especially the region's maritime past, its role in the pearl trade and the Qawasim, who formed a fleet of over 60 large ships.

You can visit the pearl museum on the banks of the creek and discover Julfar, which was an important medieval trading center in the region, attracting traders from east and west to buy the precious local pearls.

Jebel Jais is about 25 kilometers from the city of Ras Al Khaimah, and the road that leads to it is characterized by beautiful scenery, and the highest point reaches 5,700 feet. Jebel Jais Road is the most popular road for driving enthusiasts and athletes alike.

Dhayah Fort, located about 15 kilometers from the city, is considered a strategic military fort and has played an important role in the history of the Emirates. The castle overlooks the village of Shamal, which is an important archaeological site.

The hot springs at Ain Khaet are very popular with the locals.

You can explore partial ruins of abandoned stone houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra, on the coast between Al Hamra Fort Hotel and The Cove Rotana.

The Most Beautiful Winter in the World

The UAE Government has launched "The Most Beautiful Winter in the World" campaign as one of the initiatives of the UAE Domestic Tourism Strategy, which is the first of its kind at the federal level, to promote joint tourism in coordination between the various agencies and authorities concerned with the tourism, heritage and cultural sectors across the Emirates. The campaign, which targets the Emirati community, will last for 45 days and aims to encourage domestic tourism during the winter season, as this season offers the opportunity to discover the beautiful natural, geographical and heritage components of the country.

The campaign appealed to the public to interact with the "Most Beautiful Winter Campaign in the World", having an exciting tourist experience in which they discover the pearls of the beautiful Emirates, reinforce their connection with the place, connect with nature, document their experiences and share them with as many people as possible through different social media sites.


The historical significance of Fujairah dates back to 3000 BC. when shepherds and hunters lived in the area. Then they called it the land of mighty seas. It was unofficially named the "Jewel of the Middle East".

Wadi Wurayah and Ain al-Madhab waterfalls are among the most important parks and main tourist attractions in Fujairah.

Wadi Wurayah is a 31,000-acre nature reserve located between the port of Khorfakkan and Bidiyah, and is the only waterfall in the UAE. The emirate includes the oldest mosques such as the Al Bidiyah Mosque and the Heritage Village.

Fujairah has many beaches and resorts, including the five star Le Meridien Al Aqah and Fujairah Rotana.

Fujairah is mainly mountainous, with the Hajar Mountains separating the emirate from the rest of the country.

Fujairah is relatively cool compared to the rest of the UAE. Perhaps among the best activities that can be enjoyed are water sports such as swimming, sailing, jet skiing and fishing.

The emirate is famous for its Friday market on the road to Fujairah, and it's a great place to buy locally produced fruit and vegetables, other ethnic items such as pottery and rugs, and even Chinese goods.

Explore Al Hail Palace, the summer residence of the ruling family in the former emirate of Fujairah.

Fujairah Fort is 360 years old and rises on a gentle slope at the edge of Fujairah City's historic gardens. These forts are often identified as belonging to the Portuguese, but many were older than that.

 The historic village includes a group of traditional houses (Al-Arish) and palm-fringed fishing boats, and provides an interesting setting for the reconstruction of traditional life in the mountains and on the shores of the eastern coast.

 On weekends you can enjoy the winter weather and watch bullfighting, which is practiced as a recreational sport in Fujairah.

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