Tourism becoming the cornerstone of UAE’s economy and its attraction, for many visitors it seems like they need a little help in terms of deciding where to go and how to do it. Across the 7 emirates, you will find spectacular places such as the Emirates Hotel, Burj Khalifa and Jebal Jais to name a few.
So here are the top 10 attractions you must not miss while you arrive to the UAE.
- Snoopy Islands
Snoopy Islands might not be a tourist attraction many have heard of, but a well-known place with adventure tourists. The islands located at the shores of Gulf of Oman, in the emirate of Fujairah. The island was named snoopy after the comic strip character ‘Snoopy Dog’ as it is three sections of the rock rise up to create a nose, bulging belly and the feet of the iconic image of Snoopy sleeping atop his doghouse. The islands are known for its capability of watersports such a snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving and also of its coral reefs. The water around is warm all-round the year.
- Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest tower and one of the soaring high-sky landmarks of Dubai. Its not only just the tallest building but the title of tallest free-standing structure and the world’s highest observation deck at the 124th level of the tower. The observation deck gives you birds-eye view of the Dubai city and this is the sight-seeing highlight of every tourist who arrives at the UAE .
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The mammoth modern mosque with spectacular beauty. The mosque justifies the modern Islamic architecture because of its contemporary designs and start of the art craftsmanship. This destination is a must visit place when you visit Abu Dhabi. Inside the mosque you will witness the exquisite interiors finned with gold, mosaic tiles and glass work.
- Jebal Jais
The place to experience the natural beauty of UAE. Jebal Jais is the highest mountain peak situated in Ras Al Khaimah. It is also one of the sites to do adventure sports such as trekking, zip-line, etc. To reach the peak you can enjoy the twists and turns heading towards the peak. The mountains feature the world’s longest zip-line with lengths of 2.8 kilometers.
- Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Sharjah being named as the cultural capital of Arab World by UNESCO; this museum explains more about the culture and heritage. The museum holds a collection of Islamic art and craft works dating back from the 7th to the 19th centuries on display. This is also the place where you find more knowledge and craftwork about the historic Muslim dynasties such as the Mughals and the Ottomans.
- Sinnayah Islands
One of the main attractions in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. Sinnayah Islands are famous for its dense mangroves with sandy beaches. It is also the spots were the flora and fauna of the UAE can be witnessed. This spot is filled normally with bird watchers and nature enthusiasts as it features rare Socotra cormorants, Flamingoes, and seagulls.
- Dubai Frame
Located on the prime locations of Dubai, between the Old Dubai and the Futuristic Dubai, Dubai Frame provides the different views of Dubai. The 150-meter-tall frame with the gold design is mind-blowing. Upon reaching the Skydeck of the frame, you get panoramic views of the historic Dubai and the future Dubai and also it is a perfect attraction to take nice photos.
- Yas Islands
The island where entertainment is at full throttle. The island features the most prominent theme parks and a Formula 1 racetrack. In this island, you will find Ferrari World which is an indoor theme park which features the world’s fastest rollercoasters with the top speed of 240 km/h. Yas Water world is a water theme park and was classified as the second best water park in the world by The Los Angeles Times. Warner Bros is the last on list which features characters themed rides of the famous sequels of Tom and Jerry, DC Comics, Scooby-Doo, etc. Warner Bros World is one of the three in the world which features Warner Bros creations.
- Sir Bani Yas Islands
The place for the people who enjoy wildlife safari. Sir Bani Yas islands is a wildlife reserve in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. Indigenous animals such as gazelles and endangered species such as the Arabian onyx and other animals can be found on these exotic islands. In this vast reserve, animals are allowed to roam free within the reserve. Visitors can book a 4×4 safaris, horse riding tours within the reserve.
- Global Village
The place where the world meets. Global Village is the world’s largest tourism, leisure, shopping, and entertainment project. It features 90 different countries showcasing the culture, domestic produces, etc. The Global Village normally run 9 hours a day and 6 months a year, mostly between the months of November till April. Global Village also is the main reason behind the famous Dubai Shopping Festival.