United Arab Emirates

The UAE is home of the travel hub Dubai, where tourism has boomed enormously in the past 5 years. Not only people love to visit the country, they often end up calling it home like us. The UAE is filled with attractions, culture and wonderful people. Do take your time to surf our guide.

About the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has seven Emirates (states) and isMiddle East’s most important economic centres, whilst being one of the most liberal countries in the Gulf region. It makes it a place quite comfortable for expats, the majority of the population in the country.  Before oil was discovered in the 1950s, its economy was dependent on fishing and the pearl industry.

Visa Required for the UAE

Visas are free to get on arrival for most passports. You will have to consult this list and make sure you need no advance visa arrangements to visit the UAE. You will get a 30-days visit visa and for some others, you can even get a 90-days one. More details here.

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Best time to visit the United Arab Emirates

For a combination of fewer crowds and good pleasant weather, the best time to visit the UAE would be mid-November. Until March, weather will be beautiful and will be the high season. Low season if about from June to September and it will be very hot, mostly impossible to do any sightseeing outdoors.

Main places to visit in UAE

If you plan a trip to the United Arab Emirates, you need to consider way more than just Dubai! Please take a look at:

  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Fujairah

Alternative destinations to visit in the UAE 

If you plan a longer time in the UAE or planning a road trip, these destination are worth keeping a few days to visit:

  • Sharjah
  • Ajman

Official LanguageArabic, although English is the day to day language for business. 

CurrencyDirham (AED/DHS) which is about 3.67 to the US dollar. 

Wi-Fi AvailabilityYou will get wi-fi everywhere in establishments and popular public areas of Dubai.  You also can get a tourist SIM with ease.

Electrical Adapters:220/240 V, 50 Hz AC – British-style 3-pin electrical plugs

Main travel hubDubai International Airport

Fun Facts about the United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai is home of the world’s largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall.
  • The UAE also holds the record of the tallest building in the world in Dubai with the Burj Khalifa,  inaugurated in January 2010.
  • The Atlantis the Palm aquarium in Dubai has at least 200,000 fish species.
  • The UAE is actually home to over 40 churches and cathedrals as well as other places of worship for other religions.

Looking to move to the UAE and want to know more about how is the lifestyle? You can read our full guide about being an expat in the UAE. Read the Guide

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