Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the most luxurious hotels you’ll ever set your eyes on and a vibrant and dynamic environment, the United Arab Emirates is a fascinating destination where tradition meets modernism. Every Emirate in the UAE offers its own unique experience. Whether you love a luxury vacation or being one with nature, there’s always plenty to do in this part of the Middle East. Need some inspiration? Check out these 5 reasons to visit the UAE.
Marvel At Dubai From Burj Khalifa
Location: Downtown Dubai
Everyone has heard of Dubai and for many, this cosmopolitan city is the main reason tourists flock to the UAE. Dubai is also known for Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper – standing at the height of 828 metres and holding more than 160 stories. Inside you will find the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa’s corporate suites, the Burj Khalifa residence and the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. From Dubai’s fiery desert dunes to white sandy beaches and spectacular city skyline, you get to marvel at the whole of Dubai from up there.
Soar Up High On a Visit To The World’s Longest Zipline
Location: Ras Al Khaimah
Everything is bigger in the UAE! Elevating at 1,680 metres above sea level, the Guinness World Record’s Longest Zipline is found in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. An equivalent of more than 28 football fields (2.83 kilometres long), this unique zipline extends all the way through Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais mountains. Talk about the ultimate thrill! You’ll get a Jebel Jais flying certificate when you’re done, together with GoPro footage and a wall of fame photo against Jebel Jais. Adrenaline junkies, this one’s a must visit for you.
Live Life In The Fast Lane
Location: The Yas Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Live life in the fast lane at the Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi. The Yas Viceroy Hotel spans Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the UAE’s favoured racetrack, where Formula 1 legends show off their skills. Famous for its “grid shell” design, a 219-metre curvilinear glass and steel exterior that drapes over two towers and linked by a bridge that crosses the Formula 1™ circuit, the Yas Viceroy Hotel is a work of art that has remained the top attraction of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island – a must visit destination in the UAE.
Explore Snoopy Island
Besides the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, there’s plenty to get up to on Fujairah’s Snoopy Island. Be at one with nature and hop on a glass-bottomed boat ride, where you get to admire this island’s hidden coral reefs and tropical wildlife. You can also get up-close and personal with the cutest sea turtles if you go scuba diving or snorkelling! The best part is, you can hire all the equipment you need (including a two-person kayak) from Sandy Beach Hotel, located right in front of Snoopy Island, without registering as a hotel guest. Swimming with sea turtles on a private island in the Middle East…check.
Catch The Sunset At One Of The Highest Peaks In The UAE
Location: Jebel Hefeet
Translating to “Desert Mountain”, with limestone rocks and roads winding up to 1,219 metres high, the Jebel Hafeet mountain is one of the highest peaks in the UAE. Experience scenic views turn after turn, as you go on an exhilarating drive up this mountain. It takes approximately 11.7 kilometres to reach but the journey is worth it! Catch the sunset over a barbeque or a picnic at the designated spots on the peak and let the magic of nature take your breath away.
From the world’s fanciest hotels to hideouts amongst nature, the UAE has a lot to offer. Tick these beautiful destinations off your bucket list and start planning your visit to the UAE ASAP! But before you do that…make sure you use the ENTERTAINER App to get a 2 for 1 hotel stay for up to 6 nights with our summer offer! (Valid until 31st August 2018)
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