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Tourism in the United Arab Emirates: what you need to know

To prepare for your to the United Arab Emirates journey, you must first have the right information. We have targeted the best things to do on the spot, selected hotels and accommodations of good standing, and gathered valuable information about local transport. and for your convenience we’ve illustrated this articles with several maps.

Where to stay in the United Arab Emirates

You will also find in the United Arab Emirates not perfect but rather correct hotels.

The 5-star hotels in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is definitely a good choice for a luxury stay in a 5-star establishment. Hotels in this category are well known and you should not be disappointed. To help you in your choice, here is some useful information.

In the United Arab Emirates and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in the United Arab Emirates

A trip in the United Arab Emirates without having a 4-star hotel or more? No way. Then you have to be careful when booking : some establishments are not that great. Keep in mind that sometimes a small 3-star cozy hotel can be better than a poor 4-star hotel. To help you in your choice, here is some useful information.

You make good choice if you book at Atana Hotel (one of the best option in Dubai), at Flora Al Barsha (a very good and nice establishment ) or at Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi.

3-star hotels in the United Arab Emirates

Good options are: Rove Downtown (one of the best choices in Dubai), at Premier Inn Dubai International Airport (a pleasant establishment) or Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Guesthouses in the United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Orient Guest House, an very correct establishment. Also consider the Barjeel Heritage Guest House, which is good...

Hotels with golf in the United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best place to stay in the United Arab Emirates is at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai in Dubai.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best 5 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the Elan Murjan Suites in Dubai.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best 4 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the Atana Hotel in Dubai.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best 3 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the Rove Downtown in Dubai.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best 2 stars hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport in Dubai.

What is the best hotel with spa in the United Arab Emirates?

What is the best resort & spa hotel in the United Arab Emirates? The best resort & spa hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai in Dubai.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in the United Arab Emirates? The best hotel to practice golf in the United Arab Emirates is the Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort in Ras al Khaimah.

What is the best guesthouse in the United Arab Emirates? The best guesthouse in the United Arab Emirates is the Orient Guest House in Dubai.

How to get to the United Arab Emirates

Going to the United Arab Emirates by plane

Dubai International Airport : the airport has 6650 flights per week. It is served by 67 airlines that offer 230 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Karachi : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Pakistan International Airlines
  • Mumbai : flights operated by Emirates, Indigo, Air India Express, Air India and Flydubai
  • Tehran : flights operated by Emirates, Mahan Air and Iran Air
  • London : flights operated by British Airways, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic
  • Delhi : flights operated by Emirates, Indigo, Air India, Air India Express, Flydubai and Spicejet
  • Kochi : flights operated by Emirates, Indigo, Flydubai, Air India and Spicejet
  • Plaine Magnien : flights operated by Emirates
  • Prague : flights operated by Travel Service, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Colombo : flights operated by Emirates and Flydubai
  • Denpasar : flights operated by Emirates
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Dubai International Airport : Chaklala, Rawalpindi

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Dubai International Airport :

  • Kuwait : flights operated by Flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Emirates and Jazeera Airways
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia, Kayala Airline, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air, Flydubai, Emirates and Cathay Pacific
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air, Flydubai, Emirates and Swiss International Air Lines
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia, Emirates, Flydubai and Kayala Airline
  • Dammam : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Saudia
  • Mansour District : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Beirut : flights operated by Emirates, Middle East Airlines and Flydubai
  • Medina : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Saudia
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Dubai International Airport : Istanbul.

Domestic flights from Dubai International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Emirates and Flydubai.

  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates and Flydubai

Low cost airlines to Dubai International Airport :

  • Kuwait : flights operated by Flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Emirates and Jazeera Airways
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air, Flydubai, Emirates and Swiss International Air Lines
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air, Flydubai, Emirates and Cathay Pacific
  • Dammam : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Saudia
  • Delhi : flights operated by Emirates, Indigo, Air India, Air India Express, Flydubai and Spicejet
  • Kathmandu : flights operated by Flydubai, Helitt Líneas Aéreas and Rayyan Air
  • Kochi : flights operated by Emirates, Indigo, Flydubai, Air India and Spicejet
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Flydubai, Air Fiji, Turkish Airlines and Emirates
  • Karachi : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Pakistan International Airlines
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Emirates and Klm
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Dubai International Airport: Yerevan.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Prague : flights operated by Travel Service, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Kathmandu : flights operated by Flydubai, Helitt Líneas Aéreas and Rayyan Air

Abu Dhabi International Airport : the airport has 2296 flights per week. It is served by 23 airlines that offer 84 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Lahore : flights operated by Etihad Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, Pan Am and Shaheen Air
  • Delhi : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Cairo : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Chaklala, Rawalpindi : flights operated by Etihad Airways, Pakistan International Airlines and Pan Am
  • Mumbai : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air India
  • Kozhikode : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air India Express
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Kochi : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air India Express
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Abu Dhabi International Airport : Chennai Metropolitan Area

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport :

  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian and Etihad Airways
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Saudia
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air and Etihad Airways
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air and Etihad Airways
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Saudia
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Kuwait Airways
  • Dammam : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Medina : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport : Beirut.

Low cost airlines to Abu Dhabi International Airport :

  • Riga : flights operated by
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji

Sharjah International Airport : the airport has 224 flights per week. It is served by 9 airlines that offer 16 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Kozhikode : flights operated by Air India Express, Air India and Indigo
  • Thiruvananthapuram District : flights operated by Air India Express, Air India and Indigo
  • Peshawar : flights operated by Shaheen Air
  • Kochi : flights operated by Air India Express
  • Trichy : flights operated by Air India Express
  • Lahore : flights operated by Shaheen Air and Pan Am
  • Sialkot : flights operated by Shaheen Air
  • Lucknow : flights operated by Indigo
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Sharjah International Airport : Cairo

Low cost airlines to Sharjah International Airport :

  • Thiruvananthapuram District : flights operated by Air India Express, Air India and Indigo
  • Kozhikode : flights operated by Air India Express, Air India and Indigo
  • Lucknow : flights operated by Indigo

What to do in the United Arab Emirates

Depending on the time you have to visit the United Arab Emirates, consider the visit of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Conrad Dubai, Rose Tower, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Marina Pinnacle, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Museums in the United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates the main museums to visit are Louvre Abu Dhabi, Barjeel Art Foundation and Al Ain National Museum.

But in the United Arab Emirates is not limited to these three museums: Al Bastakiya, Salsali Private Museum, Etihad Museum, Alturaash Art And Culture. and Museum Of The Future are also worthy of interest.

Theme parks in the United Arab Emirates

For theme parks in the United Arab Emirates, visit in this order 20Th Century Fox World (Dubai).

Places of workship in the United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates visit in priority Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Natural parks in the United Arab Emirates

During your stay in the United Arab Emirates, do not forget to visit some natural parks: Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al-Arab and Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.

Localisation of the United Arab Emirates on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of the United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of the United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of the United Arab Emirates

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