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The iconic high-rise skylines of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, rimming long sandy shorelines, have made the United Arab Emirates a popular destination for anyone wanting to mix a city break with some beach time.

Landmark tourist attractions such as Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Louvre museum offer sightseeing within easy reach of the city sand.

A host of massive malls have made both cities renowned among shoppers as the best places to visit, and both offer vacationing families plenty of purely fun things to do, with an impressive list of major theme parks.

There's more to the UAE than the contemporary glitz of its two major cities, though. The country's interior of desert and Hajar Mountains are all about big-sky scenery and adventure activities, from 4WD trips across a landscape of rippling dunes to taking on the world's longest zipline over the jagged contours of Jebel Jais.

There's also much more history here than those modern skyscrapers would have you believe. Sharjah and Al Ain are two cities dedicated to promoting Emirati heritage.

1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Under places to visit in Dubai, Burj Khalifa is the must visit place. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is also the highest observation deck, and a lift with the longest travel distance. At its top, one can get a scenic and surreal view of entire Dubai. It is described as both “Vertical City” and “A Living Wonder.” The tower apparently took 22 million man hours to build
2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Under places to visit in Abu Dhabi, this mosque is must visit. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest place of worship in the UAE covering over 30 acres. It took over a decade to build. It is a key place of worship where traditional architecture meets the exquisite interiors of mosaic, gold, glass, and marble. A visit here is a must on any Abu Dhabi itinerary. With its interiors using lavish amounts of gold, mosaic tiles, and glass work and immense amounts of marble, and its exterior of blindingly white stone contrasting dramatically under the Emirati blue sky, it never fails to dazzle.
3. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago – a microcosm in itself. It was created by land reclamation, and has a plethora of resorts, like Atlantis and Fairmont Palm, to visit. There is a special monorail connecting the mainland to Palm Jumeirah.
4. Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah

Museum is the must place to visit in Sharjah. Sharjah Art Museum contains works of art by contemporary artists from the Middle East. It has the most diverse art collection in the UAE. It hosts temporary exhibitions the year round. The museum is recognized for its collection of works by Arabic artists and also for its important pieces by European artists who specialized in painting the Arab world.
5. Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain

Al Ain Zoo is a fantastic place and one of the best places to visit in Al Ain for kids to observe fauna. It was opened in 1969 and features over 4,000 wild animals and birds. The zoo is known for its safari, bird show, and dinosaur trail.
6. Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Park is the most popular park in the Emirates. It is a marvel to visit, with a museum, an aquarium, waterfalls, a children’s amusement park, and a train around it.
7. Family Fun at the Theme Parks

In Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts offers four major theme parks rolled into one: Motion gate, dedicated to rides themed around Hollywood films; Bollywood ParksLegoland Dubai; and Legoland Water Park. The city is also home to MG Worlds of Adventure with rides, roller coasters, and experiences themed around both Marvel storylines and characters for older kids, and the Cartoon Network for little ones. If you just want to splash about for the day, though, Dubai's Wild Wadi Water Park is your best bet in town. The best water park for older kids and teenagers wanting something more than simply slides is Wadi Adventure in Al Ain.
8. The Dubai's Al Fahidi Quarter

The Al Fahidi quater of Dubai (also known as Bastakia) is the last remaining fragment of Old Dubai and shouldn't be missed. This small heritage area really evokes the simpler, gentler past of the city before skyscrapers took over the skyline. The narrow lanes within the neighborhood are lined with carefully restored traditional buildings in typical Arabian architectural styles, many with the wind tower features, which kept houses cool before air-conditioning became common.
9. Dhow Rides on Dubai Creek

The Burj Khalifa may give you that famous skyline view from up high, but the most iconic Dubai views are still taken from the water. Dubai Creek slices through the city, and the best way to experience Dubai is from one of the beautiful dhows (traditional Arabic boats) that ply the creek. Sunset cruises (which often come with entertainment and dinner) are particularly popular among visitors, as you get to watch the lights of the high-rises begin to twinkle in the dusk.
10. The Khorfakkan Waterfall

The Waterfall is located at a height of 43 meters above sea level and is 45 meters long and 11 meters wide. It consists of a number of windows through which one can see the waters of the waterfall sloping from the top of the cave above to the bottom of the mountain. Additionally, it gives visitors a panoramic view of the Khorfakkan beach. There’s even a restaurant and café that can accommodate more than 80 guests. You can even choose to dine outdoors and enjoy the beautiful views. And the new attraction isn’t just for leisure activities. The Waterfall is also equipped with the latest technologies and has spaces to hold meetings.

The tallest building in the world

Study reveals foreign landmarks around the world people were Googling the most is BURJ KHALIFA

A study by luxury travel company Kuoni analyzed that the famed skyscraper was the most searched landmark in 66 (37.5%) countries analyzed, including India, Switzerland and most of Africa.

Curious to discover which landmark each country wants to visit most, Kuoni analyzed global search data to find out the most Googled foreign landmarks in (nearly) every country in the world. Google search data was used to establish the average monthly search volume in 176 countries for 233 different landmarks.

The Eiffel Tower was the second most popular landmark to travel and Peruvian architectural feat Machu Picchu ranked third most searched for.

London’s famous clock tower Big Ben is the joint fourth-most searched landmark globally, alongside the Taj Mahal (India).

expo2020 dubai

The brain behind the enormous EXPO2020 Dubai gates is a British-Pakistani architect named Asif Khan

Asif Khan - Brilliantly merged the ancient Mashrabiya design with an ultra-futuristic concept for Expo2020 dubai.

He has designed the award-winning UK pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 and the Hyundai pavilion at the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics.

His notable projects include the ‘Mega Faces’ pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which won the Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation; the Coca-Cola Beatbox at London 2012 Olympics, a finalist entry in the international competition for the new Guggenheim Museum Helsinki from 1700 anonymous designs; and a Summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in summer 2016.

Khan is basking in the glory of a mission accomplished, which has become a talking point of the 182-day event, whose theme, 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', is inextricably linked to his creation.

“It was a challenging task to bring this extraordinary spectacle to life,” he said.

Khan’s team worked with several experts for the Expo2020 dubai gate project.

“We pushed to the absolute limit of structural engineering and science. We approached F1 car engineers, as they deal with carbon fibre, to make it happen. But that did not suffice.

“We then had to work with engineers from the aeronautical industry that deals with carbon fiber components and work with light-weight solar power planes,” he said.

They went the extra mile to ensure that the entry portals would convey the Expo’s vision of history meeting the future.

Besides the Expo2020 dubai gates, other major installations at the venue came from Asif Khan Studios in London.

Khan had been tasked with designing the entire 6km of the Expo’s public realm.

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UK will start accepting UAE Vaccine

Travellers who have taken a United Kingdom (UK)-Approved vaccine from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can visit without mandatory quarantine, According to the secretary of State for Transport Grants shapps.

From 4 October, travellers who’ve been vaccinated in Dubai and the other Emirates can enter the United Kingdom without having to quarantine or test before departure.

They will be subject to the same rules as those vaccinated in the UK, US and EU, and must simply take one PCR test within two days of arrival.

Free Bus from limited location

HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer confirmed RTA’s readiness to provide a unique, smooth and express transit service for Expo2020 visitors from various locations in Dubai and across the UAE through the deployment of 203 buses.

Additionally, two routes will be launched to transport Expo visitors from hotels directly to the site of Expo. The RTA will also deploy buses to drop visitors from the parking area to the gates in addition to another bus service to ferry riders between Expo gates.

Buses will run 1,956 direct daily trips from Saturday to Wednesday andthe number of trips will rise to 2,203 direct trips on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will vary from three to 60 minutes.

A total of 77 buses are allocated for this service to run 193 trips per day on all days of the week, and the number of trips will rise to 213 trips per day on Thursday and Friday.

The nine bus stations for visitors are:


  • The first station is Palm Jumeirah, where six buses are allocated to run 54 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 57 trips per day in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 15 minutes.

  • The second station is Al Baraha, where seven buses are allocated to run 62 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 68 trips per day in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 30 minutes.

  • The third station is Al Ghubaiba, a station characterised by integrated various mass transit modes spanning the metro, public buses, marine transport, and taxis. A total of 12 buses are allocated to run 74 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 76 daily trips in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 15 minutes.

  • The fourth station is Etisalat, adjacent to Etisalat Metro Station on the Green Line. As many as eight buses are allocated to run 70 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 72 trips per day in both directions on Thursday and Friday.

  • The fifth station is the Global Village where three buses are allocated to run 10 trips daily on all weekdays. The service frequency will be 60 minutes.

  • The sixth and seventh stations are the International City and the Dubai Silicon Oasis Station. Eight buses are allocated to both stations to run 78 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 82 trips per day in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 15 minutes.

  • The eighth station is the Dubai Mall where five buses are allocated to run 55 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 59 trips per day in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 30 minutes.

  • The ninth station is the Dubai International Airport, where eight buses are allocated to run 52 trips per day in both directions, seven days a week. The service frequency will be 20 minutes.


These buses feature high safety and luxury standards, and comfortable seats.

saudi arabian airline

Kingdom moves to relax coronavirus restrictions, including allowing fully vaccinated residents to return from red-list countries;


Saudi Arabia will lift travel restrictions on the UAE, South Africa and Argentina on 8th September Wednesday morning, the kingdom's Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.

From 11am on Wednesday morning, Saudi Arabia will allow people to travel to the three nations that have been on its red list.

The Ministry of Interior said the decision was based on the kingdom's evaluation of the Covid-19 situation, state media reported.

The change comes as part of a relaxation in coronavirus measures in the kingdom, including allowing vaccinated residents to return to Saudi Arabia, even from red list countries.

traveling to UAE

The list was updated to add Bhutan, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Monaco, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

Passengers travelling from countries on the green list must take a PCR test on arrival without the need to quarantine and also take a PCR test on day six.

1. Albania
2. Armenia
3. Australia
4. Austria
5. Bahrain
6. Belgium
7. Bhutan
8. Brunei
9. Bulgaria
10. Canada
11. China
12. Comoros
13. Croatia
14. Cyprus
15. Czech Republic
16. Denmark
17. Finland
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hong Kong
21. Hungary
22. Italy
23. Japan
24. Jordan
25. Kuwait
26. Kyrgyzstan
27. Luxembourg
28. Maldives
29. Malta
30. Mauritius
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Netherlands
34. New Zealand
35. Norway
36. Oman
37. Poland
38. Portugal
39. Qatar
40. Republic of Ireland
41. Romania
42. San Marino
43. Saudi Arabia
44. Serbia
45. Seychelles
46. Singapore
47. Slovakia
48. Slovenia
49. South Korea
50. Sweden
51. Switzerland
52. Taiwan
53. Tajikistan
54. Turkmenistan
55. Ukraine



 

visit visa can now enter sharjah

UAE authorities on Saturday announced that the country will resume issuing tourist visas from August 30.

Here's everything you need to know before you arrive in the UAE:

  • Passengers arriving on tourist visas must take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport on arrival.

  • Travellers wishing to receive the benefits provided to those vaccinated in the UAE can register their vaccination via the ICA platform or Al Hosn application.

  • All previous rules for those unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place.

  • Tourists will need to be vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines.

  • Tourist visas are also open for passengers from where travel was previously restricted.

  • Application for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries starting August 30.

Green list countries



Green list countries







You won’t need to quarantine if you’re travelling on a direct flight to United Arab Emirates from any of the countries below.



























































  • Albania




  • Armenia




  • Austria




  • Australia




  • Bahrain




  • Belgium




  • Brunei




  • Bulgaria




  • Canada




  • China




  • Czech Republic




  • Germany




  • Hong Kong, China




  • Hungary




  • Jordan




  • Kuwait




  • Malta




  • Mauritius




  • Moldova




  • Netherlands




  • New Zealand




  • Poland




  • Republic of Ireland




  • Romania




  • Saudi Arabia




  • Serbia




  • Seychelles




  • Singapore




  • South Korea




  • Sweden




  • Switzerland




  • Taiwan, China




  • Ukraine










Travel corridors







If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine when you travel between the UAE and the following destinations:











  • Bahrain




  • Greece




  • Serbia




  • Seychelles




Countries eligible for visa on arrival in UAE

UAE announced visa on arrival for some countries, The visa must be issued in Abu Dhabi.


Etihad Airways said passengers landing at Abu Dhabi airport can head straight to the immigration counter to receive visas when they arrive from these 70 countries (see list below).

For tourists landing in the UAE capital, the visa must be issued in Abu Dhabi.

In addition, if the traveler is already in the UAE and his resident visa has been cancelled or his tourist visa has expired, he can apply for a Long Term Tourist Visa Single Entry.

“You can apply for the tourist visa whilst you are in the UAE to avoid any fines or legal implications. Once your visa is approved, you will need to complete the status change application at Etihad Airways Headquarters in Abu Dhabi,” said the Abu Dhabi-based carrier.


Etihad said those Indian citizens who have a US visitor visa or Green Card or holding the UK or European residency with a validity of six months are eligible for a visa on arrival in the UAE.

They will get a visa which will be valid for a maximum stay of 14 days and costs Dh100. The visa is extendable for another 14 days once only by paying the renewal fee of Dh250.

Travellers from the following countries will receive a visa on arrival in Abu Dhabi:

• Andorra

• Argentina

• Australia

• Austria

• Bahamas

• Barbados

• Belgium

• Brazil

• Brunei

• Bulgaria

• Canada

• Chile

• Colombia

• Costa Rica

• Croatia

• Cyprus

• Czech Republic

• Denmark

• Estonia

• Finland

• France

• Germany

• Greece

• Honduras

• Hong Kong (SAR of China)


• Hungary

• Iceland

• Ireland

• Italy

• Japan

• Kazakhstan

• Latvia

• Liechtenstein

• Lithuania

• Luxembourg

• Malaysia

• Maldives

• Malta

• Mexico

• Monaco

• Montenegro

• Nauru

• Netherlands

• New Zealand

• Norway

• People’s Republic of China


• Peru

• Poland

• Republic of Mauritius

• Republic of El Salvador

• Portugal

• Romania

• Russian

• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

• San Marino

• Serbia

• Seychelles

• Singapore

• Slovakia

• Slovenia

• Solomon

• South Korea

• Spain

• Sweden

• Switzerland

• The Vatican

• Ukraine

• United Kingdom

• United States of America


• Uruguay