The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a large amalgamation of seven emirates including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ajman on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The country is located in the Middle East, along with Israel, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen. Although the majority of the United Arab Emirates consists of desert, there are some stunning sights to be seen, from the large drifting sand dunes and lush oases in the deserts to the rocky mountains and lush plains which surround them. Holidays to the United Arab Emirates have become increasingly popular over the years, as tourists have discovered the luxurious facilities available, including duty free shopping, restaurants, entertainment and holiday villas, all blessed with sunshine, warm seas and am even warmer welcome.
Taking accommodation in the United Arab Emirates guarantees that you are going to be able to enjoy an action packed yet thoroughly relaxing holiday. Racing (of both camels and horses) is a hugely respected sport in the United Arab Emirates, and some of the largest races in the world are held here (of particular note is the Dubai World Cup). A day at the races in the United Arab Emirates provides a hugely entertaining day out when you take holiday accommodation here.
Golf holidays to the United Arab Emirates have been driving the tourist industry for years, as there are a vast number of excellently designed and maintained golf courses all over the country, providing challenging rounds in glorious weather for all levels of golfers, and if you would like to add to your bag, the duty free savings on golf clubs is certainly worth investigating if you have the time!
Water sports in the United Arab Emirates are big business too. If you take holiday accommodation in the United Arab Emirates by the coast, you will be able to easily enjoy everything from sailing to scuba dicing, and from jet skiing to windsurfing, all in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.
The cultural heritage is refreshingly genuine, and is not exaggerated for the tourist market, with restaurants in the United Arab Emirates serving delicious, traditional food.
The city of Dubai is the most frequently visited place in the United Arab Emirates, and for good reason. Everything which makes holidays to the United Arab Emirates so much fun is encapsulated in the city. The exceptional climate, fantastic water sports, testing golf courses, a wealth of fine restaurants and cheap shopping combined with the rich culture of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai to create an incredible holiday destination.
The year round temperatures in the United Arab Emirates are staggeringly warm, like the rest of the Middle East. Even during the depths of winter (December and January), temperatures average 27°C, and this is the time those who do not like sweltering heat usually visit. Summer temperatures average around 35°C, although there are differences between the high mountainous areas, the desert and the coastal regions.
Accommodation in the United Arab Emirates can be reached from three airports. The main arrivals point is Dubai International Airport (DXB), which receives a great number of cheap flights direct from the UK.