Dubai is the country’s most visited metropolis by tourists, without which it is impossible to imagine a single trip to this oriental fairy tale. Giant skyscrapers, white-sand beaches and kilometers of shopping streets – all this is Dubai.
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The coast of Dubai has long been a legend, if only thanks to the unique artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, which made a holiday in the Emirates truly fabulous. Among other sectors of the coast, tourists most often name:
- Al Mamzar;
The shortest guide to shopping centers in Dubai will contain several dozen names. We list the most popular complexes among tourists:
- Burjuman Center;
- Wafi Shopping Mall;
- Mall of the Emirates.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the Emirates, a city that has earned the right to be called the New York of the Middle East. The charm of mosques here, as in Dubai, is combined with modern business districts with nightclubs, shopping centers and boutiques.
The best beaches in Abu Dhabi are not located within the city, but on the islands or on the outskirts. Top 3 looks like this:
- Yas Island beach
- Jebel Dana;
- Al Raha.
It makes no sense to list all the outlets of the capital of the Emirates – only on the central streets there are about 2 thousand stores, without visiting which it is difficult to imagine a vacation in the UAE. Among the largest centers:
- Khalidiyah Mall;
- Marina Mall;
- Al Raha Mall;
- Mushrif Mall.
Sharjah – If you want to see a different United Arab Emirates than Dubai, Sharjah is the place to be. It is impossible to find hookah halls and “forbidden” entertainments here, but it is quite possible to walk through the richest museums and exhibition halls.
The beach areas of Sharjah are usually divided into lagoons, as in Dubai. The most famous lagoon – Al Khan – is a place of hangouts for young people and fans of extreme sports. The same can be said about Al Corniche beach.
It should be noted that Sharjah is one of the few resorts where women are given a whole Monday when no man is allowed on the beach.
Shopping in Sharjah is divided into two types: either you go to the markets, or to one of the shopping streets. There are two markets worthy of attention – the Fish Market and the Blue Bazaar. Of the shopping streets, you should definitely visit:
- King Faisal Avenue;
- Al Wadha Street.
Fujairah is the only emirate and resort city where there is no oil production, and there is not a single skyscraper. All this is compensated by valleys, unusual for Arab countries, and wide beaches with a wonderful atmosphere of privacy.
Choosing an eco-friendly vacation, the UAE can offer you the beaches of Fujairah. Even the Arabs themselves are in awe of the 90-kilometer coastline, which is so clean that turtles and dolphins regularly swim up to the shallows.
Anyone who has ever been to Fujairah knows that the famous Friday market operates in the city, which can now work at least all week. They buy here all the same carpets, hookahs and inexpensive household utensils. Bargaining is a prerequisite for the purchase. But there are few large shopping and entertainment areas in Fujairah, the whole list consists of several names:
- Fujairah Tower Mall;
- Fujairah City Centre;
- Dana Plaza;
- Century Mall.
Holidays in the United Arab Emirates are not only beaches and many hours of shopping in thousands of shops and bazaars – it is also an opportunity to buy unique souvenirs in these markets. And each such purchase will allow you to keep the memory of the trip and give friends and relatives an exclusive little thing that they are unlikely to find in their homeland.
Unlike Turkey or Egypt, only real spices are sold in the Emirates, not ground curry with dye.
Any thing made of camel skin will be the best souvenir. Yes, and the figurine of the animal itself will be considered a gift at random
Not the one that you collect yourself on the nearest beach, but a special tourist souvenir – a bottle of seven branches, according to the number of emirates included in the country
The Arabs call this word a special incense that differs from the usual sticks. These are pieces of wood or balls that do not even need to be set on fire – just heat up to a certain temperature
Visa and customs
To enter the territory of the UAE, citizens of Russia need to obtain a tourist visa. The minimum package of documents includes the following mandatory items:
- Application form filled in English;
- Hotel booking confirmation;
- A copy of all completed pages of the international passport, the validity of which will be 90 or more days at the time of return from the country;
- Consular fee payment receipt.
You can learn more about the list of required documents, as well as about the customs regulations of the United Arab Emirates here.