Wondering where the hottest spot on the planet for luxury travel is right now? Trends come and go, and many destinations come in and out of fashion with well-heeled travelers, but there is one place that continues to be at the top of most people’s lists for 5-star luxury: the UAE. The country is made up of different emirates, and home to some of the world’s wealthiest people. Here are some convincing reasons why the UAE should be your next luxe stop-off.
One of the best-known Emirates with international travelers, Dubai is known for its amazing shopping and upmarket hotels. Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to be a millionaire to visit the city as there are lots of Dubai deals that can help you keep the overall cost of your trip down. While you are in Dubai, you can take the ascent up to the very top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Plus, you can spend your time browsing the world’s biggest shopping mall!
Amazing Abu Dhabi
As well as Dubai, Abu Dhabi is another well-known city in the UAE. In fact, Abu Dhabi is the country’s capital city and is so huge that it covers 87% of the entire UAE! So, you can be sure that there is a lot to do here! High on your to-do list should be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is known for being one of the most beautiful in the world. If you are into fast cars, spend some time at the Yas Viceroy Hotel’s F1 racing track.
If you want to see some picturesque landscapes and pretty coastlines, then spend a few days in Fujairah. This is the only emirate on the country’s east coast, and the only spot in the whole UAE that has such majestic scenery. It’s a popular haunt of beach lovers and watersport fans. The crystal clear waters make this ideal for snorkelers as well. Lots of people visit Fujairah as day trip from Dubai as it is only an hour and a half away by car.
Ravishing Ras Al Khaimah
Do you want to completely escape the city? If so, then book a couple of nights in beautiful Ras Al Khaimah. It’s also where you will find most of the country’s top-tier beach resorts offering all-inclusive luxury. It’s such a gorgeous place to be that this is the area that most UAE residents head to for their own vacations and long weekends away. If you have a spare day while you’re here, visit the area’s famous ghost town, Jazirat Al-Hamra.
Just north of Dubai, the city of Sharjah is renowned for the Sharjah Natural History Museum that explains everything about the plants and animals of the Arabian desert. To see some impressive architecture, stop by the Blue Souk, which is filled with an impressive indoor market.
As you can see, there is plenty to see and do in the UAE. Which of the Emirates do you fancy visiting on your next trip?