Tourism in Emirates
Tourist places in the Emirates
General information about the Emirates
During the last ten years, the United Arab Emirates has become the first tourist destination in the world thanks to the huge construction boom and the official and popular interest in tourism facilities and projects.
We review together a profile of the United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates is a federal state located in the east of the Arabian Peninsula in the southwest of the continent of Asia, bordering the southern shore of the Persian Gulf. It has shared maritime borders from the northwest with the State of Qatar, and on the west, it has land and sea borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and from the southeast with the Sultanate of Oman. The naming of the Emirates comes in relation to the seven emirates that formed a federation among them, namely, the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the emirate of Dubai, the emirate of Sharjah, the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, the emirate of Ajman, the emirate of Umm al-Quwain and the emirate of Fujairah.
The UAE is one of the best Gulf countries in the field of tourism, as it is characterized by the abundance of hotels, complexes, and tourist and archaeological attractions, in which there is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest 2 towers and buildings in the world
The topographic nature of most of the lands of the Emirates, they are deserts interspersed with oases, is a natural extension of the Saudi Empty Quarter desert, also called the “lowland” and rises from the sea level only 300 meters, which is rich in sand dunes and sabkhas in the western part of the Emirates, and extends towards the south with a length of 120 How many passes through Saudi lands. Mountain chains constitute the second section of the desert nature of the Emirates, the most important of which is the northern mountain range parallel to the Oman coast line, and its highest peaks, Jebel Hafeet, reach 1,200 meters above sea level. The third section of the UAE’s topography is the coastal sector with sandy beaches, with the exception of northern areas in Ras al-Khaimah, which form the head of the Hajar mountain range. The coastal sector also contains many salt domes that form small islands in the sea and hills on land. Jebel Dhanna, which is 99 meters high, is one of these terrain manifestations.
The UAE is one of the richest Arab countries and its per capita income is high, and it is one of the petroleum countries whose economy depends mainly on petroleum products and their industries. The UAE has made important updates to its economy with the aim of reducing its dependence on oil and Dubai is considered the first financial center for the Emirates and the Arab Gulf region as a whole and is considered one of the most important The centers of the global economy and most of the workforce in the country are Asian workers, especially Indians, Pakistanis, and others.
The United Arab Emirates has shown great interest in developing tourism and infrastructure, and has represented the development of various tourism facilities that meet the needs of tourists, as well as upgrading the level of services in the hotel sector, comfortable transportation, as well as holding events and festivals …
The most important tourist attractions in the UAE
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, located on the island of Abu Dhabi, and extends to the mainland and surrounding islands. In the emirate there are many centers of tourist attractions, the most important of which are:
Sheikh Zayed Mosque The Sheikh Zayed Mosque was built according to the instructions of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the mosque, which was designed according to the highest architectural and aesthetic standards, is one of the main landmarks of the city. Crystal and ceramics.
The Emirates Palace is managed by the international (Kempinski) Hotel Group, and its cost has reached nearly $ 3 billion, and the hotel, which is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, consists of 400 rooms and suites, and used in its interiors materials of marble and pure gold. Major festivals and international concerts are held in the hotel – which is located on the city’s beach near the Heritage Village and Marina Center.
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A heritage and archaeological landmark in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, built nearly 200 years ago; In order to protect the emirate from attacks by bandits. Due to its high heritage value in the history of the emirate, Al Maqta Fort has undergone important restoration operations in the past years, and the same applies to most of the forts in the country.
A modern gaming city, which is the largest indoor games city in the world, including the Yas Marina Circuit on which the Formula 1 International Race is held, and it is located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. With an area of 200 thousand square meters, it was inaugurated at the end of 2010.
The emirate of Dubai – which is the second largest emirate in the country by area – is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is distinguished by its cultural diversity. The emirate includes many landmarks that have become a symbol of its renaissance, and the slogan of marketing the emirate worldwide, the most important of which are:
It is the tallest building in the world currently, and was officially inaugurated in 2010, and its height exceeds 800 meters.
Emaar Properties – the owner of the tower – began construction work in 2004 at a cost that then reached nearly 5 billion dirhams, and it was inaugurated in 2010, and the total area of the tower is about 4,000,000 square meters.
Burj Al Arab
The only hotel in the world that is classified within the category of (7) stars, it was officially opened in 1999 at a cost of about 650 million dollars, and the tower is built on an artificial island a hundred meters from the seashore.
The first island in the open sea in the shape of a palm tree, construction began on this island in June 2001.
Atlantis, The Palm
A 1,539 room hotel located in the center of the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah industrial island in Dubai. This joint venture has been developed with a government investment company.
It was opened in 2009 on a total area of about 46 hectares with 17 hectares
Tarra from the water parks.
The hotel offers a marine zoo with 65,000 marine animals in shallow lakes and shows such as lost rooms, a maze of underwater corridors and ports that provide a journey through ancient Atlantis.
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is a dancing fountain located in the vicinity of the Dubai Mall in front of Burj Khalifa in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designed using a dancing water system, the Dubai Fountain occupies 30 acres of the Burj Khalifa manmade lake in Downtown Dubai.
Types of tourism in the United Arab Emirates
The diversity of the tourism product that the country has been offering for years is a major factor in the increase in its tourism attractiveness. Where the components of this product meet the requirements and interests of tourists, whether it is shopping tourism, medical tourism or business tourism, and attending major events and festivals, and specialized international activities; What made it stand out and specialize in many tourism sectors that attract the interest of tourists, the most important of which are:
Tourism events and festivals
Throughout the year, many major events are held in the country, which contribute to attracting tourists, and the most prominent of these events that take place in Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Classical Music Festival
The event is usually held in the Emirates Palace, and the festival, which is the first of its kind in the region, will present the most important musicians of this type in the world.
It is considered the most prominent multicultural festival in the world; Where he presents a group of international artists in the field of art, dance, singing and parades, and on the sidelines of the festival, many activities are held that aim to introduce the cultures of the peoples of the world.
Dubai Shopping Festival
The festival, which began in 1996, is held annually in the winter season, and many shopping centers spread across the emirate offer discounts on various merchandise, and the festival includes many activities such as contests and singing festivals, as well as allocating many prizes that are distributed to shoppers throughout the period. The festival, and throughout the festival, the emirate witnesses daily fireworks displays as well as daily shows in the shopping centers participating in the festival aiming to provide fun and entertainment for its visitors.
Dubai Film Festival
The festival’s first session opened in 2004, and the festival brings together top filmmakers from around the world, and it is also an opportunity for filmmakers to display their latest artworks. On the sidelines of the festival, the films that win prizes dedicated to the best works of art are honored.
Sharjah Water Festival
The festival, which is held annually on the banks of Khalid Lake, primarily targets families, and the festival adds an atmosphere of fun and entertainment in an educational and educational manner, and the festival is of great importance for the tourism sector in the emirate. The Commercial and Tourism Development Authority is keen to renew the annual events of the festival by adding innovative ideas such as: circus on the ice, snowboarding shows, colorful box shows, pet shows, and other international entertainment shows, in addition to the heritage area and the games area.
It means traveling for the sake of shopping from countries that are characterized by an abundance of shopping complexes, in addition to the quality of prices. As all the emirates of the country allow this type of tourism, while the emirate of Dubai is the most popular destination for shopping tourism; Because it is home to a lot of shopping centers; What made it worthy of the title of the shopping capital of the Middle East.
The emirate has the largest and best shopping centers in the world; Therefore, it has become one of its main landmarks, as it provides its visitors with unique and varied entertainment experiences, the most important of which are:
It is considered one of the most modern and largest shopping centers in the world; It includes an ice skating rink, and the area of this center, which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, is 223 thousand square meters, and provides a full range of shopping services. It also has a multi-cinema with 14 screens, and the commercial market theater that accommodates 500 seats. Along with an accompanying arts center and 70 cafes and restaurants.
-The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world. Where the commercial market accommodates more than 1200 retail stores, and there is an ice rink, a cinema with 22 display screens, in addition to an aquarium – the only one of its kind – in addition to a gold market to start the tour with.
The center specializes in the most famous brands in the world, and Mercato is a term that means “market” in Italian in a modern way. The center has a theater located on the ground floor dedicated to holding events, theatrical performances and exhibitions during the Dubai Shopping Festivals and Dubai Summer Surprises.
Gold and diamond complex
It included the major international brands specialized in the trade of gold and diamonds, and in it the finest collections of modern jewelry are displayed. This complex is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, and is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the Emirate of Dubai. Many tourists visit it to shop and buy, and the complex, which began operating in 2001, has managed to achieve a great spread as the best place in Dubai to buy gold and diamond jewelery.
In the United Arab Emirates there are many archaeological areas that reflect the nature of life of those who resided on the land of this country, and the civilizations that came to it since ancient times ago, and the most important of these areas are:
Mother of Fire
Umm Al Nar is an archaeological island close to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, it was first discovered in 1959, and the monuments dating back to approximately 2500 BC and located on the island contribute to defining the culture of the early inhabitants of the Emirates, those who worked in fishing, and practiced trade outside the borders of the island; To reach Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.
The island includes 50 burials, some of which are circular in shape. The effects on the island also include personal toiletries and a