The United Arab Emirates is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to
travel destinations... but my how it has grown up fast! From ancient souks to the most modern of hotels
the UAE has something for everyone.
Below are just some of the Emirati travel highlights submitted by you, our readers...
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Abu Dhabi is the capital of the emirate of the same name. It's the largest of the seven emirates in the UAE and also well worth a visit.
The Burj al Arab-where do I start?! This truly is the most fantastic hotel I have ever stayed in and probably always will be. Attention to detail and customer service surely must be the staff mantra as every whim was catered for and every possible querie pre-empted. The main foyer decor had me gazing skywards towards the roof and its glittering lights like stars in the night sky.The waterfall cascade and its dancing displays were mesmerising along with the mammoth aquariums with tropical fish darting around wondering what all the fuss was about! My eyes didn't know where to look-the gold furnishings,opulent rugs,fabulous mosaics or the lavish floral arrangements that seemed to be around every corner! The suite(there are no "rooms") was breathtaking. It was over 2 floors with a sweeping staircase like something out of Dynasty!! The suite was more than twice the size of my little flat back home with 2 bathrooms,an office with laptop,fax machine,printer etc,dressing area,jacuzzi bath,seating area in bedroom...I could go on and on!! The complimentary full size his'n'hers Hermes toiletries were a little peice of luxury that just gave the finishing touch. The views from the room were fantastic-we could see the beach and the turquoise ocean glistening in the sun. We made full use of the Wild Wadi Park (5 min buggy ride away) as it was complimentary too. I felt like Royalty staying here-we even had our own personal butler who was stationed just metres outside our door-"just in case" we needed him. Although I could get used to living "the high life" I drew the line at having our butler running our bath for us(as you were supposed to call him to do it!!)-I could just about manage to do that for myself!! Definately a "once in a lifetime"experience-cost memy lifes savings but definately worth it! The Burj-definately one of a kind.
I remember doing a whole essay about this spectacular country because I found it to be one of the best countries in the world. It's a wonderfull country to visit I espesially love the Jumeirah Mosque which is an example of modern Islamic architecture. I found it to be the most visited and certainly the most photographed sights. Something that can't i can't even begin to describe is the 'Burj Al Arab' an impressive five star hotal and landmark. It is by far the best counrty to visit and I highly recomend it to anyone wanting to visit a place for extrordinary landmarks, attractions and fabulous weather.
If you're a woman and you're visiting Dubai you can't possibly miss the Fabric district. You will not leave that place without buying something, I assure you. There's something for every taste.
great place . spent three day' s wil be back soon.
Burj el Arab... 7 star hotel with 7 star prices... but it was worth every penny. We took the submarine ride to the Burj restaurant... truly bizarre!
We paid for a small boat to take us up the Dubai river and back again. It was a great way to orientate yourself and see some of the sites without so much walking in that sweltering heat.
We love Dubai. Just so relaxing, guaranteed sunshine, friendly people... it's horrible to have to come home again!
Mr & Mrs M Keith
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