UAE(Ahalan wa shalan)
The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf that was formed from 7 sheikhdoms
For most people, the United Arab Emirates means just one place: Dubai, the sci-fi-esque city of iconic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, city-sized malls, indoor ski slopes and palatial beach resorts. But beyond the glitter awaits a diverse mosaic of six more emirates, each with its own character and allure.
An hour's drive south, oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, is positioning itself as a hub of culture, sport and leisure. Beyond looms the vast Al Gharbia region, which is dominated by the northern reaches of the Rub' Al Khali desert. Its magical silence is interrupted only by the whisper of shifting dunes rolling towards Saudi Arabia.
North of Dubai, Sharjah does art and heritage best, while tiny Ajman and Umm Al Quwain provide glimpses of life in the pre-oil days and Ras Al Khaimah snuggles against the mighty Hajar Mountains. For the best swimming and diving, though, head across the range to Fujairah to frolic in the clear waters of the Gulf of Oman.
Dull but essential. As an Indian Citizen, you need a pre-approved visa for travel for UAE. Passports All passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
Best time to go (hit the ground at the right time)
Nov–MarModerate temps, higher room rates, major festivals and sporting events, good for desert and outdoor adventure.
Mar–May & OctHot days, balmy nights, good for beach vacations, desert camping still OK.
Jun–SepHot and humid, steep hotel discounts, life moves indoors, summer sales, best time for diving.
Legal matters Beware
Attempting to use drugs in UAE is simply a bad, bad idea. The minimum penalty for possession of even trace amounts is four years in prison, and the death penalty is still on the books for importing or dealing in drugs (although in fact the sentence usually ends up being a very long jail term). Just being in a room where drugs are used, even if you are not partaking, could land you in trouble. The secret police are pervasive, and they include officers of many nationalities.There is zero tolerance in the UAE when it comes to drinking and driving.
Money and costs (Budgets, currency rates and on-the-ground costs)
3 Nights / 4 Days Package starting from USD 588!!!
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Dialing code: +971
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
Official language: Arabic