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The Middle East

Escape to the Middle East to experience the opulent and exotic. A visit to this stunning region will uncover a unique blend of pristine beaches, cosmopolitan city lifestyles, audacious architecture and some of the world's finest hotels. With destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaima, Doha and Bahrain, you can immerse yourself in the unique, ancient Middle Eastern culture, history and, of course, fantastic cuisine of this stunning region.

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From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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15th March 2021 by Andy

Top things to do in the United Arab Emirates

The UAE is a magnificently diverse nation that has it all – modern signature attractions, cultural sophistication, and astounding natural scenery. With wide possibilities for sightseeing, fun and leisure, one of the best things that make this country the most visited destination in the Middle East is its variety. In fact, it will be a tough task to create a compact itinerary with all of the Emirati staples. So use this list to plan your must-dos in the UAE. See Dubai’s unrivalled...

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30th May 2022 by The Wandering Quinn

40 AMAZING things to do in Abu Dhabi in 2022

I recently visited Abu Dhabi for 5 days and I LOVED it! Yes, I’ve been to Dubai before and this things to do in Abu Dhabi post certainly isn’t comparing ‘is Abu Dhabi better than Dubai’ but I know many people wonder if Abu Dhabi is worth visiting and ‘what to do in Abu Dhabi?’ I found Abu Dhabi full of cultural attractions which included art, history and religion, and adventurous things to do like kayaking and the world’s fastest roller coaster! Let me tell you now that there ARE...

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9th February 2021 by Andy

6 insider tips for booking a hotel in Dubai

Considered one of the most advanced cities in the world in terms of architecture and technology, Dubai is a city-state that has visitors charmed, and in awe of the breathtaking wonders they come across.In between exploring the modern buildings and structures, as well as the old establishments reminiscent of the deep history that enriches this once barren desert, you will need a comforting place to kick back and unwind.With its many hotels suitable for a variety of tastes and budgets, Dubai is a...

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22nd March 2022 by The Wandering Quinn

What To wear in Abu Dhabi & dress code in Abu Dhabi for tourists

Wondering what to wear in Abu Dhabi as a woman or man? What the dress code in Abu Dhabi is? Can you wear shorts in Abu Dhabi? You’re in the right place as I’m going to tell you all you need to know based on my recent experience in Abu Dhabi as a tourist. You may, or may not, be surprised to hear that Abu Dhabi, just like Dubai is actually very chilled on what tourists can wear....

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4th June 2022 by The Wandering Quinn

8 things to do in Al Ain | Day trip from Abu Dhabi or Dubai

Al Ain is a city within the Abu Dhabi Emirate and although it is 2 hours away from Abu Dhabi city and 1.5 hours from Dubai, and much closer to Oman (literally right by the border if Oman and the UAE) it is well worth the day trip from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Al Ain is where you get to feel what Abu Dhabi, and the whole of the UAE actually, was like before its growth boom. I found it very interesting to see where the Founding Father of the UAE lived with his family only in the 60’s and how...

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6th March 2021 by PommieTravels

Abu Dhabi day tour by bus – Places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and a preferred tourist destination for family and business trips. There is a superfluity of destinations to cover in this magnificent city and it is not possible to cover it unless you hire a private vehicle for a full-day Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai or Abu Dhabi-based tourism companies or private bus rental companies. ...

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13th June 2022 by Twins that Travel

Abu Dhabi vs Dubai: 10 reasons why Abu Dhabi is better than Dubai

When it comes to pitting two of the UAE’s most popular destinations against each other – Abu Dhabi vs Dubai – it might initially feel as though you’re comparing like for like. Surely these states – both relatively new and surrounded by swirling sands – are fairly similar? Is there really any difference between Abu Dhabi and Dubai? In our opinion, yes there is – and an enormous difference at that. Whilst one is focused on parties, impressive nightlife and a dizzying sense of...