Vast arid deserts compete with glitzy beaches for your attention. Traditional Bedouin charms fight with glitzy malls and futuristic architecture for your time. Mesmerizing mosques leave you transfixed and a beautiful culture waits for you at every step. This is, in short, what awaits you in the United Arab Emirates....
“Good combination tour - driver Omar was friendly & informative - However the transport was not good - the 7 seater vehicle was very dirty inside - sticky drinks, coffee stains on all seats and trim - really off putting. Shared tour with another couple, who kept us waiting 45mins in 42degree heat, put a spoiler on the day, so my advice is do private tour.”
“Although we were delayed to the start of our tour by 1.5 hrs, the day turned out to be a very good one, thanks to our guide, Yasur! We thoroughly enjoyed his commentary throughout the day! His charm and enjoyable personality made for for a very memorable day! The attractions were enjoyed by all of us with the wealth of historical background related to us by Yasur!
Thank you for a very nice way to leave us all with very pleasant memories of your great country!
Ted and group of ten from Canada!”
“Lovely day out amongst the fjords and got to see lots of dolphins!! Very well organised trip and the tour guide Emad was excellent. Food served was delicious. Thank you. All round, an unforgettable experience, highly recommended!!”
“Had a great tour. Rayna Tours' representative showed us all the good places and it really helped to have a knowledgeable guide. I reckon it would have been hard to get thus much out of it, without a guide. Thanks”
“We enjoyed the whole day very much, including the scenic trip up to the tip of the Oman peninsula with its rocky mountains, the pleasant boat ride through the fjords, the warm welcoming and care taking athmosphere on the boat and the encounter with a big group of Dophins, who stayed with us for quite a while.”
“I would recommend this trip to everyone. I had an amazing day, the scenery was dramatic and spectacular. The Dhow is typical arabic and added to the atmosphere and it was so relaxing. Time to swim and snorkel. Lots of dolphins to see. Magical day!”
Vast arid deserts compete with glitzy beaches for your attention. Traditional Bedouin charms fight with glitzy malls and futuristic architecture for your time. Mesmerizing mosques leave you transfixed and a beautiful culture waits for you at every step. This is, in short, what awaits you in the United Arab Emirates.In the UAE English is widely spoken and you see cities in various stages of development, which simply makes the trip even more rewardable.
Most travelers don’t look beyond Dubai and its architectural wonders while visiting the UAE. BIG MISTAKE. Its nearest neighbor, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the country, has also come up in a big way and is now introducing visitors to its beautiful culture and museums like the Guggenheim and the Louvre. To the north, Sharjah enchants travelers with its museums while places like Ajman and the Al Gharbia desert showcase traditional Bedouin life at its beautiful best.
Experience the thrill of a desert safari
Count all the humps at the Al Ain Camel Market
See the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Learn about the local culture at Saadiyat Island
Have a BBQ at the top of Jebel Hafeet mountain
Live the fast life at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Celebrate Emirati heritage at the annual Qasr Al Hosn Festival
Both men and women should always cover their shoulders and knees when out in public. Swimsuits, shorts, and short-sleeved shirts are acceptable only at hotels and resorts. Women are also required to wear a headscarf when visiting religious sites.
PDA is not appropriate in the UAE or any Gulf country, including holding hands. Avoid touching members of the opposite sex altogether when you’re in public. It’s not odd to see two males holding hands or greeting each other with a kiss, however.
To get the best deal, haggle at the souks - but always be prepared to pay whatever price you suggest!
Weekends in the UAE fall on the Friday and Saturday.
Don’t expect to be served alcohol at a restaurant. Booze is only available at hotels and other ‘tourist’ zones like on-resort nightclubs and some golf clubs.
Though Dubai is certainly the most popular destination in the UAE, make sure to get out of the glamorous city to discover all the seven emirates have to offer.
UAE has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit UAE before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in UAE, do check out our UAE Travel Guide for more information.