The United Arab Emirates is a state of seven emirates, each of which is a dwarf state with an absolute monarchy. Emirates occupy the territory in the north-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, washed by the Persian Gulf. Common land borders in the south and west – with Saudi Arabia, in the east – with Oman.
The UAE is a confederation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah), united on December 2, 1971. The capital of the state is the city of Abu Dhabi. The main asset of the UAE is the bright sun 360 days a year, warm clear sea, beaches, mesmerizing desert landscapes with oases and red sand zones, multi-meter dunes, rocky peaks of the Al-Hajar massif, numerous key lakes of volcanic origin and a fantastic color palette of stones. The coral reefs of Korfakkan are famous for the amazing flora and fauna of the underwater world, and the coast of the Persian Gulf is famous for its golden sands and exceptional water clarity.
The capital is Abu Dhabi. The official language is Arabic. Currency – dirham. Religion – Islam. The population is 2.4 million people, these are Arabs – 42%, Iranians, Pakistanis, Indians. In summer, the time coincides with Moscow. In winter, it is one hour ahead of Moscow time.
The climate is transitional from tropical to subtropical, dry. The best season is from October to May. Rains are very rare, mostly in winter. In summer, in coastal areas, air humidity reaches 97%. Average monthly temperatures from +20*С to +35*С (maximum – up to +50*С).
Most of the territory of the United Arab Emirates is occupied by the Rub al-Khali desert. The climate is tropical desert (hot and dry). The temperature in summer is +40*С, in winter +23*С. The best time to travel is October-May. Embassy of Russia in the UAE: in Abu Dhabi, (02) 672-17-97, (02) 672-35-16. in Dubai: (04) 328-53-47. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Russia: Moscow, st. Olof Palme, 4; tel.: (495) 147-62-86, 234-40-60, fax: (495) 234-40-70. You can call to Russia from the Emirates from any telephone using a phone card worth 30 dirhams.
According to foodezine, the United Arab Emirates is returning to the United Nations. UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai announced that the United Arab Emirates has joined the organization 26 years after leaving.
Resorts and attractions of the United Arab Emirates
A beautiful and fabulous eastern country – the United Arab Emirates. Why is it so attractive to tourists?
It was an unremarkable state, located in the desert on the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, representing a federation of seven small emirates. Until the 1970s, it was generally a protectorate of England, the main attraction of which was the coastline in the Persian Gulf suitable for recreation, and coral reefs of extraordinary beauty.
Today, the UAE firmly ranks first among the richest countries in the world. The United Arab Emirates today greets its guests with only positive emotions and it is hard to believe that they were once considered a backward state.
But the Emirates can be proud not only of luxury hotels, yachts and other attributes of luxury, but also of its sights. Numerous excursions await guests here, walking in shopping centers, safaris, fishing, diving, or you can simply sunbathe on the bay.
In the Emirates, as in Greece, there is a huge selection of goods only of better quality and cheaper. Do not forget about the desert, because it is she who is the main decoration occupying most of the country. People come here to look at the contrasts of loose Western civilization and the severity of Eastern traditions, bathe in the luxury of nine-star hotels and look at amazing skyscrapers.
Seven beautiful emirates have their own characteristics, attractions, history and laws. The most popular are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah. The most attractive of course Dubai is a city in the Middle East. The interweaving of antiquity and modernity gives individuality to the city. There is a water taxi running along the water channel. The city is decorated with numerous skyscrapers, palaces and temples.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the country, its cultural center, the residence of the president, the largest and most luxurious city, the famous resort and the center of oriental trade. An unusual combination of ancient Muslim architecture and modern buildings, equipped embankments and oriental bazaars, night discos and sacred temples.
Excursions in the UAE – a trip to the capital Abu Dhabi, a trip to Dubai. Visiting the “Stables of the Sheikh”, Moroccan baths and the zoo. Camel racing, desert safari and diving.
Popular dive centers – in Abu Dhabi (www.diveco-intl.com), Fujairah (www.freestyledivers.com), Dubai (www.scubadubai.com), Sharjah (www.scuba-2000.com).
To enter the country, you must have a passport and an entry visa. A regular tourist visa is issued in advance, within 3 working days, and is issued to the representatives of the meeting party at the airport. Thursday and Friday are public holidays in the UAE. Particular attention to obtaining a visa should be paid to young girls under 30 years old. The UAE immigration authorities may refuse entry without giving a reason. We recommend that you apply for a visa in advance.