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United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Asia made up of seven emirates. The mistake is regularly made that an emirate is seen as a country. Not strange, but wrong. The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaywayn, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Of these, the first two, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are by far the best known. The United Arab Emirates have become very wealthy because of the oil. Good for the residents, for example they do not have to pay tax or medical expenses.
Palm tree including sun lounger
The United Arab Emirates is not just desert and wealth. Of course you can have fun in Dubai when it comes to big spending, but there is so much more to experience in this small country that borders Oman and Saudi Arabia. For example, travel to Sharjah with its Hajar Mountains and beautiful coastlines along the Persian Gulf. The smallest emirate of Ajman is perfect for a short beach holiday. The beach here is snow white and no less than 16 kilometers long. No crowded beaches with hundreds of screaming tourists but your own palm tree and sun lounger. You will also find the most beautiful beaches in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. In addition, spectacular mountains and small villages can also be found here.
Emirates Palace Hotel
Abu Dhabi is the largest and richest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. And also a lot more conservative than its hip neighbor Dubai. The wealth of this emirate is reflected in everything. Try booking an overnight stay at the Emirates Palace Hotel. This hotel, or rather Arab palace, seems to come straight out of a fairy tale. But also Dubai with its towering Burj Khalifa, the more expensive than expensive Burj Al Arab, the unbeatable Mall Of The Emirates and the shiny stalls at the Gold Souk, you have to see it!