Established on 2 December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities). Each emirate is governed by a hereditary emir who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council which is the highest legislative and executive body in the country. One of the emirs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is one of the two centers of commercial and cultural activities, together with Dubai. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language.
Embark on an authentic Dubai desert experience - a must for your visit in the city! Start with an exciting 4x4 drive across the sand as your experienced driver bashes the dunes. Stop by a camel farm and watch the beautiful sunset before heading to a campsite where a barbecue feast and live entertainment await.
Drive out to the desert for dune bashing, sandboarding or camel riding
Witness the beautiful sunset and feast on delicious barbecue dinner
Watch a traditional Tanoura folk dance and belly dancing by the campfire
Relax under the stars and smoke shisha from a hookah water pipe
Discover the contrasts between the old and the new as you explore the landmarks in this fast growing and exciting city.
Get a quick overview and see the best of Dubai in half a day
See iconic structures like the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and The Palm
Explore the historic Bastakiya area and walk along the Dubai Creek
Cross the creek in a traditional abra (wooden boat)
Shop for gold, spices and souvenirs at the city's most popular souks
Explore the hot city in airconditioned comfort with a knowledgeable driver
Catch the sunrise over Dubai with a breathtaking hot air balloon flight - one of the best ways to enjoy the desert landscape next to a magic carpet ride.