Tucked between Middle Eastern giants Saudi Arabia and Oman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is quickly establishing itself as more than a brief layover destination. Those that step outside of its international airports will be rewarded with a world of diversity; the seven emirates boast aromatic spice souks, grand buildings, pristine beaches and endless desert dunes.
A true multicultural mecca, expatriates make up over three quarters of the population, bringing their food and traditions with them. The capital Abu Dhabi is a hub of activity, home to some of the world’s finest islamic architecture, as well as a huge portion of the UAE’s oil reserves. Then there’s Dubai, the economic heart of the UAE, known for its opulent resorts and glitzy skyscrapers (hello, Burj Khalifa).
What to do and see on a one, two, three day layover in the City of Gold Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, if not the busiest, and has plenty to do for travellers on layover. But if you’ve got some time to spare, venture out beyond to explore what Dubai has to offer – you might be surprised...Read more
What to do and see on a one, two, three day layover in the Manhattan of the Middle East Visiting the capital of the United Arab Emirates can be a truly surreal experience, not just for the sheer wealth and developments packed into its compact borders, and its many commercial spectacles. The city itself has a handful of...Read more