-

UAE GUIDE

UAE

ABU DHABI – DUBAI

UAE = United Arab Emirates, a country mostly recognized as just one name: DUBAI. 

But behind this magical city with iconic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands and the biggest mall you’ve ever seen, you can also find enchanting Mosques, a beautiful desert landscape and an incredible culture.

Keep scrolling down to learn more details about one of the most amazing trips I’ve taken a few months ago.

LOCATION

UAE-2.png

 BEST TIME TO VISIT

I would recommend that you visit The United Arab Emirates between November and April. 

Try to avoid summer in UAE, because desert = HOT

We visited UAE in mid November and the weather was perfect. Not too hot but not too cold.

 

WHAT TO DO

ABU DHABI

Capital of the UAE

  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (the biggest one in UAE)

  • Visit the Louvre (world’s first floating museum)

  • Saadiyat Island 

  •  Emirates Palace (the world’s most expensive building)

  • Ferrari World

  •  Cycle along the Corniche promenade

  • Go island-hopping on a yacht

  • Visit a traditional market

DUBAI

  • Burj Al Arab (the most iconic 7-star hotel in Dubai)

  • Burj Kahlifa (the world’s tallest building) 

  • Dubai Fountains

  • Souk al Bahar

  • Dubai Marina

  • Kite Beach

  • Dubai Mall (the biggest mall in the world) 

  • Miracle Garden

  • La Mer

  • Madinat Jumeirah

  • City Walk

  • Dinner in the sky

  • Half-day Desert trip 

  

WHERE TO STAY

When visiting The United Arab Emirates I definitely recommend staying in a Hotel.  

In Abu Dhabi we stayed at our friend’s apartment but in Dubai we stayed at The Hilton Garden Inn Mall of Emirates (Breakfast included).

The hotel was a really good choice for a 2-night stay in Dubai. It was a 2-minute walk to the Mall of Emirates and a 7-minute walk to the train station. It’s enough if you’re looking for something simple, modern, with breakfast and budget friendly. 

  

FOOD

UAE has a cuisine full of flavors. In Abu Dhabi and in Dubai we tried everything from Hummus with Pita Bread to Chinese food. Everything we ate was really good.

 Around 80% of the 2.8 million people in Dubai are expats. This means you can find such a big mix of culture and that you’re going to be exposed to A LOT of great food. 

Here are some of our favorites:

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Dubai has the most records around the world such as:

  • The tallest man-made structure

  • The only seven-star hotel

  • Tallest hotel

  • First country to have its own Microsoft Word font

  • World’s tallest chocolate sculpture 

 

COSTS 

UAE in general is a middle-cost country.

Food and drinks are normally high-cost. While staying in Hotels have normal prices. 

Here is more information on the costs of our stay and activities from our trip in UAE:

 

ABU DHABI

  • Saadiyat Public Beach = 25 AED p/p = 6 Euros p/p

  • Grand Mosque = Free 

  • Saadiyat Beach Club = 250 AED p/p = 60 Euros p/p

  • Louvre = 60 AED p/p = 14 Euros p/p

  • Emirates Palace = Free 

DUBAI

  • Hilton Garden Inn Mall of Emirates = from 88 Euros

  • Burj Khalifa SKY = from 370 AED p/p = 88 Euros p/p

  • Dinner In The Sky = from 499 AED = from 120 Euros p/p

  • Half-day Desert Trip Platinum Heritage = from 595 AED = from 144 Euros p/p

  • Miracle Garden = from 50 AED = 12 Euros p/p



With love, Cristy

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

© Cristina Guzman 2018. All rights reserved. Made by Paragram Co in Santo Domingo