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United Arab Emirates

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE ARAB EMIRATES?

To the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia, there is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaywayn.

Seven territories that offer similar suggestions between sea, mountains, desert and oasis. Traveling in the United Arab Emirates means discovering places with a thousand-year past, but already projected towards the future.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO in the Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Free beach in Dubai

INFORMATION AND AVERAGE COSTS OF A TRIP

Accomodation – The Emirates offer a wide range of exceptional hotels: in Dubai, it is possible to find five-star hotels, such as Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab (considered the only seven-star hotel in the world), Marine Beach Resort & Spa as well as all the main international chains.

Food – You can taste both typical dishes of Arab and international cuisine. Traditional cuisine is based on both meat and fish. Among the first courses, koshari based on pasta or rice seasoned with sauce and legumes is widespread, while molokhia is a tasty herbal soup. Other typical dishes are spiced saffron rice, and hummus, the chickpea cream topped with sesame seed oil. Very common are large single dishes that combine multiple ingredients.

Flying in the United Arab Emirates – from the major airports in the world it is possible to depart with direct flights to the United Arab Emirates thanks to some of the best airlines in the world.

Getting around – Taxi is the most practical solution even if most hotels guarantee the shuttle bus service. Buses are popular and air-conditioned, cheap and easy to use. Dubai also has a fully automated metro.

Daily budget suggested – around 100 to 500 USD

MONEY SAVING TIPS

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Use taxis and metro for travel the cost of taxi rides is not excessive and to get a new look at the city, take the subway and choose the wagon to sit in: there is the gold class, first class with seats in leather, the wagon dedicated only to women and children and the standard class.
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Use the Nol Cards Metro and public transport tickets in Dubai can be purchased with Nol Cards, similar to contactless. For tourists the most advantageous is the Red Ticket: ideal for occasional users, it has a limited use in time: you can load the card with 10 trips or 5 day tickets, and it has a maximum validity of 90 days from the moment of the first use . It costs 2 AED.
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