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The United Arab Emirates


Dubai and Abu Dhabi: The Two Must-see Destinations in the Middle East


The UAE’s capital city Abu Dhabi and the magnificent city Dubai are one of the world’s main attractions. These are cities where many tourists come to enjoy the sightseeing of the tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa, and the tremendous shopping malls with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes every year. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are mainly known for their skyscrapers and lavish lifestyle. They are home to some of the best spectacular hotels, mouthwatering cuisines, and well-connected airlines. So, visiting these cities is just like getting a glimpse of the future. 

If you are curious to know more about Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it’s better to plan a trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Get an authentic experience over here and tell your loved ones how you enjoyed your trip. 

What to Know Before Going



Everything you might’ve read online about what women should wear essentially says that conservative is key.  Be prepared not to go anywhere in public unless your shoulders and knees are completely covered.  That means no midriffs, cutoff shorts, short skirts or dresses, off-the-shoulder shirts or tank tops, and certainly no cleavage.  However, in reality no one really abides by these culturally sensitive rules anymore.  I found that everywhere we went, these rules were blatantly ignored.


Getting There

Emirates, of course!  Arguably the best airline in the world, Emirates offers high end luxury from the top down.  Your economy seat will feel like a first class seat on Norwegian or one of the other budget airlines, and if you’re lucky enough to snag a business or first class seat on points (of if you’re willing to drop the $30k+ to purchase a seat outright), then you surely know what I am talking about.  To read all about my experience on my 16 hour flight from Los Angeles to Dubai on Emirates in business class, click here.


The best thing about this region is the smooth connectivity with different parts of the world. The airports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are well-connected to every corner of the world, so you need not worry about how to reach here. If you have planned to fly Dubai first, you can book for the flight which can take you to Dubai international airport, located 21 kilometers from the center of Dubai. And, if you want to visit Abu Dhabi, you need to take a flight to Bateen airport which is 16 kilometers from the center. A trip to these cities will be more fun and memorable if you make your plans for the months between November and March because this is the time when you won’t be experiencing hot temperatures. If you take a flight from New York to the UAE, the travel time will be around 14 hours 50 minutes. 

Where to Stay

Abu Dhabi and Dubai have welcoming places to stay in; their luxurious hotels will provide you a home-like feeling. Booking an opulent room in the hotels like Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, The Atlantis Dubai or the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will give you a world-class experience. You may get a magnificent view of these enchanting cities from these hotels.

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

The Ritz-Carlton is nestled in an attractive and mesmerizing landscape and has a private beach overlooking the Grand Canal. It is inspired by Renaissance architecture, and its rooms have a beautiful view of the pool and gardens, which is quite relaxing. It is set against the backdrop of the Grand Mosque and is just over six miles from the airport.

The Atlantis Dubai

If you are looking for a luxury destination resort or hotel in Dubai, The Atlantis is the right choice for you because it is located at the apex of the beautiful Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. This 5-star Atlantis offers gorgeous views of the Arabian Gulf and also, provides an underwater aquarium, swimming with dolphins’ opportunities which you may have never imagined.

JW Marriott Marquis  Dubai

If you want to stay in luxury and style in Dubai - a city of awe-inspiring ambition, nothing can be better than staying in JW Marriott, the world’s tallest hotel. It is located between the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with modern luxury and award-winning services. It offers a wide spectrum of facilities and amenities to the most discerning travelers.