The United Arab Emirates is composed of Seven Emirates namely Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Kaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Good thing these are all within the same island and are reachable by driving. Good thing I had the opportunity to visit the 7 Emirates and it is always my habit of spending my weekend (If I have the chance) after a long week of work. I consider traveling as my stress reliever. I always try to find time to have me weekend getaway and enjoy this beautiful country! I explore other places as much as I can. Traveling gives me the feeling of freedom and the satisfaction.
Here are some interested places to visit in UAE
- Dubai Beaches
Two of my favorites are Al Mamzar and Jumeirah Beach. They are all very clean and well maintained. These beach parks have kiosks, barbecue areas, mini playground for kids so it’s very suitable for families or friends for weekend getaways. Walking along the seashores gives me the feeling of calmness and peace. Certainly, I consider myself an island girl.
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
One of the most visited places here is the Grand Mosque, also known as Sheikh Zayed Mosque. This is the largest in the UAE and ranking eighth in the world. I’ve been to this Mosque a couple of times joining group tours.
- Jabal Hafeet, Al Ain
Also sometimes called as Jebel Hafeet (Jabal means Mountain), this magnificent mountain lies on both sides of Al Ain, the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and border of Oman. At 1,249 metres (4,098 ft), it offers a breathtaking view of Al Ain. Approximately a 2 hour drive from Dubai. For some it is just a wide span of desolate terrain, I however find it calming, like it gave me this moment of solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai.
I consider myself lucky enough to see a lot of places in United Arab Emirates and yet still so many places to explore and still a lot of activities I must try. I shall discuss this on my next blog.