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Destinations in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi may sometimes be seen as playing second fiddle to the limelight-hogging Dubai, but the capital of the UAE – set on islands in the glittering Persian Gulf – is a beguiling modern playground in its own right.
It may be smallest of the seven United Arab Emirates but Ajman shouldn’t be overlooked by travellers seeking a taste of Emirati culture.
A city of thrilling innovation and luxurious excesses, Dubai rises like a mirage from the desert, flanked by the Arabian Gulf coast and cleaved by a glittering creek.
A limitless landscape of time-old shifting sand, brimming with Middle Eastern promise, bleached by endless days of sunshine and lit nightly by canopies of ancient stars: welcome to the remote and romantic Liwa Desert.