United Arab Emirates articles
Written by our United Arab Emirates specialists, our travel articles are designed to give you a closer insight into the United Arab Emirates, along with our top recommendations on what to do and where to go.
Awe-inspiring culture, miles of sugar-white beaches, unexpected natural wonders and world-class luxury – Abu Dhabi has come of age, and it wants everyone to know. Discover why its glittering skyline, marble-domed mosque and indulgent islands make it a destination for all.
For many visitors to the Middle East and North Africa, it's the local markets that provide the real attraction (or distraction, depending on how you see it). From Istanbul's Golden Horn to the shores of the Gulf and beyond, here's a selection of the best.
Shopping in Dubai is big business, with the sweltering heat of the desert; many take advantage of the air conditioned and elaborately designed malls to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.
Alison Nicolle, an Indian Ocean and Middle East travel expert, recently returned from Dubai, where she checked out all the top hotels and enjoyed a few of the best holiday experiences on offer.
Just 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was little more than a fishing village comprising a fort, a few coral buildings and a smattering of berasti huts. Now, not only does the attractive capital of the United Arab Emirates boast opportunities for luxury breaks, fine dining, golf, spa, water and desert experi…