With its awesome glass skyscrapers that reflect the bustle of daily life, magnificent buildings such as the Emirates Palace, its lively souqs, excellent international restaurants and its long stretches of white beaches lapped by the crystal clear waters of The Gulf, Abu Dhabi is a city of outstanding contrasts. The throbbing heart of the city lies 250 metres off-shore on an island linked to the mainland by the Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge. Home to the respected Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation and the Al Hosn Palace museum, along with numerous venues for the arts, the wealthy city is the cultural as well as the commercial hub of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Once a cosy fishing village, Dubai has flourished into the pearl of the Middle East. It offers an unimaginable sight of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa and the miraculous 8th Wonder of the World – Palm Jumeirah. Have a look inside the largest shopping mall on earth with 1200 shops or dine in fine restaurants whilst enjoying spectacular sunset. Discovering soft sand beaches, visiting exclusive nightclubs, and skiing inside the magnificent indoor ski slope are a few of the many amazing activities that Dubai has to offer. For an unforgettable time, visit Dubai, where historic Arabic culture, modern skyscrapers, exotic markets and beautiful beaches become the crossroads for an unbeatable holiday .
Sharjah, the not-so-obvious UAE destination for many, unjustly remains in the shadows of its glistening immediate neighbor of Dubai. In the meantime, few are aware Sharjah was named Capital of Islamic Culture (2014) and Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO sixteen years prior - and for good reason. Sharjah's Heritage Area is home to multiple historic sites and museums, and the Emirate itself boasts recent, modern additions to its art and entertainment scenes enough to compensate for the strict "no-alcohol" regulations.