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Visiting the United Arab Emirates

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

By Anwar Heidary

The United Arab Emirates is a country located on the Persian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman. A modern and rapidly growing nation, it is made up of a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. There are numerous attractions throughout the Emirates; beautiful palm laden beaches, vast swathes of desert, historical sites, modern buildings, incredible shopping, and man-made islands all add interest to this unique country.

The United Arab Emirates is home to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and is also home to the world’s largest shopping mall. Indeed, the emirate Dubai is known as the shopping capital of the world.

The country’s deserts are a marvel, as are some of the oases found amidst the sand, especially in Al Ain. The Liwa Oasis is the home to some of the world’s largest sand dunes.

A particular marvel of the UAE is the Palm Jumeirah, one of the largest, seems to be the theme as everything in the country is larger than life, man-made islands in the world. It is in the shape of the national symbol of the UAE, and covers an area equivalent to 600 soccer fields.

About the Author: Anwar Heidary is a financial consultant with a passion for world travel and an avid golfer. He built one of the best golf courses in Canada called Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster, Ontario.