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Things to Do in the United Arab Emirates

Want to know some of the standout things to do in the United Arab Emirates? Then have a look through our handpicked suggestions below...

1. Amjam Museum, Amjam

This museum highlights the history and traditional practices from the United Arab Emirates' mixed cultural past. Of particular interest are displays showing the religious and medical practices of the pre-Islamic, nomadic Bedouin people.

2. Bastakiya, Dubai City

Sandwiched in among the more modern examples of Arab architecture, Bastakiya is the oldest part of the city still in use and provides a fascinating glimpse into its past.

3. Dubai Museum, Dubai City

With a huge collection of historical and cultural artifacts and displays, this is an all-encompassing collection of exhibits. Invariably engaging (with the 3,000 year old Al-Qusais archeological grave site of particular interest) it offers a telling insight into the origins of Arab culture.

4. Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah

The Jumeirah Mosque is the largest mosque in Dubai, and an enormously impressive spectacle. Although it's actually a relatively modern construction, its elaborate twin minarets were built according to the medieval Fatimid style.

5. Dubai Desert Activities

The rolling sand dunes of the Dubai desert offer a range of activities from the adrenaline-fueled (dune-surfing and dune-buggying) to the more sedate (camel rides).

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