Vacation Rentals in United Arab Emirates

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The shopping, the mountains, the beaches, the sports, the desert, the forts and archaeological sites all roll into the United Arab Emirates. Where else on the Gulf would you want to stay other than in a United Arab Emirates vacation rental?

United Arab Emirates Sports

No matter what tastes you have in sports, the United Arab Emirates most likely have something to satisfy your sports palate. Camel racing is a unique attraction where races are held during the months between October and March. If golf suits you, there are a number of golf courses ranging from championship greens to the different style of oiled sand courses. Horse riding is a passion in the Emirates, and desert rides are offered to advanced riders. Sailing can lead to the sights of traditional dhows and longboats ridden by up to 100 people, or Formula 1 powerboat races. Enjoy a good round of cricket, or go bowling in a state of the art bowling facility: Khalifa International Bowling Centre.

United Arab Emirates Key Areas

Abu Dhabi is a relatively new city, and quite a modern and clean city. Tourism here is especially safe, and excellent amenities are available. Shopping festivals are held throughout the year, with the primary one held in March each year, and the Old Souk offers everything from precious metals to cars for sale. For a great view, try the Corniche, a scenic coastal boulevard lined with parks, set in front of contemporary buildings looking out toward the coast. Heritage Village shows the culture of Bedouins and others.

Dubai is a major tourist destination, with something to please practically everyone. An international blend of dining choices is placed in front of the vacationer, and the attractive nightlife can range widely from a sedate pub to an active nightclub. Whether your sporting pleasure is on water or land, you’ll find an outlet in Dubai, and be able to enjoy a number of international sporting competitions too. Shoppers – get your wallets out; Dubai has tax-free shopping on a multitude of goods from countries around the world.

Over 18 miles of coastline stretches the emirate of Sharjah, with great diving sites, and the beaches of Kalba along with the Bay of Khor Fakkan welcome vacationers to a peaceful stay. Sharjah is also the primary cultural destination in the United Arab Emirates, with a number of museums to visit, one having a wind tower, which is the only one in all of the Emirates. Many sports can be enjoyed in Sharjah, but the real passion lies with cricket, being the host to international tournaments and having night cricket during Ramadan.

Visit the Ain Khatt Tourist Resort in Ras Al-Khaimah; three hot mineral water springs soothe, and the view of nature can be equally as soothing. Experience a camel ride, sand skating, and falcon hunting as you tour the desert area. The Ras Al-Khaimah National Theater is said to be the oldest in the Emirates. Realize the strong military of the past as you peer at the watchtowers, numbering about sixty. Graves and tombstones in Shamal date back to thousands of years ago. Sports in Ras Al-Khaimah range from shooting to diving to camel racing.

Umm Al-Quwain, a small emirate with pristine long beaches, features an over 2.5 million square foot entertainment park called Dreamland: its focus is on water rides and games, while providing the ultimate in family recreation and a souk for shopping. Off of the coast, Al Siniyyah Island is a bird sanctuary with prominent mangrove swamps. Al Dur Island is home to an archaeological site from over 2 millennia ago, and artifacts from both Egypt and Syria have been uncovered.

Physically the smallest Emirate, Ajamn contains Ajamn City with a natural harbor and a white-sand beach. Perhaps make your vacation rental in the five star resort located there. Its old fort is the setting for Ajamn Museum, showing artifacts and traditional Ajamn life before the oil boom. View the busy Dhow Yard, a fine example of Arab vessel boatbuilding. On the edge of Ajman is the Mowaihat archaeological site, where ceramics, beads, copper tools, and human skeletal remains have been found.

Spectacular in both its coastline of about 60 miles and the mountains and valleys, Fujairah is a visual delight. Ain Al Madhab Gardens is not only a mineral spa, but is also a chalet with an accompanying park and ruins of Fujairah Fort to explore. The Heritage Village has a nice real-life display of traditional house architecture and palm frond fishing boats. Diving is a popular activity along the coast, and Fujairah bullfighting pits one bull against another with no blood.

Sites and tours to see

White Fort in Abu Dhabi
Corniche in Abu Dhabi
Sheik Saeed’s House in Dubai
Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai
Arabian Wildlife Center in Sharjah
Sharjah Art Galleries
Desert Safaris in Ras Al-Khaimah
Sea Creek Journeys in Ras Al-Khaimah
Archaeological site near Umm Al-Quwain
Dreamland Aqua Park in Unn Al-Quwain
Mowaihat archaeological site in Ajman
Fujairah Heritage Village
Fujairah Fort