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United Arab Emirates

When we think of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the electrifying city of Dubai first comes to mind - a futuristic metropolis known for its record-breaking skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab, its first-class shopping centers like the Mall of the Emirates or the Dubai Mall and its artificial islands such as The World and the Palm Islands.

But Dubai is only one of the seven emirates (or sheikdoms) of the United Arab Emirates that border Oman and Saudi Arabia and have more than 1,300 kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches that line the azure waters of the Persian Gulf. It is hard to imagine today that the barren land was populated by Bedouin pearl fishermen in search of the treasures of the sea before the discovery of oil in the 1980s.
The more traditional Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates. The model state of the Middle East, which is located on an island off the coast of the Persian Gulf, combines a mosaic of landscapes rich in contrasts and is one of the growing cultural capitals of the world. The stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a landmark not to be missed on your visit, and the Middle Eastern outpost of the Louvre Museum in Paris, designed by French design legend Jean Nouvel, is due to open in 2016.
The lesser-known Emirate of Sharjah is home to some of the country's best museums, while the Emirates of Ajman and Umm Al-Quwain have a more authentic and secluded lifestyle. Visit the Emirate of Fujairah for some of the best scuba diving in the region in the Gulf of Oman against the dramatic backdrop of the Hajar Mountains. Or explore the up-and-coming destination Ras al-Khaimah in the north of the region.
With a diversity of natural resources and the seventh largest oil deposit in the world, the rapidly growing United Arab Emirates has established itself as a thriving center of international tourism, business and culture. Don't miss this exotic marriage of breathtaking natural beauty and cutting edge achievements in one of the most exciting regions in the world.
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