The Enchanting United Arab Emirates
Are you drawn to the city-sized malls, indoor ski slopes and lavish beach resorts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Excited by the idea of camel rides and sandboarding sessions in the desert? Want to be awed by majestic mosques and palaces? The United Arab Emirates await!
Famed for its glittering skyscrapers and desert scenery, the UAE offers a unique blend of contemporary opulence and ancient culture. Beyond the manmade wonders of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this destination is also teeming with history, art and stunning natural landscapes. From the vast sand dunes of the Rub’ Al-Khali desert to the Sharjah region’s artistic heritage, every emirate has its own unique allure.
The dirham is the official currency of the UAE. It gets its name from the Greek word "Drachmae", which means "handful". Introduced in 1973, it replaced the Qatar and Dubai riyal. No matter which region you’re planning to visit, AED dirhams are accepted throughout each of the UAE’s 7 emirates.