Public Transportation in UAE
In the United Arab Emirates, transportation is generally provided by bus. You can use one of the many bus companies even when traveling from one emirate to another. In Dubai, you can choose between buses and metro, as well as buses. Or you can call a taxi while you are in the Emirates.
Transportation from the Airports to City Centers
Abu Dhabi International Airport is approximately 30 km from the city center. You can easily reach the city center by bus or taxi.
If you are in Dubai and want to reach the city center, you can pick between metro, bus or taxi options.
The distance between Sharjah International Airport and the city center is 12 km. Buses and taxis at the airport allow you to reach the city center at any time of the day.
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Places to Visit in UAE
The United Arab Emirates welcomes millions of tourists every year. Many visit the country for its luxury tourism as well as to see the modern structures and the historical sights.
828 meters in length and 161 floors, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Go to the 124th floor of the building and look at the unique beauty of Dubai from a tremendous height and add excitement to your holiday.
Madinat Jumeirah, inspired by the ancient Arab villages, contains everything from the shopping center to the theater hall. If you like the interpretation of old buildings and want to add novelty to your holiday, this great place is for you.
Al Fahidi Fort
This is a remnant of Dubai's pre-modern life, a great place for those interested in history.
Sharjah Heritage Museum
If you want to learn everything about Arab culture, you should definitely go to this museum. This museum, where all the details from the field of medicine to religion are explained, will make your visit more cultural.
Sharjah Art Museum
If you are interested in art and want to see Arabic art, you should definitely come to this place. Opened in 1997, this museum has a collection of modern art from the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
If you want to learn about Islam and satisfy your curiosity, you should definitely come to this museum which includes scientific developments in the Arab world.
Abu Dhabi Ferrari World
If you want to add excitement and change to your trip, this is the place for you. This place, where the most popular Ferrari vehicles are located, offers you 4D simulation entertainment.
With its unique architecture and cafes, hotels and restaurants, this structure is definitely worth a visit.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and also the world's heaviest chandelier with a weight of 12 tons, is definitely one of the places you should see with its unique architecture.
Where to Stay in UAE?
The United Arab Emirates offers many options for accommodation. In this country, which has many 5-star hotels with its developed economy, you can also find affordable hotels according to your own budget. When you travel to Sharjah you can easily choose the one that best suits your budget from hotels close to the city center, with no difficulty. In Dubai, you can choose central hotels as well as go to Jumeirah area, check out the hotels there, choose the hotel that best suits your budget and spend your holiday in the most convenient way. Or you can go to the Tourist Club Area in Abu Dhabi, choose from any of the comfortable and cozy hotels.
What to Eat in UAE?
United Arab Emirates cuisine is affected by the Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. There are many luxury restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai that serve traditional Arabic meals. Among these meals hummus and Biriyani are the most famous ones. Hummus is crushed chickpea served with olive oil and sumac. It can be considered as an appetizer rather than main dish. Therefore, Biryani is served with vegetables and rice.
United Arab Emirates Food
- Umm Ali
United Arab Emirates Restaurants
- Bateel (Dubai)
- Man’oushe Street (Dubai)
- Aroos Damascus (Dubai)
- Gulf Mandi Restaurant (Dubai)
Shopping in UAE: Best Souvenirs to Buy
When you come to the United Arab Emirates you have many souvenir options. You can buy electronic goods from luxury shopping centers, spices or dates to sweeten your day, or pick from many clothing items.
Things to Know Before Visiting UAE
If you are going to the United Arab Emirates, you should know that there is no sale of alcohol. Also, don’t be surprised if marriage certificate is requested at the hotels you go with your partner.
Nightlife in UAE
Contrary to expectations, when you are visiting the United Arab Emirates, which has a lively nightlife, you can go to Abu Dhabi and Dubai and enjoy all the cities have to offer. In Dubai, where there is more nightlife in hotels than bars and clubs, you can enjoy the nightlife in the hotel or have a meal in a restaurant.
Holidays in UAE
- New Year (January 1)
- Sacrifice Holiday
- Hijri Christmas
- Hz. Muhammad’s Birthday (April 11)
- Sheikh Zayed to be Emir of Abu Dhabi (August 6)
- Ramadan Feast
- National Day (December 2)
Festivals in UAE
- Dubai Shopping Festival (January-February)
- Dubai Desert Classic (March)
- Dubai World Cup Horse Racing (April)
- Abu Dhabi International Jazz Festival (May)
- Dubai International Film Festival (November)
- National Day Festival (December)
When applying for a United Arab Emirates visa with your passport, you must decide on the type of visa you wish to obtain. The different types of visas are touristic, commercial, visiting and transit visas. United Arab Emirates visa applications are made mostly online. The documents requested by the United Arab Emirates Consulate vary depending on the type of visa you wish to obtain. Those who have diplomatic, private and service passports can travel without a visa for a maximum of 90 days within 180 days.
You can learn the details of the UAE visa application process from the "UAE Visa Guide" article.
FAQ About UAE
What are the emergency numbers in United Arab Emirates?
Ambulance and Police: 999
Fire Department: 997
Is there a Turkish representative in United Arab Emirates? Where?
EMBASSY OF ABU DHABI
Address: Turkish Embassy, Diplomatic Area, (Sector:W59/02 Sector:1) P.O. Box:3204 Abu Dhabi-UAE
Nu:+971 2 410 99 99 / +971 2 441 76 66-- Ambassador Secretary : +971 2 410 99 38
Fax: Embassy +971 2 410 99 05, Consulate: +971 2 441 71 68