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United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

United Arab Emirates Travel Guide


The United Arab Emirates, founded in 1971 with the merger of 7 Emirates, is a developed country on the Arabian Peninsula. The United Arab Emirates is formed by the merger of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Acmen, Fuceyra, Ras al-Hayme, Ash Sharjah and Umm al Gayevin. This country, where hundreds of tourists come to visit every year, is waiting for those who want to explore different places.

General Information About UEA

Language Arabic
Capital of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
Location Middle East
Local Time GMT+4
Currency Unit Dirhem
Type of Socket G
Annual Average Temperature 26°C
Climate Tropical
Area 83.600 km²
Endemic Oasis & Mountain

Official Language 

The official language of the United Arab Emirates is Arabic. However, since the country is also influenced by the British, English is widely spoken in the region.


Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second most populous city in the country.

Annual  Average Temperature 

The average annual temperature in United Arab Emirates is 26 ° C. Summers are very hot in the country. Winter is cooler than summer and there may be sudden storms in the country.


There are no vegetation other than oases and mountainous areas in the country.

Where is UAE? - Location of UAE

The United Arab Emirates is located on the Arabian Peninsula. The United Arab Emirates is neighboring Oman in the east and Saudi Arabia in the south. The country has a sea border with Qatar in the west and Iran with Iran in the north.

How to get to UAE?

If you want to go to the United Arab Emirates and visit the country with its developed economy, Pegasus offers you comfortable alternatives. You can land at Abu Dhabi International Airport with the flights departing from Istanbul Airport and Izmir Airport. Or by purchasing tickets from various cities in Turkey you can arrange flights to Sharjah International Airport or Dubai International Airport. All you have to do is to go to the Pegasus site and select the departure date that best suits your needs.

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.


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.


Dubai travel guide

Burj Khalifa

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

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

 Abu Dhabi

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.

Saadiyat Island

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

  • Assida
  • Hummus
  • Biryani
  • Harees
  • Hurma
  • 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

shopping in UAE

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

night life 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)
  • Miraj
  • 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)

Visa Requirements

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.


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?


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

Mail: embassy.abudhabi@mfa.gov.tr

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