How many emirates in the UAE and where better to rest – description and map

Most recently, I visited an amazing country, United United Arab Emirates. Tour I bought on the website of the online store Travelata. How to do this, without leaving home, read in my instructions (follow the link). And my review of the tour can be read here.

I discovered a previously unknown country for me. Everything surprises in her from nature and history to modern megacities that grew up in the sands the desert.

The content of the article

  • 1 Arab Emirates on world map
  • 2 How many emirates in the UAE
  • 3 List of emirates and where to rest
    • 3.1 Abu Dhabi
    • 3.2 Dubai
    • 3.3 Sharjah
    • 3.4 Ajman
    • 3.5 Umm al-Quwyn
    • 3.6 Ras al-Khaimah
    • 3.7 Al Fujairah

United Arab Emirates on world map

The country is located in the east of the Arabian Peninsula and is washed from the north by the Persian, and from the east by the Gulf of Oman. Most An amazing feature of this country is that most of it is a desert. It is very clearly visible in the porthole when the plane flies to Dubai and makes a U-turn over the desert.

Due to the natural conditions all major cities, and therefore tourist centers are on the Persian and Oman Bay. Traveling along the coast, you can drive all Emirates and see their sights.

There are no natural reservoirs, rivers and lakes in the UAE, therefore fresh water water is obtained by desalination of sea water. Hence it is very scarce vegetation characteristic of deserts. But, amazing thing, being in major cities like Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah, completely forget that there is a desert all around. In the cities a lot of greenery these are parks, boulevards, and flower beds. On the way from Dubai to Ad-Dhabi along the road you can see plantations of date palms, naturally with artificial irrigation.

And to see the nature of the United Arab Emirates in its original form, you must go to the desert. Desert Jeep Safari Tours You can buy from a hotel guide or on a tested tripster.

Construction literally everywhereConstruction literally everywhere
Building literally everywhere
Sharjah AquariumSharjah Aquarium
Sharjah Aquarium
Beaches in Sharjah with a gentle entrance and clear waterBeaches in Sharjah with a gentle entrance and clear water
Beaches in Sharjah with a gentle entrance and clean water


During my short trip to the UAE, I managed to visit three Emirates, which I wrote above. About the next four emirates I will write very briefly. Based on reviews of travelers, mainly I will write about their attractiveness for tourists.

Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE. The capital is also called. There is no oil in the emirate, it means that he and Dubai, for example, complicated. The main trump cards of the emirate are clear sea, beaches with white sand and sun. Judging by the reviews of tourists, here go for a relaxing beach holiday. Prices for tours to Ajman comparable to prices in Sharjah.

Umm al-Quwain

If you go further to the northeast, then from Sharjah you can get to Emirate of Umm al-Quwain. According to the emirate “provincial”, far from the sights of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Transfer from airports of Dubai and Sharjah can be an hour and a half or more, with Arrivals to all hotels on the way.

Ras al-khaimah

Further north is the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. It means about 100 km to the attractions of Dubai and more than 80 km to Sharjah If the transfer is from Dubai or Sharjah, it may take time 2-2.5 hours. Usually those who revised everything in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, for a quiet beach holiday family with children. The price of tours on the 1st line is comparable to tours in Dubai far from seas.

Al fujairah

This emirate is located on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. Unlike of all the emirates, Al Fujairah has mountainous terrain. For someone this may be important. Dubai is 120 km away. Transfer from Dubai or Sharjah 2-4 hours. According to reviews emirate “modest”, but the level hotel service is the highest and best diving in the emirates. Go to mainly for a quiet family vacation.

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