United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a very special place partly because of the fusion consisting of a large foreign population and the Middle Eastern culture. The architecture is unique, and here you find a nice, dry and warm climate and excellent beaches with good snorkeling and diving opportunities. Travel to United Arab Emirates with KILROY.
The United Arab Emirates is situated on the Arabian Peninsula and consists of seven Emirates (a kind of state): Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. Abu Dhabi is the capital and also the largest of the seven Emirates.
This exciting Middle Eastern country is very rich in oil and natural gas, but at the same time, tourism and international business investments in the country contribute to its economic prosperity. The country has in particular, many male laborers and has landed the world's most uneven sex ratio - there are 2.7 men for every woman! Quite remarkable, but no problem for the traveler, because despite this, the country offers an extremely diverse and varied population - almost 80 percent of its residents are foreigners, and it creates an exciting and colorful image of the country.
Dubai has the largest population and 90 percent of its population lives in cities. This fact makes the cities here vibrant, lively and exciting places - with a good mix of cultures and all sorts of culinary delights.
The United Arab Emirates is estimated to have the world's fastest growing economy and it can be clearly seen in the many opulent and stunning building projects and architectural features in the city's skyline. When you look at the many designs, you get the impression that they have done the impossible here. Some the most interesting ones include The Palm Islands, The World, Sports City, Dubailand and of course, the world's tallest building: Burj Khalifa, which towers over 800 meters high!
The wealth which clings to the region also means that it can be a challenge to find a hotel room at an affordable price. But fear not, for fortunately the major international hotel chains have started to build more and more hotels for the average traveller. But if money is no problem, then it can be highly recommended to engage in some of the joys, the Emirates has to offer.
Of the seven Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are clearly the most vibrant places with fancy hotels and shopping centers, plus numerous cultural events, especially Dubai which offers plenty of entertainment. There are also plenty of excellent beaches, especially Fujairah is a gem with good diving and snorkeling opportunities. Other attractions are the entertaining jeep tours through the desert and up and down the sand dunes, and last, but not least, a take a swim in the wonderful Hatta Pools, which are natural swimming holes surrounded by rocks.
Did you know that KILROY can also help organise your study tour to United Arab Emirates? Read on to learn more about how we can plan your study trip with the right academic content and interesting study visits in the city of your choice.
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