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Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around UAE.

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Dubai, UAE
Dubai is best known as a destination where you can spend copious amounts of money in its many modern hotels, shops, and restaurants but there is also another side to the place. Visit old Dubai to get a taste of the neighbourhoods with old mosques and bazaars or take a trip along Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden dhow boat .
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Sharjah, UAE
More conservative than Dubai, Sharjah is known as UAE's cultural capital with a more traditional way of life. Visit one of the many museums or galleries or just take in the bustling souks and bazaars.
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi
In the largest emirate of the UAE, Abu Dhabi city is a modern metropolis with many attractions. Visit the large Sheikh Zayed Mosque or stroll along the Corniche, Abu Dhabi's long waterfront. If city life gets too much, you are surrounded by the desert and there are numerous camel treks or safaris available.
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Ajman, UAE
Less developed and cheaper than the other well-known UAE destinations, Ajman is a great place to experience a more traditional way of life. You can visit the museum in the 16th century fort or pick up local crafts in the Iranian souk.
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Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE
Ras Al-Khaimah
Located at the northern tip of UAE, Ras Al-Khaimah is the perfect place for a more active trip. The clear waters and sandy beaches are perfect for a variety of water-sports and there is some great trekking in the nearby mountains and wildlife conservation areas.
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