United Arab Emirates : The Charm of Sand Dunes

It is easy to believe that Dubai is the only place worth visiting in the United Arab Emirates. However, once you past the glitter of Dubai, you will find a variety of other charming places with their own allures and characters.

Visit Abu Dhabi which has become a center for sports, culture and leisure. There is the Al Gharbia desert whose silence is broken by the whispers of the sand dunes. Sharjah is filled with some of the most amazing museums in the country. If you wish to enjoy a more rustic feel, then you can travel to the small Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. There you can witness the real lifestyles of the people who were originally nomads.

There are some exciting activities to be enjoyed in the UAE. Splash around in the clear waters that lie in the Gulf of Oman. Get on a dune buggy to storm across the sand dunes or experience an adrenaline rush with sand boarding.

Of course, there is always Dubai with its scenic skyscrapers that seem to be works of fantasy and beach resorts that resemble palaces. It also a great shopping destination thanks to the presence of innumerable malls.

After all is said and done, you can sit back and watch the magic of the sands as the sun slowly sets over the horizon.