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The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
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UAE - General information

Location
Middle East
Capital
Abu Dhabi
Area
83,600 km²
Currency
UAE Dirham
Best time to visit
Dec to Mar
Country code
+971
Population
97.99 lakhs
Language
English, Persian, Urdu, Hindi
Sports
Falconry and Camel racing
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Vacation spots

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Palm Jumeirah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Yas Island, Ajman, Hatta, Umm al-Quwain, Jebel Ali.

Travel to UAE – Overview

UAE is the region which has the maximum number of Indians visiting with more than 20 lacs Indian visitors last year and this is growing significantly every year.

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  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of UAE

The sovereign constitutional monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Each emirate is governed by a ruler; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. The population across the Emirates is around 9.5 million and the area covered is about 83,000 sq km with Abu Dhabi being its capital city.

The official language in UAE is Arabic.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

Indian nationals holding a regular passport, regardless of length of stay in the UAE, require a visa to enter UAE.

Currency : Emirati Dirham (AED)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 0.053 AED
1 AED = Rs.18.82 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in UAE

  1. Burj Khalifa - The Burj Khalifa is one of the United Arab Emirates most famous buildings and the soaring sky-high landmark of Dubai and it is the world's tallest building, the tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest observation deck in the world, and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.
  2. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Located in Abi Dhabi, it is a mammoth modern mosque of incredible beauty, harnessing contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship, the mosque harmoniously blends modern and ancient styles and techniques to create a new interpretation of Islamic architecture.
  3. Palm Jumeirah – Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago – a microcosm in itself and was created by land reclamation, with a plethora of resorts, like Atlantis and Fairmont Palm.
  4. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation – The museum focuses on the breadth of Islamic history and culture - not just local history - it holds well-laid out exhibits, which trace Islam's course from the very early years of the Islamic empires.
  5. Al Bidyah Mosque – The oldest mosque in the UAE, it is one of the country's most important historical sites, modest in proportions, this adobe building is beautifully designed.
  6. Al Ain Zoo –It is a fantastic place for kids to observe fauna. It was opened in 1969 and features over 4,000 wild animals and birds. The zoo is known for its safari, bird show, and dinosaur trail.
  7. Jebel Hafeet – This is the second highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, and far-reaching, sumptuous desert panoramas greet you all the way up to the top on the winding road.
  8. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – It is a mostly indoors amusement park on Yas Island and is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is also located here.
  9. The Hajar Mountains – They cut through the desert, creating the jagged and wild heart of the United Arab Emirates. Twisting roller-coaster roads with spectacular scenery along the way connect the region's tiny villages.
  10. Sharjah Arts Museum – This is home to the most diverse art collection and is known for its collection of works by Arabic artists and also for its important pieces by European artists who specialized in painting the Arab world.
Things You Must Do in UAE

  1. Riding on the Dubai Creek – Dubai Creek slices through the city, and the best way to experience Dubai is from one of the beautiful dhows (traditional Arabic boats) that ply the creek as one enjoys the sunset cruises.
  2. Shopping at the Souks – In Dubai, the Deira district is the main destination, with its world-famous gold souk and rather more down-to-earth fish souk, but all of the Emirati cities have their own souk districts to explore.
  3. Dubai Mall Tour – Enjoy the fruits of a famous shopping area at the large retail and entertainment centre which contains more than 1,200 shops, with brands, chains, and boutiques from all around the world.
  4. Desert Tour – The tour of the desert consists of some serious dune bashing and sandboarding apart from camel riding and watching a folk dance over a barbeque dinner.
  5. Dubai Kids Tour – Dubai has many attractions for kids including Aquaventure Waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark and the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Food on the Plate

Emirati cuisine is the traditional Arabic cuisine of the United Arab Emirates and shares remarkable similarities with cuisines from neighbouring countries, such as Omani cuisine and Saudi Arabian cuisine, a well as many Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. The modern diet of the United Arab Emirates is cosmopolitan, featuring dishes from around the world.

One must try the following Emirati food delicacies:
  • Manousheh - Stretched dough or flatbread, filled with exotic toppings like salty Akkawi cheese, earthy zaatar herbs, and olive oil with Lamb mince.
  • Sangak – This Iranian leavened flatbread made out of whole wheat is served plain or rectangular in shape.
  • Al Harees - Wheat, meat, and a pinch of salt, when combined with some hours of baking, produce this really wonderful dish.
  • Tabbouleh - is a salad, made from tomatoes, green onions and cucumber and is seasoned with fresh mint and lemon juice.
  • Kousa Mahshi – it is a classic and is made of courgettes or zucchini stuffed with rice
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance UAE

India Travel Insurance for UAE International Travel health insurance for Indians visiting UAE is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Travel Mediclaim Insurance India for visiting UAE should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia” Plan

Illustration for 15 days travel insurance for Indian tourist to UAE.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 35 Insured Age 65
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

These premiums are across different plans and different benefits.. please log in to www.eindiainsurance.com to compare and buy the most popular India travel medical insurance for your travel to UAE.

Popular tourist destinations in UAE

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m.
Jebel Hafeet
Jebel Hafeet
Jebel Hafeet is a mountain in Al Ain located between the UAE and Oman.Jebel Hafeet provides a panoramic view of the desert from its summit.
Hajar Mountains
Hajar Mountains
Hajar Mountains are located in north-eastern Oman and fall partly in the UAE. They offer trekking, birdwatching and sightseeing opportunities.

Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Zoo is a fantastic place for kids to observe fauna. It was opened in 1969, and features over 4,000 wild animals and birds.

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