The Opulence of the UAE

The Opulence of the UAE

If you’re after the intangibles then a trip through the Med is probably what the doctor prescribed. With such variety it can be hard to navigate through the many options available. And sure, the south eastern Med countries are all the rage. And rightfully so. But look closer and you’ll see that the UAE are offering things that one simply cannot find in places like Italy, Greece or Spain. Things like over the top opulence, gargantuan structures, colossal food courts serving any dish imaginable, high end luxury services and a sense that no matter how unlikely or improbable a feat the Emiratis don’t know the meaning of the word ‘cant’.

The UAE are a special kind of place, there’s no denying its singular appeal. There are many things to do and see, ranging from the sublime to the uber sublime. From the natural to the manmade. Lets have a look at whats good.

Things to do

One of the absolute top things to do in the UAE is take advantage of the vast expanse of the desert to partake in one of the most fun activities out there: dune buggying. Extremely fun, maybe a little on the extreme side of caution but supremely entertaining by any account.

You can enjoy a camel safari too, with barbecue and excursion itineraries to please every taste.

And if you think that’s awesome, you’ll love the indoor ski slope built to accommodate those who crave some snow.

After which, the dining options spread out like a peacock’s tail. The amount of options  beggars belief. You have Dragonfly by Tim Raue, 3 Fils, the Japanese Zuma, Logma and a plethora of high end restaurants and eateries that will leave your palette satisfied.

Things to see

Any discussion about what to see in the UAE begins with the grandiose Burj Al Arab in Jumeirah, as well as the imposing Burj Khalifa in Dubai. They are the pinnacle of architectural achievement and stand tall and proud as a symbol of the Emirate’s power.

But its not just new stuff. A stroll through the Jumeirah Mosque, the Sharjah Museum and the Al Fahidi historical district will give you a unique glimpse of life back then.

The UAE has everything anyone could need. Great weather, fantastic food from all over the world and extremely high end services for people looking to kick back and pamper themselves.