Your Ultimate Road Trip in the UAE

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To many, the United Arab Emirates bring futuristic skyscrapers and city-size malls to mind. But look beyond the superficial and you’ll find a wealth of unique experiences in Dubai and beyond. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there are some great road trips to be had around the Emirates!

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New Dubai

Dubai’s sci-fi-esque appeal continues to grow – and shows no signs of slowing down. The Dubai Design District, for example, is a thriving design hub filled with creative agencies, edgy architecture, showrooms and pop-ups. A further must is the stunning Jumeirah Beach Residence development, which features a 1.7 km promenade lined with fashionable boutiques, cafes, and yes, the occasional Ferrari. From here, you can spot the glittering beach front of the man-made Bluewaters Island with its unmissable Ferris wheel.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Marina or the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront (Burj Khalifa views included!)

 

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Old Dubai

Swap the squeaky-clean shopping malls for the colorful chaos of Dubai’s souqs. Its oldest souq is an arcade of wooden stalls, while the Gold Souq dazzles with its labyrinth of jewelry retailers. At Deira Fish Market, over 100,000 square meters are occupied by stalls selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and dried fruit and spices – don’t miss it!

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek.

 

 

 

 

 

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural and cosmopolitan at once, Abu Dhabi is also one of the richest cities on earth and has been heavily investing in its cultural capital. On Saadiyat Island, the Saadiyat Cultural District is among its pioneering cultural projects where you’ll find the Louvre Abu Dhabi and, soon, the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Make time also to see the Presidential Palace, which, as of 2019, offers visitors the rare opportunity to tour the interiors of the glistening, onion-domed compound.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi or the Radisson Blu Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche.

 

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Sharjah

A cultural powerhouse in the UAE, Sharjah proudly struts its heritage while confidently embracing a contemporary identity. The 1823-built Sharjah Fort is among its most fascinating sights, showing exhibits on Sharjah’s ruling family and the fort’s history. But among the city’s 600 mosques, it’s the Ottoman-style Sharjah Mosque that you should visit. It is also the only one open to non-Muslims.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fujairah

The Fujairah region has some of the most dramatic landscapes in the Middle East and many companies offer desert and mountain safaris. Spend a day exploring the tranquil sand dunes and jagged mountain peaks or make for the water and the first-class beaches. Home to tropical fish and bright corals, the Gulf of Oman is the perfect place for scuba diving, reef diving, wreck diving and jet skiing.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah.

 

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Ajman

The smallest of the emirates but the ideal spot for an impromptu beach break – Ajman offers a little slice of paradise. Golfers will take an instant liking to Al Zorah: A world-class course set amidst a beautifully preserved landscape of mangroves. Paradisiacal nature is also found in the Al Zorah Nature Reserve: a vibrant ecosystem awash with lagoons and dreamy beaches.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Hotel Ajman.

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Ain

One of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements, Al Ain features stunning UNESCO world heritage sites set among lush green oases. Pack your camera for the trek up Jebel Hafeet, the country’s highest peak, and take in endless desert views from the top. Al Ain is also called “The Garden City of the Gulf” for its natural springs, plantations and palm groves, offering a welcome contrast to the hyper-urban metropoles that surround it.

Your stopover: the Radisson Blu Resort Al Ain.

 

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