5 Reasons Why UAE Is More Than Dubai And Abu Dhabi

by Yogita Chainani
5 Reasons Why UAE Is More Than Dubai And Abu Dhabi

When we speak about the UAE, two places that instantly come to our mind are Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubai is known to boast the largest mall and tallest building in the world, while Abu Dhabi is known for the Ferrari world. However, the UAE is so much more than that. Right from the camping sites to hiking trails, the nation has a lot to offer. Here are five reasons why the UAE is more about other things than just Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1. Picturesque mountains

While UAE is known for everything fancy, it’s also known for its striking mountains. Be it the majestic Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah or Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, hiking in UAE is different, and one should experience it. If you are not a mountain person, there are multiple valley trails that again lead you to unexplored places in the UAE.

2. Sharjah and Al Ain


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While Dubai is the most popular emirate in the UAE, Sharjah is also getting popular with time. Touted to be the cultural capital of UAE, Sharjah is known for its art and coffee culture. From museums to cafes, the emirate has it all. Not only Sharjah but Al Ain too, is known for its zoo.

3. Secluded beaches


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LA Mer and JBR are quite popular in Dubai, but then there are some secluded beaches in the UAE that are known for their pristine blue water and serenity. There is Mirfa Beach in the west of Abu Dhabi in the Al Gharbia region, which is a perfect camping spot. Besides this, there’s Heart Beach in Khor Fakkan, which again cannot be missed.

4.  Wildlife Sanctuary

Yep, UAE has Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located a few minutes drive from Dubai Mall. With more than 20,000 birds of 67 species, it is also a famous spot to check out the flock of flamingos. The Wildlife Sanctuary is open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturday to Thursday, and entrance is free. 

5. Offbeat activities

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No UAE, is not just about theme parks; you can go rafting and Kayaking in the nation too. Kayak through the Mangroves at Jubail Mangrove Park or simply satiate your adrenaline rush at Wadi Adventure- there are a plethora of fun, offbeat activities that UAE has to offer.