Abu Dhabi (UAE)
According to ITYPEMBA, Abu Dhabi is the official capital of the state, the administrative center of the emirates and the residence of the President of the United Arab Emirates. The city was founded in 1760. It is located on an island and is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait.
Modern Abu Dhabi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. As the center of the oil industry with state-of-the-art skyscrapers, Abu Dhabi has been called the Manhattan of the Middle East. A feature that distinguishes Abu Dhabi from any other modern city and which reflects its Muslim character – a large number of mosques in the city itself and its environs. Surprisingly clean streets, well-equipped embankments, hundreds of fountains, an abundance of greenery and parks, a large number of mosques, an oriental bazaar – all this is modern Abu Dhabi. It spread like an oasis in the middle of a hot desert. Numerous gardens and parks also have a purely practical meaning – the maximum temperatures in the city have decreased by several degrees.
There are few attractions in the city. Among them, it is worth noting the Bedouin camp, where their life is recreated with great realism. Sometimes “live” exhibitions are held here, when visitors can taste traditional Bedouin food, look at the art of riding horses or camels. The history of the city’s development can be found at the oil exhibition.
A favorite place for walking among residents and tourists is Corniche. In this area, stretched out in front of the sea, there are beautiful buildings, gardens, parks and fountains.
140 km east of Abu Dhabi is the city of fabulous gardens Al Ein. Its history is about 5000 years old and attracts tourists with the finds of archaeological excavations. There is also a zoo with 1500 animals from all over the world; aquarium and amusement park (more than 200 attractions).
Ajman is the capital of the emirate of the same name and the residence of its emir. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, 8 km north of Sharjah. Holidays in Ajman will cost less compared to holidays in Dubai or Sharjah and are suitable for those who do not like noisy cities. The Corniche beach area is located at the entrance to the city from Sharjah. Here, sandy beaches stretch along the bay (their total length is 16 km) with numerous hotels where you can relax.
In addition to beach holidays, the city is known for its shops, of which there are more than 50, however, there are very few shops selling souvenirs among them. Basically, these are large shopping centers with goods of world brands.
Ajman is one of the largest shipbuilding cities in the world. An old shipyard (the largest in the country) operates in the local port, where the experience of previous generations is still used in the construction of ships. On the outskirts of Ajman, there is the Mowakhit archaeological site, all the finds from this area are presented in the National Historical Museum. The museum is located in the fortress, which was built in the 18th century, in the center of the city. Of particular interest to visitors may be the reconstruction of the life of the past and traditional crafts using wax figures. Other landmarks in the city include the square watchtower that stands at the entrance to Ajman, the Al-Nuami Mosque in the south of the city, built by the ruling sheikh in memory of his father.
Dubai is the second largest city in the UAE, recognized as one of the largest business and tourism centers in the Middle East. The Creek Strait divides Dubai into two parts. On one side is Dubai (often referred to as Bur Dubai), on the other side is Deira. At the turn of our century, Dubai was famous for the largest market on the coast with many shops located on the Deira side. Until the middle of the 20th century, the source of his wealth was the extraction and trade of pearls. But with the advent of artificial pearls, a serious threat loomed over the prosperity of the inhabitants of the region, if only in the 60s in the vicinity of Dubai the fountains of oil, the reserves of which were determined to be of industrial importance, did not hit, and his new life began.
Today Dubai is a bustling city with modern highways, beautiful parks and residential areas, magnificent office complexes and the richest shopping centers. In this city you can visit camel races, see the lagoon of pink flamingos. You can also visit the Palace of Sheikh Mohamed. You will see the largest mosque in the city – Jumeirah, a fine example of Islamic architecture. The mosque is especially beautiful in the evening when the lights are on. Old wind towers stand next to modern buildings. In those days when there was no electricity and, accordingly, air conditioners, they were used to cool the air in buildings.
Of great interest to tourists is the ancient fortress “Dubai Dungeons”. You will be offered a walk along the bay on a wooden boat. And you will also get a lot of impressions from visiting the zoo and the shopping center.