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Discovering the emirates: Things to do in Umm Al-Quwain

by GarethRees 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in Umm Al-QuwainLook out of the car window as you exit Sheikh Zayed Road and you will be confronted with something very different to the high-rise buildings, plush hotels and shopping centres of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. You will see a smattering of roadside cafeterias, ramshackle shops overflowing with tacky clothing and budget electronics, the odd tailor’s shop and a wooden sign in the shape of a tree adorned with pictures of the local ruling elite. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do in Umm Al-Quwain, before the mega malls move in.

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An Interview with Wingsuiter James BooleOne of the world’s most dangerous sports, wingsuiting brings new meaning to the term “extreme”. We caught up with award winning wingsuiter James Boole to learn more about his love of the sport, the World Wingsuit League and the best places in the world to don a wingsuit and take to the skies.

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Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in AjmanAjman is the smallest of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), covering just 260sqkm. North of glitzy Dubai and the tiny emirate’s much larger neighbour Sharjah, until recently Ajman was a sleepy weekend escape for residents of the better-known emirates – particularly Dubai. But in the past two years Ajman has started to change. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Ajman.

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New Hotels Opening in Dubai in 2015

by Jimmy October - last edited October by Moderator

New Hotels Opening in Dubai in 2015

Having secured the bid to host World Expo 2020, big things are on the horizon for Dubai. With an estimated 25 million visitors set to make their way to the Dubai desert, the rush is on to open a fleet of spectacular new hotels. We’ve picked out the top new hotels opening in Dubai in 2015, to help you stay ahead of the crowd.

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Things to do in Fujairah

Located on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah sets itself apart. This picturesque region of rugged mountains and unspoiled beaches is the youngest of seven sibling emirates, and has all the opportunity for prosperity and growth, with none of the overdevelopment. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do in Fujairah for some holiday inspiration beyond the bounds of Dubai.

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Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah Bassata desert village.jpgIt isn’t all dust and former glory in Ras Al Khaimah, as luxury hotels and resorts emerge from the golden desert to reclaim this magnificence of old. It isn’t called the rising emirate for nothing. Read on for our guide to the best things to do in Ras Al Khaimah.

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