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Easily prepare your stay in the United Arab Emirates

Dubai the inescapable
Dubai, the evocation of this name, we think of the grandiose architectural achievements and bold projects which make dream the world. The largest city of the United Arab Emirates accumulates the records: the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world, has become the emblem and the center of the city. At its feet, Dubai Mall, with fountains and souks, is the place of preferred promenade of its inhabitants. Resolutely turned toward tourism and business, Dubai knows how to prepare the after oil decade by converting its economy to business and tourism. Dubai attracts tourists with skyscrapers, traditional souks, giant malls, beaches and high class hotels. From Dubai it is also easy to explore the desert with the famous desert Safari. You may spend only one night in Dubai, or much more. Those who wish to escape the well oiled touristic machine will rent a car to visit Hatta and the neighborhood.

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Visit of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Do not miss out on your visit in Abu Dhabi to go to the great mosque and the Louvre museum, relax on Abu Dhabi beaches, have fun in Yas Island or at the poolside of a luxury hotel.

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Al Gharbia (Desert of Liwa, Abu Dhabi)
Al Gharbia is the western province of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is an unknown big empty quarter, away from major roads, and the few tourists who come there remain cloistered in the luxurious hotel Qasr al Sarab.

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Al Ain Historic City
In this city of history, follow our tour itinerary and discover the palaces and fortresses of the Al Ain Oasis. See also our hotel guide of the city of Al Ain.

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Sharjah
The emirate of Sharjah is a touristic place worth visiting. The city of Sharjah which is the continuity of the megalopolis Dubai, so it is considered to be its suburbs because many workers live there to escape the real estate madness. For expatriates, especially Westerners, Sharjah is an austere city, too quickly summed up in a conservative territory where the consumption of alcohol is prohibited even in international hotels. Today Sharjah is a city open to the world, arts and culture. In 2014, it was elected capital of Islamic culture. Unlike neighboring emirates, which are betting on gigantic tourist attractions focused on shopping and entertainment, Sharjah offers an artistic and cultural alternative with many museums and cultural exhibits dedicated to arts, history and discovery.

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Fujairah
The emirate of Fujairah is the only emirate that has no access to the Persian Gulf. Without oil resources, Fujairah has experienced economic development different from its neighbors. The mountain range Al Hajar is rich in water which has allowed the development of agriculture, and offers beautiful walks for visitors in the middle of areas of crops and wadis. The rich seabed deliver great catch to fishermen, and exceptional sites to divers. The emirate of Fujairah has a rich historical heritage very different from other emirates, including large defensive fortresses and the oldest mosque in the country. The city of Fujairah is famous for its fort, cow fighting on Friday night and recently its mosque, the second largest in the country. The North of the Emirate, easily accessible from Dubai, has developed seaside tourism and offers beautiful hotel facilities with beach.

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The Northern Emirates
Located in the north of Dubai, the emirates of Ras Al Kaimah, Umm Al-Quwain and Ajman are less known than the others, but they are nonetheless interesting to visit for those who have the time and desire to venture deeper into the country. While Umm Al-Quwain and Ajman's visit will boil down to their strong heritage museum counterparts, Ras Al Khaimah, on the other hand, offers more sites of interest and substantial hotel infrastructure.

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Oman
In the coming months, we will publish more content on Oman on the Odyfolio Emirates website. Today the Musandam Peninsula, easily accessible from the United Arab Emirates, is documented, as is the town of Sohar. Coming soon, the border town of Buraimi next to Al Ain, Muscat the capital of Oman, and the sites of the route of the Rustaq loop (Nizwa, Ibri, Rustaq in particular). Then come the sites of southern Oman, especially the seaside resort of Salalah.

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Things to do in Dubai Abu Dhabi Al Ain Fujairah Oman
All activities to see and do in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the rest of the United Arab Emirates but also Oman are detailed here.

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Odyfolio Emirates is the tourist information website on Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman

What will you find on Emirates Odyfolio?

Through more than a hundred articles organized and illustrated in big reinforcement of photos and maps, you can find the answers to your questions such as: how many days stay in Dubai? What to do in Abu Dhabi? What are the routes recommended for a stay combined with Oman? What are the good plans and the best hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Oman? Would you need to rent a car? What are the activities to do on the spot? What is the best season to visit?

Odyfolio Emirates presents the main tourist sites with practical advice relevant to prepare your trip, with quality information, detailed maps, the best hotels, recommended itineraries to visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Oman and many others. There is a multitude of details practices for well preparing its excursions, optimizing its time and budget, with elements of atmosphere that will allow you to know if a tourist attraction or activity on the site is likely to be of interest to you.

Soon the site will expand by proposing more content on Oman and Qatar. The promise that we strive to hold to our readers is to present a quality content highlighting the strengths of the countries of the region, hoping to encourage the greatest number to come and discover their wonders. Many little known or referenced locations will interest those who like to travel off the beaten track, as well as business travelers frequent and expatriates residents in search of adventure to spice up their weekend.

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How is structured the content?

The site is prioritized geographically, by devoting a large part of the headings in the United Arab Emirates who possess the the most developed tourism infrastructure in the region. The sprawling city of Dubai, considered as the economic capital is the subject of a separate section, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of which has been cut into three sectors to the separate identities: first the quiet town of Abu Dhabi, the political capital of the country, and then the historic city of Al Ain, with a rich cultural heritage, and finally the region of Al Gharbia, with the splendid desert of Liwa. Appended to Dubai, the Emirate of Sharjah is the most conservative, but also the most turned to culture, with museums for all. Going to the north, in the tiny emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, life flows peacefully. Further North, landscape becomes rocky and mountainous terrain in the vicinity of Ras Al Khaïmah, and on the other side of the mountains is the Emirate of Fujairah, the only to border the Indian Ocean.

The Sultanate of Oman, with its grandiose landscapes and preserved historical sites is the subject of a large section apart, which we plan to expand in the coming months with more forts, natural sites, wadis, unique experiences and on-site activities. The Musandam area, a small strategic territory holding the keys to the Strait of Hormuz, is easily accessible from the Northern Emirates.

And finally, we will soon expand the site to Qatar, a rich gas country that has become known by organizing major sporting events like the football world cup, creating the Al Jazeera TV channel and getting involved in the regional diplomatic scene.

Dubai the inescapable
Visit of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Al Gharbia (Desert of Liwa, Abu Dhabi)
Al Ain Historic City
Sharjah
Fujairah
The Northern Emirates
Oman
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