Burj-al-Arab - UAE. Photo by: kun0me.

United Arab Emirates

It’s difficult not to think about extravagance when reading about the UAE. It seems this federation of seven emirates wants to monopolize most of the world’s superlatives.

Visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower in Dubai. Shop in some of the world’s largest malls with indoor ski slopes and aquariums, or splurge at Burj-al-Arab, the only self-proclaimed 7-star hotel in the world. If you are more into keeping it low key, wander in the traditional Arab souks of Sharjah, camp in the deserts of Sweihan, explore the wadis near Ras al Khaimah, or swim with turtles and reef sharks off the coast of Fujeirah.

We have articles about the wonders of the UAE, and the answers to many questions about what lies beneath the surface of this excessive country.

United Arab Emirates Articles
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7 crucial things to know before visiting Dubai

by Ann Benjamin

20 images of Abu Dhabi we can’t stop looking at

by Matador Team

Abu Dhabi is 3 amazing destinations in one. Here’s proof.

by Natasha Amar

Abu Dhabi might just be the most exciting destination in the Middle East. Here’s why.

by Elizabeth Totton
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16 reasons to never take your kids to Abu Dhabi

by Elizabeth Totton
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9 things I wish I’d known before moving to Dubai

by Ann Benjamin
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I’m an American expat living in Dubai, here’s what it’s like to watch the US election

by Ann Benjamin

This crew is shredding dunes on snowboards like it’s never been done

by Cathy Brown
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9 American habits I lost when I moved to the Middle East

by Ann Benjamin

Watch: These skaters just shut down the Palm Dubai waterpark and shredded the hell out of it.

by Cathy Brown

14 things Dubai locals always have to explain to out-of-towners

by Natasha Amar
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17 signs you were born and raised in Dubai

by Natasha Amar

This is the world’s most lavish mosque. But the real story is in how it was built.

by Alice Latham
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If you’ve ever wished you could fly, check what these guys are doing with jetpacks

by Matt Hershberger
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The mesmerizing flow-motion of Dubai [VID]

by Michael Bonocore
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20 of the world’s most spectacular roads

by Hal Amen

Go. || A journey through Indonesia and Dubai

by Scott Sporleder

This is what a world-record BASE jump looks like

by Matt Hershberger
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