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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16 reasons to never take your kids to Abu Dhabi

by Elizabeth Totton

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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Vibrators, abayas, and the shway shway sisterhood of Dubai

by Sarah Katin
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12 looks at the modern skyline of Dubai

by Hal Amen

Lost a few pounds? Have some gold.

by Austin Yoder

This underwater hotel is the future of lodging [pics]

by Thrillist
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Away from the waves: A Chris Burkard travel gallery

by Chris Burkard
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The dopest Dubai timelapse

by Joshywashington
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Abu Dhabi at a slower pace

by Eric Warren
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Dream snowboard trips for 2012

by Sarah Park
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