As summer comes to the UAE and many expats flock back home, prices of hotels throughout the Emirates tend to reduce significantly, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. So for those of you staying behind – why not snap up a quick bargain, and relax on one of our ten recommended stay-cations:
This week Out & About UAE decided to take to the tourist trail and ride the Palm Jumeirah Monorail – the first (and only) monorail in the Middle East.
When you think of the United Arab Emirates, the image of idyllic islands and wildlife safaris, is not […]
As the weather in the UAE changes and we brace ourselves for the oppressive heat of another desert summer, we suggest that you take to one of the many waterparks for an opportunity to cool off and attempt to escape the heat.
There are a number of waterpark options throughout the Emirates, so we have visited them to give you the pros and cons of each park. Out & About UAE proudly present ‘The Water Park Rundown!’
Ajman, also known as the ‘Sunshine Emirate’, is the smallest of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE. Located only thirty minutes from Dubai, it feels like a world away from the congestion and urban sprawl. Ajman is still a relatively small and sleepy fishing town, with a very traditional feel, almost as though time has gone by unchanged for hundreds of years. We recently took a weekend trip to explore Ajman, and here are the things that we recommend that you see and do.
Al Ain (العين) which translates literally into ‘the spring’ is also known as the Garden City and is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, close to the border with Oman – it’s a ninety minute journey from the capital or Dubai and is the perfect place for a weekend escape. Known for its culture and outdoors activities, it’s a must see for any visitor to the Emirates. As an expat who has lived in Al Ain for the past two years, I am hoping to give you the inside track on what to see & do whilst visiting this beautiful city.
Located approximately 222km from Abu Dhabi is the sleepy haven of Liwa Oasis, a place of seclusion and tranquility, as far from the glitz and glamour of the city as you can get in the UAE. It takes just over two hours to drive to Liwa from Abu Dhabi, making it the perfect place for a weekend getaway or mini break.
Towering 1240 metres over the garden city of Al Ain is Jebel Hafeet (جبل حفيت) – Abu Dhabi Emirates highest peak and the second highest in all of the UAE. Jebel Hafeet is easily accessible from either Abu Dhabi or Dubai and is approximately 90 minutes drive from either city.
Last week Out & About took a trip to the Eastern Mangroves National Park in Abu Dhabi with Noukhada Adventure Company. The mangroves are located just off of the E48 highway, and though the launch point was a little tricky to find, upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the Noukhada team. Once kitted out with the kayaking essentials of life vests and paddles, and after a brief safety demonstration, we were off!