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United Arab Emirates Vacation: Coronavirus Information

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United Arab Emirates Vacation

A dizzying mix of Middle Eastern and Western culture, the United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s top luxury escapes. From sprawling red deserts to the air-conditioned interior of the world’s largest mall, this is a country of extremes.

United Arab Emirates Hotel + Flights

Flights and hotels are our specialty, so you can be sure you’re going to get a great deal if you bundle them both into a neat United Arab Emirates Vacation Package. Choose from 4102 hotels starting at $21, add your flights and other bookings like car rental and experiences, and you can hit the ground running. If you want to see Dubai’s amazing skyscape from the water, why not add a boat tour of the city to your package?


Your United Arab Emirates Vacation Itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Most travelers land at Dubai International Airport. Once you’ve settled in at your hotel, get out and explore all that this bustling city has to offer. The iconic Burj Al Arab should be one of your first stops. If you’re not scared of heights, venture up to one of the world’s highest observation towers at Burj Khalifa.

  • Day 3-4: Rent a car and take a short drive north to the city of Sharjah, the cultural and historical heart of the United Arab Emirates. Must-see sights here include the Sharjah Heritage Museum and Mleiha Archaeological Centre. After you’re done checking out those, take a stroll along Al Majaz Waterfront and find something to eat.

  • Day 5-6: Don’t head home without checking out Abu Dhabi. Explore the jaw-dropping collection at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, kick back on the beach at Saadiyat Island and visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, the country’s largest mosque.

United Arab Emirates Information

  • Held at the end of the year, Dubai Shopping Festival is a celebration of the city’s favorite pastime. As well as great deals, there are fashion shows, fireworks and live concerts.

  • Exploring the nation’s exciting capital is easy with our Abu Dhabi Vacation Packages.

  • Trust us, it’s worth splashing out on a little luxury here. Check out our United Arab Emirates All Inclusive Resorts and you’ll see what we mean.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in United Arab Emirates?

A: Like most happening cities, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah can be explored by public transportation. But if you're eager to get out and discover the wider region of Abu Dhabi or farther afield, you'll love the freedom and flexibility that comes from having your own ride. For all your motoring needs, see our guide to Cheap Car Hire in United Arab Emirates.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to United Arab Emirates?

A: Even though United Arab Emirates has numerous airports, international flights mostly fly into:

  • Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.): 15,137 international flights per month.
  • Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.): 4,770 international flights per month.
  • Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.): 3,119 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to United Arab Emirates?

A: There's no shortage of choice when it comes to accommodations in United Arab Emirates. The most popular places are apartments. But if you're after something else, you can also choose from hotels, apart-hotels, private vacation homes and much, much more.

Q: What does an United Arab Emirates vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: You can start by picking your hotel, car and flight. Lock in as little or as much as you like. Next comes the more exciting stuff — booking awesome activities and unforgettable experiences. With lots of terrific options to choose from, organizing your upcoming getaway in United Arab Emirates will be simple.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to United Arab Emirates?

A: Book a package with Expedia. It's as effortless as that. Hotels, Flights, Experiences, Rental Cars — make your reservations for your United Arab Emirates escape and watch the savings grow. It's time to plan your ideal vacation (and save yourself some dollars to boot).

Q: What are the best things to do in United Arab Emirates?

A: To start with, you could head to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World. If you'll be in Abu Dhabi for a couple more days, Marina Mall is also well-loved among travelers.

If you're visiting Sharjah, Sahara Centre, University of Sharjah and American University of Sharjah are well worth exploring.

And last but not least, Al Ain. Here, we'd suggest heading to Al Ain Zoo, Jebel Hafeet Mountain and Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


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Address Dubai Marina $122
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020
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Address Dubai Marina

Address Dubai Marina

Al Marsa Street, 66 Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923, Dubai
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Two nights in hotel great location on the Marina. Staff are excellent room was spacious with view over pool and Marina. Poolside restaurant was good but the other options were limited however many restaurants on the Marina.

    Atlantis The Palm $178
    Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020
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    Atlantis The Palm

    Atlantis The Palm

    Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
       
      4.4 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The resort is great so is the staff but they need to update their TV channels there are only few channels plus it would not allow us to connect via blue tooth to toutube or netflex so we can watch what we liked they need to have smart TV

      FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai $116
      Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020
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      FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

      FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

      No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
         
        4.4 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great location , beautiful hotel. Service was outstanding.

        dusitD2 kenz Hotel Dubai $35
        Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020
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        dusitD2 kenz Hotel Dubai

        dusitD2 kenz Hotel Dubai

        Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha Heights, Near Internet City Metro Station, Dubai
           
          4.5 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Rooms are big and clean. Service is good as well..

          Fairmont The Palm $133
          Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020
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          Fairmont The Palm

          Fairmont The Palm

          Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
             
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This hotel is located on the Palm jumeirah. The beach is OK, all facilities including the pool were closed during my stay. The hotel is a little old, but quite clean.

            Palazzo Versace Dubai $185
            Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020
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            Palazzo Versace Dubai

            Palazzo Versace Dubai

            Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai
               
              4.7 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Luxurious experience thoroughly enjoyable. Very comfortable rooms we had the creek view room. Pools Spa peaceful not crowded staff very attentive with water towels. A lot of choice for breakfast

              Rove Dubai Marina $27
              Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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              Rove Dubai Marina

              Rove Dubai Marina

              Dubai Marina Promenade, PO Box 119444, Dubai, Dubai
                 
                4.6 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The hotel has a very nice concept in terms of amenities, layout and design for frequent travellers.

                Smana Hotel Al Raffa $21
                Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019
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                Smana Hotel Al Raffa

                Smana Hotel Al Raffa

                37, Al Raffa, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
                   
                  3.5 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Lovely staff great cosy place at an affordable price:)

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