Emirates of the UAE

A Quick Guide To The 7 Emirates Of The UAE

Ask anyone not from the Middle East region to name the 7 Emirates of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and chances are they’ll get stuck after listing off Dubai and Abu Dhabi. While those two glittering cities are the most famous, they’re just a small sample of the UAE.

The Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah together form the UAE, and each one has its own unique draw. From mountain scenery to famous buildings and sandy beaches, here’s a quick guide to each Emirate…

The 7 Emirates Of The UAE

1. Abu Dhabi

This modern city prides itself on being one of the richest emirates while still preserving its extensive Emirati culture and history.

2. Dubai

You’ll find a huge range of things to see and do in Dubai, from visiting impressive museums and archaeological sites to making the most of shopping ’til you drop in world-famous malls.

3. Fujairah

Fujairah boasts a 90 kilometre coastline and is the only emirate situated entirely along the Gulf of Oman, with breathtaking mountains and a golden beach.

Sandy Beach

4. Ras al Khaimah

Ras al Khaimah (RAK) is the northernmost emirate in the UAE and has some of the region’s most beautiful beaches and best adventure sports activities in its mountains. Whether you simply lounge on beach or seek adventure, RAK is a slick spot.

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5. Sharjah

Sharjah is home to a whole host of places of interest and things to do, with specific areas devoted to the arts and cultural heritage.

Emirates of the UAE

6. Ajman

From beaches and mangroves to museums and malls, Ajman city offers an exciting mix to tempt travellers of all ages.

Emirates of the UAE

7. Umm Al Quwain

The tiny emirate of Umm Al Quwain is kind of what Dubai would look like if oil hadn’t hit. No major resorts, peaceful lagoons and pretty mangroves with lots of wildlife.

Emirates of the UAE

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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