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Although the UAE is a fairly small country, there’s no shortage of unique experiences here. Having been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records many times suggests there are plenty of unique and unforgettable things to do here. So, add one or more of the following things to your visit for an unforgettable time.
Although this is one of the most popular tourist tours in Dubai, desert safaris are singular experiences. Safaris give an insight into what life was like in the UAE before the skyscrapers and mega projects. The tour consists of dune bashing, which is not for the faint of heart, so don’t eat too much before hopping in the car. Visitors then watch the sunset from the desert, and are finally taken to a replica Bedouin camp, where they can watch belly dancing shows, eat a traditional Arabic barbecue, try on traditional Emirati dress, smoke shisha and more.
Beware, only the bravest of visitors should indulge in this experience! Ghost Town in Ras Al Khaimah is an abandoned village, now in ruins. Its real name is Al Jazirat Al Hamra, and it dates back to the 14th century. It is widely believed that the Ghost Town is home to jinns, which are prominent figures in Islamic and Arabic folklore. Several urban myths surround Al Jazirat Al Hamra, but one of the most popular is that people who visit can see jinns in the shape of animals. As the village is now full of wild goats, it’s easy to be spooked.
The Palm Jumeirah is the world’s largest artificial island, and the palm-shaped archipelago spreads out from the Dubai shore into the sea. It houses some of the city’s best restaurants and hotels. However, what not many people know is that this is one of the best places in town to watch the sunset from. From here, visitors have an awe-inspiring view of the sea and sunset, making it one of the most special places in the UAE to end the day.