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    Visiting the United Arab Emirates

    What to see and do, and travel essentials for visitors to the UAE

    Quick facts

    • 10.749 million

      Total population

    • Emirati dirhams (AED)


    • location
      Abu Dhabi


    Plan your visit

    After getting a taste of all the world in one place during your visit to Expo 2020 Dubai, why not immerse yourself even further into the sights, sounds, tastes and thrills of the region? With seven emirates to choose from, each with their own distinct attractions, there’s something for everyone to delight in. Explore what the seven emirates have to offer.

    Travel essentials

    Explore what the seven emirates have to offer

    • Arabian oryx
      Abu Dhabi

      The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi has more than 200 natural islands, one of the world's largest mosques, and a plethora of outdoor experiences. Abu Dhabi city centre is just one hour from Expo 2020.

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    • Ajman Corniche

      Rich in heritage and archaeological discoveries, Ajman is situated on the Gulf coast and is ideal for those who want to mix history with recreation. Just 50 minutes from Expo 2020.

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    • Panoramic view of Dubai Canal

      Dubai is well-known for its stunning beaches, impressive skyline, retail therapy, award-winning water parks and mouth-watering culinary treats. Dubai Marina is just 20 minutes from Expo 2020.

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    • Al Badiyah Mosque, Fujairah

      On the eastern coast of the UAE, Fujairah’s rugged mountains and quaint seaside getaways make for a welcomed relaxing stay. Just 90 minutes from Expo 2020.

    • Jebel Jais mountain
      Ras Al Khaimah

      Perhaps the most scenic of all the emirates with its stunning deserts, mangroves, salt flats and mountains, Ras Al Khaimah is an adventurer’s dream. Just one hour from Expo 2020.

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    • Qanat Al Qasba - Sharjah

      The region’s cultural jewel, Sharjah is renowned as a hub of fine arts, delighting visitors with its mix of museums and art galleries. Just 40 minutes from Expo 2020.

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    • Umm Al Quwain beach
      Umm Al Quwain

      Mixing historical and natural attractions, Umm Al Quwain offers a thrilling yet serene alternative to the other emirates. Just 50 minutes from Expo 2020.

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