United Arab Emirates Vacations
Dubai and Abu Dhabi: indoor marvels, wealth, dunes and desert legends
Tired of the standard Emirates vacation packages found on the market?
Voyemo welcomes you in the world of bespoke travel in the United Arab Emirates. Visiting Dubai and its skyscrapers or the palm-shaped islands and indoor skiing tracks is just a small part of it. Abu Dhabi is located about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Dubai. The two cities are connected by a highway, and the journey takes about an hour by car.
Emirates vacations means discovering a one-of-a-kind world. The UAE in fact comprises six diverse and very different emirates, each with its own character.
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital, is a culture and leisure hub. The magical silence of Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert’s rippling dune will ensure you an unforgettable experience. North of Dubai, Sharjah is the UAE’s art and heritage centre while Ras Al Khaimah is all about the beach. The Eastern part of the UAE in the Hajar Mountains ensures a totally different and quiet atmosphere – contrasting the kaleidoscopic science-fiction-like modern Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Imagine how cool it would be to rally in the Rub al Khali desert, to dine in a Bedouin camp among dromedaries and belly dancers. How amazing it would be to relax on the warm sand in front of a crystal clear sea and go on shopping in huge and very rich malls. Luxury and nature, skyscrapers and traditional souks, heat and ski resorts, this is the flavor of a luxury trip to Dubai.
Dubai is a city that is synonymous with luxury, and we have the expertise to help you plan the perfect trip. One of the must-do experiences in Dubai is to indulge in luxury abayas, the traditional dress of Emirati women, which can be found in many high-end boutiques throughout the city.
For those seeking adventure, an overnight desert safari is a must-do activity. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert as you relax in a luxury campsite, surrounded by stunning scenery and the glittering night sky.
And when it comes to accommodations, we have access to the most luxurious apartments in Dubai for rent, ensuring that you have a comfortable and opulent home away from home during your stay.
Let Voyemo help you create your unique Dubai vacation, with unforgettable experiences and accommodations at United Arab Emirates luxury hotels that will leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
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Those of you who know us know that here at Voyemo we don’t like pre-packaged tourism. That’s why our travel designers will bend over backward to provide you with an organized trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Whether you’re traveling as a couple or in a group, these lands are full of charm, including traditional cultures, natural beauty, and striking hi-tech locations.
There are also marine environments, the Abu Dhabi beach, also called “The Corniche” also known as Corniche Road.
The Corniche of Abu Dhabi is located on the Northwest coast of Abu Dhabi, near the Marina Mall. This beach stretches for about 8 kilometers and is surrounded by the city’s most luxurious skyscrapers and hotels such as the Landmark and the Emirates Palace.
Between unforgettable romantic sunsets, luxurious sky-high happy hours, multi-ethnic shopping routes and camel rides we are sure you will have the best personalized luxury travel experience.
Is Dubai worth visiting?
Guide to Dubai old city market
In Dubai, you can immerse yourself in the “Thousand and One Nights” atmosphere, among the perfumes of the Bur Dubai Souq, which is full of stores selling fabrics, clothes, jewels, spices, trinkets in bizarre and kitsch shapes, and emporiums selling Arab antiques.
If you go crazy for jewelry, the Deira gold souk is famous for its large and glittering abundance of gold. The most impressive jewels are those of Indian and Arabian design, specially designed for the gifts of brides, they seem too heavy to wear! After the gold market, the spice one: the Deira spice souk, where you can find herbs and spices you’ve never seen before. You’ll be inebriated by the pungent aromas coming from burlap sacks overflowing with incense.
Dubai arts and culture
But Dubai is also uncontrolled luxury and pure adrenaline, in addition to visiting the old city with its fairy-tale charm, here you can find gigantic shopping malls. You can go shopping in the boutiques of the top fashion brands and, why not, get help from a personal shopper in the Dubai Mall chosen for you by Voyemo!
The glitz of this city can be felt in the skyscrapers and 5-star hotels, such as the famous Burj Al Arab. You can’t say you’ve known luxury if you’ve never been to this spectacular hotel.
The attractions of Dubai are numerous and for all tastes, fans of contemporary art, like those of dromedary racing will find something to enjoy!
Famous monuments in Dubai
Some of the most important monuments in Dubai are The Al-Mamzar Park, The Art Space, the Dubai Museum set up in the Al Fahidi Fort, the Heritage House, and the Jumeirah Mosque, a beautiful mosque (fabulously illuminated at night) that can only be visited by guided tours.
Dubai is unique, for its contradictions, for the style and beauty you breathe, for the unbridled luxury, the desert, the thousand languages, the traffic jams, the breathtaking skyline.
Best places to visit in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, a mix of Islamic traditions and futurism set in an exquisitely desolate desert landscape. With its futuristic skyscrapers and immense shopping malls, everything in this city is brought to excess! From the world’s largest hand-woven carpet to the fastest roller coaster to the most leaning tower. In short, Abu Dhabi is not afraid to challenge world records and offers unique experiences full of excitement! But that’s not all, in this city, you’ll also find it interesting from a cultural point of view thanks to its museums and contemporary art galleries.
What to see in Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Mosque
Among the most impressive monuments, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the largest Muslim buildings of worship in the world. It symbolizes the unique interaction between Islam and other cultures. The dimensions lose their meaning and expand. Everything is expanded, from the kilometer-long carpets to the crystal-rich chandeliers, off-white marble, majolica, gold, and precious stones decorate this extraordinary building.
Among the Abu Dhabi museums, the Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi is worth a visit, which, through its twelve galleries, traces the artistic achievements of man from the Neolithic to the present day. Unlike traditional museums, here the works of art are grouped by theme or historical period and not by country or civilization. The result is a journey through human heritage that emphasizes the universality of cultures.
Where to eat: the best restaurants in AbuDhabi
Abu Dhabi has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, serving everything from traditional Emirati cuisine to international fare. Here are a few of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi:
- At.mosphere: This restaurant is located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa and offers stunning views of the city.
- Zuma: This Japanese restaurant is known for its fresh sushi and sashimi.
- The Ivy: This British restaurant serves classic dishes like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie.
- Jean-Georges: This French restaurant is helmed by world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
- Pierchic: This seafood restaurant has a waterfront location and offers stunning views of the Abu Dhabi skyline.
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If you want a luxury vacation, the United Arab Emirates represents the right destination!
Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind when visiting Abu Dhabi and Dubai:
- Do dress modestly: This is a Muslim country, so it is important to dress respectfully.
- Don’t drink alcohol in public: Alcohol is only available in licensed venues.
- Do learn some Arabic phrases: This will help you get around and communicate with locals.
- Don’t take pictures of people without their permission: This is considered rude.
- Do be aware of the cultural differences: Abu Dhabi is a conservative country, so it is important to be aware of the local customs.
Voyemo’s travel designers will arrange the best Emirates travels and private tour of your life. We take care of every detail, from applications, permits, contracts, to finding on-site service personnel.
Contact our team, they’ll be happy to arrange the best experience for you, your better half, your friends, or your family.