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Cheap flights from UAE

Most vending machines pop a drink or snack. But in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), you can also find one that pops gold bards. Wrap your heads around that. Besides being the first country to operate the ‘Gold to go’ machine, the UAE has many other fascinating sights and pleasures for travellers. It has the most spiritual of morning prayers and the loudest of nightlife, the purest of nature and the most stylish of hotels. Before you leave the UAE for your next destination, make sure you’ve seen the following highlights:

Dubai

Dubai is the capital and proud owner of several iconic landmarks. Reaching approximately 830 metres into the skies, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building as of 2014 and there’s great shopping in its vicinity. Dubai is also responsible for several large scale creations best appreciated from an aerial view, such as the Palm Islands and The World Islands, resembling palm trees and the map of the world respectively. Finally, browse in Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping malls, which also contains the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a place perfect for both adults and kids.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has successfully preserved its historical traits while impressing the world with new exciting developments. Discover culture and religion in Abu Dhabi through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – the burial site of the emirate’s former great ruler, and the Al Ain National Museum where you’ll find a comprehensive visual display of Arabic heritage. Then head down to the Ferrari theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, to let loose on high speed roller coasters.

Sharjah

Sharjah is considered by many to be the cultural centre of the UAE. Here, you’ll find excellent museums and an arts scene that paints a vivid local picture. Also, get drawn into important events such as the Sharjah Biennial art fair and Sharjah International Book Fair, both events having gained popularity around the world. Apart from culture, the Al Qasba provides a range of entertainment and recreational activities while the Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel gives you a stunning view of the surrounding cityscape.

Heading out of the UAE, look at the following countries as your next stop:

Lebanon

Lebanon is only about a 3 hour flight from the UAE and is the place to go if you’re looking to party. Especially in Beirut, where you can find some of the most enticing clubs such as the Whiskey Mist Beirut, Sky Bar and La Plage. Besides the nightlife, you can also view some of the country’s historical treasures such as the Temple of Bacchus and the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, or the Phoenician port in Tyre.

Egypt

Egypt is also a short flight from the UAE and home to many mystical attractions. Explore the country’s famed deserts on camels, to see the humbling pyramids, the Saqqara and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

India

Not far off towards the west of UAE is India, one of South Asia’s largest countries where there is much to be seen and done. Feast your eyes on the stunningly beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra, take tours to see the filming grounds of Bollywood in Mumbai and savour deliciouss Indian street foods as you traverse New Delhi.

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