If you're looking for a special holiday destination that offers top-quality hotels, fine dining, great shopping, world-class golf courses and much more, look no further than the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UAE, which is in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Arabian Gulf, is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
Abu Dhabi, the country's capital, is like the Arabian answer to Manhattan Island. A beautiful city of wonderful contrasts, its broad boulevards and shimmering skyscrapers rub shoulders with mosques and gleaming palaces.
Undoubtedly the most popular of UAE luxury holiday destinations, Dubai is a city that never ceases to amaze. From its plush hotels and malls that leave shopping enthusiasts weak at the knees, to a skyline that literally lights up the night, Dubai has bags full of class. However, don't think it's all class and no culture. Visit the city's Old Town which is alive with traditional souks, or take a traditional Dhow cruise down the Creek.