UAE

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Home to world’s tallest building and world’s only 7-star hotel, UAE has much more to offer such as Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Indoor Ski Resort in Dubai, World’s longest zip line in Ras al-Khaimah to name a few.

Useful info:

Currency: Dirham

Language: Though Arabic is the official language, but English and Hindi/Urdu are widely spoken.

Visa: Pakistanis need to arrange a visa before their departure however it is a smooth and straightforward process and usually cost 400 AED for one month visa. If Pakistanis have a residence permit of any of GCC country they can get a visa on arrival.

Climate: UAE experiences scorching summers, and it is not recommended to visit it at all during the hot season. November through March are prime months to travel with temperatures ranging from 10 Celsius to 26 Celsius.

Trivia: The world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa takes it shape from the Spider Lily, a regional desert flower.

Food:

Being an Islamic country, halal food is available everywhere. You name a cuisine and UAE have it.

Transportation:

UAE has an excellent infrastructure of roads and transport, the country is accessible by road, by sea and by air. Talking about Dubai, the primary airport is Dubai International which is world’s busiest airport. Taxis and buses are available throughout the country, and you can even call or SMS to book a taxi service. Dubai also has excellent metro service connection many parts of the city, tram and a monorail in addition to buses. Dubai airport terminal 1 and 3 are also accessible through metro.

Accommodations:

UAE has many hotels starting from 40US $. There are many listings available on Airbnb as well (use this link to get 25$ off).

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.

Nightlife:

When it comes to nightlife in the UAE, Dubai is the king as it offers plenty of nightlife options from live music to DJs, Bollywood to Belly Dance and much more.

To go or not to go:

UAE in general and Dubai in particular, is a must place. There are really few countries which offer so much to the tourists and UAE is one of them.