With its splendid seas and deserts, its historic souks sitting side-by-side with some of the tallest buildings in the world, the extraordinary contrasts of the Persian Gulf are to be lived at least once in a lifetime.
, the heart of modern Dubai
, is where you’ll find many of the city’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya
and the waterfront Shindagha
district. It’s where you’ll also find the excellent Dubai Museum and the Textile Souk. And don’t forget to visit, or admire from a distance, the glittering Emirates Towers
, or Burj Khalifa
, the world’s tallest building.
The surprises that await you in Abu Dhabi
include the extravagant Emirates Palace hotel
, the even more spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque
and the various attractions of Yas Island
, home to the vast Ferrari World theme park
. In fact, Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s biggest indoor theme park, with Ferrari-themed rides, giving you the chance to drive in an F1 simulator or ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster.
Between the Persian Gulf
and the Gulf of Oman
you will visit Khasab
in the United Arab Emirates and Muscat
in Oman. You’ll find traditional waterfront towns and unexpected fjord-
like sea canyons surrounded by impressive red mountains.
In the northern most region of the Red Sea, Aqaba
awaits with its underwater world
and a desert full of secrets
. Here you will have the chance to snorkel in some of the best locations in the world and gaze at underwater marvels. Inland the sights are no less spectacular as you can set your eyes on the desert attractions of Petra
and Wadi Rum
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