Created only a generation ago in 1971, the United Arab Emirates are the success story of the Middle East with glittering cities where skyscrapers are the norm to the oil boom of the 1970s and 1980s. It is no wonder that the United Arab Emirates holds such a fascination for people around the globe.
Many expats flock here to take part in the riches that have abounded over the last few decades and visitors are realising there is more to the United Arab Emirates than just beaches and gazing up at the world’s tallest building.
The United Arab Emirates was formed in 1971, consisting of seven emirates, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being the most well-known. The lure of this desert land being transformed into an oasis is a strong one, and for a holiday, it provides the chance to step into unknown territory for most Westerners.