About the United Arab EmiratesFrom the rugged Hajar Mountains to the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, UAE holidays have something for everyone. If you're looking for a holiday with a difference, why not explore the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? With its seven emirates - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Quwain - the UAE offers a unique blend of luxury and adventure. Direct flights from Dublin to Dubai International Airport (DXB) take around seven hours, so you can be soaking up the sun and exploring the country in no time. Dubai is renowned for its high-end hotels, luxury shopping and world-class restaurants, as well as its iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi is the perfect destination for a more traditional Arabian experience, with Ferrari World and the Hajar Mountains to explore. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an adrenaline-filled adventure, the UAE has something for everyone.
United Arab Emirates Blog posts
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Solo travel in Dubai: Is it safe?
28th June 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
When I first mentioned I would be travelling solo to Dubai, UAE I was met with some hesitation from friends and family. After all, Dubai is in the Middle East which does have a reputation for being difficult for solo female travellers. I knew that Dubai was extremely westernized and not at all like Egypt. However, even though am a very experienced solo traveller, after my rough time in Morocco I made sure to ask ahead so I could be best prepared. So I spoke to my Dubai foodie friend Liam, who...
What to wear in Dubai: Dubai packing list for women
7th September 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
For me, packing is the worst part of travel. Especially as a solo female traveller who wants to be respectful but also look and feel good as I explore and, of course, take photos. Some destinations are harder to pack for than others and I struggled when trying to figure out what to wear in Dubai, UAE. After all, social media feeds show that anything goes but when talking to friends who actually live and work there, that’s not quite the case. Sure, you can get away with booty shorts and a...
How to spend 4 days in Dubai
20th January 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
So, you only have 4 days in Dubai? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. While four days may not seem like a lot of time in a destination, that’s actually a pretty good amount of time to spend in Dubai. Will you see everything? No. But, Dubai isn’t that big so you can see and do a lot. Here are suggestions for a Dubai itinerary for 4 days....
Weather in the United Arab Emirates
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in the United Arab Emirates