For most sun-drenchers, the white-sand beaches are the main attraction to this Cosmopolitan country, but it is also rich in history and culture.

Abu Dhabi, better known for its sleek skyscrapers and luxury hotels, is now also the home of the world’s tallest skyscraper and the most popular entry point for most travelers. The oldest building being the Al Hosn Palace, dating back some 200 years, and houses the Cultural Foundation, photographic and traditional artifacts can be seen on exhibit to the best place to view the Abu Dhabi skyline, floating restaurants and experience local cuisine would be the Breakwater, situated opposite the Corniche.

Dubai has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of clubs and restaurants to offer. The premier nightclub is the swanky Kaz Bar at the Royal Mirage hotel; many other clubs throughout the city cater to almost every need. The most popular bars for tourists tend to be in hotels due to restrictions on the sale of alcohol.

Many locals spend their evenings relaxing with a Shisha pipe full of apple tobacco and an Arabic coffee in one of the small smoke bars around the city. These are welcoming, and offer modern facilities to visitors.

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