The United Arab Emirates is a glorious federation which is situated in the southeast part of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. It consists of seven great states or emirates, namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman and Umm Al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi is the reigning capital of the UAE and also happens to be the country’s center of political, industrial and cultural activities.
UAE has one of the most developed economies in West Asia and also boasts of having one of the best infrastructures in the world. Also, the oil reserves of the UAE are ranked as the seventh largest in the world. The country has an extensive network of roads, seaports and airports and also has the first metro train in Middle East Peninsula..
‘The Land of the Sun’ has a pleasant climate all around the year with summer prevailing only between June to August. It is a country of contrasting landscapes, ranging from golden dunes and rocky mountains to rich oases and fertile plains.
For tourists, there are broadly two types of Visas – Visit Visas and Transit Visas. They are issued according to the duration of the stay requested.
This visa is issued for people who are sponsored by a company operating in the UAE. It is valid for two months from the date of arrival with the option of being renewed for one more month.
A Transit Visa is issued to individuals at the request of any licensed company that holds an authorization for applying for this visa. It is valid for 14 days and cannot be renewed.
The UAE has a diverse and multicultural society. The region’s architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle represent a fine contrast between cultural authenticity and modern prowess.
Today, the UAE is regarded as one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. The golden sun and sand, the mesmerizing sea, exciting activities, enticing hotels and restaurants and an intriguing culture are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable holiday and Dubai has it all!