I visited the United Arab Emirates in 2018 and really enjoyed this tiny Middle Eastern country. Check out these Dubai pictures to see why!
The UAE is made up of seven states, or emirates, but the two that are most popular as travel destinations are the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubai is known for its resorts and shopping malls, and Abu Dhabi is known for Ferrari World and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The September heat was insane (winter is a better time to visit), but the city sights were still amazing and worthwhile.
Hopefully these Dubai pictures inspire your own travels!
Rugs for sale in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood of Dubai.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built between 1996 and 2007. It’s dedicated to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, the founder of the UAE.
Sheikh Zayed is the biggest mosque in the UAE, and it’s located in Abu Dhabi, where you can visit it easily on a day trip from Dubai.
The inside of the mosque has the world’s largest Persian carpet, and the world’s 3rd largest chandelier.
This is what the smaller domes look like from inside the mosque when you glance up.
This is the world’s 3rd largest chandelier, and it was imported from Munich, Germany.
The pools around the mosque reflect the columns and hallways.
Traditional Arabic teapots for sale in Dubai.
Traditional Arabic daggers for sale in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. This is a great place to take interesting Dubai pictures.
Perfumes for sale in the historical district of Dubai.
Shiny desktop trinkets for sale at one of the souvenir shops in Dubai.
More perfumes for sale in the window of a Dubai shop.
Here’s a view from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This is currently the world’s tallest building.
This is what a typical souvenir shop in Abu Dhabi looks like. Camel not for sale!
A drinking fountain mural in Abu Dhabi.
This is the gate to the Emirates Palace hotel, the 2nd most expensive hotel ever built — $6 Billion USD. Taking photos is free. 🙂
Ferrari World is a sports car-themed amusement park in Abu Dhabi. It also has the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Cars on display at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
Domes and columns in the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed mosque.
The Grand Mosque looks like something straight out of Aladdin, doesn’t it? I love the colors and design.
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Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed these Dubai pictures from my visit to the United Arab Emirates.
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