The United Arab Emirates

Known as UAE or The United Arab Emirates, is a country consisting of seven emirates (kingdoms) that are loosely arranged in a type of federalist system of governance. They each also retain their own one-of-a-kind character as each of the emirates has a fair bit of autonomy.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the two emirates that are most familiar to travelers. Let us momentarily take a glimpse at the two emirates to see how they distinct from a traveler’s outlook.

Dubai

Of the two emirates, Dubai is the more glamorous. It offers an extravagant display of wealth, and is known for being an oasis for the extremely wealthy. Spending luxurious holidays in Dubai know no restrictions, and when the topic is the luxury hotels, travelers have innumerable choices.

A few meters off the coast is the Burj Al Arab is situated on a private island and is easily known as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

The Armani Hotel is another option, which is housed in the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – and is the solely Armani Hotel in the world.

Any visitor should be prepared because a visit to Dubai is not cheap, nor is it modest. Throughout the year, high-profile conventions and happenings take place and jet-setters come in and out of Dubai’s jaw-dropping international airport at a high-speed pace.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, for most of recent history, has been in the second view of its more glamorous cousin, as Dubai has favored the vast majority of attention from international travelers.

This, however, is beginning to differ as Abu Dhabi is now assertive and is a serious push for consideration as one of the world’s greatest cities.

Abu Dhabi has still managed to attract top-tier events like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – an annual Formula One race, but still inherently more modest than Dubai.