PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to United Arab Emirates from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to United Arab Emirates with PlaneJourney. The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is home to a population of approximately 9.8 million people.
Major cities and airports in United Arab Emirates
- Dubai – Dubai International Airport
- Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi International Airport
- Sharjah – Sharjah International Airport
- Ajman – Ajman International Airport
- Ras Al Khaimah – Ras Al Khaimah International Airport
- Al Fujairah – Fujairah International Airport
- Umm Al Quwain – Umm Al Quwain International Airport
Time and Communication
The United Arab Emirates follows UAE Standard Time, which is 4 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+4). The country does not observe daylight saving time. There are two major mobile operators, Etisalat and Du, providing high-quality mobile coverage throughout the country. Almost the entire country is covered by the mobile network.
Money and shopping
The local currency is the UAE dirham, with an exchange rate approximately 3.67 to the US dollar. While payments in other currencies are not typically accepted, credit and debit cards are widely used, including Visa and MasterCard. Some places might not accept American Express due to its higher merchant fees. Currency exchange offices typically operate from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm.
Public transportation in the UAE is well developed, with a comprehensive network of buses, trams, and metro systems, particularly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taxis are also readily available, and car rental services are a popular choice among tourists for their convenience.
- Burj Khalifa: The tallest building in the world, offering breathtaking views from its observation deck.
- The Palm Jumeirah: A man-made archipelago, known for luxurious hotels and stunning upmarket apartments.
- Sheikh Zayed Mosque: One of the world’s largest mosques, boasting 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, and 24-karat-gold gilded chandeliers.
- Dubai Mall: The largest shopping center in the world, offering a range of entertainment facilities, including an aquarium and an ice rink.
- Abu Dhabi’s Louvre: An art and civilization museum, part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government.