All nonstop flights from the U.S. range between 12 and 16 hours, depending on departure location. The country has three major airlines: Abu Dhabiâs Etihad Airways, Dubaiâs Emirates Air, and Sharjahâs Air Arabia. There are six international airports in the country, located in Sharjah, Raâs al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Dubai, Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi. A seventh airport is currently under construction and will open in Dubai. In addition, the UAE is easily accessible by road, with bus service from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.
Pack for warm weather when traveling to the United Arab Emirates. As the country sits near the Tropic of Cancer, it is always sunny with a daytime average of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, though in the summer it frequently reaches 110 degrees. At night, the temperature drops to the 50s and can fall as low as 40 degrees in the mountains.
In terms of recreation, the UAE has first-rate facilities. With the countryâs extensive coastline and varying geography, water sports are especially popular, as well as soccer, cricket, golf, tennis, and horse and camel racing. The country also is home to Dubai Sports City, a $4 billion construction with four stadiums and a championship golf course designed by Ernie Els, as well as a myriad of sports academies. In addition, visitors can visit the numerous museums and cultural sites throughout the country.
To learn more about traveling in the United Arab Emirates, visit the Embassyâs website, www.uae-embassy.org. The site offers a wealth of resources for travel plans and tourism.