United Arab Emirates

From Abu Dhabi the city of culture, to Dubai the city of skyscrapers

The United Arab Emirates is a federal state created in 1971 in the Middle East between the Persian Gulf (also called the Arabian Gulf) and the Gulf of Oman. It consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras el Khaimah and Umm al-Qaywain. In addition to their oil reserves and their reputation as a chic destination, the UAE offers a real tourist interest, mainly for surprising contrasts and presented to travelers: mountains and deserts, beaches and oases, constructions with avant-garde architecture, The quaint traditional markets, The 21st century borders the ancient history and sometimes destabilizes the tourist. Do not miss: Dubai, the modern city with its sparkling richness, lively nightlife. You will visit the Al-Fahaldi Fort Museum and its exhibitions on the history of the city, the souks, including the golden one, the largest in all of Arabia, not to mention shopping centers that grow as Mushroom. Abu Dhabi, the capital and former fishing village, a cultural city and the greatest wealth of the cities of UA.E. You will see the Palais Al-Hosn (or Fort Blanc), now a documentation center, the Cultural Foundation, a library and its temporary exhibitions, the fish market and the old souk. You will discover the history of the old town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, with the exception of a few remains dating from the 4th millennium BC. Its museum and fort, the cattle market, and the camel market. Only in winter, you can go on a camel safari and spend a night under a traditional tent. If you have time, before you leave, visit the falcon hospital next to Abu Dhabi airport. We do not forget Sharjah and its great mosque, Ras Al-Khaimah and its very verdant landscapes framed by mountains and sea, Shimal and the Queen's Palace of Saba. In terms of flora and fauna, you can see the main trails and dromedaries, despite the presence of leopards in some areas.



  • Seasons : October to may, the climate is hot and sunny. It is the best period to travel in U.A.E. From june to september, the temperature is between 40° and 45°celsius and very hot and humid.
  • Visa : For the French, valid passport 6 months after the date of return. Free tourist visa at the airport valid for 3 months.
  • Health : No vaccination aside from routine immunizations. Provide a good protection against the sun and hydrate regularly.
  • Time zone :(GMT + 4) from 26.03 au 28.10 : 2hrs more/ From 29.10 to 25.03 : 3hrs more than in France.
  • Languages : Arabe and english
  • Airlines : Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Air France, and Etihad Airways
  • Flights : About 6 :30 / 7:00 from France
  • Change : Dirham des Emirats (AED)