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Major Tourist Attractions in the UAE

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Snoopy Island

True to its name – resembling the famous Snoopy cartoon character – this island is located off Al Aqah beach and is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Fujairah, thanks to its natural landscape and captivating ambiance. Snoopy Island attracts water sports enthusiasts, as it offers countless water activities and exciting natural surroundings that make for a wonderful adventure.


Al Bidyah Mosque

This historic mosque is nestled between Khor Fakkan and Dibbah Al Fujairah and is the oldest mosque in the UAE, with its construction dating back to the year 1446. It boasts a unique architecture style with four domes, making it a popular tourist destination for residents and visitors alike.


Gardens and Parks

With a multitude of gardens and parks throughout the emirates, it is sure to have something for everyone. For those with a penchant for beach gardens, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Mamzar Park, Dubai Creek Park and Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah will not disappoint. Desert parks include Jebel Hafit Desert Park in Al Ain and Mushrif Park in Dubai; whereas themed parks – such as water parks – including Murjan Splash Park in Abu Dhabi, Butterfly Gardens in Dubai and Sharjah and Dubai Garden Glow all offer a memorable experience to visitors. Ecological gardens like Safari Dubai are a must-see, as they feature a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats.



The beaches in the UAE are characterised by their soft white sands and expansive areas, providing visitors a place to relax and unwind. The list includes Yas Beach, Al Saadiyat Beach, Jumeirah Residence Beach and Kite Beach in Dubai, Dubai Ladies Club Beach, Mamzar Park Beach, Al Khan Beach in Sharjah, Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah, Sandy Beach in Fujairah, Umbrella Beach, Al Aqah Beach and Dibba Beach.


Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

The museum showcases unique pieces of art and combines Islamic exhibits - such as astrolabes - together with ancient manuscripts, coins, the gold-embroidered Kiswah draping the Kaabah and amazing mosaics in the central atrium, which displays the night sky and the ecliptic of the zodiac.

Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the largest mosques in the world today, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural masterpiece in its own right, as it combines various architectural styles. The mosque features 82 domes and was built under the orders of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as a symbol representing the message of peace, tolerance and coexistence preached by Islam.

Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Watan

This attraction stands out owing to its grand architecture and captivating design. It is considered a part of the presidential palace complex and an established cultural landmark, which attracts visitors wishing to explore the legacy and deep-rooted traditions that have shaped the UAE. Qasr Al Watan also showcases the country’s rich history.

Abu Dhabi

Yas Island

A very distinctive entertainment destination, Yas Island includes the Formula One Circuit, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi – an amusement park featuring famous cartoon characters, ‘CLYMB Abu Dhabi’ – an adventure destination with indoor climbing centre and skydiving flight chamber, and the award-winning Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course, set amidst hills and mangroves.


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Umm Al Quwain

Al Sinniyah Island

A unique destination that bridges the old with the new, reflecting the history, civilization and ecology of the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The island is nearly 10 km long and is a habitat for seagulls and flamingos, avicennia plants, various desert flora and is considered a prime tourist destination in the city.


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