Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Live in or Travel? 5 Top Emirates in UAE

By Alina Orikhovskaya

With its bustling economy, notable holiday makers destinations, glorious and admirable design, and many things more that UAE (United Arab Emirates) has been blessed with made it as one the top global destination both for leisure and job seeking human. Therefore if you travel around Dubai it is good to employ a car rental service.

Below are the top 5 towns in UAE handpicked by this writer considering economy, climate, geography, tourism, transport, education and among the other relevant factors that will be helpful for a traveller or for someone who to reposition in the Emirates. And these are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm Al-Quwain.

Abu Dhabi

This city which is considered as one of the most modern cities in the world is the capital city of UAE. Aside from having almost all of the oil and natural reserves of the country (95% of UAE's oil and 6% of its natural gas), Abu Dhabi offers remarkable landmarks and real treat for a vacation. A visitor may ponder on their spectacular modern design mirrored in their new-aged buildings and skyscrapers or experience luxury through hotels, shopping, and their tourist spots.

Living in Abu Dhabi would always be a good selection. Due to the bustling economy brought by the oil industry and tourism, jobs would never fall short. And Abu Dhabi all has the best living essentials one may look for like banks, schools, health and sanitation, transport system, etc.


If Abu Dhabi boasts its oil, Dubai boasts its tourism industry. This city was converted into turning into a luxurious vacation destination and first-class commercial center as well. It is home to the annual Shopping Holiday and holds numerous other annual world events. It has been known to accommodate well the assembling of world business, tradeshows and exhibitions. Especially built to deal with the discussed purposes is the Dubai World Trade Center.

For tourist destinations, Dubai homes 7-star hotels, stunning resorts, world renowned golfing courses, and the best shopping destinations internationally. Visiting Dubai is perfect between the months of November and April as the weather becomes more agreeable.

Thanks to being a tourism and commercial center, living in Dubai is sort of expensive yet it offers amazing value for your cash.


The city of Sharjah along with Abu Dhabi and Dubai is included in the top 10 best towns in the Middle East North Africa region in a recent survery taking into account industrial and environment factors, labour, daily existance and socio-cultural factors, and the medical care system.

Sharjah is a much conservative city saving the culture of the area. The bling might be missing but this town offers wonderful traditional values and a good share of attractions to a tourist.

This is city is extremely excellent for living with an especially low crime rate, rules and punishments are being precisely enforced. Purchase of alcohol in this town is forbidden as well as cohabitation of unwed couples.

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

Just like Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah boasts as being a tourism center and it builds itself on industry. It has 5-star hotels and glorious beach resorts. Aside from tourism, real-estate business in RAK is also booming as well as their agriculture and fisheries. Living is Ras Al Khaimah is really ideal for those who do not like the difficulties of being in a very busy town like Dubai or Abu Dhabi and yet have the posh those two cities can offer.

Umm Al Quwain

If one wants to have the number one place in the world to enjoy the sounds of waves and peace, then it is Umm Al Quwain. This town has been popular in its sailing, skiing and marina activities. Umm Al Quwain has been the residential selection of folk working in Dubai, being just 30 minutes away from the second. But property prices in the city have become costly because of the said fact.

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