United Arab Emirates Flights GuideThe United Arab Emirates (often called UAE for short) is an Islamic majority country located on the Persian Gulf comprised of seven separate though united emirates, or principalities. Modern UAE is known, among others things, as being a place of conspicuous displays of wealth, whether that be through the large-scale shopping centers, or captivating Burj Khalifa tower, located in Dubai.
Though UAE's capital city is Abu Dhabi, it is ultra modern Dubai which has distinguished itself as the country's prosperous wealth center and most famous city. It is home to some of the largest skyscrapers in the world. Abu Dhabi itself, however, is also considered both an economic as well as cultural capital, and is home to the impressive Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with space for roughly 40,000 worshippers at once.
Dubai International Airport is not only the top airport in the region, but is considered the busiest airport in the entire world as far as international passengers are concerned. However, in a country with that great need of air travel, there are plenty of airports to choose from. Other major hubs include Sharjah International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Though many might think of United Arab Emirates as an arid, desert-like place, in truth it is closer to a subtropical climate, as rain does fall in the autumn and winter months. The hottest and driest months of the year are July and August, with frequent temperatures up to 45 degrees celsius, except in the Al Hajar Mountain region, where temperatures are consistently cooler.