Diving, desert, mountains and museums. Whatever kind of escape you’re craving, there are quite literally hundreds of choices here.
Abu Dhabi is only an hour and a half drive away, or you can get to Fujairah in two.
Or to discover incredible beaches, five-star hotels and learn about the history of the UAE, head for Ras Al Khaimah.
There are also plenty of places that are just a few hours flight away from the UAE – such as Amman in Jordan, which is one of the oldest cities in the world – or *Salah in Oman**, where you can escape from the summer heat to a green oasis.