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The United Arab Emirates is home to a rich cultural heritage that has been strongly influenced by its desert and oasis living people who were masters at surviving in one of the harshest climates on our planet. The skills of desert life are still held in high esteem by many of the UAE’s people and members of the older generation recall that they were crucial to their own survival. Today’s visitors can experience desert life (without the risks) through participation in a range of organized desert trips that usually involve transport by four-wheel drive vehicles, camels and sometimes horses. A night spent under the stars is one of the most memorable experiences of a visit to the UAE.

Other aspects of the UAE’s culture can be found by visiting places still favoured by Emirati people such as the fishing harbours or fish souqs, boat-building yards, falconry centres, gold souqs, spice souqs and other venues. Throughout the year various cultural events (exhibitions, theatrical displays, sporting events, lectures etc.) are organized by different bodies such as the Emirates Heritage Club which runs dhow races, longboat races, camel races, and a host of other activities that encourage an interest in the UAE’s heritage and culture.

The Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi also holds important cultural events, and is a good source of information about what is happening in the UAE on the cultural front.

Take a sightseeing trip of the United Arab Emirates with our on-line tours, or visit the virtual museum for a journey through the UAE's ancient history

Emirates Tour
Detailed maps of the seven Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ra's al-Khaimah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah and it's many islands. The on-line tour gives the viewer a chance to experience some of the many attractions and visit places of interest in the UAE including: Heritage Centres, archaeological sites, cultural villages, heritage areas, forts and old buildings, museums, traditional Arab art and handmade crafts, traditional architecture, boatbuilding, Arab dancing etc.

UAE Wildlife Tour
An on-line nature tour of the United Arab Emirates offering detailed information on and photographs of the environment and wildlife in the UAE. The tour also focuses on the many Research Centres and Wildlife Reserves and conservation programmes for endangered species etc. that are run by the Emirates.

Emirates Virtual Museum
This on-line museum displays 3d images of ancient artifacts from the UAE including the folllowing: ancient weapons, bronze and gold items, jewellery, tools, coins, toys, ceramics and stoneware, fossils and heritage articles etc.

Walk Through Time (history trail)
A vast resource on the history of the UAE stretching from present day back through the ages to pre-historic time ie. 200 million years ago. It covers a multitude of topics for example: agriculture, oil exploration, Late Islamic Period, Jacques Cousteau, Parthians, Nestorians, Attic black-glazed pottery, coinage, hunting, Holocene, Baynunah Formation, Tertiary period etc.

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