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From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks

Take in manmade islands and the world's tallest tower on a tour of the UAE's top attractions

From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, and the centerpiece of Downtown Dubai
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321m, dominating the Dubai skyline
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Atlantis is the focal point of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island that has captured the world's imagination
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, offering skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in the heart of the desert (Getty Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Aquaventure Dubai, part of the city's Atlantis resort, has been ranked among the world's best waterparks
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
The design of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club mirrors the sails of the traditional Arab dhow. It has been one of the most photographed landmarks since its debut in 1993
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, a manmade offshore island, is one of the emirate's most iconic landmarks
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions, themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Al Bastakiya is a historic district in Dubai. Together with Al Shindagha, Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Visit the Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort while you are here (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests.
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, Emirates Palace is a national landmark (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque is arguably Abu Dhabi's most dramatic architectural feat yet (Getty Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The marina-based development includes a theme park, a water park, as well as residential areas, hotels and beaches
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park, located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE\n(ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Erected in 1898 by Sheikh Zayed The First, the Al Jahili Fort in the oasis city of Al Ain is one of the great symbols of the UAE's cultural heritage (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Capital Gate: the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi aims to blend the beauty of the wave with the power of technology \n(ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
The Fujairah Trade Centre is strategically placed outside the Arabian Gulf, with commanding views of the Arabian Sea (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Jebel Hafeet is a mountain on the outskirts of Al Ain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The 1,249m mountain straddles part of the border with Oman, offering impressive views over the city (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
The Palace of HH the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan was built in 1937. It was converted into a museum and opened to the public in 2001 (ITP Images)
From skyscrapers to skiing, the UAE's iconic landmarks
Gold Souq is a traditional market in Dubai located in Deira. It consists of over 300 retailers that trade almost exclusively in jewellery