From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rocketed to the forefront of the international tourism stakes in recent years. The UAE is located in the Middle East/Southwest Asia bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The climate is hot and humid along the coast and hot and dry in the interiors as the country has a primarily desert landscape.
The United Arab Emirates are a predominantly Islamic country; therefore, the business is very traditional to that religion and that of other Middle Eastern countries in the region. Tea and coffee are symbolic of hospitality and served before meetings take place. Handshakes are traditionally used in business, however, do not shake hands with a woman unless they extend their hand first.
There are a range of places to visit and activities to explore throughout the UAE. Some of which include the desert safari tours in Abu Dhabi, the Dolphin Bay in Dubai, the Iceland Water Park in Ras al-Khaimah and plenty of other popular attractions. There is also a vibrant nightlife all across the UAE along with many shopping malls featuring upmarket brands and customer goods.