Soak up the atmosphere of countries that have inspired flying carpets and Arabian nights

With its splendid seas and deserts, its historic souks sitting side-by-side with some of the tallest buildings in the world, the extraordinary contrasts of the The Gulf are to be lived at least once in a lifetime. 
Bur Dubai, the heart of modern Dubai, is where you’ll find many of the city’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district. It’s where you’ll also find the excellent Dubai Museum and the Textile Souk. And don’t forget to visit, or admire from a distance, the glittering Emirates Towers, or Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
The surprises that await you in Abu Dhabi include the extravagant Emirates Palace hotel, the even more spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the various attractions of Yas Island, home to the vast Ferrari World theme park. In fact, Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s biggest indoor theme park, with Ferrari-themed rides, giving you the chance to drive in an F1 simulator or ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster. 
Between the Gulf of Oman you will visit Khasab in the United Arab Emirates and Muscat in Oman. You’ll find traditional waterfront towns and unexpected fjord-like sea canyons surrounded by impressive red mountains. 
In the northern most region of the Red Sea, Aqaba awaits with its underwater world and a desert full of secrets. Here you will have the chance to snorkel in some of the best locations in the world and gaze at underwater marvels. Inland the sights are no less spectacular as you can set your eyes on the desert attractions of Petra and Wadi Rum
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