United Arab Emirates - Featured Destinations
United Arab Emirates Panoramas
This map of the United Arab Emirates shows the areas for which there are numerous 360° panoramas linked. Simply select a pin on the Google map to be taken to the region of interest. Each panoramic image is accompanied by some local and travel information providing a growing tour of the UAE with stunning pictures. This tour will continue to grow as more panoramas are added to the collection.
Dubai is on the eastern edge of the Saudi Arabian sub-continent where Africa meets Asia. Strategically important for millennia as a trade route, this desert landscape has been transformed by the founding of a new politically designated Emirate state in the 1970s along with exponential wealth from the oil industry in the Persian Gulf. In just a few decades Dubai has become one of the most important economic centers in the developed world and a spectacular cosmopolitan destination for visitors to enjoy the affluent lifestyle, impressive modern architecture and warm hospitality.
Ancient culture and futuristic skyscrapers, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on the northern coast of the United Arab Emirates is a striking blend of heritage and ultra-modern. A city redesigned and rebuilt in the mid-20th century on the unprecedented wealth acquired from the Persian Gulf oil discoveries and yet also a city with 5000 year old tapestry of Arabic culture, tradition and society. A destination blending past and future in a distinctively unique and constantly evolving present.