A dazzling gem of sophistication between the desert and the Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged onto the world stage as a premier travel destination. Seven emirates form the UAE and they have come to epitomize the very concept of luxury as well as desert adventures. UAE boasts extraordinary hotels, exclusive beach resorts, and exceptional entertainments that include all manner of water sports. There is also a strong cultural heritage found in the centuries-old neighborhoods, mosques and markets. Within UAE, Dubai is internationally known for its nearly endless array of shopping venues, from the most upscale boutiques, the rival of Paris or New York, to the frenetic lanes of the crowded souks. UAE also offers dramatic beauty and unique wildlife of the surrounding desert landscapes, old-world tribal kingdoms, riveting high-tech architecture, premier amenities from water sports to world-class golf, desert treks, gourmet dining and welcoming people combine to make a luxury UAE tour a one-of-a-kind experience for sophisticated travelers.