UAE with vast, rolling sand dunes is also known as the Emirates. It has become a favourite tourist destination due to its fast paced development, the majestic high rises and beach resorts. The capital city, Abu Dhabi boasts of the opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The lavish mosque has intricate work in gold, with an exterior of dazzlingly spotless white stone, dramatically set against the clear azure sky. The city of Dubai is famous for luxury shopping and a buzzing nightlife. It is also home to the tallest tower in the world, the 829.8 m high skyscraper Burj Khalifa, which also happens to be the tallest freestanding structure in the world with the highest observation deck in the world. A trip up 125 floors to the observation deck, with its panoramic views across Dubai and 360-degree views over the Arabian Gulf will take you 1 minute 22 seconds from ground to roof, at a staggering speed of 22 mph. For the adventure seekers, the Hajar Mountains will appeal to the explorer in you. Go hiking, trekking or even, bird watching in this spectacular mountain range which also happen to be the highest in the Arabian Peninsula. Go on a dune-buggy journey to sand boarding, hiking, and camel treks along the empty stretch of desert outside the cities. The emptiness can always be turned into something beautiful with a Bedouin-style dinner. UAE has a little of everything for everyone! The currency is Emirati dirham (AED or DH) which equals INR 18-21 (fluctuates).