The Five
Northern Emirates

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Your dream vacation in the Northern Emirates

UAE consists of much more than just Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The five Northern Emirates also have a lot to offer. Discover spectacular attractions, dreamy beaches and a variety of wild animals. Sharjah, for example, is the art capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Emirate of Umm al Qaiwain has one of the largest water parks in the world.

Experience luxurious accommodations, selected tours to historical and cultural sights, top-class restaurants and breathtaking beaches in the Northern Emirates. Spend an inspiring and relaxing vacation and enjoy all that this diverse and fascinating country has to offer.

Best time to travel to the Northern Emirates

Between October and April
Hot and dry climate
Average 24°C to 26°C
Low rainfall

Top Sights & Attractions in Northern Five Arab Emirates

An overview of the 5 Northern Emirates

Key facts about Sharjah

Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a true hidden gem if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This emirate is not only characterised by its desert landscapes but also has the oldest mangrove forests in all of Arabia. There are also numerous dreamy beaches on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Explore the narrow streets of the city of Sharjah, visit the Blue Souk, a market decorated with mosaics and ornaments, and immerse yourself in the world of Islam.

The most significant building in Sharjah is the Sharjah Fortress, originally built as a residence for the ruling family. Today it serves as a museum and houses twelve galleries with exhibits from the former royal collection.


Approximately 1.4 million residents
Third largest emirate in the UAE
Cultural capital of Arabia
The only alcohol free emirate

Key facts about Ajman

Ajman is the smallest and quietest of the seven Arab Emirates, located just under 30 kilometers from Dubai. Thanks to its unique warm, clean and turquoise waters, Ajman particularly attracts seaside tourists to its 16-kilometer coastline. The sandy beaches of Ajman are an ideal destination to relax from the stress of everyday life.

In Ajman, modern as well as original oriental architecture are combined and give the city its own special charm. A visit to the still well-preserved fortification shows, thanks to the museum inside, a comprehensive insight into the times before the discovery of oil in the UAE.


Apx. 490,000 inhabitants
Smallest emirate with 259 square kilometers
Oriental flair
Smallest emirate

Key facts about Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. It surprises with its diverse landscape, which includes desert as well as long beaches and green oases. Ras Al Khaimah offers visitors the opportunity to experience the magic of the Orient without sacrificing Western luxury, combining traditional customs and modern trends.


Approx. 300,000 inhabitants
Northernmost emirate of the UAE
Approx. 1700 square kilometer - fourth largest emirate

Key facts about Umm Al Quwain

Still considered more of an insider tip, the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, which is located between Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, is somewhat neglected in terms of tourism compared to the other emirates. However, with its oriental old town, its beautiful beaches and one of the world's largest water parks, it is ideal for a slightly quieter stopover or a well-filled family vacation.


Second smallest emirate with the lowest number of residents
Oriental old town
Unique water park

Key facts about Fujairah

The emirate of Fujairah, which is separated from the metropolis of Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates by its mountainous backcountry, is perfect for a relaxing adventure vacation by the sea. Relax on the quiet beaches with crystal clear water, set off into the mountains for a hike or explore the riverbeds of Fujairah in an off-road vehicle.


70 km long coastline
Crystal clear water
Gulf of Oman

Weather & stay in the Northern Emirates

Excursions & Day Tours from Northern Emirates

Transportation - Getting to around in the Northern Emirates

The Northern Emirates offers you a variety of ways to get around inside and outside the cities, including buses, cabs, ferries, as well as chauffeur and limousine services.

In addition to the airports Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Dubai (DXB) there are two more optional airports to fly to: the Al Ain (AAN) and the Sharjah (SHJ).

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