The UAE welcomes a 45-day world’s coolest winter campaign, a strategy for promoting domestic tourism. The campaign aims to highlight landmarks and attractions that distinguish every emirate and contribute to the UAE as a single destination. Here are 7 places you need to check out!

Hatta, Dubai

Can you possibly ask for more? Aqua blue waters, rugged mountains, and perfect weather? Hatta Dam, Dubai is surrounded by the magnificence of the mountains, from kayaks and electric boats to pedal bikes. Dubai is well known for its top tourist attractions in the country, but this is one way to experience the emirate’s more natural splendor. Book Direct at Hatta Dam, Dubai

Al Rafisah Dam, Khorfakkan, Sharjah

Make a small detour to this serene location on the Sharjah-Khor Fakkan highway, to Al Rafisah Dam where families can enjoy mini boating trips or just a little picnic. The region is also inhabited by ducks that you can feed, making it great fun for the little ones. Book Direct at Rafisah Dam, Khorfakkan, Sharjah

Hajar Mountain Range, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better perspective for breathtaking views, well regarded as the highest mountain in the UAE. Take a scenic drive up the Hajar mountain range at Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah and choose to hike through its stunning scenery, or zoom right over them thanks to their newly launched zipline tours at almost 1,700 m above sea level and speeds of 60-150 kph. Book Direct at Hajar Mountain Range, Jebel Jais, RAK

Mangrove, Umm Al Quwain

Take a break from the county’s hustle and bustle and visit this little emirate’s picturesque Mangrove at Umm Al Quwain For a chance to meet different indigenous species, from herons to cormorants, egrets and flamingos, visitors can opt for kayaking or stand-up paddling. A perfect place to build upon some shutterbug skills for aspiring photographers too.

Snoopy Island, Fujairah

Al Zorah Natural Reserve & Al Masfout Mountain Range, Ajman

Swim amongst many marine creatures, alongside calm waters that make this little getaway place brilliant for snorkeling, not to mention enjoying the stunning coral reefs. Snoopy Island in Fujairah is a two hours drive from Dubai, and is named after the famous comic character and everybody’s beloved beagle, Snoopy Fujairah is well-known for its large swathes of sandy beaches, aside from the Al Zorah Natural Reserve and the Masfout mountain range. Many of them are connected to luxurious beach hotel estates, but public beaches are still well-maintained. Book Direct at Al Zorah Nature Reserve and Masfout Mountain Range, Ajman

Fossil Dunes, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi

They are perfect places to catch stunning sunsets, and not to mention, be completely one with nature. To enjoy the breathtaking elegance of these unusual rock formations, at the Fossil Dunes in Abu Dhabi You don’t need to be a fan of Petrology These all-natural wonders located in Al Wathba, are made of wind-swept sand that has calcified over time.

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