It is high time for international students to finally relax after a semester of studies. If you’re studying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it’s important to plan for outdoor excursions and see the lavish beauty of your host country.

Expect a lot because more than the beauty of Dubai, the UAE offers a list of spots awaiting discovery. Mountains, desserts, mosques, museums, and waterparks among others. You name it, the UAE has it!

Here are some places you shouldn’t miss in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

Burj Khalifa

When visiting UAE, you would be remiss not to see the tallest building on the planet, Burj Khalifa. It soars up to 2,717 feet high with more than 160 stories, a syringe-like building directing to the skies.

More than its skyrocketing height, the building represents Islamic art. You can see this in the design patterned after the repetition of a single geometric shape.

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

You may hear of Arabian villages in your history classes. But did you know that it’s still possible to see one today? 

The Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is an attempt to reconstruct an authentic Arabian village. Here, you can see a reimagined display modeled after a real village in the past.

Here, you can try doing a replica souk (bazaar) in their craft workshops. You can also get to experience desert life before the 20th-century oil boom.

Dubai Marina

Want to loosen up after grueling schoolwork? Adventure awaits from the rugged sophisticated shoreline of Palm Island.

Dubai Marina is a skyscraper that makes leisure a memorable experience. Here, you can enjoy majestic views of the sun, or enjoy trips to restaurants and high-end shops.

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Love sports cars or racing? Then the first place you should visit is the race-car-themed Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. This largest indoor theme park in the world is where you can enjoy 20 rides and attractions.

To boost up the adrenaline, try the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster. The ride was inspired by a Ferrari Formula One coaster car that speeds up to 150 miles per hour.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Visit the central place of worship for UAE citizens during your break. Aside from the solemnity it offers, you’ll also enjoy its grand architecture.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque showcases amazing white marble columns with mother pearl engravings. There are also expansive Iranian carpets and intricate chandeliers. 

Being the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi, it can welcome up to 55,000 worshippers and visitors every day.

The United Arab Emirates never fails when it comes to exploration, fun, and learning. There are more things and attractions in store for students who want to explore them. 

The UAE showcases art, culture, food, tours, and outdoor activities for everyone. To find more places to visit in the UAE, you’re in the right place. MSM Unify offers plenty of resources to ensure that you get the best out of studying abroad.