United Arab Emirates Travel Guide
Abu Dhabi occupies 85% of the land and is predominantly flat and sandy, highlighted by the huge Buraimi Oasis. There is precious little rainfall anywhere but Dubai manages to sustain a 10mile deep-water creek. The country’s main port is a Shaijah on the Batinah coast at Khor Fakkah towards the Indian Ocean. Most of the coastal areas are made up of salt flats but Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman has agricultural potential. Between May and September humidity is high and daytime temperatures average 40C in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with the eastern coast slightly less harsh due to sea breezes. The rest of the year the temperature is a more manageable 22-30C.
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