United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

Plan your visit to the United Arab Emirates and find out where to go and what to do in the UAE. Read about itineraries, activities, places to stay and travel essentials.

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The most cosmopolitan country on Earth

Upon concluding my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, I took a few days to travel to Istanbul before getting back to the United States. I was accompanied by Naziia, my best friend and girlfriend from Kyrgyzstan, who could arrange free accommodations for us through a friend living in Istanbul. By staying in a local home and traveling with friends who knew the local scene and language, I was able to experience the most intimate and elusive side of the world’s most cosmopolitan city.