The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have a marine tradition dating back to a distant past and due to its location on the Persian Gulf, midway between Europe and the Far East. The excellent climate, with sunshine all year round, makes it an ideal destination to escape the rigors of the European winter.
Dubai, the southernmost of the emirates, boasts nearly 80 kilometers of natural coastline, increased to over 1400 kilometers by the adjunction of the three manmade islands off its shores : the Palms and the World. A day-charter will enable you to enjoy not only these islands, playground of the rich and famous, but also the unique skyline of Dubai, with its beachfront luxury hotels and its many skyscrapers, including the world's tallest at over 800 meters.
Abu Dhabi, long known as a business and cultural center, is now rivaling Dubai as a yacht charter spot in the Emirates, with its 700 kilometers of coastline and over 200 natural islands lying offshore.