A true melting pot of cultures from around the world, the United Arab Emirates has established itself as a regional hub for financial services, retail, tourism, trade, commerce and scientific development. Its seven emirates are so diverse, that you'll have countless activities to choose from and places to see here. Multi-faceted Dubai is particularly attractive as a shopping and entertainment destination. A must see is Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and a significant icon of the city. Adjacent to the tower is Dubai Mall, where you'll be able to shop to your heart's content at over 1,000 outlets. Dubai is also very famous for its beautiful beaches including Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach and JBR Beach. For an immersion into the city's history, visit the Bastakia Quarter by Dubai Creek and discover its historical wind-tower buildings, museums and art galleries. In the capital Abu Dhabi, pay a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an impressive work of architecture adorned in intricate Islamic geometric patterns and colorful stained glass.