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Umbrella Beach, an ambitious tourism project now underway on the eastern coast of the UAE, appears set to put the Emirate of Fujairah on the international tourism map. Slated for completion later this year, the project’s first phase will include at least 15 storefronts, to be eventually followed by a range of upscale retail outlets, restaurants, and other tourist-friendly attractions.

There can be no better symbol for the tourism aspirations of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah than Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain in the UAE. Reaching almost two kilometers in height, this imposing feature stands out against the impressive contours of the Hajar Mountains and - thanks to a new focus in tourism - has come to represent Ras Al Khaimah’s ambitions in this sector, both literally and figuratively. 

Stretching 400 km north to south and 1,000 km east to west, the islands of Okinawa are some of the most remote and least visited parts of Japan. Venture this far south and you’ll discover a world of subtropical islands fringed with flowers and star-shaped grains of sand, where turtles and humpback whales play in the clear warm waters, and where the culture is distinctly its own.

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