Capital of the UAE, and by far the largest of all seven emirates, Abu Dhabi is the perfect combination of traditional Arabian culture and ground-breaking modernity. Until just over 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was a small fishing village in the middle of empty desert land. Now it’s a beautiful city with internationally recognised architecture and landmarks.
Green and gold, Abu Dhabi’s dazzling city is surrounded by rolling sand dunes and interspersed with lush, grassy areas. With warm, turquoise waters running down its coastline, this emirate is as magnificent looking as it is exciting.
Home to one of Formula One’s most indulgent tracks, as well as rare species of animals, Abu Dhabi boasts it all: from manmade miracles, to Mother Nature.
Incredible shopping, spas and sun-loungers provide a break from immersing yourself in the state’s culture, or lapping up the thrill-seeker activities on offer. Barely an hour from the middle of the desert, there are plenty of things to see and do, that you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere else in the world.
From transport to new venues, Abu Dhabi is constantly increasing the size and style of its infrastructure. New transport links are being constructed, as are malls, business headquarters and hotels. With an environmental, sustainable outlook, these buildings are not pioneering in terms of their size and scale, but in terms of their modern materials and building techniques. Whenever you visit, there’s sure to be something new to explore!
With friendly Emiratis welcoming you into their home, it’s no wonder that Abu Dhabi has soared in popularity. Why not see for yourself what draws millions of visitors every year?