Sitting off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the UAE. Featuring soaring skyscrapers like the Sky Tower, exclusive high tea at The Drawing Room and a myriad of theme parks and recreational centres built on the surrounding islands, Abu Dhabi is one of the most developed cities in the Middle East.
Culture enthusiasts will be delighted at the museums and historical landmarks on display. The Heritage Village is a replicated Bedouin village boasting a collection of handicrafts and artefacts from traditional Emirati life. Its neighbouring flagpole is among the world’s tallest, rising up to an impressive 122m. The largest mosque in the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, is open for day tours, with exquisite mosaic designs to behold. See the oldest building of Abu Dhabi in Al-Hosn Fort, built in 1793. Saadiyet Island is destined to be the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi, with The Louvre, Guggenheim and National Museum set to open within the year.
Yas Marina provides a beautiful backdrop to the racing circuit, while Ferrari World brings thrilling, action-packed entertainment for die-hard fans. The pristine beaches and swanky waterfront are a testament to the laid-back living of this cosmopolitan city.
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