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5 Distinctive Ways to Experience Abu Dhabi

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You won’t be short of fascinating things to do on a visit to Abu Dhabi. The capital of the United Arab Emirates—a short car or boat ride from Dubai—caters to business and leisure travelers with its mix of cutting-edge hotels, spas, golf courses, and museums. Under year-round sunny skies, you can explore an emirate of 200+ islands, including opportunities to experience its rich heritage, laze on beautiful beaches, or get your adrenaline rush at attractions like Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
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There’s always something doing in Abu Dhabi, but certain marquee events are worth getting on the calendar—well in advance. In December, the Abu Dhabi Food Festival brings together a smorgasbord of chefs to show off the finest dishes from the...
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Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hwy - Saadiyat Cultural District، Saadiyat Island - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Manarat al-Saadiyat, Arabic for "place of enlightenment," is a unique gallery and visitor center dedicated to the future. As Saadiyat Island undergoes a massive transformation into a modern cultural hub, Manarat al-Saadiyat tells the story of its...
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No matter where you are staying in the UAE, you can't leave without visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque, the third-largest in the world, is the final resting place of Sheikh Zayed, the nation's founder. Even on the...
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Easily accessible from downtown Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is poised to become a dynamic cultural destination. After all, you’ll find some of the world’s leading architects and institutions represented here: Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi; Frank...
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From Abu Dhabi, a lone road leads inland through undulating sand dunes whose hues of beige, rose and red shift throughout the day. You’ve entered a breathtaking landscape known as Rub al Khali, or the Empty Quarter, the largest continuous sand...