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A Look at What’s New in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is the powerhouse of the Arabian Gulf. The cosmopolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates offers one superlative after another—and is not resting on its laurels. Abu Dhabi is upgrading the travel experience with a new cruise terminal and expanded flight service; creating a world-class cultural destination on Saadiyat Island; continuing to offer a roster of can’t-miss events; and welcoming a number of luxurious new hotels. Here’s a look ahead.
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The seven-star Emirates Palace is your first clue that Abu Dhabi enjoys a superior hotel scene—and more remarkable properties will open their doors in 2016. Look for the Four Seasons Resort Abu Dhabi to debut on Al Maryah Island (the city’s new...
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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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Abu Dhabi has charted new waters with the December 2015 unveiling of a state-of-the-art terminal at Zayed Port. The latticework roof is inspired by the UAE’s national tree—and just one example of how design elements gracefully nod to Arab...
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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...