Collected by Melissa Leighty
West Corniche Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Some experienced travelers wouldn't consider a hotel a "sight," but the Emirates Palace is a full-blown spectacle. This luxurious spot, which is owned by the government, opened in 2006 to the cost of roughly $6 billion! You'll notice marble and...
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...
Al Meena St, Al Diar Mina Hotel, Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The term 'souq' probably conjures up visions of an elaborate system of alleys packed full of brass wares, camel traders, and hookah bars but this is not the case in the Emirates. While the fruit-and-vegetable market in Abu Dhabi may have lost some...
Ground Floor, Marks & Spencer Complex, Fotouh Al Khair Centre,Airport road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A Neopolitan pizzeria in Abu Dhabi with delicious thin crusts artisan pizzas baked in a wood burning pizza oven. The pizzas are very reasonably priced and ingredients range from mozzarella and basil to Tandoori Chicken and mango chutney. The...
Boutik Mall, Reem Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This tranquil lagoon is an interesting find for the Middle East. Home to numerous species of fish and birds, it's best explored on the water. Kayak excursions include some history on the area, island exploration, and even some fishing. Book a trip...
Al Mamoura Building B Ground Floor 06/07 Corner 4th Muroor & 15th Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This Australian establishment actually boasts a few locations around Abu Dhabi, which is great, because you'll likely want to spend as much time here as possible. Think pumpkin and feta salads, and lamb kebobs, desserts like apple crumble topped...
Al Shindagha Rd,Al Shindagha, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Before Emiratis settled in cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi after the discovery of oil, they were nomadic Bedouin, moving between the coastal fishing villages where they settled in winter and the inland oases of Al Ain and Liwa and mountain...
Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street - Al Hosn - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
There is nothing quite like taking a trip down heritage lane. The Qasr Al Hosn festival, is a culmination of all things historic about the Emirati way of life. A 10 day educational event that always takes place at the first permanent stone watch...