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Abu Dhabi is a name that conjures up images of rich oil tycoons speeding in Ferraris, skyscrapers grasping at the clouds, and all things cosmopolitan. Yet despite appearances, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is trying to balance a culturally rich past with an economically rich present.
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you would like to learn your oolong from your pu-erh, spend some time in the Zen-like Artteas shop inside Abu Dhabi's Central Market. They carry more than 180 teas from Asia, plus beautifully crafted glass, porcelain, and stoneware pots and...
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Cattle Market, Zayed Bin Sultan Road, Al Ain - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
For an unusual wildlife experience, take a day trip to Al Ain's Camel Market, one of the last remaining in the U.A.E. Watch livestock traders and merchants drive hard bargains and haggle mercilessly. It's an excellent photo opportunity, but be...
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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...
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Sas Al Nakhl - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Soothe away your stress at the The Heavenly Spa. Their six treatment rooms all bring natural elements and modern methods to rejuvenate your body and mind. In addition to a long list of treatments for women, I appreciated their variety of...
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Al Maqta'a Bridge - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Al Maqtaa Bridge looks splendid at nighttime when its reflection is mirrored in Khor Al Maqtaa canal. Once a vital structure for the development of Abu Dhabi, it has recently been overshadowed by the nearby Sheikh Zayed Bridge but the Al Maqtaa's...
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Sas Al Nakhl - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Dune bashing, as it is called in the UAE, is when you go off-roading in SUV on sand. To make the ride really exhilarating, the drivers go into blind drops down the side of a dune then expertly allow the vehicle to slide down the face of the dune...
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Exit 14,Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If this postcard image doesn't have you longing for a vacation I don't know what will. Saadiyat public beach offers paddle boards and kayaks on weekends and lounging seven days a week. Whether you're relaxing or rowing, keep an eye out for...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Spend two hours relaxing and refreshing on the Dhow Cruise Dinner. Abu Dhabi looks marvelous from the water and you will undoubtedly have a restorative Arabian experience as you glide along while the ultra-modern city's skyscrapers stand still....
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Building 1 Yas Marina, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Stylishly lavish interiors are mere footnotes at Cipriani Yas Marina. Featuring classic Italian fare, the restaurant's dishes are surprisingly authentic and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic night out. To make things even more memorable,...
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Garden Tower - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On the site of a historic market place, the New Souk is a modern architectural take on traditional small-stall shopping. Intersecting corridors of airy, elaborate wooden panels guide you through the maze-like structure as you shop a range of...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Visiting a shopping mall isn't always on my travel list, however the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi is a uniquely entertaining experience. Opened in 2001 near the Corniche Road, they have nearly everything. In addition to luxury labels you can find some...
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The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This Southeast Asian–themed restaurant has incredible views and light meals from soups to papaya salads. As the sea breeze drifts through the windows, smells of of coriander, lemongrass, and coconut waft from the kitchen. Everything has an...
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Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hwy - Saadiyat Cultural District، Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - 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...