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All my highlights for the UAE in one little wander-ful list.
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Al Dhaid Rd, Near Sharjah Zoo - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Some may say there is seven colors of sand, each attributed to one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. In fact, there are around 30 colors of sand throughout these deserts. A rewarding, and reasonably priced adventure tour took...
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26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
 I was lucky enough to visit the gold and spice souks in Dubai with an Arabic-speaking friend who helped me talk the shop owners down on everything from fabric and pillowcases to dried roses and cinnamon sticks. We were impressed by the...
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2 Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
On the 27th floor of the soaring Burj Al Arab, sample an array of eclectic drinks and tapas like foie gras terrine, Arabic hot and cold mezzeh, as well as a comprehensive afternoon tea (that might just include champagne). Live jazz or piano music...
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Although I didn't actually buy anything at the gold souk in Dubai, just experiencing it was one of the highlights of my layover. My entire Dubai experience was one of the most surreal experiences of my life: touring with my Pakastani driver,...
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
A culturally enriching experience in Dubai is a visit to the Jumeirah Mosque. Many mosques do not allow non-Muslims to walk inside. This particular mosque has dedicated several times during the week for people to visit and learn about Islam and...
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Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Looking over graded land - being prepped for another high rise or seaside resort - and looking toward the Arabian Gulf, a lone wooden dhow sails near shore. One of the most amazing things about spending time in Dubai is that, when you look, you...
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6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs, travelers, and cultural enthusiasts will find the impressively designed Madinat Jumeirah a treat for all their passions. This area, once the residence of pearl divers, fishermen, and traders, is now home to many...
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Very little of Dubai would be considered “old”, but the Dubai Museum, housed in a former fort, is a good introduction to the city 100 years ago. While walking around houses and boats from the early 20th century, it’s a little jarring to hear the...
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Al Dhaid Rd, Near Sharjah Zoo - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
A highlight of my time in the United Arab Emirates was the Desert Safari that I took on the recommendation of the friend who I was staying with. The tour company picked me up with a group of others at my accommodation in Dubai and drove us...
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Opposite Dubai Museum, Near Rulers Court Office - Ali Bin Abi Taleb St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Waiting for an abra on Dubai Creek in the evening, you will see the sky light up near the Grand Palace with minarets. A photo could never do a mosque justice unless you can hear the call to prayer as the sun dips under the horizon. Though not...
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1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There's a lot to see in Dubai, a lot of shopping malls and shisha cafes. However, the Burj Khalifa is an amazing architectural creation that offers 360-degree views of this surreal civilization in the desert. Located on the 124th level of what is...
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Corniche Rd, Opp Corniche Bike Track, Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
At the marina branch of the casual shisha café chain Le Boulanger, the breezy outdoor terrace offers sparkling views of the city against the water and a reasonably priced menu featuring large portions of salads, pastas, sandwiches, and Arabic...
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Hessa bint Mohamed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Not as glamorous as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi or the new royal residence taking shape in the Capital, the Al Ain Palace, former home to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his family, is equally as interesting. The palace grounds are quite...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The design of Ferrari World corresponds with my inclination that architecture should be inspirational from all angles. From the air, the structure is distinctly Ferrari red and undeniably represents the sleek brand. From the ground, its curves...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
After the evening call to prayer, several cafe trucks open up to people strolling along the stretch of Marina Island—across the water and parallel to the Abu Dhabi cityscape on the Corniche. From Arab coffee to karak (similar to chai tea), the...
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West Corniche Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Skyscrapers under construction in the early morning fog of the Arabian Gulf as seen from the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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Nation Towers - Corniche Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With its verdant park grounds, topaz pools, stone pathways, and sandy beach, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi feels like a desert oasis. Set in the Nation Towers building on the Corniche, the 283 rooms are the ultimate in Middle Eastern luxury with...
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The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Ahi, Bubbles, and Canapés... I’m pretty certain, there is something for every letter of the alphabet at the Bubbalicious Brunch—and for every taste palate, too. To celebrate the start of the weekend in Abu Dhabi, Fairways at the Westin Abu Dhabi...
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Intercontinental Hotel - King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With a friend in town, visiting the UAE for the first time, I wanted to "wow!" her with a Friday Brunch. The InterContinental mixes up their Friday Marina Brunch menu by opening up their restaurants, Chamas, the Belgian Cafe, and The Yacht Club....
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Etihad Towers,West Corniche, - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Etihad Towers offers much more than a beautiful and feminine architectural crown to the Abu Dhabi skyline. The five blue-tinted structures are home to Jumeirah Hotel, an office building, and three residential towers. Shoppers will find many of the...
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Kunafa, an Arabian treat likely brought from Turkish Ottomans, comes in several varieties. Some is orange and others more neutral colors (I much prefer the bright orange version). Sometimes it's wrapped around the cheese, and other times it comes...
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When the weather cools down for the winter, a day away at the Taste of Abu Dhabi is perfection. Enjoying the City's clear blue skies, sampling food, and taking a spin around the wares for local artisans puts a festival spirit in everyone's smile....
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Wave Breaker, Opposite Mall, Marina - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Just across the bridge to Marina Island, you can hang a right and will find several new restaurants opened with patio seating and a spectacular view back at the Abu Dhabi skyline on the Corniche. Originating in Lebanon, Casper & Gambini’s blends...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A hub of new development, Marina Island (bridged to Abu Dhabi Island) draws people in to the Marina Mall, fishing, local restaurants, and Marina Eye—a ferris wheel that opened in time for the winter holidays in 2015. Right across the street from...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On an architectural tour of Abu Dhabi, it would be easy to overlook a bridge. However, the distinct character of the Sheikh Zayed Bridge will be difficult to miss and easy to admire—particularly at night when lit up in changing colors. A Zaha...
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Al Raha Beach - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Looking a bit like an overweight coin flipped on its side and wedged in the ground, the Aldar Headquarters building always catches my attention—even when I see it from across the City as it catches the evening sun. Aldar is a real estate...
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For those looking for beautiful and tasty regional cuisine, Wafi Gourmet should be on the trip itinerary. With an excellent indoor/outdoor location at Nation Towers, the staff serve up wonderful mezzes and hummus, fantastic lamb kebabs, shish...
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1st St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
What brought me to Nation Galleria at Nation Towers was the Jarir Bookstore. I stuck around for all the cafes and even brought friends back for the restaurants with views of the Corniche and Arabian Gulf. The luxury shopping centre also houses a...
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Podium Level 3, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
I love watching people enter the Jumeirah Lobby at Etihad Towers for the first time. I typically see jaws drop, followed by big smiles, and then little sparkles from the chandelier reflected in their eyes. The entry into the lobby invites guests...
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Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The concept behind Vasco’s menu is to serve food that tastefullly maps the route of the explorer Vasco de Gama. Flavors from Spain, around Africa, and India round out the menu. Though appearing fairly simple, the flavors are full and...
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Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
As the first building to rise on the Corniche skyline in Abu Dhabi, the Hilton has a special place in the recent history of the UAE. Now dwarfed by towers and office buildings, the Hilton still offers guests a beautiful experience on the Arabian...
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CORNICHE ROAD ST REGIS HOTEL, NATION RIVIERA BEACH CLUB - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The St. Regis Hotel has several lovely restaurants along the waterfront at its Corniche location in Nation Towers. Asia de Cuba dances to its own beat with refined elegance coupled with a lively beach beat that invites anyone in off the street to...
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Khalifa City , Street No.12, Near Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
An unusual sports park in Abu Dhabi allows people to entertain a spirit of adventure in one place just a few minutes from Abu Dhabi Island, near the airport. With motorsports, paintball, shooting, equestrian, and water sports, Al Forsan...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
My favorite piece of Abu Dhabi is the Corniche, with uninterrupted bike and pedestrian pathways, green spaces, food kiosks, and the beach. There are several beach options along this stretch of waterfront, including paid access through the hotels,...
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The Bee's Knees Signature Caffe was a beautifully presented and perfectly spiced coffee on my afternoon walk around the Corniche. Settling into the cozy bright cafe, I couldn't resist a lemon tart as well. With a large display of sweets and a...
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Yas Marina Circuit - Yacht Club - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On one of the first cool days of winter in Abu Dhabi, some friends and I decided to celebrate the weekend outdoors at Yas Marina. Settling on a seafood restaurant, we found ourselves on the lovely patio at Aquarium. True to its name, inside the...
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I stumbled upon Oriental Leather Arts at an Abu Dhabi art market and was immediately enamoured by the designs. Framed and unframed leather creations pop out from what appears to be the wind at the artist's hand. Curious by the artist's process,...
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Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You cannot visit the Arabian Peninsula without trying the fruit of the palms. Dates (of the fruit variety, not of the human variety) abound in the United Arab Emirates. They are available at sweets shops and in the supermarkets. Dates are a...
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Corniche road, Villa T3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Perhaps the most inviting cafe to spend time at in Abu Dhabi is The Third Place. With furnished alcoves, window seats, and patio tables, it’s a great place to meet a friend, settle in with a book, or get some work done over wifi. The food is...
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Two Michelin Star chef Michael Caines recently arrived in Abu Dhabi to open Pearls at Etihad Towers. He envisions his restaurant to be casual fine dining to match the beach, but elegant ambiance from its location over the water. His menu includes...
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Level 62, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Rd W - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
On the 62nd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel, Ray's Bar does sunsets and beautiful Abu Dhabi city views brilliantly. If you're a woman, you'll also be lucky enough to take in the tremendous view of the Corniche while you touch up your...
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A resin known throughout the Mediterranean, Levant, and Arabian Peninsula, mastic is the inspiration behind Mastihashop. With a storefront in Dubai, it’s a treat to have the food truck make an appearance in Abu Dhabi. The company sells loads of...
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Sheikh Zayed 1st Street, Khalidiya - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Frequently recommended, I finally found The One furniture shop to go to the cafe “upstairs in the back corner” of the store. I took a taxi to the corner of Zayed the First Street and Al Bateen Street—where my driver found it by the reference to...
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I've heard there is a nice shawarma stand at the top of Jebel Hafeet to go along with the view, but on my trip up the mountain, it was so busy with Eid celebrations, that I had to drive straight down again without finding any parking! On the...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
These buildings are not edible, but they have taken on the identity of pineapple and honeycomb by their fascinating responsive facades that open and close to the sun. Each time I drive down Al Salam Street, I look forward to seeing how the towers...
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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
An architectural achievement, the Capital Gate building most impresses visitors by the 18-degree angle at which it leans out of the ground. The structure was designed with graceful elegance—rising out of Abu Dhabi Island. You can’t...
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Corniche Street - Al Khalidiya - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If sun and salt water tickle your senses, then a trip to the Corniche will be on your agenda in Abu Dhabi. There is nothing quite like taking a dip in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf or sinking your feet in the silky sand beneath a lounge...
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12th St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With a mission to protect animals belonging to the Arabian Peninsula, Emirates Park Zoo also cares for many animals from around the world. Kids and adults will be enamoured with elephants if they are part of the Elephant Encounter. Or perhaps you...
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Street No. 8, M 15 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Visitors don’t have to depart far from the airport in the UAE before they will notice that cars are part of the culture—luxury cars and fast cars. Showrooms are dotted throughout the City of Abu Dhabi, but one place to get a great taste of...
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If you are in Abu Dhabi in late November through December, you cannot miss the enthusiam for the Nation. The United Arab Emirates is a young country and sports its colors prominently on nearly every tower and home. Lights in red, black, green, and...
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Al Falah St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The new, well-respected Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi hospital is open. I hope to only admire this beautiful building from the outside rather than to be treated inside. The facade of the building is a double-skinned light show to the passerby. The...
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InterContinental Abu Dhabi,Bainouna Street - شارع الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
For the beer connoisseur, a stop at the Begian Cafe will have you trying loads of flavors with friends, fellow travellers, and expats. In the wintertime, the outdoor patio opens up to long tables and benches for friends to gather and enjoy the...
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King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz , Al Saud Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Perched on one of the area’s only hills, the InterContinental has views of all the surrounding landmarks across the Island of Abu Dhabi. With waterfront resort property, the hotel also offers guests with access to the beach and a marina....
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you are lucky enough to know someone who lives in Al Zeina, be certain to make use of their beach access. The sand is clean, the water is fairly well protected from high surf, and the atmosphere is perfect for gazing across the waterway at Yas...
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Anantara Hotel - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
One of the things I treasure in the city is a calm morning when I can hear the birds chirp and the water roll into the sand in Abu Dhabi. One great way to dive into nature in Abu Dhabi just requires a short trip over to Mangrove National Park. A...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Boasting what is arguably one of the best views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Fairmont Bab al Bahr occupies a cozy little spot just on the other side of Abu Dhabi Island. The beach offers a lovely lounge area along with activities...
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Podium Level 3, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Our prawns had pizzazz and we were impressed by the sumptuous soft shell crab. Tori No Su will tantalise your tastebuds while the menu invites you to order more than you can possible eat. The restaurant features comfortable and intimate spaces,...
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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A casual atmosphere where meeting friends is comfortable and quite tasteful, CuiScene serves buffets of international flavours including Arabian food. The chefs tastefully change up their menu items each month to prepare seasonally appropriate...
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ICT Tower - 4 King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
It may seem silly to get excited over cheese bread, but if you need some help to get going in the morning and you’re feeling a bit nibbly, Geelato has your coffee and tremendous cheese bread. If you’ve had fresh Hawaiian Sweet bread, you’re close...
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A visit to the Middle East is hardly considered complete without a camel encounter. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a ride one of the friendly animals. Many cultural excursions include an introduction to the desert creatures. The Emirates...
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Nation Galleria, Nation Towers - West Corniche - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A local favorite gathering place for coffee, tea, sumptuous salads, and decadent desert, Leopold’s of London (or LOL, for short) attract return customers with high quality ingredients and servers who can easily articulate the menu to patrons. My...
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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You will never feel more like a character in Lawrence of Arabia than by travelling to the Empty Quarter, the Rub'Al Khali desert. This desert area may represent what most visitors assume they will see when visiting Abu Dhabi, but it's surprisingly...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With a dynamic group of artists from the UAE and overseas, the Art Hub provides artists with a residency program and also encourages Emirati artists to participate in similar programs overseas. Set amongst the sand dunes on the edge of the Empty...
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Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
It's a bit tricky to travel in the Islamic world during Ramadan. Most restaurants are closed during the day and people end up lethargic by the end of the day. Iftar, the fast-breaking meal served at the evening call to prayer makes the daytime...
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Darratul Miyah, Khalidiyah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With efficient delivery and delicious Lebanese, I have had plenty of Saj Way's chicken sandwiches and fattouch salads. Each meal comes served fresh and full of flavors—some I've never tasted together before. This fattouch has lettuce, radish,...
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Emirates Palace Hotel Al - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Cantonese food at its best, in a glamorous environment where light and shadows wash over you, will make you feel like you're in a haven for royalty. And, located in the Emirates Palace Hotel, you're not far from just that. If you're in the mood...
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Golden Tower - Muroor Road، Al Nahyan - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Looking for some fresh flavours and healthy dining options, a friend recommended delivery from Soulfull. From quinoa to grilled Persian chicken bites, and a beautiful salad with a punchy peach dressing, my meal turned up in perfect form - and...
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Tourist Club Area, Al Zahiyah - Opposite Adnoc Petrol Station, Salam Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On a whim I ordered my first takeout in Abu Dhabi from India Palace. With a craving for naan, I added an order of the garlic variety to my tikka masala. I expected good. The food that turned up on my doorstep was amazing. And, my order arrived up...
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Corniche Street is a long and busy roadway that provides access to the end of Abu Dhabi Island. On the Arabian Gulf side of the road lies Corniche Beach, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a green park space for people to enjoy. Since it can be...
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Corniche Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The temptation of sweets meets the allure of espresso at Lavazza, where perfectly pulled espresso shots are adorned with creme, caramel, and toffee. The cafe at Nation Towers has an open atmosphere in the gallery of shops, a place where you can...
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I’m most impressed by the light and bright Islamic architecture, of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque just outside central Abu Dhabi. It stands in stark contrast to the dark and gloomy Christian Cathedrals I’m accustomed to in the west.
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! This little cafe, tucked in the Fairmont Bab al Bahr, is the perfect place to break a diet - or celebrate an accomplishment. Serving hot and cold chocolate drinks along with truffles, cakes, and gift items, the...
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With a bit more Arabian flare than a typical shopping mall—and a design that comes from the regional souk architecture, the WTC Souk (or Central Market) is a replacement to an outdoor souk that stood in the same place until a fire destroyed it in...
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Garden Tower - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Nextdoor to the WTC Souk, stands a modern mall with department stores, restaurants, boutique shops, bookstores, and amenities. The more traditional souk architecture makes it a visually interesting place to visit. Historically a center for trade...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Clean, refreshing, full of light, and a shopper's dream, Yas Mall is the newest of Abu Dhabi’s malls, set on Yas Island—where fast cars, a fast roller coaster, and mega-yachts arrive and depart regularly while shoppers enjoy fashion, food, and...
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Airport Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Centrally located on the Island of Abu Dhabi, Mushrif Mall is tried and true shopping mall where locals and expats spend lazy summer days. An impressive indoor market environment makes up part of this shopping center where fruits and vegetables...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Delighted to walk through museums where one can touch and feel the displays, I explored the art, history, and culture of the United Arab Emirates and neighboring Arabian Peninsula. The ancient history of settlements in the UAE’s corner of the...
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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
To truly get away from it all, spend a night or two at Qasr al Sarab. The resort lies on the edge of the Empty Quarter that stretches deep past the Saudi Arabian border with the UAE in endless sand dunes. The resort is fairly self-contained along...
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Lovely ambiance, casual poolside atmosphere, and beautiful and sumptuous foods greet you at Nahaam. The restaurant in Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers features an internationally inspired menu with stir fry, hamburgers, pizzas, and traditional...
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Each year in December, one of the local churches hosts an event in the desert dunes outside of Abu Dhabi to celebrate Christmas by singing carols in the desert. People arrive by 4x4 with picnic dinners to enjoy before the sun goes down in a...
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Yas Leisure Dr, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you're looking for something to do, particularly in the cooler winter months, check out the schedule of things to do at du Arena. An outdoor venue (that is cooled in the summertime), the arena hosts all sorts of live entertainment events from...
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Ground floor, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Known for its wall of fire and awarded with a 2015 Wine Spectator Award for one of the world's best wine lists, Marco Pierre White offers guests an unforgettable evening. Open for dinner between 6pm and midnight, the celebrity chef brings...
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Eastern Mangrove Hotel & Spa by Anantara,Sheikh Zayed Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With its location between the southern crook of the Persian Gulf and the wider bodies of water that form the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, this region has long been a key part of international trade routes, with the likes of spices, wood,...
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Arabian Nights Village Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Few accommodations in the United Arab Emirates entice their guests into the heart of the desert and also keep the entire family entertained—but Arabian Nights Village is an experience more than a resort. Guests can choose to spend part of a day...
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Ground Floor, Siemens Building - Masdar City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The first thing we noticed were the clever light fixtures hanging from an exposed ceiling. Light reflected throughout the restaurant from upside-down sieves and pots. The open but cozy atmosphere instantly invited us inside, and we settled in for...
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Masdar Institute Administration 1 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Completely geeked to participate in new eco-friendly technology at Masdar City, my touring partner for the day and I pushed the green open button on the glass enclosed parking spot number three where our pod car awaited. Driverless pod cars are...
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Master Institute, Masdar City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Sushi lovers in Masdar City can check out Sumo Sushi & Bento, a nice little indoor/outdoor restaurant serving seafood and bento boxes. The interesting Japanese flavors are a good counterpoint to the innovative architecture and sustainability...
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Masdar City, Presidential Flight, Khalifa City A - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A visit to Masdar City, a meticulously planned mixed-use urban experiment, makes for a fascinating day spent exploring the development by foot and by the driverless pod cars that shuttle between the city and the parking area. The futuristic...
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Etihad Towers,West Corniche, - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
From the flourish on your latte in the impressive three-story lobby to the box of chocolate-covered dates that turns up in your room at check-in, an air of refined elegance pervades Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, the 382-room hotel set in one of five...
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Rosewood - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Walking into Dai Pai Dong's dim restaurant interior or finding a table on the outdoor patio instantly engages you in a contemporary and tasteful Chinese-inspired dining experience. The elegant light fixtures and traditional statues create a...
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Central Mall - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Juxtaposed against the state-of-the-art, sustainable architectural and engineering designs of Masdar City, you will find Osha, a traditional and regional restaurant with quiet, Arabian ambiance, local food, and an Emirati take on international...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Work travelers are likely already familiar with Al Maryah Island, home to Abu Dhabi’s business district, but vacationers have plenty of reason to make a pit stop. Retail addicts will appreciate the more than 130 luxury shops—including...
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Khor Al Maqta,Qaryat al Beri - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Short of visiting the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque yourself, you won’t find a better view of the whitewashed masterpiece than at this Shangri-La hotel, which shimmers like a jewel opposite Abu Dhabi Island on the mainland of the Arabian...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Saadiyat Island has become a cultural and architectural playground with the opening of the Jean Novel–designed Abu Dhabi outpost of The Louvre and plans for Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum. But it’s also a place to indulge in...
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Marina Mall Area, Wave Breaker - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Set between Marina Mall and a phenomenal view of Abu Dhabi's Corniche across the water, Bill's Farm has brought a bit of 'yeehaw' to the city. Specializing in grilled food, the flavorful and fresh ingredients help make the menu pop. The lamb...
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On those marvelous wintertime days, restaurants everywhere pull out their patio furniture and invite guests to dine outside. The Corniche is a popular spot for people to get away for a day, enjoy the beach or take a walk, and stop for a bit of...
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Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah, Opp Nation Towers - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Beachy and beautiful, Catch has one of the flashiest logos on the Corniche. Thanks to the art and creativity of head chef Roudy Petersen, it also serves some of the best seafood. Overlooking the water, with inviting indoor seats or a refreshing...
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Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Mezlai, which means “the old lock of the door,” provides a key to unlock the flavors of the United Arab Emirates. This richly appointed and luxurious restaurant offers traditional dishes such as hariz served with veal. Hariz is a kind of porridge...
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A world away in spirit from the glittering high rises of the U.A.E.’s capital, Sir Bani Yas is a desert island five miles off the city’s Arabian Gulf coast with some curious residents, namely cheetahs, ostriches, and giraffes,...