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Sweihan Road,Al Shamkha - Near the Abu Dhabi International Airport - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
A visit to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is worth every minute of the drive out of Dubai (about 45 minutes). This facility, the only one in the world, is devoted to the preservation and health of these amazing which play a central role in the...
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Al Marina - 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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Etihad Towers,West Corniche, - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The Etihad Towers are a series of five separate towers that jut into the Abu Dhabi sky. Tower 2 houses this observation deck and casual dining lounge: the perfect place to have a latte or a cocktail while looking out over the city. The water in...
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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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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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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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Abu Dhabi Theatre Rd, Corniche Brake water - Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This reconstructed village is a glimpse into old oasis living. Heritage Village is a great place to see how the Emerati lived before skyscrapers. Scenes depict desert life in great detail and highlight their historic, nomadic lifestyle. Make sure...
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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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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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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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Saadiyat Island, - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
On Saadiyat Island, just to the east of Manarat Al Saadiyat, lies Fanr: a relaxed restaurant offering a wide variety of cuisines. Indoor and outdoor seating are available and the strong quality of design both inside and outside will want to make...
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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
This has to be one of the prettiest courses I have ever laid eyes on. Yas Links, situated on the Arabian Coast, is truly remarkable and it seems every area of this course was well thought out by master designer Kyle Phillips, who is known for...
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Yas Island - 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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Yas Marina Circuit - 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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Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you enjoy a touch of elegance, plus imaginative architecture, and if F1 racing gets your heart going, then a few nights at the Yas Viceroy hotel in Abu Dhabi will be on your destination list. The only hotel built within an F1 track, here guests...
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The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
I thoroughly enjoyed Fairways Restaurant's international cuisine. With dishes originating from all over the world, I imagine there is something for everyone on their menu. While I tried the buffet, Fairways also offers an exclusive brunch,...
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Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
In 2011, the Formula 1 Race was scheduled at Yas Island the weekend of my visit to Abu Dhabi. Yas Island is the destination for events, concerts and luxury hotels in town. The track and event was in close proximity to where I worked, so, when...
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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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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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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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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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Khalifa City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Home to the HSBC Golf Championship, this award-winning facility, managed by Troon Golf, features an 18-hole championship course that every golf enthusiast should play. For those days too hot to go out for a round, they also feature a nine-hole...
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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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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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Al Bateen Area Villa 15, Al Huwelat Street (Behind Al Bateen Mall) - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Located inside Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Art House Café is a perfect place to relax and reflect after a visit to the gallery. The café features work by emerging local artists and all the furniture is created from waste materials, including...
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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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Whether or not you're into cars, you won't regret checking out the over-the-top automobile collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan al-Nahayan—a royal-family member fondly called the Rainbow Sheikh. True to his nickname, he has assembled...
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Sheikh Khalifa Street - 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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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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Hessa Bint Mohamed St - Al Mutawaa, Al Ain - 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...