Abu Dhabi, the federal capital of the UAE (United Arab Emirates), is found on an island in the Arabian Gulf. It features a luxurious community life, with skyline towers, shopping centers and malls, a religious one, with mosques, and an economical
one, through its oil exports and commerce.
Abu Dhabi, meaning "Land of the Gazelle" in Arabic, is the biggest emirate in the UAE and occupies 67,340 sq. km. of the national territory, with 200 islands and 700 km of coastline.
The religion is marked by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The architecture features 80 domes, over 1,000 columns, chandeliers, and the world's largest hand-woven carpet. It has the capacity to receive over 40,000 worshipers at once.
On another note, Corniche is a waterfront with amenities like children's play area, pathways, cafes, restaurants, and a lifeguarded beach park. Also, visit the public beaches Saadiyat and Yas, or book a day at the Saadiyat Beach Club.
For a more entertaining holiday, visit Yas Island, with its Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Viceroy hotel, and Yas Waterworld.
When in Abu Dhabi, enjoy the experience of tax-free, diverse shopping. From mega-malls to small shops, you can buy from carpets, perfumes, handicrafts to spices.
Visit Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Resort for a Mediterranean-style "village" or head to the Eastern Mangroves Promenade for a blend of restaurants, leisure, health and beauty venues, with pedestrian zones and enchanting views. On the other hand, for a more local experience, visit the Al Raha Beach Plazas. Also, you can visit the Heritage Village on the Corniche Breakwater and discover the traditional desert lifestyle, bargain with sellers and watch craftsmen at work.
Location and Geography
Abu Dhabi is located on the seacoast of the Arabian Gulf. The 3 main areas of the emirate are Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafrah. The city is joined to the mainland by four bridges: Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Mussafah Bridge, and Maqta Bridge.
A majestic federation of seven emirates, The United Arab Emirates is situated in the southeastern Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf in Southwest Asia, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman. The term for all 7 states is the Emirates, which include the capital Abu Dhabi, Umm al-Quwain, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Dubai and Ajman. The capital,Abu Dhabi,is an unmatched fusion of unquestionable traditional culture and purely modern schools of thought. This multi-cultural city features one of the biggest oil reserves in the world where the international investments and national revenue has made it one of the richest cities of the world. First class infrastructure, international and local investors and the highest standards of living characterize Abu Dhabi. More and more new developments including urban projects and bridges to other islands reflect the ever-expanding growth of Abu Dhabi. Not only is it considered the capital of investment, it encourages consumers and businesses to invest in building projects and every type of real estate property available. Due to its renowned abundance and top notch quality of life, Abu Dhabi has attracted tourists the world over. More and more global citizens from other countries have decided to assimilate themselves into the Abu Dhabi way of life and settle here, in this thriving, bustling cosmopolitan and prestigious city.