Lying on the sun drenched shores of the southern Arabian Gulf, white beaches, azure waters and endless deserts sit side by side with wide boulevards, domed mosques and shopping malls filled with polished designer boutiques. Basking in a dry, tropical sub-climate, Abu Dhabi sets fantastically high standards of luxury, comfort and lavish Arabian hospitality whilst just inland, desert dunes drift endlessly towards wide blue horizons.
The capital city of the United Arab Emirates is a modern, sophisticated metropolis, home to a diverse collection of cultures. Walk along the Abu Dhabi Corniche and visit the bustling gold and spice souks where the exotic sights, sounds and smells set the tone as you haggle your way to a bargain.
Heritage and Culture
Abu Dhabi’s culture is a wonderful mix of Arabia’s Islamic traditions and international influences creating an intriguing blend of old and new. With a rich cultural history highlights include touring the gardens of the Ail Ain Palace in UAE’s heritage heartland and the picturesque Al Jahili Fort - one of the UAE’s most historic buildings.