Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest in Abu Dhabi. These, combined with distinctive Arabian hospitality, mystique and world-class infrastructure make Abu Dhabi an enchanting destination for experienced and novice travellers. The emirate hosts the United Arab Emirates’ capital – Abu Dhabi city. This island capital is characterised by its signature Corniche, which fronts the amazing turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. You can stroll, cycle, roller-blade or drive the Corniche for a journey to the tip where the majestic Emirates Palace – one of the world’s most opulent hotels sits on 1.3 kilometres of pristine beach.
It is the largest of seven emirates comprising the UAE, occupying more than 80% of the country’s total land mass and featuring a coastline that stretches over 700 kilometres.
Culture & Lifestyle
Abu Dhabi is a fine example of how well an indigenous community which survived an adverse environment for thousands of years by observing a strict tribal code could absorb tremendous change of lifestyle and produce the best of two worlds within decades. Today, the indigenous values, heritage and culture which were refined by the adoption of Islam over the past millennium or so, continue to thrive notwithstanding the ultra modern look, infrastructure and facilities and the cosmopolitan, moderately liberal lifestyle that characterise Abu Dhabi.
The people’s way of life in Abu Dhabi had been shaped by centuries of explicit efforts to tame a harsh environment, educate the young, engage in trade, and most importantly, to follow and promote the Islamic faith. The Emarati’s Quran-based values, which advocate, amongst other things, generosity and charity, make Abu Dhabi a peaceful and ideal place to raise a family and foster healthy cultural exchange.
Where To Stay
Traditional hospitality and the highest standards of modern-day luxury and service come together in Abu Dhabi to offer guests an unmatched accommodation experience, wherever their stay. From luxurious seven-star hotels and stunning beach and desert resorts to affordable international hotel chains, the emirate has a extensive variety of accommodation options to make visitors feel right at home while still getting away from it all.
Cuisines from around the world mingle in Abu Dhabi, with restaurants offering a vibrant and varied mix of internal flavours and impressive culinary standards, there really is something to suit every taste and budget.
Busines & MICE
A sprawling, cutting edge exhibition centre with a massive parking facility is not the only reason for business travelers to come to Abu Dhabi although that, too, is important. The emirate is seated right at the gateway of a region that spans three continents where burgeoning economies and trade lie. The Abu Dhabi government is likewise pump-priming its special economic zones to encourage foreign investment and private sector participation, as it steers the economy away from oil dependence, even whilst barriers to entry - including tax and import levy - are set to a minimum. All these mean only one thing for the corporate executive: business growth opportunity.
(Oiriginal information sourced from Abu Dhabi`s Tourism Dept)