Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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An Exciting Mix of Old and New

As the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest emirate by area, Abu Dhabi is home to the seat of government, the Al Nahyan royal family, and a population of approximately 20% Emirati citizens and 80% expats. But its commitment to local culture and heritage, combined with international influences, is what makes Abu Dhabi an intriguing, exciting, and hospitable mix of new and old.

To see a shining example of the new, visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. With 82 domes, 24-carat gold-gilded chandeliers, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, this architectural wonder offers a glimpse into the area’s soul. To learn more about the past, visit Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and be sure to take part in the very modern tradition of taking a selfie with a camel.

When it’s time to beat the desert heat, go for a stroll along the waterfront of Corniche Road to find restaurants and cafés perfect for people watching, not to mention Corniche Beach. And if you crave the cool comfort of air conditioning, shop to your heart’s content at one of the many upscale malls found throughout the city.

SHEIK ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

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SHEIK ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

SHEIK ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

With 82 domes, 24-carat gold-gilded chandeliers, marble columns inlaid with semi-precious stones, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, it’s a stunning place of worship, accommodating 40,000 people.

MASDAR CITY

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MASDAR CITY

MASDAR CITY

This incredible arcology project combines modern engineery and technology with traditional desert architechture to deliver zero-carbon living. Explore this truly astounding modern development on foot, or in driverless pods, guided by magnetic sensors and powered by solar electricity.

THE CORNICHE

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THE CORNICHE

THE CORNICHE

This epic four-mile waterfront promenade features bike and walking paths, beaches, restaurants, cafes, and shops, making it a wonderful spot to take in Abu Dhabi and its residents.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates At a glance

Current Weather:
33°C / 91 °F
Mon
39°
31°
Tue
39°
32°
Wed
38°
31°
Thu
38°
29°
Current Time:
10:59:55 pm2016/08/28 22:59:55 pm
GST
Sunday, August 28
Offset:
UTC/GMT +04:00
Currency:
UAE Dirham
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.27
  • 0.35
  • 0.21
  • 0.36
  • 0.24
  • 18.23
  • 0.89
  • 5.06
Local Details:
GPS: 24°26'24"N 54°25'12"E
Size: 972.45 KM2 (375.46 MI2)
Population: 921,002
Density: 947 Pop/KM2 (366 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +971

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