Capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a city with a pretty waterside location. First inhabited by the nomadic Bani Yas tribe in 1760, the settlement remained a small fishing village until oil was discovered. The revenues transformed it into the modern city of today – a bustling center of government and business.
Only 1 hour drive away from Dubai (90 km), no visit to Dubai would be complete without going to Abu Dhabi to discover the sumptuous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque who is the major sightseeing attraction and wows all visitors ! The city also makes a good base for excursions to the beautiful desert Liwa Oasis and its awesome hotels. If adrenaline is the key word, come and enjoy the Ferrari world amusement park. Buckle up and ride the 120 km/hour speed flying rollercoaster, on a 52-meter loop (the tallest in the world).
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is fabulous, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Zayed National Museum, both under construction, will turn Abu Dhabi into the UAE’s cultural and artistic hub. Luxurious hotels, pools and beaches, a great water park, superb malls, skyline, heritage village & the Yas Marina Circuit, which is where Abu Dhabi’s Formula One racing takes place every year, makes of Abu Dhabi a complete exciting destination for your next event .
Dubai can then become a day tour attraction at your doorstep !