Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is an archipelago and the capital of the UAE. If you want to be at the junction of the most modern technologies and approaches, but at the same time you want to feel the Arabic identity – visit Abu Dhabi.

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Like Dubai, the city is located in the Persian Gulf. Here you can visit one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, go to the magnificent Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, ride a roller coaster in the Ferrari World Park. You can also spend the night in bedouin huts and zip through the endless dunes on the most modern quad bikes and cars.

The history of the city

Sultan's Fort in Al Ain National Museum

The name Abu Dhabi means 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic. According to legends, the emirate was founded when a young antelope led a nomadic tribe to fresh water on an island with 300 huts built of palm branches, several coral buildings and the fort.

Now this place is the capital of the UAE. The magnificent archipelago combines ancient history, rich culture and heritage.

Abu Dhabi was originally called Milh, which means 'Salt'.

Where is the best place to stay in Abu Dhabi

Entrance to the Abu Dhabi Mall and the view of the central district of the city

We recommend the central area as the place with comfortable infrastructure with lots of cafes and shops. If you want to stay closer to the sea, then come to the Corniche Street.

Saadiyat Island

Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island

One of the promising mono-cities which is still under construction. Golf courses, five-star hotels and an ensemble of museums are planned to be built here. The concept was created by the architectural geniuses of the 21st century.

After the construction you can visit: the Zaha Hadid Bureau Art Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry, the Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel and the Zayed National Museum designed by Norman Foster.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is also located on the island and is currently open. There you can already stay in several magnificent hotels such as Rixos, Saadiyat Beach Club, Park Hyatt, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and others.

Nearby you can visit the golf courses and the Saadiyat Beach with white sand. There is also a city for 160 thousand residents.

Yas island

Marina on the island of Yas

Abu Dhabi has a whole island created specifically for the entertainment. Among the most famous attractions there are: the Ferrari World Park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World, Yas Links, Yas Mall and the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit.


April 08, 2024

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