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Need to know Abu Dhabi

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Geography Not only is Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates, it’s also the largest of the seven emirates covering 67,340 square kilometres (87 percent of the country’s total area). It comprises more than 200 islands and is located on the northeastern part of the Arabian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman, while […]

Touch the sky

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One of the region’s leading airlines, and now also a major player globally, Etihad Airways has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years. The UAE carrier enjoyed another period of sustained growth in 2016, carrying 18.5 million passengers and registering a 6 percent increase on the year before.Operating more than 109,000 scheduled […]

Soaring ambitions

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As the UAE capital continues its ascent towards becoming a major destination for both business and leisure tourism, an impressive infrastructure is emerging to welcome the steadily increasing numbers of visitors. Last year saw a significant boost in tourism figures, to 4.4 million, marking an 8 percent growth. This growth also translates to increased passenger […]

The heart of the city

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1. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche Boasting a design that reflects the best of both Arabic hospitality and the French Art Deco movement, this five-star hotel has 280 rooms and a plethora of fine-dining experiences. Saray Albasha offers an unusual fusion of Thai and Lebanese flavours, the Corniche Restaurant has a diverse menu which ranges from […]

Leading the way

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With its fast-changing infrastructure, increasing visitor numbers and growing international presence, Abu Dhabi is a city on the rise. The UAE capital has already added a robust collection of hotels, malls and attractions to its offering in recent years, and plans are in place to further enhance its tourism portfolio as the emirate works towards […]

Abu Dhabi Corniche

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The eight-kilometre Corniche Road welcomes up to 50,000 visitors each month. It is flanked by a waterfront stretch that includes the Corniche Beach and offers football, volleyball and basketball facilities plus a children’s playground and prayer rooms. Many cafés and restaurants are also nearby, while bicycle and pedestrian pathways allow visitors a varied choice in […]

Saadiyat Island

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Saadiyat Island, which takes its name from the Arabic for ‘happiness’, is a picture-perfect paradise locale that has garnered much international attention for the iconic cultural projects soon to call the space home. Spread across 27 square kilometres, the island, which is a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, is split into three main […]

Yas Island

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Situated just seven minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Yas Island boasts six hotels: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana,  Park Inn by Radisson, Abu Dhabi Yas Island and  Centro Yas Island. Each provides a great base from which to explore, […]

Capital Centre

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This business-orientated micro-city’s pièce de résistance is Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The largest conference and exhibition space in the Middle East, the venue packs in 133,000 square metres of flexible event options. It is surrounded by hotels including the 189-room Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in the Capital Gate Tower, which is also […]