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Need to know: Abu Dhabi

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Geography Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates covering 67,340 square kilometres (87 percent of the UAE’s total area). The capital comprises more than 200 islands and is located on the northeastern part of the Arabian Gulf, around 250 metres from the mainland, and borders […]

Flying high

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As one of the Middle East’s three major airlines, Etihad Airways is already growing faster than most local counterparts, rapidly expanding its fleet and network as demand for flights to, from and through Abu Dhabi reaches new heights. Soon, the ambitious carrier will have a newly expanded hub when the impressive Midfield Terminal project boosts […]

The sky’s the limit

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The UAE capital is in a state of evolution in order to meet ambitious growth targets and, with travel and tourism high on the agenda, Abu Dhabi International Airport is undergoing a multi-billion dollar expansion to keep pace. A record 4.1 million people visited the emirate in 2015, marking an 18 per cent increase over […]

A tour of the UAE capital

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1. Burj Mohammed bin Rashid The 88-floor, 381 metre-high residential tower is part of the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi complex which is built at the site of the old Central Market – a bustling historic venue that was once the centre of all business and trade in the city. In addition to the residential […]

Icons in the making

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In the pipeline World Desert Oasis: Designed to showcase wildlife in its natural environment, the 11 million square metre World Desert Oasis is being constructed at the Zoo and Aquarium Public Institution of Al Ain. It will boast an African safari experience, oasis and botanical gardens, children’s discovery area and an amphitheatre. Mixed-used tower, Abu […]

Take a closer look

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Fast-forward a few years from now and Abu Dhabi is set be an emirate transformed. The pace of change in  and around the capital has already been swift as an impressive roster of hotels, malls and attractions has opened in a destination that is fast  making an impact around the world. As the emirate works […]

Insider guide: Abu Dhabi Corniche

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Cruising along Abu Dhabi Corniche will take you past some of the city’s leading landmarks, which is why it’s a popular spot for residents and visitors alike  The Corniche Road, which stretches across eight kilometres and welcomes up to 50,000 visitors each month, is flanked by a stretch of manicured waterfront that includes the Blue […]

Insider guide: Capital Centre

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The premier business hub in the emirate, Capital Centre is home to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and a number of top hotels, with a selection of attractions also nearby Just 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Capital Centre is designed for business. The jewel in the crown is 1) Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre […]

Insider guide: Saadiyat Island

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Blending natural beauty with an impressive roster of architecturally stunning attractions, this 27 square kilometre island is placing the UAE capital in the spotlight Just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi and a five minute drive from the downtown area, Saadiyat Island is attracting attention thanks to its pipeline of big name launches. […]