Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi

Winter rest in UAE is becoming increasingly popular. There are beautiful beaches and excellent infrastructure in the country, and in the last years the growing number of tourists pays their attention to Abu Dhabi when choosing where to rest in the United Arab Emirates.

If previously when mentioning UAE tourists often thought of the Emirate of Dubai, then now Abu Dhabi can really rival it. With a very great likelihood you can suppose that in 5 years in Abu Dhabi there will be at least as many tourists as in Dubai. And there are many reasons for this.

Firstly, Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE, the largest of 7 formally independent emirates (87% of the territory of UAE), and besides, it is in this emirate that there are concentrated up to 95% oil reserves of UAE. And it has the appropriate financial resources. However, before tourists knew better what was related with Dubai, the luxurious Burj-al-Arab Hotel or the world's tallest building, Burj-al-Khalifa.

Only 30 years ago Abu Dhabi was a bedouin village. Now it is the city of skyscrapers with modern layout and excellent roads. But if in Dubai they decided to build only the world's tallest skyscrapers, then the Emirate of Abu Dhabi made a strong emphasis on culture and entertainment. Some tourist attractions are already open for visiting while the other ones are only being constructed.

Already there was built one of the most luxurious hotels in the world – the Emirate Palace Hotel. There was created the world's single theme park – the Ferrari World. White mosque of the Sheikh Zayed overwhelms your imagination by its magnificence. It will be interesting to have a walk along the Corniche Road and visit the Heritage Village. You can see all these tourist attractions (or most of them) when you ascend the Observation Deck 300, which is on one of the towers of the Jumeirah Etihad Hotel.

In future on the man-made Lulu Island, which is opposite the business center of Abu Dhabi, there will appear several museums, particularly, the modern art museum of Guggenheim, the classic art museum – the Louvre – and the navigation museum.

All this will certainly increase the tourist attractiveness of Abu Dhabi, and with the influx of tourists from Europe the strict rules of the Arab country will have to get softer, as is the case in Dubai. Europeans are not accustomed to the strict rules banning to bathe after sunset or walls erected around the beaches so that you cannot see the bathers.

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