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Abu Dhabi travel guide photo

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 appeared several museums, particularly, the modern art museum of Guggenheim, the classic art museum – the Louvre – and the navigation museum. All this certainly increased the tourist attractiveness of Abu Dhabi, 

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Inner court of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi as seen from the observation deck of the Jumeirah Etihad Hotel
Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world
Four towers of the Jumeirah Etihad Hotel
Corniche Road is the embankment in Adu Dhabi running along the beach
Flooring in the inner court of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has flower patterns of marble
Promenade along the Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi
Pattern on the carpet under the central dome of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
All women visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi are asked to wear black capes
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
White domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Chandelier under the central dome of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Inside view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Inner court under the central dome of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi
One of the cafes inside the the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi where the vaults are faced with sheet gold
Area in front of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Fountains near the entrance of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Marina Abu Dhabi as viewed from the observation deck of the Jumeirah Etihad Hotel
View on the residental quarters and new artificial islands from the observation deck of the Jumeirah Etihad Hotel
Modern buildings of Abu Dhabi business center
Beach along the Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi
Beach along the Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi
Promenade along the Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi