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Abu Dhabi is the largest and most populous of the seven Emirates,
and was made the federal capital of the newly formed United Arab
Emirates, in 1971.
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Abu Dhabi.
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Located about 160km east of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is an oasis city and the second largest in the
emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Human society started settling in Abu Dhabi in the
late 1760s, when the Bani Yas tribe discovered water and built a fort to protect the
From what was just a pearl and fishing village, the later
discovery of black liquid to fuel motor engines has seen Abu Dhabi expand into a sprawling
capital; making it one of the most modern cities and business centres in the Arab world.
Old Abu Dhabi
The oldest part of Abu Dhabi is the Bateen area, where
traditional fishing dhows still deliver their daily catch of prawns and other seafood,
just like the old days, from the fishing grounds around the Arabian Gulf.
Unchanged for years, the Bateen Shipyard is worth a visit
to see the boat builders continue their ancient crafts in a traditional atmosphere.
Many visitors to the Emirates still prefer the
elegant beach hotels in Dubai but then that makes Abu Dhabi all the more interesting.
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in Abu Dhabi.
Be sure to visit Qasr al-Hosn, built on the site of the original water
Also known as the White Fort, the oldest historical building in Abu
Dhabi has been restored several times and adjoins the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation.
Dhabi Explorer and City Guide:
'For the new resident, you can't beat this insider's guide to what's happening in the
city. It doesn't have all the small shops and hidden gems in it, but it is adequate for
those who are trying to find their way around the city as a newcomer.'
Abu Dhabi's Corniche
The 4-mile long Corniche is a landscaped, seafront boulevard and the
main thoroughfare of Abu Dhabi. The massive Blue Mosque is also located here.
Located off the Corniche, work began in 1988 to transform this
man-made island into Abu Dhabi's superlative holiday resort area; a recreational paradise
with hotels, restaurants, gardens, bird and animal sanctuaries and of course, fun-parks
for the children. If the children enjoy themselves today, they might come back to Abu
Dhabi as high-spending adults in the future.
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Abu Dhabi Aviation:
Providing year-round air transportation for the offshore oil industry and charter services
throughout the Gulf Region.
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