Located on a T shaped island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second most populated. A spectacle to behold, the city shows just what a modern metropolis can be; however while the wealth of the city is apparent this understated city focuses more on culture than pure glitz and glamour.
Abu Dhabi is home to some must see sites, number one of which has to be Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world with capacity for 41,000 worshipers. It's white and gold design is simply beautiful, especially when caught by the setting Arabian sun. We recommend, to get a true taste of Abu Dhabi, you also walk along the Corniche - a costal walkway which offers great views of the city skyline.
If you enjoy your sport then a holiday to Abu Dhabi is a must. The city is famed for its F1 race circuit, located on nearby Yas Island, however also has numerous championship golf courses as well as numerous other facilities to enjoy on water and on land.
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