Words by Christine Retschlag
Beat the heat and be the first to arrive at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Listen to an audio tour while you admire more than 80 marble domes and over 1000 pillars.
The new Louvre Abu Dhabi is home to thousands of artefacts spanning various millennia, mediums and civilisations – all displayed over a cool, white space.
St Regis Saadiyat private beach is perched on one of Abu Dhabi’s prettiest slices of sand. Its new Buddha Bar is ideal for a long, languorous lunch.
Head for a hammam, or ‘Turkish bath’, at Anantara Eastern Mangroves where you’ll be scrubbed from top to toe.
Take an afternoon dip at the Ritz Carlton which boasts an enormous pool as well as a private, sandy beach.
The Ritz Carlton’s Li Jiang restaurant has a lovely terrace overlooking the Grand Mosque and serves upmarket cuisine.