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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has many attractions and is well worth a visit. We tell you what the 'must see' destinations are - from beaches to shopping, buildings and more!

The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi is a global playground.

Beaches aren’t what you’d associate with a country full of desert but Abu Dhabi boasts a number of pristine public and club beaches along the dazzling, 6km-long Corniche waterfront, perfect for a much-needed cool down.

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire the 80 marble domes and 1000 pillars gracing its exterior and the marble, gold and semi-precious stones glittering on the inside. With the exception of prayer times, you’re free to explore the mosque or join a guided tour.

If you love shopping, you’ll love Abu Dhabi. Visit one of the many large malls for designer brands, international chain stores and other contemporary goods. For local and traditional items like carpets, spices, jewellery, perfumes and antiques, wander the souks (open air marketplaces). You’ll even find electronics and souvenirs there.

Temperatures in Abu Dhabi can exceed the 40s in the summer and humidity is high, so you may prefer to visit in the winter months.

Please visit our Travel Tips section for information on many more exciting holiday attractions.

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