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A Taste of Abu Dhabi

Posted: Jul. 10th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Abu Dhabi's Wealth
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From a small fishing village in the middle of a distant backwater to the world's richest city and a tourist attraction nearly unrivaled throughout the globe, Abu Dhabi has a rich history and deep cultural roots that have left their mark scattered throughout the city. A taste of Abu Dhabi in the form of tourism will hardly do the city justice, for there is too much to see and learn for one visit to impart.

Surrounded by the warm sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, the low lying island of Abu Dhabi welcomes the visitor with its tree-lined streets, futuristic skyscrapers, luxurious hotels and expanding shopping malls.

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is also home to the country’s vibrant capital city with a population of 921,000, is earning international approval for its long-held traditions of unparalleled desert tribes hospitality.

This is a destination of near year-round blue skies, stunning white sand beaches, and a modern cosmopolitan metropolis that offers a vibrant city lifestyle while at the same time remains steeped in the richness of Arabian culture.


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