Abu Dhabi, the high-rise capital, was first discovered when an antelope lead a thirsty tribe to an island with only 300 palm trees and a few coral buildings. This simple island is now transformed to one of the most glorious cities in the world.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a monument to not be missed when you visit Abu Dhabi. Its marvellous architecture of 80 domes and over 1000 columns has a capacity to hold 40,000 worshipers. Marvel at the gold-plated chandeliers and the largest handwoven carpet in the world.
There are many gorgeous hotels in the city but if you are looking for a good luxury resort in Abu Dhabi, that you can relax in away from the busy city, then you should consider the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort. This island is just off the coast of Abu Dhabi and serves as a wildlife sanctuary, providing a home to freely roaming animals.
Shopping for luxury items in this city comes as no surprise! Perhaps because it is a tax-free zone, there are many malls that carry designer and luxury branded items that you can shop from without breaking the bank. Also explore the souqs to buy souvenirs and handicrafts before you head home!
Lifestyle and culture
Head to the Eastern Mangroves and explore a mix of restaurants, health and beauty shops and leisure venues. Also visit the Heritage Village on the Corniche Breakwater as you step back into time and experience a traditional desert lifestyle.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+