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Abu Dhabi Mall

Abu Dhabi Mall (Tourist Club Area – connected to Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi) — With over 200 shops and upwards of 25,000 visitors a day, restaurants on every floor, a children’s play area and a Cineplex, this is more than just a shopping destination. Look out for big name outlets like Paris Gallery, Areej […]

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Corniche Beach

Corniche Beach This lengthy stretch of beach extends along Corniche Road from near the Hilton Hotel to beyond Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, where you’ll find its main entrance. During the week you can usually find a beach umbrella, but during the weekend they may all go quickly. You can’t swim out very far; floating […]

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi) –– Abu Dhabi hosts F1 auto race every year during the time of November/December starting from 2009 onwards, at the Yas Marina Circuit, which is considered to be the richest F1 race track in the world. The event regularly attracts big-name F1 racers like Sebastian Vettel, […]

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Amber Lounge

Amber Lounge (Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi) — If your name’s not down for this once-in-a-year event (during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend), you’re definitely not getting in. One of the glammest nights in the city arrives with this exclusive F1 party where tables will set you back 15,000 Euros. […]

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Automatic Restaurant

Automatic Restaurant (Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi) — This Lebanese eatery is a branch of the successful national chain, and while everything on the menu is good, their tangy shwarmas are some of the most delicious around. Automatic has two locations just opposite one another – one with a small outdoor terrace for when the […]

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Bus Service

Bus Service — The first town bus entered service in about 1969 but this was all part of a very informal service. On 30 June 2008 the Department of Transport began public bus service in Abu Dhabi with four routes. In an attempt to entice people to use the bus system, all routes were zero-fare […]

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Corniche Road

Corniche Road (Abu Dhabi) — Cities like Nice, France and Havana, Cuba have their seaside boulevards. Abu Dhabi has something similar called Corniche Road – which spreads across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach – a lifeguarded […]

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About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the largest part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was the first emirate state to discover oil. It currently holds 9% of the world’s proven oil reserves (98.2bn barrels) and almost 5% of the world’s natural gas (5.8 trillion cu metres). Abu Dhabi (whose city of the same name had a population of […]