Official language: Arabic
Time zone: UTC +4
Currency: Dirham (AED)
The group of skyscrapers Etihad Towers, was awarded with architectonic award Emporis Skyscraper Award, granted to the most innovative skyscrapers and appeared in the movie Fast and Furious.
In Abu Dhabi takes place races as part of World Championship in Formula 1. The race on this impressive track starts during the day and ends after twilight, as the only one in the world.
Reportedly, the village, in spot of which there is situated Abu Dhabi today, was founded by Nomads, when they embarked on a trip in search of gazelle. The name itself, in the Arabic language, means exactly the homeland of those animals.
Abu Dhabi – the capital of United Arab Emirates, second biggest city when it comes to population, in the country, it has more than million citizens. Owes its richness to discovered nearby source of crude oil. The ambition of the city is to even the level of luxury with Dubai, but luckily it is not so expensive there, and Abu Dhabi is definitely worth visiting.
The main part of the city is situated on an Island, though its territory reaches also smaller islands, as well as part of main land. It is relatively new, only 50 years ago there was a fisherman’s village in that spot, and today you won’t be able to stop admiring how huge and rich Abu Dhabi has become. It is there where the most luxurious hotel in the world is situated – Emirates Palace, whose construction costs more than 3 billion dollars. To highlight its uniqueness, it was classified as a 7-stars one in 5-stars scale.
The showcase of Abu Dhabi is the Great Mosque of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan. It lies just by the shores of Persian Gulf, is white and have 82 copulas – it definitely makes impression, and can be seen from afar. Don’t forget though that it is not only the building, but above all, the temple – at one moment prayers can be upraised by even 40 thousand people!
In Abu Dhabi you could be choosing among many elegant restaurants. Highly popular is, for instance, The Terrace on the Corniche in St. Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Towers. The great place, specializing in Indian cuisine, is Angar at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. If you are fan of Japanese cuisine, make sure to go to Cho Gao Marina Walk at King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, in hotel InterContinental. Fancy a quick snack during sightseeing? Step by Latitude at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, where you can also find something tasty, if you are vegetarian.