Abu Dhabi – seven hours by jet from the UK and three hours by air from India – offers year-circular sunshine, excellent beaches, a tidy, safe vibes and classy hotels and restaurants. Although the official language of the United Arab Emirates is Arabic, English and Hindi/Urdu are as widely spoken languages and visitors will have few communication difficulties. Transport is tidy, cheap and efficient.
— Etihad Airways (@EtihadAirways) 31 August 2016
The country “The United Arab Emirates” was founded in 1971, and the pace of change has been swift, but not as regards the sometimes overwhelming scale of Dubai. This is yet an Arab city in various stages of the proceeding, but one that has been capably planned: several major projects on neighboring islands such as Yas, Al Maryah, and Saadiyat are currently taking impinge on and the skyline is starting to resemble Manhattan’s (New York). December 2015 is the anticipated trigger date for the Louvre Abu Dhabi (louvreabudhabi.ae), one of five new museums currently planned; until subsequently, exhibits from the Louvre and the Guggenheim overdo collections are being shown.
Abu Dhabi continues to play host to visitors from all over the world, attracted by a culture and environment as yet untainted by public drunkenness and other anti-social behaviors seen in thus many other tourist destinations. The UAE currency is the Emirati dirham, which is pegged to the US dollar ($1 = 3.67 dirhams); in January 2015 one pound = 5.6 dirhams.
According to Wikipedia, “Abu Dhabi: the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls.”
According to the National Geographic, “The Abu Dhabi emirate is also rich in natural beauty. Its island-dotted coastline gives way to a desert interior of fertile oases, scenic wadis, and thousand-foot-high dunes on the edge of the Rub al-Khali, or Empty Quarter, a barren tract of sandy wilderness stretching into Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In the oases, date palms thrive and forts still stand where caravans once paused along their ancient trading routes and where travelers today will find gardens, spas, museums, and outdoor activities, along with the opportunity to experience Bedouin hospitality.”