Abu Dhabi which hosts the island capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an intriguing mix of the past, present and exciting future. Welcome to a destination dubbed "Arguably the worlds most exciting new tourism hotspot" by Britains influential Travel Weekly magazine.
For a chance to connect with the deep rooted culture of the Emirate, the Zayed Centre and the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village are one of the best attractions.If you fancy taking in the fresh ocean air , try visiting the sweeping Abu Dhabi Corniche, which is ideal for walkers, joggers, cyclists, sun worshippers and bathers. The beauty of the sunset at the Corniche , home to the opulant Emirates Palace Hotel is breathtaking.
Yas Island which is linked to Abu Dhabi mainland by one of the 4 main bridges is home to Ferrari World which includes the "Formula Rossa" - the fastest roller coaster in the world. You will also find the Yas Marina circuit here which is home to the annual F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Golfers can also enjoy a round of golf at the Yas Golf links which was recently voted in the top 100 golf courses outside the U.S. You will also find the Yas Regency Hotel here which is the only hotel in the world straddling a Formula 1 race track.
One can visit the "Manarat Al Saadiyat" Arts and Cultural Centre at the Saadiyat Islands which will be very shortly home to the world famous Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum.For those with more time , take a drive to the towering Jebel Hafeet heights ( 1240 mts.) in the oasis city of Al Ain.Try the Arabian Wildlife Park on the Sir Baniyas Islands for a visit to nature which boasts of over 10,000 free roaming animals which includes Arabian Oryx and Giraffes. Taking a nature and wildlife drive of the park in specially made vehicles is a must.