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About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the second most populous city of the UAE. Abu Dhabi the city of gold is one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations. It has a unique mix of the traditional and modern, relaxation and adventure. This beautiful city is situated about 170kms south west of Dubai. Abu Dhabi is an excellent destination for both the experienced and novice traveler.

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is huge by comparison to the other emirates, comprising almost 87% of the country’s total area. Abu Dhabi become a major centre for tourism, as it comprises of international luxurious hotels, shopping malls and leisure facilities. Cultural sites abound in Abu Dhabi, whose name implies “Father of the Gazelle” most likely due to the large number of gazelles and oryx that once flocked the emirate’s arid deserts.Here you will a lot of fascinating sights to see.

History

Abu Dhabi the city on an island is in archeological finds. Its early history resembles that of the nomadic period with typical herding and fishing lifestyles. The most significant settlement of the Abu Dhabi was those of the Bani Yas bedoiun tribe which were located by the coast around thw 16th century. Jebel Hafeet near Al Ain and on the island of Umm al Nar are traced back as far as over 5000 years ago and have been found around parts of Abu Dhabi.

The rule of Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa developed the Abu Dhabi through the trading of pearls. At this time the city expanded rapidly. The emirates location was seen as a great strategic convenience connecting it with India and the east, and it was established as the Trucial coast.

In 1939 Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan granted petroleum concession to the Trucial Coast Development Oil Company, later it was renamed as The Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company, ADPC, in 1962

In 1966 Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the new ruler of Abu Dhabi and two years later he formed the federation of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed was known as the ‘Father of the Nation’ due to his involvement in the development of city

Abu Dhabi is totally different from what it was 50 years ago, but its history still remain a prominent factor in its success.

Entertainment

Cinemas:

Plenty of multi-screen venues are available in the city where we can reserve the tickets very easily. Watch the latest Hollywood as well as Bollywood and Arabic blockbusters in the Modern multiplex. The modern technology of sound system and visual shows a good quality of movie.

Activities

Abu Dhabi offers a plenty of activities. The city has a unique identity for entertainment and adventure. This hot city has some problem during the summer and early on autumns so at that, periods outdoor activities are not suited, however the climate during the rest of the year is cooler and drier. Abu Dhabi has a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep tourists amused throughout the year.

Camel Safari

A popular activity of the desert is camel safari. The desert looks more beauty with camels. The camel safari offer stunning views, with historical backgrounds.

Cycling

Cycle, a common mean of transportation , but it has become a attractive activity these days. Cycling through the developed public parks, garden and roads in the city give you a different experiment.

Fishing

The year around water and a sunshine give a unique experience in fishing. You can hunt the Sailfish, Queen Fish, Kingfish, Dorado, etc. Though, fishing is not allowed in all areas of the city so it is recommended to be guided by a tour operator.

Sights to See

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

The most interesting part of the UAE is Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. The lush garden with trickling fountains, give a cool view for our eyes. It’s a lovely place to spend time.

Jebel Ali Port

The Jebel Ali port is the largest man-made port in the world. This port is the standing legend for the Arabic culture

Cultural Foundation

Abu Dhabi is named for its modern culture. This city provide a cultural centre with a regular program of  live theatre, classical music, ballet, local poetry, music and dance, art and photography exhibitions, and screenings of world cinema.

Women's Handicraft Centre

It is an interesting place for people who are having interest in traditional crafts. Here are some products for sale. Here you come to know about the traditional weaving, costumes, textiles, camel bags of the Arabians.

Corniche Beach

A drive along the beautiful corniche beach is a good mode to take great snaps on your camera. The white sandy beach looks awesome. It is the good place to get relax and throw away the tiredness.

Petroleum Exhibition

The Shatti Palace

Al Hisn Fort

Old Souk

The Breakwater Island