Abu Dhabi and Dubai are no longer little villages lining the water's edge, they are glittering, energetic metropolises where old-style souks nestle amongst spectacular architecture, where sand dunes surround the glitz and the glamour and where tradition provides the foundation for modern UAE society.
With its top rate hospitality, dynamic arts scene, ostentatious shopping, theme parks and stirring sand dunes, Abu Dhabi is a destination for fun and luxury.
The city's standout attractions are the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a marvel of modern Islamic architecture, the ultra opulent Emirates Palace hotel and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, an architectural masterpiece which celebrates the contemporary Arab world and the region’s vibrant multicultural heritage.
Alongside the architectural marvels, you'll find thrills and spills at the world famous Ferrari World, the serene Mangrove National Park and luxury beach clubs!
Not far away lies evocative Dubai, a city like no other. Flamboyant and futuristic, it is home to astonishing developments like the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and Palm Jumeirah (the world's largest artificial island). Although extravagance is the norm, you can still get a taste of traditional Arabia when perusing the souks, enjoying the authentic taste of Emirati cuisine and hopping aboard a traditional ferry boat in the waterways of Dubai Creek.
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