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Explore, Enjoy, Everything That Is Amazing on the Island of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi at night.
Abu Dhabi at night. Credit: Public Domain/mariefrance

Abu Dhabi is a T-shaped island, the capital of Abu Dhabi Emirate and is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates.
There are approximately 1.5 million people inhabiting this beautiful island. In 2007 CNN voted Abu Dhabi the richest city in the world. Today they account for a huge piece of a $400 billion economic pie. Being the financial capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi has become the centre of industrial and political activities as well as the largest cultural centre. There is so much to do in Dhabi, it would take several days to experience all of it.
 
 

The weather in Abu Dhabi is typical of any tempestuous island climate. They experience 100°F in the summer and a refreshing average of 70°F in the winter months. Sunny and blue skies are the norm however, there is the occasional tropical storm that can dump anywhere between 2-3 inches of rain. There really is no bad time to visit Abu Dhabi however the most popular times seem to be October through May.

The locals will tell you to come when the jellyfish are hibernating, which is October through December. The beaches are warm and inviting all year round which makes Abu Dhabi an irresistible escape for anyone looking for that endless summer.

Abu Dhabi receives such a high volume of visitors, mainly due to the wide variety of activities to do there. If sandy, tropical beaches are not your thing then there are plenty of hotels and resorts with pristine swimming pools to choose from. There are mosques, palaces, museums, the Corniche, the world’s largest amusement park, Yas and Saadiyat Island and much more. The hospitality industry has such high standards that most hotel guests are content to just stay put. This bustling, ever growing island welcomes tourists all year round and they are confident that if you visit once you will want to return again and again. Go to Abu Dhabi and see why millions have fallen hopelessly in love.

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