Abu Dhabi is a rare mix of the rich past, happy present and an appealing future. The all-embracing Corniche is a meeting place for people from all walks of life including the joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, sun worshippers and idle men who wish to sip a coffee and watch the movement of the world. Corniche houses the majestic Emirates Palace Hotel. The sunset adds a mystical touch to the atmosphere of the Corniche. The beach is spic and span and the well trained group of lifeguards ensure the safety of the visitors.
Architecturally great, corporate skyscrapers can be seen near the Corniche. It provides a Manhattan like background to the ambience of the Corniche. The nearby places are covered with aesthetically preserved garden and fountains. All these make the backdrop of the place look amazing.
Four bridges link the city to the Abu Dhabi mainland. We can access the gorgeous islands like Yas Island and Saadiyat Island easily from the city. These is lands are considered as the prime destinations for tourists who visit Abu Dhabi.
In the Yas Island, the majestic Yas Viceroy hotel is located. The renowned F1™ race track, sprawls near the hotel. It hosts the prestigious F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the brilliant Yas Marina Circuit. Moreover, the elegant Yas Links golf course and the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi are situated on the Island.
Saadiyat Island houses the much acclaimed Monte Carlo Beach Club, the Manarat Al Saadiyat arts and culture exhibition centre and the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with the 18 hole championship course being designed by the Golf maestro Gary Player. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort are two extraordinarily exotic resorts facing the beach in the Saadiyat Island.
Abu Dhabi city hosts the PGA European tour of the Abu Dhabi golf club every January with utmost pride. More tour operators are now marketing the new face of Abu Dhabi, as a golfing city. Highlighted tourist attractions of Abu Dhabi includes going on a shopping spree in the ultra-modern malls and the conventional souks of Abu Dhabi. The towering Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with guided walk tours on all days is one of the best tourist destination in Abu Dhabi.
Famous city tours , desert safaris, dune bugging, sand sporting, camel riding , fishing , kayaking, cruises to distant islands etc. are some of the most popular tourist activities in Abu Dhabi that lure visitors from all over the world to this ultra-modern city.
The strong point in the tourism activities of Abu Dhabi is business tourism and it is centered on the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition centre (ADNEC). The ADNEC is fully equipped with ultra-modern fully air-conditioned exhibition centres with cafeterias and parking facilities. It also houses the International Convention centre, Abu Dhabi which can hold up to 6000 persons.
Near to the ADNEC is situated world’s farthest leaning tower, the towering Capital Gate tower, in which the five star facilitated Hyatt Gate Capital hotel is located. The four star facilitated Aloft Abu Dhabi is also situated in the complex. If you want to take a break from your business routine, then the Al Forsan International Sports Resort is just for you. It is a resort that offers various sporting activities on water, on motor track and on horseback.