"Capital of the UAE" Abu Dhabi by Durfun

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Emirates Palace..

The capital certainly needs a building that is grand and imposing. Hence after Dubai's propulsion into the limelight due to it's flamboyant and technology-stretching architectural style, Abu Dhabi also decided to spruce up.

Abu Dhabi's answer was The Emirates Palace, sitting in a prime location on the impressive Corniche by the azure blue water.

There is a lot of gold used in the interior decoration of this building. Halls are grand and impressive, with fine reception areas and sofas to relax on and take in the decor of this building.

Gardens are attractive, both in the front (with fountains), and back, right off the beach.

This building is converted into a hotel, with awesome rooms & suites, decorated in gold leaf.

Buildings to suit the capital's status

Stylish and modern skyscrapers are to be found all over the place, with three attractive ones right beside Emirates Palace.

Abu Dhabi Marina

You'll find plenty of luxury yatchs moored here, with the tall Marina Tower's Tiara revolving restaurant offering panoramic all-round views of the area.

The Marina Mall is well-stocked with designer boutiques and stores to cater for all your needs.

An indoor ski slope is currently undergoing completion, to rival Dubai's operational slope!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean, attractive, well-designed
  • Cons:Heavy traffic during peak-hours
  • In a nutshell:The grand capital that funds the UAE & it's wild projects!
  • Last visit to Abu Dhabi: Jan 2011
  • Intro Written Jan 18, 2011
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  • Delia_Madalina's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Good overview of my future home, AD. Thanks for stoping by my Beirut page. lebanese people have a good sense of humour ;)

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