Abu Dhabi impresses not only with superlatives, but also with diversity.
In front of the coastline with its extensive sandy beaches and glittering turquoise sea lie 200 islands.
In the interior, desert areas with exotic oases border majestic peaks.
Unique luxury hotels, impressive spas, glittering skyscrapers, excellent restaurants, gigantic shopping malls, historical and cultural sights, breathtaking amusement parks, but also traditional souks characterise modern Abu Dhabi.
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The Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara rises like a mirage from the seemingly endless sea of sand. But what appears to be an old clay fortress is one of the best hotels in the country - built according to the sheikh's wishes and equipped with all modern amenities. As the gateway to the Rub al-Khali desert, numerous excursions start here: from adrenaline-pumping jeep tours, leisurely camel treks to impressive stargazing.
Hawksbill turtles have always come to Saadiyat Beach as if they knew it was considered the most beautiful beach in the Emirates. It is nine kilometres long, lined with gently rolling dunes and snow-white - man has not yet had a hand in it. Everything is subordinated to the protection of the turtles. When they come to lay their eggs, large construction sites are shut down, lights are dimmed, the music outside is turned off and turtle protectors secure the nests and guard the young on their way to the sea.
The Sheikh Zayid Mosque is the largest and perhaps most beautiful mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Like many things in Abu Dhabi, it also boasts superlatives: the largest dome in the world, the largest continuous Persian carpet (7000 square metres) and, at 15 metres high, the largest chandelier in the world.
When the sky is clear and the sun shines, the Zayid Mosque glows white and you have to put on sunglasses to avoid being blinded. It is also worth seeing in the evening because of the illuminated façade.