The capital is the second-best city in the world to visit, live and work in, according to a global survey.
Announced in the 2017 edition of the Ipsos City Index, Abu Dhabi rose two places since 2013, beating London and Paris to take second place overall.
The study, which is published by international research company Ipsos, surveyed more than 18,000 people across 60 cities in 26 countries, including Toronto, Tokyo and Los Angeles, with New York maintaining the top spot.
In addition to taking second place overall, the capital rose to third place in the ‘living’ category, jumping four spots since 2013, and maintained its second place score as one of the best places in the world to do business.
Commenting on the results, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said: “The rise of Abu Dhabi in this global ranking is testament to the ongoing efforts to establish the emirate as not only a tourist destination of distinction, but a location that international communities want to work, live and do business in.
“It’s distinct popularity among the younger generations highlights the need for global cities to diversify and innovate to sustain their position and strength as business and tourism hubs.”