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Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Landmarks across the country will be lit up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. On 20th July, as part of the worldwide #LightUpForInclusion initiative, buildings in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain will glow red in support of …

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What goes on behind the scenes at the city’s biggest iftar?

What goes on behind the scenes at the city’s biggest iftar?

“We run like a German watch,” jokes executive chef Karsten Gottschalk. And so they have to. Because the team at the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel, with chef Karsten at the helm, is responsible for providing iftar for between …

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What is attracting even more tourists to the city?

What is attracting even more tourists to the city?

Abu Dhabi is aiming to continue its tourism boom from last year to firmly establish itself as one of the world’s fastest growing destinations. After welcoming 4.8 million hotel guests in 2017, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu …

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This amazing new exhibition will celebrate a historic ritual

This amazing new exhibition will celebrate a historic ritual

With its iconic white marble structure, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque forms both a key part of the city’s skyline and the cornerstone of its culture and heritage. And as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center marks its tenth anniversary …

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ROYAL VISIT: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to visit UAE

ROYAL VISIT: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to visit UAE

The capital is preparing a royal welcome for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who will visit Abu Dhabi next month as part of their tour of the UAE. The royal couple will begin their visit by attending the …

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NEWS: Abu Dhabi tourism packs a punch with increased business and leisure guests

NEWS: Abu Dhabi tourism packs a punch with increased business and leisure guests

It seems the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Great Wall of China are old news as the capital’s own Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ranked the second favourite landmark in the world by a popular travel website. The Abu Dhabi attraction, …

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The evolution of mosques

The evolution of mosques

The mosque is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of Islam, with its elegant domes and protruding minarets. Just like the faith, it embodies a rich tradition that has endured the test of time. In terms of structure, the mosque has …

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Top 3

Top 3

For such a small city, Abu Dhabi is packed with salons, sports clubs, groups and activities. We’re here to take the stress out of choosing with our pick of the top three things to do and places to visit Sports …

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Optical illusion

Optical illusion

  A new art exhibition in Abu Dhabi celebrates the city’s landmarks from a different perspective Ever wondered what would happen if you took the capital’s landscape and used it to create unique abstract patterns? No? Well, French photographer Isabelle …

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