This largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates is a highly diverse destination in terms of landscape and visitor offering. Comprising 400 kilometres of pristine coastline and a plethora of natural islands, the destination has a fabulous beach resort and watersports offering.

Dramatic desertscapes now play host to a range of desert activities and resorts where visitors can get in touch Emirati heritage and pursue sports in a modern context. The emirate’s heritage heartland of Al Ain provides for a peaceful respite amid ancient forts and palaces now easily accessible to the public.

Destinations within the destination provide for a multitude of contrasting experiences – from big ticket attractions of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld on Yas Island to the stunning resorts of Saadiyat Island, soon home to some of the world’s most iconic cultural institutions.

For the golfer, Abu Dhabi puts diversity into the mix. The emirate has a variety of courses which enable golfers to take away a different playing experience every day for six days. There’s three championship courses within a 25 miles radius of each other – one a parkland course, another the region’s only Links course and a third its only ‘ocean’ course with several beachfront holes. In the city, there’s a floodlit urban course, close to the international airport lies a unique 18-hole championship sand course while Al Ain boasts a country course in the shadow of impressive heights and where the UAE’s longest hole resides. There’s more details on our golf offering on www.golfinabudhabi.ae

Major events characterize Abu Dhabi whether sporting, heritage or entertainment and visitors and residents can stay in touch with all that’s happening on www.abudhabi.events.ae while for a continuous update on the destination, www.visitabudhabi.ae is a totally up-to-date resource.