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Top 10 Dubai by Sarah Monaghan, Lara Dunston

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Around Abu Dhabi

A stunning city of shiny skyscrapers lining a splendid Corniche, oil-rich Abu Dhabi is the capital of Abu Dhabi Emirate as well as of the UAE. Home to the excellent arts centre, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, it is also the country’s cultural and intellectual capital. It is often compared to New York, with its more glamorous sister Dubai likened to LA. An island-city with plenty of narrow white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters lapping at its shores, Abu Dhabi is popular with beachcombers and lovers of the outdoors. Local residents ritually power-walk along the city’s waterfront. The median strips of ...

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