Located in the center of the coast of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is a city of about 1.6 million inhabitants growing and growing and is one of the best places for a holiday in the Persian Gulf, contending in Dubai the scepter of the most interesting cities of the region. The city of Abu Dhabi lies on a stretch of coastline very varied, full of islands and channels. The old town is situated on an island made of the shape which resembles a large T, but the entire metropolitan area is composed of many islands, which gives it a particular statute to the landscape. Abu Dhabi is also the headquarters of Al Jazeera, the popular TV Satellite world leader in the Arab world.
The emirate of Abu Dhabi occupies the western half of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located on the Tropic of Cancer in the northern part of the “desert belt”. With approximately 75,000 square kilometers, Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is approximately 86% of the total area of the country. Abu Dhabi is bordered to the north-east by the emirate of Dubai , south-east by the Sultanate of Oman and south and west by Saudi Arabia. To the north lies the Arabian Gulf. The southwestern region of the emirate, the edge of the Rub Al Khali desert (the ‘Empty Quarter’) is the most difficult terrain and spectacular. Sparsely populated, the area is inaccessible, but the beliefs of its inhabitants, their customs and traditions have changed little in hundreds of years. In the last quarter of 2009, the first luxury hotel opened in the desert on the edge of the Empty Quarter: Qasr Al Sarab (Mirage Palace) is a five star resort, which celebrates the traditions of the desert and thrills guests with typical activities of the Bedouin culture, including falconry.
In the inner regions of Abu Dhabi there are many oases characterized by groups of date palms, by pools of water and lush fields of crops. The largest is that of Liwa, a super-oasis near the border with Oman, where miles of green and fertile lands are in contrast with the white hot sands of the desert. Liwa is home to some of the sand dunes of the largest and most beautiful in the world. To the east of the city of Abu Dhabi, near the border with Oman, Al Ain is home to a number of important oases and the emirate’s highest peak, Jebel Hafeet, a rocky outcrop which rises to 1,240 meters height. The Hajar Mountains are the backbone that runs down from the eastern side of the country. Blessed by underground springs, Al Ain is a fertile agricultural use and that goal has earned the title of ‘Garden City of the Gulf’.
Hidden deep beneath Abu Dhabi is the source of his wealth: the crude oil. This carbon sink is proof that this part of the Gulf, once had a climate much warmer and humid. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a past made up of lakes, rivers, wildlife and vegetation. Over the millennia, this ancient vegetation is compacted to form the oil reserves of Abu Dhabi.
When to visit Abu Dhabi? The purely desert climate of the Emirates is characterized by high temperature, with scorching heat by day and night cool conditions. Clearly, the higher maximum is reached in the summer months of July and August with daytime temperatures exceed 40-42 degrees with a peak of 45 ° C. In this time of night the minimum settle on 27-29 ° C, so very high but the dry air helps to not suffer too much. In winter the column decreases to milder, with highs in the order of 25 degrees and lows of 12-13 degrees, then suggest to bring along some sweatshirt or sweater. In winter there is also some possibility of rain, although not very frequent and the humidity level gives some fog mattuina, thanks to the contrast relatively warm sea with the ground cooler.
The best time to travel to Abu Dhabi? Ultimately they are perhaps the intermediate seasons, spring and autumn for the best conditions of temperature and humidity for a holiday in the best weather conditions. What to see in Abu Dhabi? When you arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport already the architecture conveys a sense of futuristic, sometimes covered with special textures hexagonal projecting into the future.
The city has an interesting skyline, enriched emerald green water and the sky forever, or almost always calm. The best way to get a good glance on the city is to take a stroll along the Corniche, the scenic waterfront in front of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, near the famous Marina Mall. The Mall Marina Mall is a perfect place for those who want to go shopping rampant, massive structure, booming soon feature ski slopes, like the neighboring Dubai has already done. All this enthusiasm for modernity contrasts sharply with the nearby Heritage Village, which under the huge flag (flag pole) of the United reconstructs a typical Bedouin village.
Abu Dhabi is expanding and is constantly enriched by new construction projects, the cranes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi seem to be in constant competition to prove which city is growing more tutmultuosa. The new projects are investing on the neighboring islands, once a desert, but they will become world-class cultural sites. The island of happiness (see project), so is the translation of Saadiyat Island (Isla de Saadiyat) soon be welcoming the Guggenheim Museum, and certainly will be the grandest building in the series of Guggenheim museums.
Al Lulu Island is the second largest island in the strong growth of Abu Dhabi. Since the beginning of 2007 with hotels, restaurants, beautiful beaches, freshwater lakes and is a nice place where to escape from city traffic.
For us, the Italian island of Yas has become a flagship, however, thanks to the creation of the Ferrari World theme park, opened in October 2010, where under the auspices of the prancing horse Hi-tech park welcomes fans for motors an unforgettable experience. Here, the roller coaster Formula Red, with strong acceleration and a top speed record, you will experience the same sensations of a pony car. Also for this reason Abu Dhabi is part from 2009 of the circuit of Formula 1.
Originally posted 2012-07-25 13:44:31.