Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and of the homonym emirate. The city is located on an island with a triangular shape, 16 km lomng and 10km wide its widest point, very close to the mainland. Abu Dhabi has 921000 inhabitants and is a very modern city, with practically no historic core worth mentioning (the city was a simple fishing village a few decaedes ago). It's essentially a collection of modern buildings and skyscrapers, with wide, multiple lane streets laid out in a grid pattern. It's one of the greener cities in the United Arab Emirates, as it contains many parks and other green areas. Except for the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, Abu Dhabi has no tourist attractions worth mentioning. At the northwestern end there is a nice Corniche road with a pleasant waterfront promenade and beaches. A number of museum are currently being built on Saadiyat island, adjacent to Abu Dhabi. The skyline of Abu Dhabi is still changing, as new skyscrapers are being added on the western end of the Corniche road. Despite its efforts to diversify the economy and boost tourism, Abu Dhabi is a relatively expensive place for tourists with little to offer in terms of attractions and recreation activities.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque photo gallery  - 42 pictures of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Urban centre photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Urban centre
Around the corniche photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Around the corniche
West corniche photo gallery  - 23 pictures of West corniche
42 photos of the beautiful white Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
22 photos of the urban centre of Abu Dhabi, which consists of modern buildings
21 photos of the Corniche, the waterfront area of Abu Dhabi with a pleasant seaside promenade and beaches
23 photos of the southwestern end of the Corniche, the most prominent district of Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat island photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Saadiyat island
Skylines photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Skylines
14 photos of Saadiyat, a large sandy island north of Abu Dhabi with beaches and museums
7 photos of skylines of Abu Dhabi
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
15 miscellaneous photos of Abu Dhabi
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