The man who knows every sand dune in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — When Salam Almazrouei was a boy, he and his […]

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Ezba experience: A magical glimpse into the private life of Abu Dhabi’s Emiratis

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. (CNN) — While modern Abu Dhabi can be defined by a space-age skyline and gigantic […]

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The forest growing in the world’s hottest sea

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — An intensely salty sea which warms to planet-beating temperatures […]

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How Abu Dhabi became the world’s hottest cycling city

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Cycling vacations usually conjure up images of pedaling across the French […]

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Abu Dhabi Fossil Dunes: A frozen landscape created by climate change

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Drive an hour or so southeast out of the […]

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Abu Dhabi archaeology: The ancient wonders found in the Arabian desert

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. (CNN) — The UAE may have only just celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence but […]

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Inside the world’s biggest falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — A large white SUV pulls up outside a hospital. An anxious-looking man lifts the patient from her seat and carries her into […]

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Qasr Al Sarab: Abu Dhabi’s hottest hotel

(CNN) — Inside its grounds, the Qasr Al Sarab hotel has all you’d expect from a high-class UAE resort — luxury villas, private pools, top-notch restaurants and a fully equipped spa. Beyond the walls, it’s got one feature that few others can match — sheer beautiful nothingness. That’s because the Qasr sits perched on the […]

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Al Ain: A cool day trip from Abu Dhabi

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — To buy a camel in Abu Dhabi, the place to go is Ikea. Not because the Swedish furniture giant is now retailing […]

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Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi spends hefty sum on upkeep of gold

(CNN) — With a $3 billion price tag, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi was said to be the most expensive hotel to have been built when it opened in 2005. Its hallways, rooms and lobbies feature more than 1,000 Swarovski chandeliers, which bring to light the palace’s iconic golden ceilings, according to the palace. […]

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