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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Abu Dhabi nights: 7 best things to do from dining to clubs

(CNN) — As home to some of the most epic tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the go-to destination for visitors who want to enjoy a more genteel pace than its flashier neighbor, Dubai. That aside, the UAE’s charming capital still packs a travel punch and is abuzz with activity, especially […]

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Abu Dhabi architecture delivers extreme surprises

Editor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — From its Bedouin past as a modest fishing and pearl diving port to the discovery and production of oil, […]

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Abu Dhabi’s best things to do on or near water

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) — With more than 200 islands, stretches of quiet beaches and nearly eternal sunshine, Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer water lovers. Families […]

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi: Learn its secrets

Editor’s Note — 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) — It’s Abu Dhabi‘s star attraction, attracting millions each year, yet despite the footfall, there’s a wonderful air of calm […]

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