The United Arab Emirates offers sun-starved northern Europeans that most precious of commodities: all but guaranteed sunshine, but also an ever-increasing amount of activities to enjoy under that sun. The tiny Emirate of Dubai lead that particular charge, and has seen a seismic shift in growth over the past 30 or so years, and it is now an archetypal winter sun holiday destination. Abu Dhabi - the largest emirate - watched and took more than a few notes during neighbouring Dubai's meteoric rise. So what does their strategy involve? Well, for starters, far more emphasis on culture. Yes, there are plenty of shopping malls flogging luxury goods,
just as in Dubai, but also immaculate architecture such as an outpost of the Louvre, a spanking new mosque that cost a cool $545 million and the (hopefully) soon to open Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The good news is that Abu Dhabi has even more to offer the luxury traveller, from cultural attractions to some extremely beautiful (and entirely natural) landscapes, from offshore islands to the dunes of the Empty Quarter, making it another great short(ish) haul winter sun destination.

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The whole journey was seamless. Very efficient and I would definitely use Original Travel again and recommend them to friends. The flights and hotel were excellent and any problems were checked out before arrival to make sure everything ran smoothly. It did
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