Jannah Burj Al Sarab - Al Zahiyah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The world's largest hand-loomed carpet, the fastest roller coaster, the highest high tea, the tower with the greatest lean, the largest cluster of cultural buildings of the 21st century – UAE capital Abu Dhabi isn't afraid to challenge world records. Welcome to an exciting city where nothing stands still…except perhaps the herons in its mangroves.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a modern miracle on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister city, Abu Dhabi now has its own skyline of starchitect-designed bridges and buildings, as well as a growing cluster of international museums and high-rise apartment blocks rising from the desert, making it an increasingly attractive place to live for both expats and Emiratis.
Abu Dhabi offers year-round sunshine, excellent beaches, a clean, safe environment and classy hotels and restaurants. Although the official language is Arabic, English is as widely spoken and visitors will have few communication difficulties. Transport is clean, cheap and efficient.
The country was founded as recently as 1971, and the pace of change has been swift, but not on the sometimes overwhelming scale of Dubai. This is still an Arab city in various stages of development, but one that has been well planned: several major projects on neighbouring islands such as Yas, Al Maryah and Saadiyat are currently taking shape and the skyline is beginning to resemble Manhattan’s. December 2015 is the anticipated opening date for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of five new museums currently planned; until then, exhibits from the Louvre and the Guggenheim’s new collections are being shown.
The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the very model of a modern Gulf petro-city: thoroughly contemporary, unashamedly wealthy and decidedly staid. The emirate’s lightning change from obscure fishing village into modern city-state within the past forty years is perhaps the most dramatic of all the stories of oil-driven transformation that dot the region, although locals have long prided themselves on the city’s more slow-paced and traditional lifestyle compared to Dubai, happy to live in the shadow of their upstart neighbour.
Things are changing, however, and recent years have seen the city increasingly competing for local bragging rights and making its own concerted bid for the global tourist and business dollar, with a string of landmark new mega-projects slowly taking shape across the city and a skyline now almost as upwardly mobile as Dubai’s own.
The city’s two standout attractions are the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the world’s largest and most extravagant places of Islamic worship, and the ultra-opulent Emirates Palace Hotel – while the spectacular new Abu Dhabi Louvre, hopefully open (or about to open) by the time you read this, promises to add further significant gloss to the city’s burgeoning tourist credentials. Other highlights include the memorable modern souk at the World Trade Center, the contrastingly traditional Heritage Village, offering superb views of the sweeping, skyscraper-lined Corniche, and the stunning modern developments gradually taking shape on Al Maryah and Al Reem islands.
Washington, D.C. (United States)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Departure: 12h 50m
Return: 14h 10m
€800* / person roundtrip
*Final price may be different and will be paid separately.
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Jannah Burj Al Sarab is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, just a 5- minute drive to the Corniche. Guests can enjoy the super fast WiFi throughout the entire hotel.
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a boutique gymnasium, both located on the rooftop, offering panoramic views of the Arabian gulf and the city; 1 all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine; a lobby lounge for a quick snack and beverage; a shisha lounge to relax in as well as a 24-hour in-room dining service.
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