Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of its population, which is projected to rise by 28% between 2015 and 2018. Home to 2.6 million residents, Abu Dhabi’s population continues to grow on account of the increased number of expats seeking opportunities availed through Abu Dhabi’s developmental needs.

Abu Dhabi is witnessing rapid transformation through infrastructural development and urbanisation, with the city at the pinnacle of political, industrial, commercial and cultural activity. Offering a remarkable juxtaposition of ancient Arabic cultural heritage and western cosmopolitan influence, Abu Dhabi city and the emirate at large attracts visitors from the region and beyond for trade ventures and leisure based activities.

Culture and Lifestyle

Abu Dhabi exhibits an eclectic mix of the old and new, with the combination of diverse western influence and authentic local Islamic heritage.

Abu Dhabi is an appealing destination for vacationers, with an impressive array of leisure, lifestyle facilities and tourist attractions. From contemporary malls housing the most elite local and international retail brands and authentic restaurants, to more traditional souks and promenades that showcase the artistic and culturally inspired products, the city offers shopping and culinary delights for the most discerning and adventurous tastes. The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the stand out Corniche Beach for beachgoers, Yas Marina Circuit for Formula 1 and Yas Waterworld are all examples of the wide range of attractions that lure visitors to Abu Dhabi.