Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates with around 2.4 million inhabitants. The largest cities in the emirate include Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Madinat Zayed, Ruwais, Mirfa, Liwa Oasis and Ghayathi.

The city of Abu Dhabi, with around 1.6 million inhabitants, is the capital of the emirate of the same name and of the United Arab Emirates. The city center is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, which is connected to the mainland by three bridges. The city area also includes several islands, such as Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.

Due to its rapid growth and its almost eight kilometer long impressive coastal road, Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern and richest cities in the world.

Abu Dhabi's most important economic sector is oil and gas production; the emirate owns around 10% of all world oil reserves. Another important source of income is the constantly increasing tourism.

The city's most important sights include the large Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the luxury Emirates Palace hotel - one of the most expensive hotels in the world in terms of construction costs, the Qasr Al-Hosn fort, the beach and the skyscrapers on the coastal road, the Ferrari World theme park, the Louvre Museum, the Abu Dhabi Capital Gate, the mangrove bay in the Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park, the Heritage Village, the Yas Marina Circuit - host of the last race of the Formula 1 season, the Saadiyat Cultural Island, the Yas Waterworld, the ADNEC exhibition center, the Etihad Towers, the Umm Al Emarat Park, the Aldar building, the Saadiyat Beach, the Yas Marina, the Emirates Park Zoo, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, the Al-Maqtaa Bridge and various shopping centers.

Due to its proximity to Dubai, I have of course been to Abu Dhabi countless times. The city center is about 75 minutes drive from Dubai and is incredibly modern and very impressive. From almost every point in Abu Dhabi, you can somehow see the water. The highlights are of course the huge mosque and the impressive Emirates Palace Hotel.