Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the fastest growing hub of culture and business in the Gulf. From housing the world’s largest handwoven carpet and fastest rollercoaster to the largest cluster of cultural buildings in the 21st century, Abu Dhabi has evolved from being a simple fishing village to a luxurious metropolis in just half a century. Dotted with elaborate architecture, some of the world's best hotels, high-end restaurants, and the biggest shopping malls, the UAE's largest emirate is perfectly suited to the needs of the well-heeled traveller. And the best part? The Abu Dhabi lifestyle is laid-back, offering travellers a chance to really relax and get a sense of the local culture.
If you're planning a trip to Abu Dhabi, here are 10 experiences you absolutely cannot miss during your trip: