Emirate of Abu Dhabi Attractions
Abu Dhabi is a modern city, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the center of government and business life in the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates and the most populated. Headquarters of the emirates oil companies and embassies are based in Abu Dhabi. The oil wealth in Abu Dhabi encourages a healthy trade and commerce atmosphere for many industries outside of the oil industry.Abu Dhabi offers year-round sunshine, many of the local residents leave the city for cooler climates in July and August so the best time to visit is Spring or Fall. Large gardens, parks and green boulevards are found among the mirrored buildings and cosmopolitan high-rises.Several of the highlights when visiting Abu Dhabi are the Al Hosn Palace or Old Fort and the Cultural Foundation consisting of the National Archives, the National Library and the Institute of Culture and Art.
Liwa Oasis, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Liwa Oasis is a settlement in southern Abu Dhabi. It is noted for date farming and one of the largest dunes in the world. Each year is it the site of the Liwa festival featuring camel and offroad racing.
Jebel Hafeet Mountain
Jebel Hafeet Mountain is a popular tourist attraction in the United Arab Emirates. Spanning the border with Oman and southeast of the city of Dubai, Hafeet Mountain is a major landmark.The road is 13 kilometers long and is cut into the Jebel Hafeet Mountain as it winds its way to the summit. Sixty corners and a smooth surface make for an ideal day trip to the top, which offers magnificent views of the surrounding area.A surprising sight off Hafeet Mountain Road is the hot springs. The lakes of water are a welcome respite amid the arid mountain and desert setting.
Green Mubazzarah, at the foot of Jebel Hafeet, offers picnic areas, thermal baths, bird watching opportunities, and outdoor thermal springs. Visitors can rent chalets or pitch tents at the base before starting their climb upwards.