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Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is dominated by high-rise buildings with distinctive shapes and wide boulevards. Abu Dhabi was founded around the middle of the 18th century by the nomadic tribe of Bani Yas.
Huge airport with many shops, cafes, and benches. Can you, however, shop for six hours in a row? Lets answer this important question: Be bored at airport chairs, or set off for a night minitrip in the city? I am for the second option. If adventure then from very beginning. A vacation is about journey. We set off from the airport to Dubai.
Jeeps were great. First, we were just roaming on the road for half an hour and then headed to the desert. We released some air from the tires so the car wouldn’t jump so much. In a moments notice we were driving down the dunes like we were skiing and not sitting in the car. On dunes’ edges and then up and steeply down… Another dune even higher than the last one.
I am already looking to see the oasis. It is surrounded with a wall. Inside is the whole irrigation system – concrete channels. The place has high date palm. More than 120 palm species are in the Emirates, only 20 of them, however, have edible fruits. Their fruits are used often as animal fodder.
Today I am about to visit Al Ain oasis. Its name means “a spring”. After my journey to the second largest city of the Abu Dhabi emirate, I pass by couple of camel race tracks. These used to be some very popular races.
It is hard to record what was happening, there was so much. I am traveling again. This time I am about to enjoy the panorama in the luxurious seven star hotel Emirates Palace. Dubai has a fabulous hotel Burj al Arab and Abu Dhabi wants to have a hotel of fairy tales as well. Dubai is reaching high height, the miracle in Abu Dhabi is massively long.
I go on to the district of Bastakiya. This neighborhood preserves the memory of old sea port of Dubai as there are typical Arab houses surrounded with high walls. Hopefully, they will manage to preserve these sights for next generations …
Climbing high to the sky is the tower of Babylon called Burj Khalifa. The tower reaches up to 828 meters, vain shopping culture in huge shopping malls, the symbol of greed, avarice, gluttony, pride, and extravagant consumerism…
A city that faces hot temperatures typical for the Persian Gulf area and desert. Abu Dhabi is a great example of power of vast capital of the United Arab Emirates.
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