Abu Dhabi Photo Gallery


I had the option of flying into Abu Dhabi first and leaving from Dubai, which would save a one-way long-distance bus trip. But with the prospect of hauling my luggage around town on the first day, and the possibility of not surviving a daytime continuation of my red-eye flight, I opted to base myself in Dubai and doing a day trip to Abu Dhabi instead.

After all, Abu Dhabi is only a 2-hour bus ride from Dubai.

While not as flashy as Dubai, Abu Dhabi has, in recent years, tried to diversify away from oil and into tourism. But much of it is still under construction outside the downtown core, and getting around remains difficult unless you like to ride taxis all day.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

City Centre

Breakwater & Heritage Village

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