Out & About
EVENTS SUCH as WordSkills, the World Diabetes Congress, the World Cargo Symposium and the World Energy Congress will inevitably bring large swathes of visitors to the city over the coming years, an indictment of the appeal that Abu Dhabi now has within the business fraternity.
For each visiting individual however, the city of Abu Dhabi offers a whole lot more than business acumen and vast expo floors. When addressing the ‘vacation’ part of ‘bizcation’, a diverse and multicultural plethora of sights and activities await. As home to a number of cultural institutions, any notion of it being a solely modern city is cast aside, however, it is still fair to say that the overall appeal of Abu Dhabi veers more towards a younger demographic of visitor. Cuisine is geared towards the experimental and the ‘give it a try’ sect of tourist, with most international options catered for, and while the sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated, it’s probably best to stay sober while experiencing its numerous sport and leisure facilities anyway.
The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, Yas Links Golf Club,
Wadi Adventure, and Ferrari World all provide athletic and adrenaline pumping ways to enjoy your time outside of the boardroom or expo centre, while Emirates Tours and Safari LLC, Zaya Nurai Island, and Yas Island all present opportunities to get out into nature.
Numerous souks and malls facilitate any visiting shopaholics, and coming back full circle to a more cultural pursuit; the 2017 unveiling of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to birth one of the Middle East’s most spectacular museums.