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Abu Dhabi Business Travel Guide - - Front Page -

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.

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