Monday, February 5, 2018


Abu Dhabi has changed a lot since my last visit in 2009.

"Really, Captain Obvious?", you might ask. But with recent infrastructure developments complete, and more in the works, Abu Dhabi is finally flexing its tourism muscles. The emirate's tourism masterplan - which for so long promised so much - is taking shape, making the city and the emirate's regions a seriously good, anything-but-average stopover option if you're travelling through this neck of the woods.

For years, the jewel in Abu Dhabi's crown was the remarkable Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - an astonishing expression of faith, a welcoming place of worship and, in 2016, TripAdvisor's second-most popular world landmark behind only Angkor Wat. For many still, it's worth a visit to Abu Dhabi just to spend time here.