The walls breathe the desert ways but not at the expense of five-star trappings, writes Rob McFarland.
Winsor Dobbin dons his napkin for the culinary flavour of the month, the United Arab Emirates.
The business class of Abu Dhabi's airline put to the test.
Michelle Wranik charts the rivalry between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Sarah Thomas opens the door to the best room in town: the penthouse.
Kendall Hill rises early for a taste of coffee and figs, palaces and souks, all set in a desert of gold.
Abu Dhabi brings together a distinctive blend of East and West.
Abu Dhabi may be opulent, but its high rises only hint at what's still to come.
Its neighbour and rival in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, may be better known, but Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a high-profile tourism destination too. Home to the 'seven star' hotel, the Emirates Palace, the world's only Ferrari theme park (featuring the world's fastest roller-coaster) and with plans for both a Louvre and Guggenheim museum, Abu Dhabi is putting itself on the map for travellers.