Taking a long haul flight? Why not break your journey and enjoy an affordable mini holiday on the way? Amanda Phelan visits two desert cities.
Is there any oasis, anywhere, more beautiful or luxurious than this?
Abu Dhabi has a wealth of architectural wonders and more are waiting in the wings.
Impressive entertainment options, good meals and professional flight attendants make this service great.
A new concept in transit hotels, apparently designed 'by travellers for travellers'.
Our entire two-kilometre ride takes just 92 seconds, and I've never felt more nauseous in my life.
Diving, wild animals, luxury accommodation: take a magic carpet ride to an exotic Arab escape.
Most visitors head to luxury restaurants and miss out on one of the best food experiences on offer.
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.