SOMETIMES friends will tell me the details of their dreams. These are almost always less interesting than they think they are.
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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.