Abu Dhabi‘s fascinating cultural identity and its treasure trove of family-friendly, fun things to do are proving a powerful lure.
Kelly Slater has surfed here. Gabriel Medina, too. And Sally Fitzgibbons has shown the locals how it's done.
There is a moment, easily identifiable, when this all starts to feel very real.
Magnificent, though likely a once-in-a-lifetime indulgence for this traveller.
Getting away from it all in Abu Dhabi means hitting the dunes.
The seat, the service, the food, the wine and that amazing lounge with its selection of top-class spirits add up to a superlative experience.
In the world's most unusual waiting room, you won't hear a squawk from the patients.
Etihad's 777 business class seats are good, but when you switch over to the airline's Dreamliner the difference is noticeable.