It takes about an hour and 20 minutes to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. At least that’s how long it takes me. I’m sure 90% of the UAE’s population is able to do it in about an hour travelling at the official speed limit of 140 kmph, but travelling even at 120 kmph, is more than enough to test my nerves and I’m happy to trundle along at what feels like snails pace knowing I’ve got some chance of arriving in one piece.
Abu Dhabi is a modern metropolis with inspiring architecture that creates stunning skyline. The capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is stepping up its game as a major tourist destination and now rivals itself with its more brash and better well known neighbour, Dubai. With some amazing sites, such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Louvre, Qasr Hosn and the newly opened Qasr Al Watan, what it lacks in glitz and glam, it makes up for in style and class.