We're always on the lookout for up-and-coming holiday destinations and think Abu Dhabi has the credentials for a sunshine city break without the crowds.
The emirate boasts beautiful untouched beaches, striking skyscrapers and state-of-the-art attractions. It's glamorous and luxurious - but not in a showy way like its neighbour Dubai.
Abu Dhabi is turning itself into a centre for arts and culture with the likes of the Guggenheim and Louvre in construction. But what we love most is that there's something for everyone.
Adventurers can go kayaking in the mangroves, shopaholics will love the unique markets and foodies won't want to miss Friday brunch.
Relaxed and cool while exuberant and wild, the Middle Eastern city is where you can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, reach 150mph on the world's fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World and sip high tea 300 metres above at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
Whether you'd like to splash out on a no-expense-spared getaway or enjoy an affordable escape in the sun, we've selected a few of the best things to see and do in Abu Dhabi...
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