Sightseers: When you come to Abu Dhabi, you have to tick off the top sights. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is an architectural marvel, whether you come to admire its 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers or walk on the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. Other highlights include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which showcases the finest masterpieces from Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Gauguin and Pollock. And when you need a change of pace, Ferrari World should be your go-to, with its super speedy rides inspired by Formula One racing.
Big-spenders: Much like its neighbour Dubai, Abu Dhabi doesn’t scrimp on luxury. The hotels here are easy on the eye, as are its malls. The man-made Yas Island is where you’ll find the city’s most high-end hotels, usually fronted by a blanket of white sand.
Formula One fans: Home to Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, you don’t even have to attend the main event to experience the buzz. Just being here during race weekend is exciting with celebrations right across the city.