Abu Dhabi

As I have lived in the UAE for several years (mainly Dubai), I have visited this capital city on various occasions and saw some of the unique attractions such as the Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Corniche/Marina waterfront area, Yas Island & Ferrari World, as well as the modern architecture all around.

I was also fortunate to attend many lively and colorful celebrations here such as the UAE’s National Day and New Year’s Eve (photos further below)

Let’s start with a collection of aerial photos from the many times I’ve flown here, showing the city’s beautiful setting among colorful its islands and mangroves:

Various scenes of the main business districts and iconic buildings around town

Abu Dhabi’s famous Eastern Mangrove Park — a great place to relax in afternoon/evening times

Some pictures from around the Marina and waterfront area during sunset time

Exploring thr lavish Emirate Palace hotel

Visiting the colorful and opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Some scenes from Yas Island with its many hotels & attractions

Attending the UAE’s National Day celebrations on Dec. 2nd (2016)

Some newer aerial views of the entire city and island clusters