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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi

There is no doubt Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is an exceptional golfing experience. And it’s not just the course design. Beautiful gazelles are everywhere.

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Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

Andy Mossack visits Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and thinks it might well be the best proper all-inclusive resort he’s ever experienced.

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Buddha Bar Beach, St Regis, Abu Dhabi

Come summer, when a brutal burning sun bears down on Abu Dhabi, folk retreat into the Buddha Bar’s lounges, sit on bar stools at the Sushi Bar or watch the robata chefs in action. Six evenings a week guest DJs spin chill tracks.

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Jumeirah Dar-al-Masyaf, Dubai

The key to Jumeirah Dar-Al-Masyaf is it gives you access to everything: the beach, the Wild Wadi Waterpark, gym, spa, theatre, over fifty restaurants and numerous shops – if that is what you want.

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Saba’a Restaurant, Al Seef, Dubai

So, Saba’a is more than a restaurant. It is an Arabian Banquet. Like Scheherazade, it tells a thousand and one stories of Arabian life.

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Insider guide to Al Seef, Dubai

As a reminder of Dubai in a quieter age, as a more authentic Arabian experience, Al Seef will draw in visitors who will would not normally visit brash and blingy Dubai.

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