Abu Dhabi

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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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Yas Island Links

Yas island is something of a miracle really. Up until 2006, Abu Dhabi’s playground island didn’t actually exist, but to answer the need for somewhere to develop tourism they simply created it.

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island

It’s 9pm and Luca Paltinieri Executive Chef of Felini, the signature restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, is teaching me a valuable lesson about Lambrusco in Abu Dhabi. “The bubbles disappear the minute the wine crosses the Italian border. Better you should drink Barolo.”

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Roasted camel meat gets Michelin star treatment in Abu Dhabi

Camel meat, traditionally eaten by Arabia’s desert dwellers, is undergoing something of a resurgence in Abu Dhabi. A camel meat burger has now found its way onto a menu at Emirates Palace – one of the world’s most opulent hotels – and a camel meat pizza is now the popular choice at the Olivia’s restaurant […]

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