The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of a kind key area, flanking the Gulf of Oman and overlooking the southern way to deal with the Strait of Hormuz, an indispensable travel point for world oil.

The economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in the Arab world (after the Economy of Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $407.52 billion in 2022 (nominal).

About 96% of the country’s roughly 100 billion barrels of proven oil reserves are located in Abu Dhabi, ranking number six worldwide.


Sofitel Abu Dhabi

An iconic luxury business hotel located in the prime district of Abu Dhabi centre.

Bab Al Qasr Hotel

With one of the capital's largest private beaches, a sumptuous Moroccan Spa and ultra-modern gym

Khalidiya Palace

Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf Sea and conveniently located near the breath-taking Presidential Palace

Yas Island

Yas Island features a unique design, set half on land and half on water. It offers multiple dining and lounge venues, modern rooms.



Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place over 58 laps of the 5.281-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island on Sunday, November 26.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Past visitors will encourage you to take one of the free guided tours. Experts will guide your eyes and ears to details some may usually miss, like the gold-leaf calligraphy which encircles the hollows of the mosque’s remarkable 82 domes.

Make a second trip to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque when the sun goes down to witness the whole facade light up with even more majesty. Combining your evening trip with a visit to the poignant Wahat Al Karama memorial and dinner in the Al Qana district is highly recommended.

COP28 UAE - The climate change conference

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Qasr Al Sarab

Savour the finest Emirati hospitality

Use the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab resort as your base to discover the Empty Quarter.


Etihad Airways

This is the national airline of the UAE and the second-largest airline in the country.

British Airways

British Airways is a global airline, bringing people, places and diverse cultures closer together for more than 100 years.


Emirates connects the world to, and through, our global hub in Dubai. We operate modern, efficient and comfortable aircraft.