Corniche and Breakwater in Abu Dhabi – Cultural wonderlands of the Arabian Desert

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Abu Dhabi is an exciting emirate out of the UAE’s seven. Over the past couple decades, it has seen extensive development that has made it one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Visitors to this fascinating metropolis should check into the array of fine Abu Dhabi beach hotels that guarantees a blissful experience in the desert for all guests. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is the ideal Abu Dhabi resort that delivers stylish, comfortable interiors and 5-star service for all its visitors – a perfect oasis to sink into after a day of shopping and sightseeing. The Corniche walkway is Abu Dhabi’s primary thoroughfare and features a range of attractions to draw visitors in. It is a 6km walking path along the city’s beautiful waterfront that has seen gorgeous landscaping which boasts lawns and fountains down the length of the walkway. It has gained fame as a popular workout and leisure spot for both tourists and locals, as it features a cycling track, running track, volleyball court, kids’ play area, swimming areas and picnic tables. The Breakwater is another cultural hotspot located close by, offering a range of malls and restaurants for some quality retail therapy. Marina Mall is the city’s most popular shopping outlet and features everything from high-end fashion to high street fashion. And when you’re done buying up a storm, sample the delicacies from the range of restaurants onsite that feature delicious local and international cuisine. Another great feature near Breakwater that overlooks the Corniche is the Heritage Village, which provides an intriguing glimpse into Abu Dhabi’s Bedouin past before the discovery of oil changed its cultural makeup. It features a reconstructed desert campsite, with tents made of goats hair as well as a campfire with steaming coffee pots on top. The village also includes replicas of mud-brick houses, an old well and irrigation system, old fishing villages and even a traditional souk, which is a bazaar. Visitors will also be intrigued at the craftspersons plying their wares at a range of trades that include metalwork, weaving and pottery. Do not forget to visit the mini-museum, which features artefacts such as weapons, jewellery, weapons and coffee pots, for a complete experience. So the next time your travels take you to Abu Dhabi, check out the Breakwater and Corniche to enhance your next

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