A cluster of nations fertile in energy resources, the United Arab Emirates is located between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The amalgamation of seven states creates this Republic. Many ethnicities and races have made this area their own home with society, businesses and economies prospering. Remarkable development landmarks have been witnessed in the last decade resulting in a thriving populace.
The discovery of oil in the emirate known as Abu Dhabi has resulted in impressive progression of the nation and is today reckoned as one of the leading oil suppliers in the world. Since independence from its British rulers in the early 1970s, the country has developed with ultra-modern skyscrapers and other infrastructural development that have helped to create a cosmopolitan city.
Abu Dhabi is also home to several attractions for visitors. These include the Hajar Mountain which provides picturesque views, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Grand Mosque considered an architectural masterpiece and the Heritage Village offering an insight into the Bedouin lifestyle. Tourists will be also pleased by the stunning sand dunes and the pristine beaches which provide a tropical haven.
Located along the western coast of the island is a stunning attraction known as Al Bateen is the Bateen Shipyard. It is an iconic landmark among the significant attractions in Abu Dhabi as it depicts the ancient and traditional art of Arabic boat making. Heralded by many as being the archaic of shipyards in the nation, visitors can view craftsmen use old fashion techniques to mould and create dhows, the Arabic sailing vessel.
Using large planks, the skilled carpenters create these vessels without the use of any modern devices or practices. Ship building and the construction that is applicable for each craft can be viewed in its entirety. These handcrafted dhows are also used by some Abu Dhabi fishermen for catching of seafood including prawns.
Building the traditional dhows is an art that has been handed down one generation to another. Thus the atmosphere at the Al Bateen Shipyard exudes conventional boat building and visitors are encouraged to experience this truly distinct art form.
An Abu Dhabi Hotel offering incredible luxurious surroundings is the Grand Millennium Al Wahda. Opulent décor yet tastefully designed interiors provide a palatial abode. Among the many Abu Dhabi luxury hotels located in the emirate, the Grand Millennium Al Wahda is noted for its splendor and guests will be delighted in its features.