Abu Dhabi also known as the Father of the Gazelle or capital of the United Arab Emirates is the largest and the most cosmopolitan amongst the seven emirates. With many an astonishingly constructive and architectural genius of landmarks this is one of the most sought after tourist destinations on a global context.
The abundance of greener for a desert country is sure to be the first thing to capture the visiting tourist by surprise for the city is home to a large number of spell bounding gardens and parks amongst which Khalifa Park stands paramount.
One thing that is bound to surprise first time visitors (and maybe even those who have been here before) is the abundance of greenery. For a city situated in a desert region, one can find an amazing number of parks and gardens. In fact, the density of foliage here rivals those found in cities established in much friendlier climes. Visiting a park is a terrific way to spend a lazy afternoon, and while there are many places to choose from, Khalifa Park is definitely one of the best options. Located on the Eastern Ring Road, this park consists of a maritime museum which is a journey of tracing the history of Abu Dhabi from pre historic to present times and another must visit is the Time Tunnel. This Time capsule ride is the only word that can best describe this experience of taking you back into the discovering of oil, the reason for the staggering development of a low keyed city in to a world phenomenal.