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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Abu Dhabi


Location - Middle East; Capital - Abu Dhabi; Population - 5 million; Currency - UAE Dirham MORE UAE - DUBAI

I took a bus from Muscat to the border town of Al-Ain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in November 2004.

 

uaenoteThe UAE Dirham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu4The camel souq at Al-Ain

 

 

abu3The sellers each have their own pen at the camel market - Al-Ain

 

 

abu1Jebel Hafit mountain is 1160 metres high, Al-Ain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu519th century Jahili Fort, Al-Ain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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abu6The Eastern Fort in Al-Ain is now a museum

 

 

abu7Date palms in the Al-Ain oasis

 

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abu9Coffeepot roundabout, Al-Ain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu11The dhow wharf at Abu Dhabi

 

 

abu13View of the city from the dhow wharf, Abu Dhabi

 

 

abu12An image of Sheikh Zayed, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of UAE, died in 2004 - Abu Dhabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu14The old souq area, Abu Dhabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu15Attab Fort sits in the Liwa Oasis in Attab

 

 

abu16Attab Fort

 

 

abu18Sand dunes on the edge of the huge Empty Quarter, which stretches south through Saudi Arabia to Yemen - Attab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu19Sheikh Zayed's palace at Mizaira'a, in the Liwa Oasis region

 

 

abu21Driving into the Empty Quarter near Mizaira'a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu22Sitting on the sand dunes, Empty Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abu23With Siobhain and Emma in the Empty Quarter

 

 

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LINKS

www.abudhabitourism.ae - Abu Dhabi tourist board

www.visitabudhabi.ae

www.emirates.org - guide to the United Arab Emirates

www.government.ae - government guide to the Emirates

 

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