Discover Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, a mesmerizing blend of
tradition and modernity.

Nestled on the Persian Gulf, this vibrant city boasts iconic skyscrapers, opulent shopping malls, and luxurious resorts set against the backdrop of a rich cultural heritage. With its stunning beaches, thriving arts scene, and a commitment to sustainable development, Abu Dhabi stands as a symbol of Arabian hospitality and global innovation.

As you prepare to dive into the transformative atmosphere of the GXT 2024, allow us to introduce you to this enchanting city.

Three must see places in Abu Dhabi

Thanks to its geographically diverse scenery and rich culture and history, the emirate is a dream to explore. Enjoy exquisite desert sunsets in the Empty Quarter, get up close and personal to wonderous wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island, kayak through mangrove forests, marvel at ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites and wander beneath palm trees in centuries-old oases.


Step inside the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, this art lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. From the moment this iconic museum opened its doors in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi art scene elevated to a global scale, implanting a strong sense of pride in locals and residents alike.


When you enter Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, you will understand why it is such a special place. Here, people from all walks of life come together to take in the architecture’s beauty and gain a deeper understanding of religion and culture in the United Arab Emirates. The mosque is one of the world’s largest and was the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the Founding Father of the UAE. He envisaged the creation of a welcoming and cultural haven that inspires people from all backgrounds.


In a city like Abu Dhabi, where things are constantly evolving, there are some parts where time almost stands still. Qasr Al Hosn is one of them. The city’s oldest standing structure is a commanding figure surrounded by Abu Dhabi’s glittering skyline, which, when you see it in person, is a beautiful juxtaposition of the past and present.Today, the Al Hosn palace has become the nation’s living memorial of a time long gone and a visual reflection of Abu Dhabi’s history.

Useful information about Abu Dhabi

Language and communication

The official language of the UAE is Arabic although English is widely spoken, especially in all hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions.

Time Zone and working hours

The UAE is four hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, formerly known as GMT) and there is no daylight saving.

Safety during your stay

Recognised as one of the safest cities on earth, Abu Dhabi’s virtually crime-free environment and well-organised emergency services will bring you peace of mind and a relaxing stay.

Public transport

Abu Dhabi has a well-planned road system and getting around the emirate is easy, with people often relying on landmarks to give directions.


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