Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the fastest developing capital cities on earth. Ideally placed at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe, it is a city with a proud heritage and a growing reputation for the delivery of bold, ambitious and successful world-class projects of international distinction. Home to a diverse and dynamic population, Abu Dhabi has earned its place on the world map.
Ariel Shot, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi has been ranked as one of the top two cities in the Middle East for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living City Rankings, 2009), with the vibrant global capital bursting with dazzling business and leisure facilities that include a state-of-the-art convention centre, luxurious hotels, spas, designer golf courses, theatres and, very soon, some of the world’s most famous museums. In fact, long-time investors, including a wide range of multinational companies from across the globe, have maintained operations in the Emirate for decades.
Water sports, nightlife and rich cultural offerings from the Emirate’s culture authority ensure that there is an endless choice of activities for the entire family, as well as for university students, recent graduates and young couples. Plays, symphonies, film festivals, open-air and indoor concerts, art exhibitions and more give a small taste of the effervescent lifestyle available in Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi The city’s vibrant intellectual life is anchored by some of the world’s most respected art and academic institutions. Both the Louvre and the Guggenheim museums are opening architecturally stunning branches in the city. New York University, Paris-Sorbonne and INSEAD business schools operate full-fledged campuses in the city. In cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masdar launched the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the first graduate-level research-focused university dedicated to teaching and research in renewable energy and sustainable technologies.