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Dominating the skyline of Abu Dhabi, the 82 domes at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque soar into the sky.
As you get closer to Liwa, the dunes start to rise and they are layered with stretches of green from the area’s timeless oases.
One example of Abu Dhabi’s rapid development is Al Mayrah Island, which is becoming another booming pocket of commerce and tourism.
As you complete the drive down the E-22 highway from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, terra cotta-hued sand dunes rise above the highway.
At the base of Jebel Hafeet is the Green Mubazzarah, a lush verdant area offering a sharp contrast to much of the desert in Abu Dhabi.
In the Middle East, the Hafeet Mountains between the Khatm al Shakla border crossing and Wadi Jizzi checkpoint is an incredible area to explore in Oman.
Spread across Abu Dhabi is a delightful collection of mosaics, mostly in pedestrian underpasses.
Imagine if goods and services, and of course people, could move freely from Kuwait to Muscat without the need for long truck hauls and expensive air travel.
Currently a festival is underway at Qasr al Hosn, which dates back to the 18th century and is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi.
Around Khor Kalba, in a remote corner of Sharjah on the United Arab Emirates’ east coast, wildlife is making an impressive comeback.
Many of the mangroves have disappeared as the United Arab Emirates witnesses stratospheric economic growth, but the government is making an effort to protect them, such as the ones in eastern Abu Dhabi.
An interesting look Abu Dhabi is the Mina Fish Market, which anchors the city’s corniche. One can view an aspect of family life--and overfishing.