Wednesday, 21 December 2011

General Impressions of Abu Dhabi – A modern city with culture

Abu Dhabi is a city and Emirate under full expansion. The local population holds on to its cultural heritage and religion. All over the city, you see beautiful mosques and Arabic symbols like tea pots. We found the classical mosques with their minarets which blend in with the modern buildings very special. Many skyscrapers dominate the new beach line of Abu Dhabi. The architecture of the modern towers is just stunning. It looks like a competition for the most original or prestigious concept. Talking about prestige, on the Al Ras Al Akhdar beach, they built a 3 billion dollar hotel called Emirates Palace. The best views of the hotel can be seen from the Breakwater Island on the side of the Marina Mall. Just like in Dubai, there is a construction fury in the Emirate. With the financial crisis, the new property demand for tourism and new businesses has however dropped. Let’s hope it picks up again during 2012 so that these amazing Emirates can impress us even more.

Abu Dhabi is een stad in volle expansie. De lokale bevolking houdt zich vast aan hun cultureel erfgoed en godsdienst. Overal in de stad zie je mooie moskeeën en Arabische symbolen zoals theepotten. We vonden de klassieke minaretten die samensmelten in het landschap van moderne gebouwen zeer fascinerend. Vele wolkenkrabbers domineren de kustlijn van het nieuwe Abu Dhabi. De architectuur van deze gebouwen is gewoon verbluffend. Het lijkt wel een competitie voor de meest originele en prestigieuze concepten. Over prestige gesproken, op het Al Ras Al Akhdar strand, heeft men het Emirates Palace hotel gebouwd voor een bedrag van 3 miljard dollar. Het beste zicht op het hotel kan je aanschouwen van op Breakwater eiland, langs de kant van de Marina Mall. Juist zoals in Dubai, heerst er hier een bouwwoede. Door de Financiële crisis is de vraag naar nieuwe gebouwen voor het toerisme en de uitbreiding van het economisch leven gedaald. Laat ons hopen dat er verbetering komt in 2012 zodat de Emiraten ons nog meer kunnen verbazen..

General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
General Impressions Abu Dhabi
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8 comments:

  1. Welcome back in Europe and thank you very much for the beautiful photos from the Arabian world. Very interesting.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  2. The water is so blue and beautiful. And I have never seen architecture like this, even right on the highway!

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  3. Wow such a beautiful photo of some beautiful place in Abu Dhabi. thank you for sharing this wonderful experience of traveling.
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  4. prachtige fotografie en interessante post

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  5. I love the colours in the first picture! and again some big tea pots:-)))

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  7. All those buildings really look great. Their designs were really the first of its kind. Marvelous.

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