Abu Dhabi has overtaken New York and Paris to become the world's second priciest city. You can still enjoy it on the cheap... Here's how
Take a free guided gander at the Sheikh Zayid Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Tours 10am, Sat-Thu
Public areas of the Emirates Palace Hotel act as galleries for world-class exhibitions.
Stroll the newly extended Corniche: walkways hug the coast, giving stunning views of the skyline and fiery sunsets.
Several hotels are free live music venues – check out Trader Vics at the Rotana, Tavern pub at the Sheraton Corniche or jazz at Hilton International.
The Cultural Foundation is the artistic centre of the city. Open daily
Head to the Corniche for annual dhow races (February), Red Bull Air Race (March), powerboat racing (November) and jet skiing (year round).
The National Auto Museum, on the road to Liwa Oasis, is one of the world’s most eclectic collections of vehicles; open 8am-5pm daily.