Looking for an exotic and glamorous getaway unlike any on earth? Follow in the stilettos of the Sex and the City gals and hop a flight to the over-the-top oasis of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This is a land where falcons have passports, deserts have ice spas, and camels have beauty pageants (for real). From sunbathing on the Arabian Gulf to five-star camel treks in the Empty Quarter, and from shopping for Chanel in immaculate malls to sipping high tea next to sheiks and the Formula 1 race set, Abu Dhabi is a must-do for any glittering passport book. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Dazzling white Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has 82 domes and a huge, hand-knotted carpet. Female tourists can cover up in a mosque-provided abaya.
Look at life in a reconstructed desert village at Heritage Village. Watch Arab craftsmen at work, see a tent made of goat hair and take home spices.
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Strap into a car modeled on a Formula One racer at Ferrari World. The scary, speedy roller coaster is just one ride at the mega-attraction.
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Beans, garlic and other things that can cause 'jet bloating.'
It may sound odd, but Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Hospital (the world’s largest) wins rave reviews for up-close looks at care for the hunting birds.
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Stretch out on pristine sand at Saadiyat Beach. The island of the same name is planned as a cultural hub, with a branch of the Louvre coming.
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