Abu Dhabi has changed a lot currently. While almost all other city in the world lives under the fear of financial meltdown, Abu Dhabi's leaders hit recline on their luxury armchairs and ponder - where next to splash the cash? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consist of seven territories in which Abu Dhabi is the second largest and also the capital city. This city has an area of about 26,000 square miles and a population of approximately 1,500,000. The UAE capital spills onto the waters of the Persian Gulf and connects to Saadiyat Island. Abu Dhabi is itself an island.
Abu Dhabi has always been a prosperous commercial city. Before even discovering its almighty oil reserves, the city had a booming and lucrative pearl industry. You don't have to look hard to find out where those resources have been invested. Some of the world's tallest and most striking buildings scrape the reaches of a vivid and never-ending blue sky. These immense buildings house businesses ranging from mobile networking companies to national banks and classy hotels. Any businessman or woman's aspirations could only be given a hefty jolt of inspiration after peering down on top of the bustling city.
The 40 floor Investment Authority Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings. It reaches up to a height of 607 ft. The elegance of this particular building is evident at night as the organic curves are highlighted with lines of illumination. Copying the flowing shapes of desert sand dunes, the Investment Authority Tower is certainly a building to behold.
Other buildings of interest include The National Bank reaches 568 ft, Buynunah Hilton Tower, Etisalat Headquarters, Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Silver Tower and The Union National Bank Building. There are too many buildings of interest to list; the city is filled with gravity defying hotels and the offices Abu Dhabi builders create seem to be holding an architectural competition; the winner is whoever creates the most stunning and stylish building.
If heights terrify you then perhaps you should think of touring the Netherlands instead of Abu Dhabi. If you adore studying modernist architecture, touring the capital of the UAE should be an inspirational and jaw dropping experience. The governmental and financial capital makes the United Arab Emirates one of the world's most modern cities. A tourist or businessman or woman would equally enjoy the sights, and of course, the weather.