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34. Abu Dhabi – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Discover why Abu Dhabi in UAE ranked #34 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’. 

Population:

1.5 million

Best known for:

Its oil and its airline (Etihad).

Did you know?

The capital of the UAE is reinventing itself as a cultural hot spot, commissioning architectural giants to create world-best buildings.

Frank Gehry is set to create a new Guggenheim, Lord Norman Foster is working on the Zayed National Museum, which will feature 500 artefacts from the British Museum when it opens in 2016, and Jean Nouvel has designed Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open in January.

 

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This article appeared in issue 19

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