Abu Dhabi

Bringing Abu Dhabi Into Focus

How one home-grown photographer is capturing the soul of the glittering emirate.

By Peter Schlesinger

Building on Tradition

Impressively high and intricately decorated, modern skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi merge contemporary architecture with Islamic influences.

By BBC + Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Hammam Heritage

How an ancient Arabian bathing ritual became the spa treatment de rigueur.

By BBC + Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Abu Dhabi’s Gilded Dreams

Less flashy than Dubai, yet packed with activities for those seeking the high life, Abu Dhabi is the epicurean, cultural and artisanal epicenter of the region.

By Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Songs of the Desert

The performing arts scene in Abu Dhabi is undergoing a transformation as the country—in part to step out of Dubai’s shadow—builds itself up as the cultural gem of the United Arab Emirates.

By Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rare Notes: Abu Dhabi Perfumes

Despite being home to the best global luxury brands, demand for traditional Arabian perfumes and oils such as oud, attars and mukhallats remains strong among Emirati men and women.

By Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Culinary Crossroads

With a vibrant restaurant scene offering cuisine from around the world, Abu Dhabi is a bubbling crucible of epicurean creations, recipes and flavors.

By Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Aviaries of Abu Dhabi

Amidst the glistening skyscrapers, falconries still rule the roost in Abu Dhabi.

By Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
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