Visiting ABU DHABI
Whether you’re participating in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, covering the event for the media, or joining the growing number of tourists from around the world, Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates have much to offer.
From warm hospitality and impressive skylines to relaxing beaches, peaceful oases, ancient forts, and spectacular desert scenery, Abu Dhabi emerges as a vibrant cosmopolitan destination—a versatile land full of surprises where business, leisure, and sports reach excellence.
Splendid hotels and resorts provide a luxurious year-round base for sun-worshippers. Traditional souks and modern malls create a shopper’s paradise, while the desert presents marvelous opportunities for off-road adventure tours by 4WD and camel. You don’t need to be a World Championship driver or rider to experience the thrills of the desert!
Known as the sporting capital of the Middle East
Known as the sporting capital of the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates offers a world-class stage for sports events, including the Etihad Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Tennis Open, the UAE Cycling Tour, renowned golf courses, horse and powerboat racing, and much more, making Abu Dhabi one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations globally.
Situated at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Abu Dhabi is an exotic, cosmopolitan destination. It enjoys award-winning air travel facilities and is served by most international airlines, including its flag carrier, Etihad Airways (with Emirates Airlines’ and Fly Dubai’s hubs just an hour away).
As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the gorgeous archipelago called Abu Dhabi offers a mix of ancient history, rich culture and heritage, stunning nature, high-end luxury, surprising wildlife, family-friendly adventure, and world-class shopping—all in a welcoming atmosphere. From world-leading architecture to historic wind towers, the contrasts are constantly stimulating and entertaining.
The wonders of the UAE
Characterized by endless hours of sunshine, the climate is at its best around the time of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, sending its mighty international assembly of man and machinery on a five-day passage across spectacular desert terrain. The event is often treated as a holiday by competitors, supporters, and families, who extend their stay to enjoy the myriad attractions the country has to offer.
Hotel accommodation is available to suit every budget, from the most reasonable and practical to the most luxurious in the world.
Abu Dhabi is a chapter in your travel story that you won’t forget in a hurry.
The wonders of the UAE will stay etched in your heart!