Abu Dhabi

It’s a bit of a cliché, but Abu Dhabi – and I’m talking about the whole emirate, not only the capital – is like an oasis, something out of One Thousand and One Nights. While most tourists only explore Abu Dhabi City – with its marvelous Grand Mosque – there’s so much more to be seen, often hidden in the desert. There’s even an island that offers safari possibilities (if you’re a Sheikh and you love wildlife, you can apparently create you own safari island).