Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello 2011!

You all have probably heard of Abu Dhabi when watching the most recent movie, Sex and the City 2. And although it was filmed in Morocco, a lot of the places mentioned, such as Emirates Palace, do exist. Abu Dhabi, which is the capital city of the U.A.E., is the second most populous city after Dubai. I have been to Abu Dhabi a couple of times and over the years it has become increasingly popular as they are coming up with a lot of projects. For instance, Abu Dhabi's Yas Island (which I went to last year). However, a lot more has been built since last year like the Ferrari theme park! And so, when thinking about a plan for New Years Eve, I thought, "Why not get out of Dubai for a night and spend it in Abu Dhabi?" And so, my plan for this New Years Eve is to spend it on the recently-built, Yas Island at the Centro Yas Hotel. Excitement is an understatement as to how I am feeling at this very second! I cannot wait to be laying by the pool side, getting my tan on and sipping on some margaritas! Yum! And afterwards, get the party started! Sounds like a perfect way to end a year and begin a new one! 

Several interesting facts about Abu Dhabi:

  • This city is on a T-shaped island on the Persian Gulf.
  • It is one of the largest oil producers in the world!
  • The UAE's flag colors stand for: green for fertility, white for neutrality, black for oil wealth and red for unity.
  • Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest states in the world.
  • 70% of the UAE's wealth is concentrated in this city (Believe it or not)
  • It is the largest of all cities within the UAE.
  • It was founded in 1761 as a pearl-fishing port.
  • The Ferrari world theme park has the fastest roller coaster in the world!
  • The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix can be found on Yas Island (The track can be viewed from your hotel room!)

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