ABU DHABI – THE PLACE TO LIVE WORK AND PLAY
From desert landscape to thriving business hub, Abu Dhabi has been transformed into a dynamic modern city rich with people, enterprise and culture.
THE CITY OF TOMORROW
In just a couple of generations, Abu Dhabi has transformed itself from a desert landscape into a thriving business hub surrounded by lush residential communities. Home to many talented and skilled professionals and Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is a dynamic modern city rich with impressive architecture, at the forefront of global green initiatives and planning for the next generation’s transformation.
From a commercial perspective, Abu Dhabi is widely recognised as a prime location to do business. With the Government investing billions of dollars in diversification and infrastructure, the Emirate is rapidly becoming one of the world’s primary hubs for economic, commercial and corporate activity. Work is already underway in developing key industrial sectors such as Transport, Manufacturing, Tourism and Healthcare to attract leading regional and multinational companies. The goal is to assert Abu Dhabi’s standing as an international hub, with these sectors alone expected to grow at more than 7.5% annually.
A melting pot of over 150 nationalities live and work in the UAE, lured here by year-round sunshine and the chance to enjoy a tax-free lifestyle in one of the world’s most progressive cities.
Abu Dhabi has also carved itself a reputation as a leading tourism destination, with five-star hotels and resorts, top golf courses and leisure facilities, and superb cultural attractions. Development of Abu Dhabi Airport continues apace while projects such as Yas Island, to the East of the Capital, and the Desert Islands project, to the West of the Emirate, cover many thousands of hectares and include a wealth of tourist attractions and nature reserves.
Abu Dhabi itself has many scenic developments such as the Corniche where families can enjoy being beside the sea or go for a leisurely stroll. From a cultural perspective the city will reinforce its place on the world stage when the Guggenheim Museum at Saadiyat Island opens. The opening of The Louvre, the first outpost for the Parisian icon, will further enhance Abu Dhabi’s image as a leading arts centre.
Abu Dhabi has a growing reputation for sporting events with excellent cricket and football stadia and annual events on the golf and tennis circuits. In 2009 the Emirate staged its first Formula One race at Yas Island with The Yas Marina Circuit quickly endearing itself to racegoers as one of the most beautiful of the season.
These developments not only improve the quality of life of residents and the enjoyment of visitors they also ensure that the specialists needed for Abu Dhabi’s industrial expansion can be easily recruited and retained to pass on their knowledge and experience to local talent.