Saadiyat Island (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Abu Dhabi has become one of the 21st Century destinations and among its key aspects is Saadiyat Island, a 27-square-mile real estate that will be home to almost 150,000 people. Located just 500 meters from the coast and connected to the mainland through three bridges, the island boasts twelve kilometers of highway, a light rail network, pristine beaches and architecture that is unmatched.

Saadiyat is a place to work, rest and play in a cultural setting that stands apart from any other. It can be a business center, a vacation spot or just a nature lover's paradise with all kinds of birds, fish and animals. It's only five minutes & # 39; drive from the Abu Dhabi Center and about twenty minutes from the International Airport making it a very accessible resort.

Culturally this island is a melting pot of local cuisine and culture mixed with many international flavors and can offer a large range of attractions to suit almost any need. It has plentiful art galleries with the evocative local museums of Guggenheim and the Louvre still designed with a local twist to naturally sit in the landscape. For sports enthusiasts there are golf courses designed and built by Gary Player, sailing and diving in the ocean and swimming with dolphins.

Home to no less than half a dozen world-class hotel resorts and enough restaurants to satisfy even the most heartfelt of appetites. Add to that the prospect of an international performing arts center, where music, theater and dance from all over the world can be sampled and the visitor will have plenty to choose from.

Abu Dhabi & # 39; s Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC for a while, plans to develop Saadiyat Island into seven discrete but supportive areas, each offering an aspect of life in this vibrant and breathtaking resort;

• Saadiyat cultural district housing museums, art galleries and the performing arts center all aim to showcase the best of modern and traditional art and culture.

• Nine kilometers of completely natural sand beach Saadiyat Beach, a championship golf course, nine five star hotels and a range of private and public beach clubs.

• The marina with its hotel and waterfront restaurant area, a business district and residential apartments plus a well equipped marina for those who prefer to reach the sea.

• An exceptional nature reserve that includes a championship-rated golf course and residential living space.

• Promenade set around family-style hotels, café resorts and restaurants.

• Lagoons that offer a chance to live in luxurious, low-rise apartments amid a tidal humidity system that offers a return to the natural environment.

• At last; Saadiyat attraction by offering the visitor a & # 39; leave & # 39; solutions to relax in exclusive accommodation and a range of boutique hotels.

Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Island can offer the distinctive traveler much more than a resort that represents a multi-faceted jewel, a place to remember and remain.