Abu Dhabi’s local attractions
Abu Dhabi is the largest oil producer of the UAE and one of the richest cities in the world. The socio-economic development that has occurred as a result means that Abu Dhabi is generally more tolerant than its neighbouring countries. Christian churches, Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras co-exist with mosques (although you won't find a synagogue).
Similarly, you'll find a variety of Asian and Western schools, cultural centres and cuisine from around the world. Fast food and South Asian cuisine are particularly popular and alcohol is sold in bars and restaurants within four or five star hotels.
Abu Dhabi is home to three football stadiums and a cricket stadium, and football and cricket are very popular in the city from a grass roots level up. Since 2009, it has hosted a Formula One race every year in at the Yas Marina Circuit, which also hosts the V8 Supercars series.