Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This modern island city epitomizes the very opulence of the seven wealthy United Arab Emirates, and is its glittering capital. There are many glorious ways to while away the warm and luxurious hours.

There are grand malls for duty-free shopping, and the Corniche for a leisurely stroll. The white domes of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque are a wonder, and the desert beckons for a Bedouin feast or dune ride.