One of the first things I searched for when I learned that Abu Dhabi would be the next chapter in our family saga was a blog from someone who had already been there. One of the people I found, Mireille, doesn't live there currently, but had quite a bit of documented pictures and facts from the United Arab Emirates.
Her blog Funky Doodle Donkey, has an interesting post from her trip to Abu Dhabi including pictures of the worlds largest mosque, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Some interesting statistics she shares:
"Although Abu Dhabi has BIG plans to compete with Dubai, it's already planning LOADS of projects like he Sorbonne, Cleveland Clinic, Guggenheim, and Louvre are on the way and they are building everywhere!! Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the richest city in the world. The emirate's 420,000 citizens, who sit on one-tenth of the planet's oil and have almost $1 trillion invested abroad, are worth about $17 million apiece. (A million foreign workers don't share in the wealth.)"