Unapologetic luxury meets time-honoured tradition

Once a small fishing village, the capital of the UAE is now a buzzing metropolis complete with glass skyscrapers, luxury resorts and world-class theme parks. But look beneath its glossy veneer and you’ll see a more traditional side to the city. One that still holds dear to its time-honoured heritage. Find it in the bustling souks with their traditional handicrafts, in the back alley sheesha cafes and the in the elaborate Islamic design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is one of the country’s most significant sites for worship.