Saadiyat Beach, NYUAD, & Emirates Palace

The week wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of the largest public beaches in Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach. Although I don’t have any pictures from the beach, I do have quite a collection of shells! Not far from the beach and in a large expanse of desert sits New York University – Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).
DSC00886Another surprising structure that you’ll see in Abu Dhabi is the Cleveland Clinic, yes THE Cleveland Clinic, which opened less than a year ago, in May 2015.
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This evening we enjoyed a delicious meal and after-dinner coffee at the Emirates Place, a 7-star luxury hotel on the gulf. Even the pictures can’t capture this opulent and palatial structure, which is situated on over 200 acres with close to a 1-mile stretch of private beach. According to some sources, over 44 tons of gold were used throughout the hotel. One can even order a cappuccino decorated with gold leaf!

 

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