View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, March 24, 2008

Americans Besotted by Abu Dhabi

Hyperbole abounds in an ABC (America) article that describes Abu Dhabi as:

“The most talked about winter sun holiday this year.”

“The ultimate symbiosis of modernity and traditional Arabian customs.”

“A desert island turned paradise.”

“Ex-pats flocking to tax-free wealth and piece of the ‘black gold’ pie.”

To read about America’s love affair with the richest city in the world amid scores of superlatives see:

Laura Westmacott, ‘Abu Dhabi: Rags to Riches Transformation’, ABC News, 24 March 2008.

Image: Inside the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.