Abu Dhabi is a luxury metropolis with a mix of stunning cultural monuments and modern megastructures. It is the largest Emirates, and has beautiful mosques as well as one of the most popular theme parks in the country and endless deserts. Abu Dhabi, one of the most wealthy cities in the world is an excellent example of a modern Gulf oil city that has grown from a fishing village into a metropolis in just a few decades. Abu Dhabi has a rich history that dates back to 3000 B.C. and unlike Dubai, it has kept its Arabian culture intact amid all the glamour and glitz. Some of the most picturesque and historic old towns in Abu Dhabi are a reminder of its rich desert-trader history. Jump from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to ride the fastest roller coaster on the planet, and witness past Arab royalty at Emirates Palace.