Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven emirates, located on the Arabian Peninsula. It is surrounded by the Persian Gulf on one side and vast desert on all others. Although the harsh principles of Sharia Law govern, Abu Dhabi has incorporated certain aspects from the West. It is here, where visitors may witness a strange cross-section of an ancient, Middle Eastern lifestyle that stands in stark contrast to an ambitiously, modern city populated with skyscrapers, a burgeoning art scene, and rapidly developing infrastructure. Should you ever find yourself there, here are 11 things we recommend.