Abu Dhabi Among CNN's Top 10 Destinations for 2015.


New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Dec 24, 2014 In addition to serving as ideal vacation spots, the selected destinations are expected to make headlines for various reasons next year. The United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi headlines the list of cities thanks to its latest efforts to "become the cultural capital of the Middle East." CNN's Mark Johanson notes that "at the heart of Abu Dhabi's reinvention is the 24,000-square-meter Saadiyat Island Cultural District." "This intellectual playground is set to house the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in 2017, the Zayed National Museum in 2016 and, if all goes according to plan, the first Louvre Museum outside Paris by the end of next year," he added. Milan, Singapore and downtown Los Angeles join Abu Dhabi on the list, while Mons, Belgium, Salta, Argentina and Coober Pedy, Australia represent the top surprises. "Salta is home to colorful colonial towns, gnarled mountainscapes and the highest altitude wineries...

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