Nimrud, founded in the 13th century BC, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in a country often described as the cradle of civilisation.
Dubai has announced a deal with Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to Abu Dhabi.
The waterway, between 80 and 120 metres in width, will 'add a unique tourist and commercial showpiece' to the city.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai could be the first to roll out new technology that will see passengers flitting between the two cities in flying taxis. [VIDEO]
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Dubai has started construction on a tower that will stand higher than Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest skyscraper.
Over the years, the Saudi government has spent billions of dollars to improve the safety of the annual hajj, particularly in Mina.
While it's famous for its glitz and glamour, Abu Dhabi also offers many exciting activities for the budget-conscious traveller.