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WINTER 2010I sea& iI43 cityguide city centre. The city is also home to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, hosted at theAbu Dhabi Golf Club. The Palm Sports Resortalso offers golf, along with rugby, tennis, swimming, gym and equestrian facilities. For the latter, the ultimate venue is the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club( ADEC) at the Mushrif. Visitors can enjoy ADEC's world- class equestrian facilities, along with tennis courts, swimming pools and a golf course. Cricket and football are also popular sports, the latter so much so that the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 takes place in the city this December. DARE. Embark on an overnight desert safari, where dune bashing is a must for those who have never experienced the fun of off- road driving. Or try your hand at sand skiing on the largest dunes in the world at the Liwa Oasis. Yas Island, meanwhile, is the region's new prime sports and leisure centre. It is home to a Ferrari Theme Park, a Formula One circuit, a water park, golf courses, polo fields and hotels. The Yas Marina Circuitwas recently in the spotlight as it was the venue for the 2009 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. n IN THE EVENT. TIME YOUR TRIP TO COINCIDE WITH THESE HIGHLIGHTS December 2009 9- 19th FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 Held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium near the city centre. January 2010 21- 23rd The Abu Dhabi Classic 2010 Some of the most prestigious cars in the history of motorsport race at Yas Marina Circuit. 21- 24th Abu Dhabi Golf Championship A star- studded event, fully sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. February 2010 25- 27th Abu Dhabi Yacht Show This superyacht brokerage show is on course to achieve a top three industry ranking. This page, clockwise from top left: Yas Marina; Qasr Al Sarab; the Sun Tower at Yas Marina Circuit; Yas Marina Circuit

DEEP IMPACT 44Isea& iIWINTER 2010 GRAND CAYMAN, CARIBBEAN For many, the Cayman Islands rank top among the Caribbean's dive spots - and there are more than 200 sites to choose from. The warm waters attract tropical fish, colourful sponges and hard corals, and visibility is good. Stingray City can be dived or snorkelled as it has shallow waters - perfect for floating alongside giant stingrays. The Snapper Hole is a fantastic shallow dive in the right weather, Northwest Point Drop- Off has black triggerfish and clouds of blue chromis, and Eagle Ray Pass on the North Wall has coral archways and crevices that are home to sponges, fans and spotted eagle rays. Cayman wrecks include the Ten Sails ( from 1794) and the four- masted schooner Cali ( in 1957), both in the East End of Grand Cayman. TOP TIPDive the West Wall for its snappers, angelfish and wonderful photo opportunities DEEP IMPACT scuba diving Plunging to ancient wrecks, wallowing with giant turtles and drifting alongside rare whale sharks. the world's great dive sites take you to new depths of discovery ByJoe Marsden