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Enjoy exploring the world-class attractions and explore these 6 places with your loved ones in Abu Dhabi
Glittering concrete jungles, trails of luxury and beautiful artificial islands, the capital of Dubai, Abu Dhabi has it all. Abu Dhabi is an industrious, well-ordered with a beautiful waterside location. Earlier in 1960, it was inhabited by the Bani Yas Tribe when the settlement was used as a small fishing village until the oil was discovered. The revenues transformed Abu Dhabi into a man-made marvel, a growing cluster of skyscrapers. The steel beauties and the opulence atmosphere are magnetic.
Enjoy exploring the world-class attractions and explore these 6 places with your loved ones in Abu Dhabi:
The major sightseeing attraction in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque wows all who visit. Sheikh Zayed was the father of the nation of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The heritage ccentre is located in the Al Bateen District. Clad in Macedonian marble, the museum is replete with camels.
The museum houses a photo gallery of Sheikh Zayed as well as the many regional and international dignitaries. The museum also showcases the memorabilia like the rifles. The royalty is also visible on the walls of the museum. The artisans used mosaic tilling, glass work and intricate carvings to provide a stunning effect to both interior and exterior.
The Mosque opened after 20 years of construction, in 2007. This mosque is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Non-Muslims are also allowed in this mosque with tour guides available. The entry is free and the mosque remains closed on Fridays and Saturdays.
You can find the thrill of Formula One racing in Abu Dhabi in this branded theme park. This place is a must visit for thrill seekers. The park is spread over 200,000 acres and has a red roof, making it the largest theme park in the world. The theme park is known to be the greatest sight seeing and the epicentre of the best entertainment in Abu Dhabi. It was also labelled as the “Middle East’s leading tourist attraction”. The roller coaster here has a speed of 120 kilometres per hour and is 52 feet tall, making it the tallest in the world. Already feeling the adrenaline rush? And guess what, you can save big on your travel with the latest emirates offers, with any savings on your flight tickets bound to be big.
As you’d enter the park, you’d be greeted by the revving up engines of Ferrari. Yes! Real Ferrari! There’s also a collection of Ferrari cars, with models as old as 1947, a Ferrari game show and a Ferrari factory tour!! Pack your bags already! The Ferrari World is situated in the Yas island.
Observation Deck is the answer to Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 74th floor of the tower 2 (Jumeirah) at the Etihad Towers Deck is where you’ll find the observation deck. The observation deck gives a beautiful view of the surrounding islands and Abu Dhabi.
It’s the nations highest point, where 300 in ‘Observation Deck 300’ actually stands for the meters in air. If you’re staying at the Etihad hotels then you don’t have to pay any entry fee. However, there’s an entry fee for the visitors not staying in the hotel have to pay an entry fee, which can be redeemed by the snacks and drinks offered.
So you can enjoy the beautiful view with a cup of tea. Having high-tea, with the city spread 300 metres below you, are an experience of a lifetime. You can even propose your loved one here to spend the rest of your loves together because this is the perfect atmosphere to do that. The dress code for the place is business-casual, so pack accordingly. The entry fee is AED 75.
Qasr Al-Hosan, also known as the old fort or the white fort, was built in 1973 and stands to be the oldest building in Abu Dhabi. The fort was built to offer the seat to the government as well as residence to the ruling family.
The interiors of the monument have been renovated and modernized and are used by the cultural foundation for documentation and research.
You can find a huge collection related to the history and heritage of the nation and the United Arab Emirates.
The beautiful tile work adorning the main gate of the fort is spectacular. The courtyard is one of the notable features here. You should definitely visit this fort during the Qasr Al-Hosan festival that’s conducted annually. The fort is open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Soon to become the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Saadiyat island brings forward a classy setting for everyday retreat. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum both are set to open here, turning Abu Dhabi into the cultural district of Abu Dhabi. The Saadiyat beach is 400-metre-long and is indeed a great spot for a day out with family. You can enjoy warm and clean turquoise sea water. Facilities like towel, shower, changing room, lifeguards, parking space, umbrellas and many more are available here and are easy to access throughout the day. You can either take a romantic stroll on the white sandy shoreline or the beach or swim in the clean water of the beach. After you get tired, you can sit back and munch on some snacks.
There are also art exhibitions of Manaarat Al Saadiyat and a restaurant and also UAE Pavilion. Don’t carry your own swimming equipment, you can buy them from the stalls in Dubai and travel using the Emirates offers to save some money.
To see a different side to the hustle bustle of the city, you can make a trip to the Mangrove National Park and enjoy some peaceful moments. Although, Mangrove forests can be found abundantly in the UAE but due to heavy deforestation a huge chunk of mangrove forests has been lost, severely damaging the biodiversity supported by the trees. Thus, the park aims to restore balance and bring the matter to public awareness.
Visitors also have an option of Kayaking. There are several Kayaking tours available for people of any age group, ranging from 1.5 hours to 3 hours of paddling. The eco tours remind us of the importance of an ecosystem and a green planet, and also blow past the last remains of Mangrove in the nation. For an experience that you’ll never forget, sign up for the night tours and discover mangrove through the water.
With activities ranging from adventures to soul searching, Abu Dhabi provides you with the best of everything. Thus, it should really be on the top of your travel list. Eat at the highly acclaimed restaurants, click beautiful pictures in the mosques, explore the architecture and make memories for life.
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