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We had to get ready by 9 in morning. After a hot water bath, I was all set for the breakfast till 8:30 a.m. The sun strokes were high as usual. The buffet had its cuisine ready for the morning breakfast. Our cab arrived by 9 and we were all set to leave. We had a city tour to Abu Dhabi. The view of the buildings standing tall, blocked the sun rays to fall on roads. United Arab Emirates (UAE) has 7 states. An amazing thing about travelling through all 7 states is that you get to discover difference in the color of roads in all 7 states. When we reached Abu Dhabi, the color of the road was slightly green. We saw all the palaces where the prince of the UAE and his wives resided, famous hotels, dockyards and harbors. The import/export plays a very important role in a deserted place. We also saw the World Trade Center (where the Fast and Furious series was shot).
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Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Now it was the time to visit the most thrilling and exciting theme park - Ferrari World Theme Park. The new models of Ferrari and the history of drivers who rode it and won medals were on display. The history was portrayed through various movies and exhibitions. The unbelievable part was that at the end of each exhibition came a ride like - Roller Coaster, Loop Riding, Track Riding, Go Karting etc. We started from a 5D Movie. The cluster of rides began ae we entered the building. The first ride was Turbo Track. It was a 30 second ride and breathtakingly horrifying. The next was Flying Aces - the tallest loop in the world. This loop was the most treacherous as we were unaware of the ride. We reached the ride following the exhibition. After waiting for almost 5 minutes, the doors opened. Although we entered removing all our loose belongings, we didn't knew about the ride. The moment it started I realized that we were going through the most stupendous experience ever. The screams and shouts made me numb. It was a savage. After coming back, my breath was almost stuck and the heart pounding as fast as it can. No ride was as deadly as the loop. We even had a roller coaster ride. We didn't wanted to leave that place but unfortunately everyday was up with their own thrilling adventures. So we left with a pretty goodbye.
Ferrari World - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If your idea of a perfect holiday is one jam-packed with activity, adventure and exhilaration, with different experiences to challenge mind and body each day, then the Abercrombie and Kent Vacations ‘Active Experience’ is just right for you. This 6-day Abu Dhabi package costing US$1,120 per person will take you to Yas Island, the Ferrari World, on a Sup Boat Expedition and a desert adventure.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
• Sheikh Zayed MosqueThis is my favourite part of visiting Abu Dhabi. The serene place of worship stands as the largest Mosque in the UAE and is an architectural work of art. The striking gold and white colours of the mosque literally glows and even stunning when visited during dusk between 4.30pm to 5.00pm; makes for a great photo opportunity.
Sheikh zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Day 4: Visited the mosque in the morning before heading to Ferrari World. It is difficult to describe how beautiful this mosque is (and one of the few in the world where tourists can visit)-- the carpets, the chandeliers, the beautiful water bodies around. Amazing experience.
Ferrari World - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
One of the world’s largest indoor theme park, there are a lot of rides and interactive games for both young and adults. There’s also a Ferrari museum, Ferrari gift shop and everything related to Ferrari you can think off.
An interesting peek into the past, the Heritage village also provides a backdrop for the Bedouin lifestyle and culture. It depicts what a typical oasis village would have looked like. There are several small shops where artisans display hand crafted goods and are great place to collect some souvenirs to take back home. You even get a chance to see how these craftsmen work. Live animals traditionally used for transportation are also available for viewing. There is an open museum here that depicts the desert life here before the city was developed. The restaurant inside Heritage Village serves great Arabic dishes and offers breathtaking views of the city. A visit to this place is recommended before 5 pm as most activities shut here post that.
Heritage Village - Mafraq Industrial Area - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
• Heritage VillageTo learn more about the traditional desert way of life this little oasis village provides a fascinating glimpse into the UAE’s past. Do not miss the little spice shop selling herbs, spices and handmade goods. Also, watch traditional skilled crafts-men and women at work; weaving, pottery, spinning and metal goods.
Abu Dhabi Desert Safari - Al Karamah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
• Desert SafariEncounter the adrenaline of dune bashing and sand boarding, watch the dramatic desert sunset, visit a camel farm, get henna done, enjoy a barbecue dinner and belly dance performance under the desert stars or just camp the night in the middle of the desert.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
This The most gorgeous mosque ever. It shines in the moonlight. I could only manage to get the night view. The interiors of this mosque is enormous. This mosque unites the historical and modern values of architecture and art. This is the largest mosque of UAE. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque has seven imported chandeliers . This mosque will leave a WOW expression on your face. Worthwhile!!!
Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque
There are quite a few interesting things about the main mosque of Abu Dhabi. It is one of the largest mosques in the world and is adorned with 24-carat gold details, beautiful reflection pools and a huge courtyard with mosaic tile designs. Firstly it has the world's largest carpet. It has the second largest chandelier in the world. It has a unique lighting system which not only adds to the beauty of the mosque but also becomes lighter and darker according to the phases of the moon. There are 96 columns in the prayer hall. The display of art and craftsmanship in this mosque is marvelous as every intricate detail seems to have been taken care of. The unique architecture is what makes this monument grand.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Al Maqta'a - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque also serves as the rest place for the Emir of the same name. This mosque is possibly the largest in the UAE and employs fiber optics to light it up. It contains ornate and exquisite marble inlay work, similar to that which is found in the Taj Mahal in India. Though open to all who visit it, the women are required to wear the 'abaya' a flowing black gown and men are required to cover their heads. Here's an interesting fact: The wall to wall rug in the mosque was originally mad in Iran. It was later shipped to Abu Dhabi, and finished in the mosque itself. The entire rug in handmade and hence, the women working on it were transported along with the rug for its completion. Now if that isn't extravagance, I don't know what is!
Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Saadiyat Island oﬀers a heady dose of art and culture. Wander around this island a little and you will chance upon various cultural centres. Come December, the island will be home of its first museum—Louvre Abu Dhabi. In the year to follow, the grand openings will include those of Guggenheim and Zayed National museums. A seven-ton dome with a diameter of 180 metres is said to become the Louvre’s architectural masterpiece.15. A Film Festival to Catch
Etihad Towers - Al Khubeirah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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