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Where: United Arab EmiratesWhat to do: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of those few places that is worth every bit of hype. This world's most expensive mosque should top your list of things to do in Abu Dhabi, as its grandeur will trump everything else. Head to Al Bateen Shipyar, the restored dock, which is one of the oldest inhabited parts of the modern city and gives an insight into the history of the emirate. Abu Dhabi boasts of quite a few art galleries, such as the Gallery One in the Emirates Palace and the Ghaf Art Gallery. If you want to head out of the city, then go dune bashing at the Rub' al Khali.
Our Top experiences in Abu Dabhi1. Sheikh Zayed mosqueJust Wow effect!! Monument is simply stunning, incredible piece of architecture. Ladies will have to borrow traditional black dress available at the mosque and have to deposit one national ID card to get this dress i.e driving license (passports are not accepted), Men are also required to wear respectful clothing shorts, vests etc are not allowed. A must visit place while travel to Abu Dabhi.
We reached Abu Dhabi Airport at 8am (India Time). I had read about Abu Dhabi Airport being one among the most beautiful and grand airport among the top rated ones.The time difference is one and half an hour between Dubai and India. Ideally our watch had to be set once we had landed. But we completely forgot!We collected our baggage and decided to freshen up for a day long sightseeing. We kept an eye on our watch (that showed India time and we have completely forgot about it). Our pick up was scheduled at 9 am from Abu Dhabi Airport so we had to hurry. It was 8:55 am when we were ready and waiting for the pickup in the inside of the main entry area of the airport. Something clicked and I hurried to check my watch timing. I found the airport clock.....It was just 8am! We laughed on our absent mindedness. We now had to wait for an extra hour not being able to enter the airport main area but just while our time at the entrance.Finally, at 9am, our driver had come to receive us. We then started off with the sightseeing in Abu Dhabi. I missed the chance to see the airport but every next time I travelled I made sure I get the clock ticking at the correct time........Our below places of interest in series:View of the Emirates Palace and the two famous towers debuted in famous movie series of Fast and Furious.
#4 Intuitions : Google says -the ability to understand something instinctively (ooohooo)Abu dhabi airport , the last stop over..and now finally I boarded a flight which would take me to a place where I dream was waiting for me to wake me up..Abu Dhabi took about 40more mins to take off.. hmm hope you remember the #4
I had planned a holiday in Abu Dhabi, which was my first family vacation in the Middle East. It was a big challenge for me to keep several important things in my mind. After landing in Abu Dhabi International Airport on scheduled time, we booked a taxi to reach a 3-star hotel in the city center. Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is known for modern infrastructure, luxurious hotels and much more.A good trip planner for your Abu Dhabi TripI’m bit surprise to see general taxis are very reasonable, where you can travel anywhere in the city at affordable cost. You can find plenty of options to find taxi services at any corner of the city. But, now we were excited to see the beautiful marble Grand Mosque for the first time. The historical city is well equipped with extensive range of ancient sightseeing and iconic structures.
Forget the open seas; head inland in Abu Dhabi along the thick mangroves in the Eastern Mangroves Lagoon National Park and kayak along silently to witness the unique eco-system, the various species of birds and fi sh and the mysterious dark trees with twisted roots that make an intriguing pattern.
85. Drift DrivingDrifting is an extreme sport that involves exceeding your car tyre’s limits of adhesion, exhibiting a lateral slip, and resulting in an oversteer condition. The Dubai Autodrome offers this thrill for US$300 for an hour-long session.
With its souks and industry, warehouse and markets, Al Mina is one of the most vibrant places in Abu Dhabi. This is also where Warehouse421 will open on November 19. Visitors can engage with the arts, not just via exhibitions, but also through workshops, lectures, and a whole range of other activities. The launch will feature a three-day festival, Explore Your World that will include nightly performances by international musicians including Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen, public workshops, and a temporary food market.17. For the Bookworms
303 Kms from Al Fujayrah
• MuscatAs the capital of Oman is a waterside heaven with a beautiful harbour. Visit the Grand Mosque there which, is a magnificent piece of contemporary Islamic architecture. Muscat has a number of detailed museums, souqs like the famous Mutrah Gold Souq and spectacular forts frequented by visitors. Do not miss the beautiful blue and gold Al Alam Palace. Muscat is an hour’s time by flight and almost five hours by road from Dubai.Many other towns like Nizwa and Sur on the outskirts of Muscat, sitting at the base of Hajar mountains hosts a few luxurious getaway resorts with breath taking views and a more forts to explore.Read More
• MuscatAs the capital of Oman is a waterside heaven with a beautiful harbour. Visit the Grand Mosque there which, is a magnificent piece of contemporary Islamic architecture. Muscat has a number of detailed museums, souqs like the famous Mutrah Gold Souq and spectacular forts frequented by visitors. Do not miss the beautiful blue and gold Al Alam Palace. Muscat is an hour’s time by flight and almost five hours by road from Dubai.Many other towns like Nizwa and Sur on the outskirts of Muscat, sitting at the base of Hajar mountains hosts a few luxurious getaway resorts with breath taking views and a more forts to explore.
The heart of the Sultanate – Muscat Muscat, the largest natural port of the world, is the capital of Oman and the place without which a visit to Oman is null and void. Muscat is a place where we see the traditional merge in harmony with modernization; the harbor of Muscat flaunts the traditional wooden dhows along with the Sultan’s Yatch; the Sultanate roads and hotels are world famous and so are the Grand mosque aka Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the Al-Jalali and Al-Mirani forts. The grand mosque in particular is known for its grandeur, architecture, world’s largest hand woven carpet and a 14 meter tall chandelier that is festooned in the praying hall. Though the whole mosque is not open to women, the mere site of it can leave you speechless.
– the capital of Oman, Muscat is a well developed modern city, that has managed to preserve its history and heritage. While spending time in Muscat I would like to experience local life as well as explore its rich past. The Bait al-Baranda museum located in a 1930s house, is a good starting point to get acquainted with the country's history and evolution. Narrow alleys, piles of antiques, frankincense lingering in the air, souqs are an integral part of Omani life and provide the best window to experience local culture. The 200 year old Mutrah souq located in the old part of the city is famous for every kind of Omani artifact and souvenir. I would love to spend time wandering through its many alleys soaking in the madness and mayhem. Souqs saturate the senses and I would like to walk along the Mutrah Corniche watching the sun set and unwinding the way the locals do after a hectic day of sightseeing and shopping. Omanis take their religion very seriously, and the Grand Mosque built by Sultan Qaboos to mark 30 years of his reign bears testament to this. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful structures in the city, an ornate and magnificent prayer hall and the second largest hand- loomed Iranian carpet in the world - are some of the key attractions of the Grand Mosque.
108 Kms from Al Fujayrah
The 34th Sharjah International Book Fair is scheduled to be held from November 4 to 14 and will witness participation of as many as 1,502 publishing houses from 64 countries, oﬀering a display of over 1.5 million books. There will be 33 seminars, spanning various literary and cultural topics, book reviews and discussion panels—if you are a bookworm then November sure is a month to be in Sharjah. Interestingly, a popular feature at the fair is the Cooking Corner that will host famous chefs.Read More
The 34th Sharjah International Book Fair is scheduled to be held from November 4 to 14 and will witness participation of as many as 1,502 publishing houses from 64 countries, oﬀering a display of over 1.5 million books. There will be 33 seminars, spanning various literary and cultural topics, book reviews and discussion panels—if you are a bookworm then November sure is a month to be in Sharjah. Interestingly, a popular feature at the fair is the Cooking Corner that will host famous chefs.
Dubai safari is a whole day thing. 40 minutes to 1 hr is dune bashing which is amazing. You will laugh and shout at the same time. The Riders are very friendly and entertaining. Not recommended for the people who have severe back problem or health issue. It is hell of fun. After dune dashing they will drop you to their tent. There is sheesha, dance live show and belly dancing. They also have camel rides and mahendi. Food is buffet but not at all edible. The give a pick up and drop service. 99 AED - 125 AED is the cost for this. Pre booking is not necessary. Search of coupons on groupon.