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.
Emirates Palace - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Enter ROYALTY- as if what I wrote above wasn’t enough :PHave you like seen those castles where you imagine running around as kids with those grand staircases and chandeliers? Multiply that by 1000 and that’s how royal the Emirates palace is.
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.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Following the legacy of great structures , this structure came out the winner.. It was truly grand and peaceful beyond comprehension.I could hear my own heart thumping and nothing else.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Parking - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The structure is simply marvellous and the decor one of the most sophisticated, it's an iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi is really amazing.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
42. Romance in Arabic LuxuryHead to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara to experience a perfectly, secluded getaway. The views of the Liwa Desert aﬀorded by the property instantly awaken feelings of love and romance. Ideal for honeymooners is the Desert Romance package. Starting from US$708, it is available all through next year. It includes a bottle of sparkling wine or date juice on arrival, daily buﬀet breakfast for two, a 90-minute signature couple’s massage and a romantic room set up.43. A Luxurious Day
Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
Located close to the airport, the Yas Hotel provides a fine stay in Abu Dhabi. It is a good place to check into as the most of the attractions are nearby. This includes the Yas Island Circuit also known as Yas Marina Circuit and Abu Dhabi Golf Course. (The Yas Marina Circuit is a Formula 1 fan's mecca - especially if race cars are actually speeding along the track) With 8 restaurants and a bar/lounge, the dining options here are plenty. A 5 star property, Yas Hotel ensures your stay in Abu Dhabi is special and unforgettable.
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.
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.
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
Dubai-Al Ain Road - Al Masoudi - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
It's roughly a 90 minute ride from Al Ain to Dubai. During the journey I did have some moments of disquiet as I recollected the exquisite moments I spent there. Like standing at the top of Abu Dhabi's tallest peak, Jebel Hafeet, 220m above sea level, was like standing on another planet as the rocks took on a russet hue with the approaching dusk and the wavy desert sands below extending into an obscuring haze.
Etihad Towers - Al Khubeirah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Sir Bani Yas Island - Al Gharbia - United Arab Emirates
97. Wildlife WatchingAs one of Abu Dhabi largest natural islands, Sir Bani Yas Island is the core component of the planned Desert Islands multi-experiential destination 240 km west of the UAE Capital. The island is home to one of Arabia’s largest wildlife reserves—the Arabian Wildlife park – which has more than 10,000 animals including gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can take 4x4 nature and Wildlife Drives of the park in specially-made vehicles accompanied by expert island staff.98. Race Weekend
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Yas Viceroy unveils a series of parties, concerts, sporting events, art exhibitions and food festivals with Viceroy Moments. Here, fast cars meet fashion, as Yas Viceroy will host poolside parties and international club nights for stylish celebrations that go beyond the sport during the week of the Formula1 racing. The hotel’s rooftop bar will also be in on the action, allowing guests to enjoy post-race mingling whilst overlooking the stunning pool and soaking in views of Yas Marina.99. An Active Experience
OMAN - Al Dhafra - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
2. Oman is all about hot climate and deserts
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel - Yas - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
There's a whole viceroy world around the hotel. Yas viceroy amusement park, Yas viceroy malls, Ferrari world. A bus takes you all around the places. The timings are strict. You could spot the racing track from your balconies. Tip - Get up early and get going on the track while jogging.
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!!!
Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The Formula Rossa is one of the fastest roller coasters in the world. With speeds upto 240 km/h, this is sure to induce fear in the bravest of hearts. Those who are courageous enough to bear these heart stopping speeds and ride the roller coaster are required to wear glasses for the fear of air bourne particles or insects getting into the eyes. Though situated in Abu Dhabi, The Formula Rossa is not an extremely far drive from Dubai. The entire ride on the roller coaster lasts a total of 1 and half minute. You know where to head to get that adrenaline pumping.
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!