Experience the Enormous luxury, Exciting escapade, Fascinating culture, and the most valuable, warmth of Arabian friendliness, at the largest region in UAE, Abu Dhabi.
There is something unusual about Abu Dhabi. In last 60 years, the region has transformed from the desserts to cosmopolitan city and it keeps on growing. With luxurious malls and soaring high rises, surely there are sufficient sights for tourists to get engaged with the beauty of this city.
Abu Dhabi grants an attractive blend of tradition and modernism. The capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the largest city in the Emirates and parenthetically, one of the most modern cities in the world.
We did a day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai and were awed by the world’s top landmarks in this city – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the fastest roller coaster at Ferrari world.
Come, Explore with us this Photo Tour of two top attractions in Abu Dhabi.
** SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE **
Everything becomes calm and peaceful and there’s nothing but the beauty of this mosque for you to cherish. An attraction that should be at the top of any tourist’s to-do list when they visit Abu Dhabi, is a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Being the grand mosque, it serves as a key place of worship in the UAE and more than 40,000 worshippers can worship here at the same time
The iconic mosque features magnificent Islamic art and architecture at its finest, incorporating gorgeous and elaborate geometric designs and floral motifs. The mosque also features an external lighting system representing the phases of the moon.
It features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tons.
It is one of the few mosques in this region that allow tourists to enter (except on Fridays). In respect of the place and religion, clothing at this mosque requires covering arms, legs and the head, for women. If you do not have the required attire to visit the mosque, not to worry, you can borrow an ‘abaya’ from the mosque entrance.
** FERRARI WORLD **
Start your roaring engines , you all car fanatics! Get ready to experience the shaking rides, 1000% fun, happy-go-lucky day at the Ferrari World theme park in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. So, hold that wheel go for wild adrenalin rush at its best.
It displays Ferrari’s story, design, and features 20 rides and attractions, restaurants, and facilities. The iconic design of the theme park carries the glossy red roof and Ferrari’s symbol, the largest Ferrari logo ever made.
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest indoor theme park. It is situated beside the F1 circuit at Yas Island. The theme park can be easily identified from the main road due to its red roof with a big Ferrari logo. For adrenaline lovers here is the world’s fastest roller coaster called Formula Rossa. If you are adrenaline lover or just family with kids in both cases visiting the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the right choice.
Simulator rides include the Speed of Magic, which is a 4D simulator ride that will surely tug your heart with its ups and downs; and Driving with the Champion, which lets you experience what it’s like riding in front of a race car, a definite must try!
*OTHER “MUST-SEE”PLACES IN ABU DHABI *
-The Emirates palace
-The central market shopping center
-The Qasr al-Husn palace fort
-Floating Louvre Museum
-The Corniche neighborhood
Abu Dhabi, An absolute delight for every traveler. From theme parks to desert safaris, pristine sandy beaches to kid-friendly hotel resorts, Abu Dhabi has all the right ingredients for a fun-filled family holiday.