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