Explore the Beauty of Abu Dhabi: Top 5 Tourist Attractions to Visit
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and has a lot to explore. Here are top 5 places that you should visit in Abu Dhabi.
1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and is also the largest mosque in the UAE. Visitors are welcome here to come and see the beauty of the mosque, which features 24 Carat gold-plated chandeliers and is home to the world’s largest handcrafted carpet. The chandelier in the main prayer hall is known to be one of the largest chandeliers in the world weighs twelve tonnes and is 15 meters in height and 10 meters in diameter. The mosque can hold up to 40,000 worshipers at once.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is the largest museum in the Arabian Peninsula with a total area covering approximately 260,000 sq ft. The origin of the Louvre stems from the combination of two cultures, France and the United Arab Emirates to develop a new kind of cultural institution. The museum is rooted in universal human values which means focusing on what unites us: the stories of human creativity that transcend individual cultures or civilizations, the first of its kind in the region. The museum is designed as a seemingly floating dome structure & its web-patterned dome allows the sun to filter through. The overall effect is meant to represent rays of sunlight passing through date palm fronds in an oasis.
3. Yas Island
Yas Island is one of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious destinations. From luxurious staycations to action-packed adventures it has something for everyone. Yas Island is also home to the Yas Marina Circuit, where Abu Dhabi’s Formula One racing takes place. It also has the first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world. With 37 record-breaking rides and attractions. It’s a perfect place for a luxury staycation to day attractions.
4. Emirates Palace Hotel
Emirates Palace Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world and an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi, that blends Arabian splendor with the latest luxuries to create a magical experience. The place’s gardens and surrounding are spread across 100 hectares. It also features two handmade wall display carpets, portraying the palace itself and each weighing a tonne. It’s a place that surely deserves a visit to see the luxury and embrace the architecture.
5. Ferrari World
This branded theme park brings the thrill of Formula One racing to Abu Dhabi and is one of the city’s top things to do for adrenaline seekers and families alike.
Small children can test out newly learned driving skills on the Junior GT track, while speed junkies can buckle up and ride the Flying Aces roller coaster, which clocks up speeds of 120 kilometers per hour on a 52-meter loop (the tallest in the world).
There’s also a collection of Ferrari cars, with models dating back to 1947, and a Ferrari factory tour and Ferrari knowledge game show for true car nerds.