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Abu DhabiTop 10 Reasons why you should visit Abu Dhabi

Top 10 Reasons why you should visit Abu Dhabi

    Splendid Sights (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)

    Splendid Sights

    Built in honor of the UAE's founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a true reflection of Arabian splendor. With the capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers, it is the largest mosque in the UAE and one of the largest in the world. 82 domes and more than 1,000 columns adorn the structure, and reflective pools amplify its beauty. Inside the main prayer hall hangs the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and one of the world’s largest chandeliers, weighing in twelve tons. As the sun sets, a unique lighting system reflecting the phases of the moon transforms the mosque’s white and gold accents.

    City of Entertainment

    Visiting the UAE during the summer and looking for ways to stay cool? Yas Waterworld offers visitors the ideal place to cool off while having a blast. This massive waterpark has fun rides and events for adults and children alike, making it the perfect family attraction for those visiting Abu Dhabi. The park is yet another great reason to visit the city, it offers a full day of activities and fun to fill visitors’ itineraries.

    Adventure in the Desert

    Travel outside of the sprawling city and you will witness a seemingly endless landscape of sand dunes. This is Rub’ al Khali (‘Empty quarter’), the largest sand desert on Earth. Explore this vast wilderness in a 4x4 safari and go dune-bashing for the adrenaline ride of your life. Alternatively, surf the sand for a ski experience that’s a little warmer than the Alps would offer.

    Luxurious 5 Stars Resorts and Hotels

    The city of Abu Dhabi is embedded with stunning hotels parading extravagant features, filled with glitz and glamour, that would seem like living in a fairy world. Visiting or staying in them will give you an unbelievable experience which is another reason why Going to Abu Dhabi is a good choice. From amazing hotels floating on the manmade Yas Island, deluxe beach front resorts to the Palatial Emirates palace offering supreme royalty experience, Abu Dhabi is a city that makes you not want to leave.

    Beaches

    With low rainfall and almost daily sunshine throughout the year, you can see why Abu Dhabi is a sun-seeker’s paradise. However, it’s not only the weather that brings back beach lovers each year. Whether you’re a family looking for fun or a couple looking for sun, Abu Dhabi has a beach to suit everybody.

    Sportive escape

    Abu Dhabi is known for the diversity of the islands that make up the Emirate but one area in particular usually sticks in people’s minds, especially if they’re out to have fun. Whether day or night, Yas Island more than lives up to its reputation as entertainment capital of the UAE. It’s perhaps most famous for the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Each November, world class drivers and their teams compete in one of the most exciting races on earth.

    The Culture, Art & Architecture

    The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, this art-lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance, from ancient times to the contemporary era.

    Traditions

    In Abu Dhabi, visitors will be more in touch with the local culture, being around locals much more often. This is the best place to see the Emirati costumes, garments and traditions.

    Shop till you Drop

    The Galleria is the go-to destination for fashionistas and food connoisseurs. Positioned at the centre of the developing Al Maryah Island precinct – a 15-minute drive from the hotel – the mall is a brand lover’s paradise with labels Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Emporio Armani, and Tom Ford having a presence here alongside culinary favourites such as Cafe Milano, Nusr-Et Steakhouse, and Zuma.

    Arabian hospitality and traditions

    In Abu Dhabi, hospitality is a lifestyle. The warmth of welcome and generosity that emerged from encountering travelers in the desert generations ago is very much a part of life today. From the serving of Arabic coffee and dates, to falconry, camel racing and Ayala folk dancing, or "stick dancing," Abu Dhabi’s culture is awash with fascinating stories, crafts and traditions. Be sure to attend the annual Qasr Al Hosn Festival in February. Spanning ten days and taking place on the grounds of Qasr Al Hosn, the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi, it celebrates the emirate's best traditions.