Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and is the central place of worship for Eid prayers and Friday gatherings. On the occasion of Eid, the mosque is visited by over 41, 000 people. The Mosque is said to have been constructed between the years 1996 and 2007 and covers an area of over twelve hectares excluding he parking and exterior landscaping area. The architecture of the Mosque is worth admiring; the archway of the mosque is Moorish while the minarets are Arab. The Badshahi Mosque was the main inspiration for the floor plan and the dome layout. Its truly one of the most magnificent mosques in the world, and you are sure to have a spiritually enriching experience here.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sport, Educational Site, Entertainment
If you are an F1 fanatic, Ferrari world is an indubitable addition to your Abu Dhabi itinerary. Even if you arent an F1 fanatic Ferrari World is something you absolutely cannot miss. Tourists are welcomed to this park in awesome Scuderia style with an elite Ferrari themed valet parking. It truly is the complete Ferrari experience!
Once you enter you are in the world of fast tracks, fast cars and life in the fast lane. Be sure to check out the several simulation-based activities as well as racing activities that Ferrari world has to offer you. If you have always wanted to know what it feels like when Michael Schumacher or for recent fans, Fernando Alonso grip the steering wheel of their car, this is where your dreams come true. There is a junior training camp and Junior Grand Prix as well for the young trail-blazers.
You will be spoilt for choice with activities. If you are a real adrenaline-junkie and if you really dare to be crazy do try out the Formula Rossa; the fastest roller coaster in the world!!!! And After a day of fun and excitement you can carry home some personalized souvenirs from the Ferrari merchandize shops.
Experience a unique world during your Abu Dhabi which has only fast cars. So if youre a F1 fanatic or just adore those amazing Ferraris, then you should visit the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi for once. You can get the Ferrari World tickets from the ticket counter and if you want to ditch the long cue, then you can even pre book it. If you want to know about these hot wheels in detail, then you can opt for the Ferrari World tours as well. The Ferrari World tour tickets are available at an affordable price and will surely give you a thrilling experience.
Hotel, Leisure, Architecture
This stunning Luxury Hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi is most certainly one of the most beautiful hotels around the world. This hotel is the epitome of luxurious leisure travelling and caters to the crème de la crème of the world. This hotel is extremely beautiful from the inside out with more than 300 rooms and 92 suites it is also spacious and elegant. The most striking feature about the Hotel, however, is that it has its own Marina which can berth a huge number of yachts making it a regular spot for the rich and the famous. The hotel is definitely worth taking a look at.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The Yas Marina Circuit has been on the Formula 1 calendar since 2009. Since then, it has been host to an exciting race every single year. Only the second night Grand Prix after Singapore, this circuit is definitely a treat for the spectator as much as it is an interesting drive for the drivers. The track is also special as it is made of a material called Greywacke Aggregate that gives perfect grip and torque for the cars, making it an excellent circuit. The Yas Marina certainly knows how to put on a show.
With 5 sprawling grandstands it is a real treat to watch a GP there in person. If you are travelling with people who possibly do not like formula one however; dont worry at all! The Yas Marina complex also houses a huge theme park as well as an amusement water park. Besides this, the Ferrari world theme park and the Dragster Track also form a part of this complex. So Formula 1 fans, what are you waiting for? get ready to get set and GO! Chequered Flag this one into your Abu Dhabi interiority without a doubt.
Yas Marina Circuit
Outdoors, Biking Trail, Food And Drinks, Entertainment
The Abu Dhabi Corniche is the name given to an extensive sea-facing area that has now become a very popular hangout as well as tourist attraction. On this awesome stretch of land you will be able to find a thousand things to do! There are many different recreational activities to be done here.
Corniche road itself stretches for eight long kilometres. This road is the epitome of absolute luxury. Well-constructed and luxuriously decorated, it is definitely a good idea to take a nice long stroll down this one. There is also Corniche beach, which quite like many other Beaches in Dubai is extremely well-kept, clean and picturesque. The increased security measures like water fencing to protect the swimmers and the recently acquired Blue Flag rating make this beach as safe as it is attractive.
Corniche road provides the best possible facilities to its patrons so you will have absolutely nothing to worry about if you choose this as your destination. There are plenty of parking lots, shops and toilets. Be sure to check out the bicycle tours that have been started. You can rent and ride a bicycle all along the Corniche and enjoy the sights as you improve your health.
Art And Culture, Village, Educational Site, Entertainment
The heritage village is the perfect place to find out more about the Arabian culture. But at the Heritage village you are not just a passive observer who sees and views things. Here you can actively participate in some of the activities that are a part of this ancient tradition.
There are many artefacts, jewellery, pottery, cutlery as well as other objects which are on display here but more significantly there are several workshops which teach you traditional techniques of weaving, spinning, pottery etc. the display also throws light on various characteristic features of this ancient culture such as the system of irrigation called falaj, campfires and goat rearing as well as other activities. Thus the heritage village has an interactive outlook on culture and if you are bored of museums it will be the perfect way to enjoy and learn at the same time.
Museum, Specialty Museum
The Emirates National Auto Museum is a hub for the vintage car lovers and consists of a good collection of different models of cars. The Museum has an extensive and interesting collection of Rainbow Sheikhs cars and that is worth looking at. From the huge jeep to the mega-sized Dodge pickup truck, a line-up of Mercedes in all the beautiful colours of the rainbow to a lot more, this place would give you the chance to see everything. A visit to the Museum would sure prove to be a delightful and memorable experience especially if you are someone who loves cars.
Emirates National Auto Museum
Island, Sport, Theme Park, Food And Drinks
The Yas Island is a brand new and recently developed island in the close vicinity of Abu Dhabi that is the mecca of all entertainment options. Specifically designed to facilitate tourism, it is also deemed as one of the worlds to-most projects of the kind.
The main attraction of Yas Island, of course, is the Yas Marina circuit which has found a prestigious spot on the Formula1 Calendar in the recent years. But even besides the circuit there is never a dearth of options for recreation in this place. You can visit the Yas Island IKEA or shop till you drop at the Yas Mall. There is also a Warner Brothers themed theme park where you can spend an exciting day. If that isnt enough, the island houses two of the largest performing arenas in this world- Du Arena and Du Forum.
And if hitting the greens is your intention, there are two huge golf courses for business as well as pleasure. Besides there are residential complex, luxury hotels, fantastic restaurants and what not. What more could one ask for! It is safe to say that there wont be a dull day at the Yas Island and the variety of options it has to offer makes it a much loved tourist destination.
Water Park, Entertainment, Picnic Spot
The Yas Water world is an exciting theme park in the Yas Island area where you can go to drown all your stress. The whole theme park is designed around a single story called The Legend of the Lost Pearl. All the rides follow the story of the characters from this story and make the theme park all the more interesting.There are 4 different kinds of rides based on the level of difficulty.
The theme park features extremely well done art related to the story on all the rides. So whether you choose to enjoy the simple rides or try your hand at the tougher ones or just spend the day gazing at the artwork, you can do it all!Thus the waterpark is the perfect place for a nice relaxing day or alternatively an exciting fun filled day: take your pick.
The United Arab Emirates are known for their amazing feats in construction. All over the country, you will find fine examples of amazing architecture and innovation that will certainly shock you. Likewise, The Capital Gate in Dubai is a real feat of Architecture.
According to the Guinness Book of World records it is the furthest leaning building the world at a whopping 18 degrees to the north. The earlier record was held by a tiny church in Germany, but the Capital Gate is colossal skyscraper in Abu Dhabi. It is a real modern marvel! The Capital Gate belongs to the famous architecture organization of Dubai- the RMJM and houses many MNCs and also the Hyatt Hotel.
Art And Culture, Market, Street Market
The Al Ain Camel Market features the marketing and trading of camels among the natives of the camel traders of Emirates, along with the large gathering of camels and other trading animals and cattle. The Camel Market features an amazing blend of the ancient tradition of cultural Emirates with the present world trading business. The collections of camels are categorised for racing purposes as well as to preserve and bring up the camels in secure domestic in order to enhance breeding.
The peak trading hours of the market exhibit tremendous bargaining and persuasive techniques between the traders and the natives who have gathered to buy the camels. The market areas allow public tourism and even photography of the camels or the business instances. Even further after the trading hours, the camels are allowed to roam about or get sheltered for the business of the next day.
Al Ain Camel Market
Off Beaten Path, Desert, Nature
One of the oasis which has been a haven for the travellers of the Arabian Desert since ancient times, the Al Ain Oasis is an amazing amalgamation of history, travel, trade and culture. You will be amazed to find a cooling and calming forest like area in the middle of the desert.
The oasis really lives up to its name in every way. It still has palm plantations and is still used for irrigation. The irrigation system called falaj still operates in this place and is useful in providing water to nearby places. this place is quite close to al ain museum so you can combine it with your visit there. This site is a really interesting visit so do plan to go there if you want to see something youve never seen before and will rarely see again.
Al Ain Oasis
Wildlife Park, Zoo, Entertainment, Picnic Spot
Located in the Jebel Hafeet Range, this zoo is a wonderful place to visit. With several species of animals from several different parts of the world on display, you are sure to enjoy your day with your kids here. There are also special educational tours for kids as well.
Be sure that you dont miss the bird show featuring various birds of prey like falcons, eagles owls and vultures. They have separate African and Arabian exhibits which contain a really good variety of animals. An interesting activity to do here is feeding the giraffes. Whats more is that utmost care is being taken to conserve these species and their habitat at this zoo.
Al Ain Zoo
Theme Park, Entertainment, Picnic Spot
Hili Fun City is a fun tourist attraction of Abu Dhabi. It is situated in the province of Al Ain. It has the distinction of being the first theme park all over the peninsula of Arab Gulf. The park has undergone renovations to add both; its amusement equipment as well as its grandeur. It presently has 28 awesome amusement rides and adventure sections, a large theatre for educational shows, and numerous well maintained picnic zones and playgrounds for the children. The park has the BBQ and several camping spots. The numerous attractions of the Hili Fun City range from the thrilling roller coaster rides to the newly added rides of the circus swing, circus train, the jumping star, light house and Twister Mountain rides. A 3D movie theatre has also been introduced.
A huge stretch of artificial grass has been laid out in the park to facilitate the conservation of water and benefit the irrigation pastures. Modernised fun boats are functional by electricity are newer additions
Hili Fun City
Sir Bani Yas Island, Jebel Dhanna, Abu Dhabi
The Arabian Wildlife Park is a large wildlife park situated in the Yas Island. The park features an exclusive habitat and protective dwelling and breeding region for the wild animals, although providing complete viewing and visiting facilities to the tourists. Among the numerous varieties of wildlife spread over the Arabian country, the largely extinct species of the Arabian Oryx, the mountain gazelles and sand gazelles are consequently the most important belongings of the zoo.
The other animals of the wild, such as the usual scavengers and preying beasts, are found in abundance and are allowed free habitat of the park enclosures. However, the visitors are provided numerous visiting facilities of the park and the animals, which are fun and quite educative. Drives, trails, biking and mountain trekking facilities are provided for the visitors.
Arabian Wildlife Park
The Qasr Al Sarab is a very famous Resort in Abu Dhabi, amidst the vast expanse and natural beauty of the Liwa Desert. The resort includes a luxury oasis to bring the enchanting feel of the Arabian Desert without compromising on the luxury.
The swimming pools provide great relaxation for the residents. The resort offers a wide range of activities from camel riding to spas and other elite facilities. If you are staying at the Quasr you are most definitely sitting in the lap of luxury.Even for the passing tourist, this is a sight worth seeing so do make it a point to see it if you happened to be in the vicinity of this area.
Qasr Al Sarab
Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site, Archaeological Site
The Heritage Heartland of UAE is worth visiting just for the tremendous anthropological and cultural significance this site holds. The UNESCO has declared a large area on the way from UAE to Oman As a World Heritage Site. This includes 6 oases which were once hubs of trade and culture.
Some really amazing artefacts from the Bronze Age as well as others found here have been exhibited in the Al Ain Museum as well as The Hilli Archaeological gardens. The remnants of prehistoric civilizations including several stone tombs, wells, tower, palaces and other structures from a time as long ago as 2500 BC was found in this area. This place is milestone in our understanding of history as it provided a clue into how cultures went from the hunting and gathering stage to the settled lifestyle.
Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Landmark
The Al Ain Palace Museum which is also known as the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum is an excellent cultural destination in Abu Dhabi. Al Ain which used to be an important oasis in the Arabian desert now houses a variety of cultural landmarks, the museum being one of them.
This building which used to be the residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyam has now been instated as a museum by converting the majlis (meeting rooms) into exhibits. Several articles, ornaments, jewellery, artefacs as well as some beautiful oil paintings make up the objects on display. There is also the replica of a Land Rover used by the Sheikh. Another notable article is the display of a typical Arabian tent used in the earlier days. The space has also been modified to suit the needs of an Art Gallery. All in all, this place is another cultural destination in the UAE.
Al Ain Palace Museum
Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Photo Gallery
The Zayed Centre is an important visiting destination in Abu Dhabi. It is the homage to Sheikh Zayed, who is regarded as the Father of the Nation. The museum has many articles pertaining to Abu Dhabi villages, the usage of which was prevalent during Sheikh Zayeds reign. The museum houses a gallery bearing the photos, paintings and artefacts regarding Sheikh Zayed. The photographs of auspicious moments of the visits and meetings of foreign nationals and royal dignified personalities with Sheikh Zayed adorn the walls.
The museum also displays numerous articles used by Sheikh Zayed throughout his lifetime, such as his rifles, vehicles and stationary belongings.
Sport, Entertainment, Adventure
The Caracal Shooting club is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi. It is extremely well quipped. The state of the art services have made it rather popular with all the shooting enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi as well as people from around the world.It is extremely elite and well-maintained like most places in UAE. There are also some simulated shooting activities that make it perfect for beginners and new enthusiasts of the sport.
The Club was initially designed in the simulation zone for the Armed Force Officers Club and it has gradually developed into most proper educational for beginners due of the use of firing equipment based on laser technology.
Caracal Shooting Club
Wildlife Park, Zoo, Entertainment
If your holiday involves sea-lions it is obviously guaranteed to be a fun one! At Abu Dhabi you are given full opportunity to interact with this cute little creatures and perhaps do something for their conservation too. The UAE Sea Lion interaction is a unique concept that is available only in a few countries right now. Attempt this activity with children to help them learn about nature. You can get up to 30 minutes of interaction with the sea lions on your visit. Whats more is that you also get free entry to the Emirates Park Zoo and the Sea Lion show if you try this activity out.