Five Reasons to Visit Abu Dhabi

Nichole S. Gehr

Five Reasons to Visit Abu Dhabi over Dubai

Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai city tours take you from the Arabian Gulf coast to the heartland of Al Ain and the desert landscape of Al Dhafra as 80 percent of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. There are tropical islands, sand dunes, luxury resorts, and cool oases in the emirate. Among the world’s safest cities, Abu Dhabi ranks No. 1 in Numbereo’s Safe City Index, an hour and 20 minutes away from Dubai. The next day, you can watch falcons hunting in the desert while visiting world-class museums. For these ten reasons, it is essential that you visit Abu Dhabi soon.

Take a tour of the Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed

UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is commemorated in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is a true reflection of Arabian splendor. There are a total of 40,000 worshipers in this mosque, which is one of the largest in the world. A structure decorated with more than 1,000 columns and 82 domes is accentuated by reflecting pools. One of the world’s largest hand-knotted carpets and a twelve-ton chandelier can be found in the main prayer hall. By reflecting the phases of the moon on the white and gold accents in the mosque, a unique lighting system transforms them. Sheikh Zayed Mosque won second place in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards from TripAdvisor.

2) The brand new Louvre Abu Dhabi is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district

A new universal museum of the Arab World opened on Saadiyat Island on November 11. French architect Jean Nouvel designed the layout to resemble an Arab medina, and the dome was inspired by the overlapping palm trees found in the United Arab Emirates’ oases. Through this collection spanning ancient times to the present, cultural exchange and diversity will be celebrated.

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the next building on Saadiyat Island, will follow the Zayed National Museum. There will be a story about Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the reunification of the UAE in this film. Contemporary culture and art will be displayed in the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Enjoy luxury at a five-star marina

Emirates Palace is one of the most iconic Abu Dhabi landmarks because of its opulence and 114 domes. Its golden-sandy color stands out in contrast to the lush green surroundings, silvery water features, and blue skies above during the day. The hotel’s lights change at night and a rainbow appears over the dome. The main palace building is adorned with tens of thousands of chandeliers with gold, pearls, and opals. There are two handmade carpets depicting the palace that are among the most impressive; each one weighs a ton.

4) View the UAE’s national bird up close

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is one of the best places to see these birds, which were originally practiced by Bedouin tribes. As part of the largest and most advanced falcon hospital in the world, there is also a museum and a space where the birds can fly freely. Experience falconry for yourself in the facility’s gardens while taking your guided tour around the bird wards and learning about falconry.Take your guided tour around the facility’s gardens, learning about falconry and experiencing it for yourself.

5) Driving a race car is an unforgettable experience

Your dream car awaits you on the racetrack. The Yas Marina Circuit is one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1® circuits and one of the most popular day track experiences offered by Yas Racing. Attend a Track Day or take a Mercedes or Formula Yas 3000 for a spin. Coaches are on hand to help you reach heart-pounding speeds, regardless of whether you choose to sit in the driver’s seat or the passenger’s seat. We also offer courses for obtaining your racing license.  


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