Traditional yet modern-alluring Abu Dhabi promises a little bit of entertainment for everyone.
Abu Dhabi has become a popular holiday destination in the recent years with so much to offer for tourists.
We’ve listed out some of the reasons why Abu Dhabi should definitely be your next choice of vacation.
1. Iconic art and architecture
Abu Dhabi’s contemporary visual highlights make it one of the most picturesque places to visit. You can spend hours gaping at the architecture and snapping pictures.
The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque—one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular sights is a grand welcome to the city. One of the world’s largest mosques—this house of worship consists of eighty-two domes, more than a thousand columns, and a beautiful gold and white semblance. Although it may not be the city’s oldest attraction, it does give tourists an insight to Abu Dhabi’s devout identity.
The palatial Emirates Palace and the breathtaking Etihad towers are other landmarks that boast the city’s impressive architectural prowess.
2. Relax at the lap of the luxury
Abu Dhabi is the very definition of luxury— its numerous magnificent hotels and sophisticated shopping districts make it a top destination for travellers looking to relax in the midst of grandeur. The Marina Mall is a shopper’s paradise, housing more than four hundred stores, a bowling alley, a movie theater, an ice rink and an amusement center filled with arcade games and rides. Adding on to these amenities, its authentic restaurants and cafes will ensure that you’ve tantalized your taste buds before leaving.
3. Take a ride to the sandy dunes
Desert excursions are something you just can’t leave out on your trip to Abu Dhabi. Whether you prefer the traditional camel trek, a blustery buggy ride, a safari jeep ride or a birds-eye balloon tour—there are so many different ways you can explore the famous Arabian Desert.
4. A verdant oasis in the midst of concreteness
The UAE’s first curated UNESCO Heritage site—this tranquil haven is a home to 150,000 trees of around 100 varieties. A stroll in this calm, jungle-maze is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also don’t be surprised if you get lost— just ask a security guard for a lift on a buggy.
5) Seek the thrill
Abu Dhabi is a city for everyone— mosques, deserts and luxurious shopping experiences in not all that the city has to offer. Take a trip to the Ferrari World or the Yas Island water park for some frantic adrenaline rides. Ferrari World is home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster-Formula Rossa, which touches 150mph. While you’re here don’t forget to check out the Formula 1 track!
Shravya Karki is a content writer at nepaltraveller.com