Recently, Abu Dhabi scored high on the tourism factor as it received around 4.5 million visitors annually, being the second most attractive city in UAE. Standing with a responsibility of being a capital and the second largest city of UAE, Abu Dhabi is nowhere less in stealing the thunder. While it might look a bit humdrum when compared to its neighbour-Dubai, but the excitement and thrill keep it going.
Nevertheless, one must visit the place to admire the contemporary art, rich heritage and coolest nightlife.
Culture, history and adventure- here is a ‘sneak peek’ of places and things to capture in Abu Dhabi City Tour –
Walk to the Real iconic architectures
From the Arabian grandeur of Emirates Palace to the world’s farthest man-made leaning tower, from the incredible views at the74th floor observation deck to walking on the largest stretched Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s architectural wonders can throw you to surprise.
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque- totally awe-inspiring
The trip remains incomplete without bowing down at this pristine and spiritual place that consumes 50,000 visitors at once- making it one of the largest mosques in the world. It’s a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture that has impressive 80 marble domes on a roofline held into the air by 1000 pillars.
- Emirates Palace- magical design
When you see the Emirates Palace, the view is breathtaking. Spread over a kilometre, it is the Abu Dhabi’s landmark. The golden colour of the exteriors contrast with the green gardens creating a magnificence treat to watch. While the exterior leaves you stunned, the interior features 1,002 chandeliers, crystal designs and beautiful lightning that is astounding too.
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- Yas Mall- the ultimate retail therapy
Over 350 stores in the location, you can shop like locals do. 60 restaurant and cafes and 20 screen cinemas add to your entertainment. All these features engross the travellers and help them spend a gala time over shopping, dining and enjoying the precious moments with friends and family.
- Yas Island- a destination unlike any other
Want to have fun like a boss? Yas Island dons two world class theme parks- Ferrari World and Yas Warterworld. The former has made it big in the world of rides with its fastest roller-coaster and 37 Ferrari inspired rides and attractions, and the later houses the 43 iconic rides, slides and attractions. Both have received 17 international awards for their excellent contribution to tourism, fun and thrill.
- Heritage Village- a look into the history
Understand the culture at the fascinating Heritage Village. It gives you a detailed and surprising insights on the pre-historic happenings in Abu Dhabi. From knowing how villagers lived to watching their inspiring crafts as pottery and metal work, you will find the little Abu Dhabi enclosed in the space.
Soak in the spiritual fervour of the city
The overwhelming impression of the city is more subtle in the Ramzan. The cultural festivities transform the emirate to a joyous and pacific mode. Daytime is quieter, and the night is more lively as people socialize, eat together and go shopping. In this month, the complete city brightens up your spirit and bring happy moments to your trip. While the non-muslims might ice restrictions on certain things.
A range of sports is source to adrenaline-rush
Abu Dhabi is a global capital for sports tourism, training and international competition. From traditional horse-riding to fervent outdoor sports like go-karting, there are countless fun options to discover. Apart from driving the very popular and world-class Formula One Race, you can join the pack and hit down the track for several other games – golf, shooting, paintball and racing. There are extraordinary venues that have action-packed sports- AL Forsan International Sports Resort, Zayed Sports City and Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club are few of them.
Home to the fashionable clubs
Abu Dhabi is surely a traditional city; nonetheless it has the top nightlife in the world. From the best clubs to live music evenings, Abu Dhabi ensures that tourists have their greatest times. The parties and bashes are held all year round in these pubs and clubs- and the crowd feels amazing. There are travellers, locals, social elites and fashionistas rocking the floor like nowhere else. Some famous options to choose are Skylite, MAD Yas Island, Rush and Sea Lounge.
So, when you are at Dubai and are craving for revival, escape to its neighbour Abu Dhabi. It is always going to pay you off.