A Helpful Guide To Spend 24 Hours In Abu Dhabi
A trip to Abu Dhabi, when you are short on time or want to visit the city while visiting its popular neighbour Dubai but only have a day to spare, will still make for a memorable one if you know exactly what you should do. If you know what places to visit and how to shuffle in between the major attractions, a one day trip to the capital city of Abu Dhabi is sufficient. If you’re still now sure as to how you will accomplish this feat, we’re right here to help.
In this blog, we will give you some helpful tips to guide you through the city and have a time of your life in 24 hours. There are a lot of things to do in Abu Dhabi, which is bound to be confusing for travellers and tourists who only have 24 hours to spend in the beautiful city. This is the reason why we have listed the most important things to do in Abu Dhabi city tour to help you enjoy your short trip to its fullest.
Getting to the city
The cheapest and easiest way to travel in the city is by bus. As the buses in the city fill up fast, you will have to start your day early and get your tickets for the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. You can even hire a taxi for your Abu Dhabi city tour, which is quite reasonable as compared to other popular tourist destinations.
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
One of the most important things to do in Abu Dhabi, is to visit the biggest mosque in United Arab Emirates. With an area to hold as many as 40000 worshippers, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a spectacular sight to behold. Parking and admission to the mosque is free and open every day from 9am to 10pm. Make sure you’re dressed modestly as the city is full of rich Islamic culture and you’re expected to respect the rules of the place. Women visiting the place are given the traditional robe to cover up before entering the premises of the mosque.
Visit the New Etihad Towers
Head to towards the New Etihad Towers to witness some beautiful panoramic views of Abu Dhabi. Etihad Towers is right opposite the street from the famous Hotel Emirates Palace which makes it a perfect place to enjoy a mid-day lunch. You can have a 3-course meal with fixed price per person and enjoy the view at the same time. You can choose to have your lunch at the ‘Quest’ where each table is located in a room and has floor to ceiling windows with impeccable service.
Look around the Emirates Palace Hotel
After enjoying a hearty lunch at the Etihad Towers, get ready to taste the luxurious lifestyle of the UAE at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Get a chance to see all the high-end cars from Lamborghini to Bentleys parked out at the front. This is the place where you will find the infamous ‘Gold ATM’, in case you need to withdraw some real gold brick and coins, of course.
Visit the Ferrari World
If you want to experience thrill and a break from the city heat, hop on to the world’s fastest roller coaster ride, in the sole Ferrari themed amusement park while on your short Abu Dhabi city tour. It is one of the largest indoor amusement park in the world, which we suggest, you should not miss, even if you are on a short trip to the city.
These places will complete your one day trip to Abu Dhabi and we honestly believe that a visit to all these major attractions of the city are enough.