Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Attractions In Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a city that is spread out on a T-shaped island amid coastline. The city has transformed beautifully as one of the top tourist destinations due to modernization and quick development. The city that was once inhabited by the Bani Yas tribe has now become a bustling modern tourist destination with busy shopping malls and high rise buildings. The city is known to preserve its historical charm along with coming up with waterparks, theme parks and gardens to entertain the tourists as well as locals.
We are listing down some of the popular tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi that you must visit and explore to make it a trip worth remembering.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Being featured as the eighth largest mosque in the world and the largest in United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque. The mosque has been named after the founder and first president of United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The ground of mosque holds the resting place of Sheikh Zayed. World’s largest carpet, chandeliers from Germany encrusted with Swarovski crystals and the architecture influenced by mosques in Lahore and Casablanca, are termed to be the major highlights of this spectacular place.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
This hospital opens up to tourists who are interested in exploring it, thus making it as one of the unconventional tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi city tour will however be incomplete if you do not visit this hospital that specializes in falcon care and services. It is one of the most advanced largest falcon hospital in the world that treats the birds in a luxurious environment.
Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Another highlights of the Abu Dhabi city tour, is the mesmerizing vision of Sheikh Zayed bridge, which is one of the important landmarks of the golden city. The bridge represents the desert sand dunes, thus making it one of the most complicated bridges ever constructed. This bridge again is named after Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and is almost 842 meters long.
The Emirates Palace
This seven-star luxury hotel is one of the most popular landmark and a tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi. It is venue to many cultural activities that take place in the city. The hotel boasts to have 100 hectares of beautiful garden, extravagant rooms in marble and gold and an exclusive beach. The hotel also allows non-guests to come and enjoy the hotel surroundings over a cup of tea.
Qasr Al Hosn
Holding the record to be one of the oldest historic building of Abu Dhabi, it is also known as the white or old fort of the city. The building is located in the centre of Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed First Street. You cannot visit this fort when on your Abu Dhabi city tour, as it is not open for public, but you can capture great pictures on the grounds surrounding the building.
This man made wonder is a full on luxurious tourist attraction in Dubai. It is home to many popular sights like the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Water world which is a huge water park, a five-star hotel the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and the infamous Yas beach. This island is an ideal place tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi for business as well as for family visitors.
Also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi, this is a uniquely designed skyscraper in Abu Dhabi which is slightly tilted in one direction. The place holds a five star ‘Hyatt Capital Gate’ hotel in its site and is also known as the business capital of United Arab Emirates. This spectacular structure has earned the title of the ‘World’s furthest leaning man-made tower’ as it is constructed with the help of modern engineering technique called the pre-cambering.
Observation Deck at 300
Get ready to be awestruck with the view of stunning skyline of the golden city and the neighbouring islands from the Observation Deck at 300, which is located on the 74th floor, Tower 2 at the Etihad Towers complex. Behold the site of the breathtakingly beautiful and serene structures and monuments of Abu Dhabi while indulging your taste buds to snacks and refreshments from the hotel. This magnificent place has taken the top place in every tourists’ checklist.
Abu Dhabi city tour is incomplete without exploring the infamous and awesome Heritage Village. Heritage village is a living museum that offers a glimpse into the country’s past. The site includes various workshops where artisans give a demo of their skills, an ancient irrigation system, several tents and courtyard houses. Tourists are encouraged and welcomed to try out these skills. If you want to buy souvenirs for your family and friends, this is the perfect place for you.
Last, but not the least, this headquarters is an interesting piece of architecture as the building is constructed in a circular shape. Aldar Headquarters is inspired by the circle, which symbolizes stability, unity and rationality.