Top 5 Things to Do in the Capital Of UAE
The beautiful golden, capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has come a long way from being just a home to the Bani Yas tribes to becoming a famous tourist destination. Though not as popular as its neighbouring city, Dubai, Abu Dhabi has carved its place on every tourist’s list, with its different sightseeing attractions and activities.Ever since the oil discovery in Abu Dhabi, the city has never looked back in terms of development and gaining economy for the Emirates. Covering an almost 80 percent of the geographical area of the country, Abu Dhabi’s contributions towards UAE’s economy is a massive two-third of the country’s total economy.
Developing in every aspect, there are a lot of things that you can do in Abu Dhabi and have a memorable experience.
Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi
The first thing that pops into our mind while hearing the name Abu Dhabi, is the desert. Hop into a 4×4 SUV and take on the golden sand dunes of Abu Dhabi. The drivers of the SUV’s are well equipped and friendly, which makes it easier for you to explore all the important parts of the sand dunes. Watch the flora and fauna of the desert and get down at the tallest sand dune to get a picture or two clicked. Take an evening desert safari in Abu Dhabi and stay at a desert camp, surrounding a bonfire, relishing authentic Arabian dinner while entertaining yourself with belly dance show getting henna designs imprinted on your hand.
Visiting the Emirate’s Palace
Situated on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, having its own private natural bay, Emirates Palace Hotel is spread on 1.3 km extend of private beach. The silver, gold and glass mosaics style is reminiscent of Arabia’s rich history of accommodation. This extravagance convenience, with the most recent innovation and 14 food and drink outlets to browse amid your stay, offers visitors the absolute best of new and old world appeal. The Palace is couple of minutes away from top of the line shopping centres, various eateries and social establishments, and Marina Mall and Heritage Village are a meagre seven minutes’ drive away.
The first and only Ferrari themed amusement park, the place covers an area of 86000 square meters, that is seven football pitches combined. Ferrari World’s roller coaster ride, Formula Rossa, has the record of being one of the fastest roller coaster rides in the world. There are various other rides and activities to enjoy in the park, that will keep you entertained and busy for the entire day. You can shop at the Ferrari store or eat out at the restaurants that provide multi-cuisine delicacies for visitors to relish in.
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This structural show-stopper is one the world’s biggest mosques, with a limit with respect to an astounding 40,000 admirers. It highlights 82 vaults, over 1,000 sections, 24 carat gold plated ceiling fixtures and the world’s biggest hand tied carpet. The main prayer hall is overwhelmed by one of the world’s biggest light fixtures –10 meters in breadth, 15 meters in height and measuring twelve tons. The mosque’s first service was the memorial service of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.
Visit the Heritage Village
Customary parts of the abandon lifestyle, incorporating a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj water system, are alluringly shown in the open exhibition hall. There are workshops where experts show conventional aptitudes, for example, metal work and stoneware, while ladies sit weaving and spinning. The specialists are upbeat to share their abilities, and may sporadically allow you to give them a shot.
Abu Dhabi is a place full of parks, heritage sites and other attractions that will make a trip to this city worthwhile.