Abu Dhabi is a fast-growing, modern-day Arabian dreamland. Adventure and architecture abound in this United Emirates City that’s packed with tourist attractions. And while energy exudes, you can still find stillness and relaxation along its pristine beachfront when you need it.
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a top tourist attraction, and for several good reasons. It’s the largest mosque in the UAE, has the world’s longest hand-knotted carpet and is an architectural piece of art, inside and out. Featuring 82 domes, 24 gold-plated chandeliers and surrounding reflective pools that magnify the striking white and gold exterior colors—your eyes have never seen anything more beautiful.
Abu Dhabi is home to more than 200 islands. You won’t have to visit them all; but the one you want to make time for is Yas Island. Yas Island is an adventurer’s island. If you want high speeds and roaring engines, check out the rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi or get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin GT4 on the racetrack at Yas Marina Circuit. Or cool off as you twist and turn down the fun waterslides at Yas Waterworld. Either attraction offers heart-racing adventure.
For a more relaxing beach experience, head to the Corniche waterfront. Nestled against the glistening turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, you can walk or bike along the 6 km walkway, go for a swim or sunbathe on the beach. To see the best Abu Dhabi skyline views, be there at sunset.
And what would a trip to Abu Dhabi be without a little shopping? It is considered the national pastime of the city, imaginably because Abu Dhabi offers a diverse shopping experience. Luxury brands? Modern shopping malls? Small, local shops selling traditional handicrafts? Abu Dhabi has them all. And if your bargaining skills are up to par, you’ll walk away with sacks full of great deals.
But great deals aren’t just found haggling with local shop owners. You can get exactly what you want in this luxurious cosmopolitan city for a reasonable price—you just have to know how to get it. And there’s no better starting point than with your Abu Dhabi hotel. You can easily find a nice, comfortable hotel, complete with friendly service and a location near the many tourist attractions, all for an affordable price.
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