Abu Dhabi is somewhat been nudged aside by the glittering Dubai when one plans a visit to the UAE. However, with its superb connectivity and top of the notch infrastructure, a visit to Abu Dhabi truly makes your visit to the UAE unforgettable. What sets Abu Dhabi apart from Dubai is how the city charms you as a blend of attractions from the ancient world and modern attractions.
With lovely bright year-round sunshine, life in Abu Dhabi is filled with experiences you’ll cherish forever. It’s a plethora of activities out there- haggling in the markets, taking a leisurely walk on the pristine beaches, having a sheesha session, the list goes on. Trust us, once you’re here, you won’t be able to resist the desert, the water parks, and the throbbing nightlife. We share with you the top 7 reasons to visit Abu Dhabi.
The Calmness of Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The Shiekh Zayed Mosque is a must on your itinerary. The world’s largest carpet and chandelier make this an iconic destination. The magnificent architecture of this building and its opulence leave you speechless. The Shiekh Zayed Mosque can accommodate as many as 40,000 worshippers. That makes it the UAE’s largest mosque, a top attraction of Abu Dhabi. The serenity and tranquility of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque leave you deeply moved.
The Mesmerizing Opulence of the Emirates Palace
This is perhaps the most expensive hotel that the world has ever seen. It’s a study in lavish luxury. You might just come across your favorite celebrity as this hotel is the UAE’s top status symbol. The hotel spreads across more than a kilometer. The vastness and the sheer size of this hotel will leave you spellbound. When in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace is a must-visit. A relaxed walk on the private beach adjacent to the hotel is a great stress buster.
Pamper Yourself at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
This hotel’s luxury and opulence are truly beyond comparison. Take a walk on the sunny beach. Pamper yourself with a soothing massage. If there truly were a bed of roses, this is the place! Dig into sumptuous food at some of the award-winning restaurants. A visit to the Intercontinental, Abu Dhabi is an experience you won’t ever forget. Bang in the middle of Abu Dhabi, the hotel is very well connected through all the modes of transport available.
Feel the Excitement at Yas Viceroy
If the names of Ayrton Senna or Nicki Lauda make your heart skip a beat, this is the place for you! This is the only hotel in the world that stands on a race track. The place is throbbing with fun and excitement every November during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The track is open to joggers and cyclists on Tuesdays at other times of the year. Formula 1 racing comes alive here as you explore the adventure-filled Yas Viceroy.
An Adrenaline Rush at the Ferrari World
The Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster! Need we say more? That should be reason enough to make this place a ‘must visit’ on your list. The Formula Rossa makes Ferrari World one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the world. It’s a hell of an adrenaline rush you won’t experience anywhere else in the world. But if it’s something more relaxing you’re looking for, the Tyre Twist comes as a rescuer as a more relaxed option.
Splash around at the Vas Waterworld
If the scorching sun has sapped your energy, get yourself rejuvenated at the Vas Waterworld. The place welcomes you with as many as forty rides and is a major fun attraction at Abu Dhabi. The forty rides are meant for both adults and kids. The waterpark stretches across thirty-seven acres where you can have a fun-filled gala time with your family and friends. There are popular activities like the Rush Ride or the Hamlool’s Humps to excite you.
Appreciate Artwork at the Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum at Abu Dhabi is a landmark in the city for being an architectural marvel. It’s not only what’s on display at the museum that attracts people to this place, but it’s also the mesmerizing architecture of the amazing building. Take a peek into the region’s traditional and cultural heritage at this museum spread over a mammoth 9200 square meters. The museum has serene blue water all around it and is a sight to behold.
We’re sure that you now agree with us that you just can’t give Abu Dhabi a miss. We’ve included the top 7 reasons to visit Abu Dhabi which are sure to lure you into visiting the city. There’s something for everyone at Abu Dhabi and the city never disappoints. Do let us know which place you liked the most. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ankita is from India who loves to travel across the world. She is currently residing in the UAE and following her passion. She is currently working as a content writer and backend team manager in a Dubai based start-up.