Abu-Dhabi is becoming much more of a popular tourist destination. Since gentrification has reared its head, and the city has developed into a luxurious metropolis, it has become so popular and appealing to many of us. Abu-Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is seen many many as the mirror of Dubai.
Less flashy and ostentatious than Dubai, Abu-Dhabi is the ideal destination for those who are looking for a more refined vacation experience. A charming and fascinating place, full of wonderful experiences, this is a city you need to discover as soon as possible. This undiscovered jewel on the world map is awaiting your arrival – and here are some of the best things to do when you get there.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This stunning mosque is an architectural wonder, and one of the most beautiful buildings we’ve ever seen. One of the best things about this mosque is the fact that it is free for tourists to visit. If you are a female, you’re going to need to cover up, and they will provide you with a hooded gown to wear that will cover all of your hair. If you are going to visit, you should head to the mosque just before sunset, and you’ll be in for a treat. The lights come on as the sun fades, and this turns the domes of the mosque a different color. Glorious.
If you’re with family or a group of friends, this is the ideal place to spend a day in the UAE capital. This theme park will appeal to car lovers, as well as those who enjoy roller coasters. If you’re looking for something to keep you busy, that also offers stunning views of the city, make sure you check out Ferrari World. This place is home to the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, so it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
This is a stretch of parks and beachfront that sprawls the coastline of the city. You must come here if you want to experience everything that’s great about Abu-Dhabi. The scenery is exceptional, and the beach is warm, clean, and spacious. You can enjoy the tropical feel, while also staying just on the edge of the city. There are also plenty of spots to eat and drink here as well, so you have to make sure you pay a visit at some point during your trip.
Emirates Palace Hotel
If you want to experience the height of luxury while you’re in Abu-Dhabi, you’re going to want some epic accommodation options. And, that’s why we suggest you take a look at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful, but, it’s also the absolute height of luxury. However, at $600 per night, it’s probably going to be out of most people’s price ranges. Still, if you want to experience it, and not spend as much money, you could always stop by for a drink or something to eat.
Abu-Dhabi is an underrated vacation spot, and somewhere you should definitely visit. Make sure you understand that the culture here is different to what you might be used to, and do your homework before going in order to avoid problems. You should also keep in mind that this isn’t going to be a cheap trip so you might want to start saving right now!