You Cannot Afford To Miss Out On Doing These 10 Incredible Things In Abu Dhabi | HolidayIQ Blog

You Cannot Afford To Miss Out On Doing These 10 Incredible Things In Abu Dhabi

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Don’t be silly now! It’s a crime not to do this. You can’t go to Abu Dhabi and not visit these amazing places. They come highly recommended.

You Cannot Afford To Miss Out On Doing These 10 Incredible Things In Abu Dhabi:

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1. The Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey

The Abu Dhabi Pearl Journeysource: visitabudhabi.ae

It’s an experience like no other. It’s a great way to know about the history of the country’s pearl industry. Travellers are taken aboard Jalboot, a traditional pearling dhow, and they set off on a leisurely cruise along the quiet channel lying between Abu Dhabi and Hudairi Yat islands. You can enjoy locally made Arabic coffee and dates while the guide walks you through the history of the industry in the Arabian Gulf region.

2. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Abu Dhabisource: visitabudhabi.ae

Designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, the 450,000-square-foot museum has an impressive modern and contemporary art collection and organises special exhibitions that include works from the Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive collection. The museum is the largest Guggenheim in the world and reflects the Islamic and middle-eastern culture with particular focus on Middle Eastern contemporary art.

3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosquesource: visitabudhabi.ae

An important place of worship, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one the largest mosques in the world with an astounding capacity of accommodating 40,000 worshippers! It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers from Germany made of Swarovski crystals and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The mosque also houses calligraphy styles on the Qibla wall and unique lighting along the pools arcades.

4. Heritage Village

Heritage Villagesource: visitabudhabi.ae

The heritage village gives a glimpse of the bygone traditional Middle Eastern village along an oasis. This open-air museum showcases traditional aspects of desert life that include a campfire with coffee pots, goat’s hair tents and the remnants of falaj irrigation system.

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5. Corniche

Cornichesource: visitabudhabi.ae

Corniche forms a sweeping curve on the western side of the main Abu Dhabi island and is replete with cycle paths, fountains and park areas. The manicured waterfront includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafes and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach.

6. Emirates Palace

Emirates Palacesource: visitabudhabi.ae

Built as a landmark showcasing Arabian culture, Emirates Palace offers luxury hospitality. Situated on 1.3 km of private beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of gardens and lawns, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high, Emirates Palace comprises 394 rooms and suites.

7. Yas Island

Yas Islandsource: visitabudhabi.ae

Yas Island is home to the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit that hosts the annual F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  It also features attractions like Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Golf Course, Warner Bros. Movie World, Ferrari World, Yas Marina Hotel and a water park. Yas Island offers a number of amenities and activities, including hotels, marinas, polo clubs, apartments, villas and food and beverage outlets.

8. Observation Deck

Observation Decksource: visitabudhabi.ae

Move on Burj Khalifa! The observation deck at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers can you give some stiff competition! The deck offers a breathtaking view of the city. You must have tea here while you get a bird’s-eye-view of the city spread below you. A must-visit.

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9. Emirates Park Zoo

Emirates Park Zoosource: visitabudhabi.ae

The Emirates Park Zoo is a perfect place to discover your ‘wild’ side. With over 1700 animals, including tigers, a 31-year-old, 300kg-plus Siberian bear, lions, cheetahs and dozens of zebras, the Emirates Park Zoo in Al Bahia, has a ‘misting system’, which keeps animals and visiting travellers cool during summer months.

10. The Women's Handicraft Centre

The Women's Handicraft Centresource: visitabudhabi.ae

The Women's Craft Centre is a good place for you to witness local women show off traditional skills such as weaving, embroidery and basketry. You must pick up authentic souvenirs here. Shawls, slippers, bags, carpets and textiles, trays and baskets are all on display.

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