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Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and has a lot to explore. Here are top 5 places that you should visit in Abu Dhabi.
1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and is also the largest mosque in the UAE. Visitors are welcomed here to come and see the beauty of the mosque, which features 24 Carat gold plated chandeliers and is home to the world’s largest handcrafted carpet. The chandelier in the main prayer hall is known to be one of the largest chandeliers in the world that weighs twelve tonnes which is 15 meters in height and 10 meters in diameter. The mosque can hold up to 40,000 worshipers at once.
Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street 5th St – Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971 2 419 1919
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Louvre Abu Dhabi is the largest museum in the Arabian Peninsula with a total area covering approximately 260,000 sq ft. The origin of the Louvre stems from the combination of two cultures, France and the United Arab Emirates to develop a new kind of cultural institution. The museum is rooted in universal human values which means focusing on what unites us: the stories of human creativity that transcend individual cultures or civilizations, the first of its kind in the region. The museum is designed as a seemingly floating dome structure & its web-patterned dome allowing the sun to filter through. The overall effect is meant to represent rays of sunlight passing through date palm fronds in an oasis.
General Admission: AED 60
Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contact: 600 565566
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3. Yas Island
Yas Island is one of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious destination. From luxurious staycations to action-packed adventures it has something for everyone. Yas Island is also home to the Yas Marina Circuit, where the Abu Dhabi’s Formula One racing takes place. It also has the first Ferrari branded theme park in the world. With 37 record-breaking rides and attractions. Its a perfect place for luxury staycations to day attractions.
4. Emirates Palace Hotel
Emirates Palace Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world and an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi, that blends Arabian splendour with the latest luxuries to create a magical experience. The place gardens and surrounding is spread across 100 hectares. It also features two handmade wall display carpets, portraying the palace itself and each weighing a tonne. It’s a place that surely deserves a visit to see the luxury and embrace the architecture.
5. Women’s Handicraft Centre
The women handicraft centre showcases local arts and crafts which gives you a chance to learn about local artist handwork. The centre is managed by the Abu Dhabi Women’s Association. You will find a small round building across the museums where the female artists display distinctive Arabian oils, handmade souvenirs, incense, local dress, silver threadwork and weaving. You should remove your shoes before entering each hut, and ask for photography permission.
Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday 7am-3pm
Where: Women’s Association Complex, Karama St, Al Mushrif (near the Immigration Office and the Royal Stables)
Telephone: +971 2 447 6645
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