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Abu Dhabi is gaining momentum as one of the world’s hotspots. From ancient culture to ultra-luxe experiences, theme parks to culinary delights, Abu Dhabi is a destination everyone can enjoy.

Abu Dhabi is gaining momentum as one of the world’s hotspots. From ancient culture to ultra-luxe experiences, theme parks to culinary delights, Abu Dhabi is a destination everyone can enjoy.

 

Rich culture

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One of the world’s most impressive landmarks and an absolute must-see, the intricate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has space for 40,000 worshippers, features 80 domes, 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold plated chandeliers and the world’s largest hand woven carpet.

Coming soon, Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open this December on Saadiyat Island.The first Louvre outside Paris, it has been designed by Jean Nouvel. In the meantime, visit Al Ain Museum and its adjoining fortress which showcase the city’s unique heritage and history including an extensive archaeological display.

 

Culinary experiences

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Indulge in a luxurious high tea, sample Camel Milk Chocolate, or escape to the desert for an Arabic feast. At Observation Deck at 300 at Jumeriah at Ethiad Towers you’ll find an Arabic take on the traditional afternoon tea featuring traditional pastries such as mini baklava, cashew nut bboulbul, and katayef. Chocolate-lovers will enjoy a visit to the Al Nassma factory to sample delicious Camel Milk Chocolate.

Those looking for a cultural experience shouldn’t miss the Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari.This evening tour will have you navigating sand dunes in a four-wheel drive and camel riding before retreating to a desert camp for a traditional Arabic spread of sumptuous barbeque meats, mezzeh, fresh salad and fruits.

 

Unique activities

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There are countless one-of-a-kind experiences in Abu Dhabi. Make your way to the award-winning Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to learn about the noble desert sport of falconry. A rare opportunity to watch these spectacular birds, you can even have one perch on your arm.

Thrill-seekers should head straight to Yas Marina Circuit to test their driving skills on the Formula 1 Grand Prix track. If you’d prefer to lose track of time while meandering through bustling markets, make your way to Souk Al Zafarana where you’ll find traditional garments, incense, spices, and Arabian coffee pots.

 

Family fun

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Over on Yas Island is where you’ll find Ferrari World and the futuristic Yas Waterworld. Ideal for a family day out, Ferrari World boasts Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster which flies at 240km per hour, and Yas Waterworld is home to the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide.

All the hotels on the island are affordable and family-friendly, and there is a free shuttle ‘Yas Express’ linking all hotels with the major attractions including Ferrari World, Yas Mall, Yas Waterworld, and Yas Links Golf Course.

 

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