Cannon square, or Union Square, or Ithihad Square, is home to an astounding range of giant sculptures that immediate command the eye and capture the attention upon first glance, such as an immense coffee pot and a detailed cannon sculpture. Explore this intriguing town centre from one of the quality Abu Dhabi beach hotels dotting this famous emirate. Consider checking into the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara as its elegant interiors and warm hospitality makes it an ideal Abu Dhabi resort for business and leisure visitors. Cannon Square is situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, and after exhausting your camera with captures of the fascinating sculptures gracing the area, explore the surrounding area, which is home to some world-class shopping and cultural attractions that are sure to enhance your stay here. Located around the next block on Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street is the Qasr Al Hosn, which claims the title of being the oldest stone structure in the emirate. To witness some beautiful architecture gracing an iconic mosque, the Sheikh Khalifa mosque is located a mere block away on Al Istiqlal Street. And if you are in the mood for engaging in some quality retail therapy, the exquisite Central Market, once the commercial centre of the emirate featuring more than 1,000 business has now been converted into the stylish and sophisticated skyward spires of the World Trade Centre, a pivotal centre of commerce, luxury shopping, and fine dining that is sure to please leisure hunters of all stripes.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.