Sitting just off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city’s skyline, featuring soaring towers, shopping megamalls and more, paints the picture of a fast growing metropolis. Abu Dhabi expects to welcome three and a half million tourists in 2015. Visitors looking to enjoy the luxuries the city has to offer often seek out a top notch resort in Abu Dhabi. This is just the beginning of what a memorable stay in this desert city has to offer. If the fast pace of the city gets overwhelming, take a trip to the island of Sir Bani Yas and see Abu Dhabi like you would never have imagined. An island escape awaits, that brings you close to nature and the local wildlife. The Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is located here and offers a luxury experience in tranquil surroundings.
The Miraj Islamic Centre consists of several museum like exhibits that showcase the heritage and way of life of the Islamic people. Works of Islamic art from several Muslim countries are on display. The finest creations from Syria, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kashmir and Russia can be found in the forms of jewellery, engraved marble and vases. Expertly handwoven, even bejewelled carpets and silk textiles along with beautiful paintings, show off the talent from around the world. Ottoman pistols and other artefacts tell tales of great empires and their legendary emperors. Some of these iconic pieces have been preserved for generations.
The Centre which opened in early 2005, is located on Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum Street, five hundred meters from Abu Dhabi’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and copies the same solemn and sombre atmosphere. It is open daily from 9am to 7pm.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travelers. Google+