Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a modern wonderland. As the epitome of luxury and entertainment, Abu Dhabi boasts many wonderful sites for visitors to explore.
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque
No matter what resort in Abu Dhabi that you plan to stay at, there is one site that you simply cannot miss. This would be the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. As the largest mosque in the country and one of the largest in the world, it showcases a blend of Islamic architecture. Thus, as there is no fee to enter this mosque, make sure not to miss it. However, ensure that you dress appropriately.
This dramatic five-tower architectural wonderment is an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi. Even if staying at a property such as the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, take the time to dine and shop at these towers. If that is beyond your budget, still take the time to view the panoramic views of the city from the towers.
Qasr Al Hosn
Built in 1790, this is the oldest stone building in the city. As it was constructed as a command unit, it overlooks the coastal trade routes. This complex contains two buildings called the Inner Fort and the Outer Palace. It was the Inner Fort that was constructed in 1795 as the Outer Palace was constructed only between 1939 and 1945. This building has now been converted into a museum.
Yas Marina Circuit
If you are a fan of professional motorsports, then this is one site that you cannot miss. While it may not have the historical or cultural significance of some other landmarks, Yas Marina Circuit is a notable and distinctive feature in the city’s landscape, contributing to Abu Dhabi’s status as a global hub for entertainment and sports. As this circuit also hosts events all year around make sure to plan your trip around such an event.