Abu Dhabi is the bustling capital of the United Arab Emirates, which gives you a mix of experiences with a rich culture and history. The architectural excellence in its attractions is fascinating beyond belief. If you’re a first-timer visiting, here are 3 experiences you should not miss.
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The grand mosque is one of the largest in the world with the most mesmerising architecture. You will come to find that it is built with 82 domes, and 1000 columns, and can accommodate up to 40,000 pilgrims on a single visit. The mosque is open to any visitor and provides free guided tours. After exploring the city, you can choose your accommodation at any of the resorts in Abu Dhabi within city limits or enjoy a peaceful time at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara which is located on its own island.
Go on a Desert Safari
A desert safari is one of the most memorable and exciting adventures you can experience in the vast desert spreading across the city. You can either go dune bashing in a 4×4, ride a camel, or enjoy some traditional Arabic entertainment and belly dances while feasting on a delicious BBQ dinner. The safari usually ends with stargazing in the desert, a perfect way to end a magical day.
Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre in Abu Dhabi is an enchanting museum with art and artefacts from different civilizations and cultures across the globe. The museum’s unique architecture with the iconic dome is certainly a work of art. You can explore the collection of works by renowned artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.