With abundant sand dunes, sturdy rocky fortresses and sky gracing mosques as well as modern theme parks and shopping malls, Abu Dhabi has no end of attractions to keep a traveller busy throughout his or her stay.
When in Abu Dhabi, it is simply impossible to miss the Corniche, the city’s fabulous waterfront area that is on the north western shore of Abu Dhabi. It is an elegant paved walking stretch by the break waters that is scattered along the way with lovely gardens, play areas, picnic spots and restaurants that are ideal to watch the sunset as one enjoys a cup of hot chocolate.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a brilliant architectural marvel that is open to the public for viewing and one important landmark and heritage in the present UAE society. This magnificent structure that is the work of designers and architects from around the world, can be observed closely with a guided tour or simply by glancing through for its unmistakable architectural splendour.
Al Ain Palace Museum is yet another historic building that is an essential item in a must visit list of attractions. This impressive sand coloured palace used to be the residence of a former president and has been put to good use today as a museum. From the living habits of a president, discover about the lifestyle of villagers residing in the desert at the Heritage Village, a traditional oasis village that has been created near the breakwater of Abu Dhabi.
The Al Jahili Fort is yet another must visit attraction with its historic significance as a place of protection of the city from intruders. This is a 19th century fort that is one of the largest in the country, with landscaped gardens and interiors that are open for visitors to stroll and observe. Travel back in time to the Bronze Age at the Hill Archaeological Gardens where a maze of ruins is present from fountains to children’s playgrounds to gardens that date as far back as 2500 BC.
There is quite a range of luxury hotels in this part of UAE for travellers to select from depending on one’s taste and requirements. The renowned Anantara hotels, resorts & spas have made their presence in the UAE which is welcoming news to most travellers who are familiar with this famous name and their indisputable reputation in the hospitality trade. There is a host of luxury hotel resorts in the UAE that comes under the banner of this popular brand so that travellers can take heart and seek that premium level of service and comfort that has become an inherent part of this chain of resorts and hotels.
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 travellers.