Known to be one of the richest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Coming for a visit to this unique city is sure to be a highlight of your travels. Whether you decide to stroll along the Corniche waterfront or explore the exciting nightlife, you are sure to have a blast while in Abu Dhabi for the season-ending Grand Prix. We’ve gathered a list of interesting places to visit during your trip and hope to hear about your adventures in the comments!
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This ornate structure is one of the most recognized in the world for its craftsmanship of 1,000 pillars and delicate floral designs that are inlaid into more than 100,000 tons of pure white Greek and Macedonian marble, including semi-precious stones. One of the more impressive features of the Mosque is the world’s largest loomed carpet that took two airplanes to reach Abu Dhabi. The carpet is estimated to contain two billion, 268 million knots! Visitors are welcome to visit the Mosque except during prayer times which you can find listed on the website. This breathtaking feature of Abu Dhabi is one that you should mark on your calendars to visit.
Note: If you plan to enter the mosque, you must be wearing loose, ankle-length clothing including slacks or a skirt, long sleeves, and women must wear a headscarf. If you do not have one, a headscarf can be borrowed outside of security for free.
These five towers reach towards the sun and encompass all that Abu Dhabi has to offer. Three of the towers are residential, one is the Jumeirah hotel, and the final an office tower. The complex has shopping, underground parking, dining, and the popular Observation 300 on the 74th floor of the Jumeirah. At Observation 300, guests can enjoy “The Highest High Tea” which is a very popular dining experience with breathtaking views of the city below.
A theme park in its own category of racing fun, Ferrari World is an F1® fan's dream with thrilling simulators, shops, roller coasters including the Formula Rossa with a zero-gravity fall, and shows. Try your hand at Formula 1® through their simulators on site, or race your friends around the go-kart track. This indoor/outdoor amusement park is a must on your stop in on Yas Island for fun and speed!
Whether by land, air, or sea, there are plenty of adventure-seeking ways to explore Abu Dhabi. We’ve pulled some of the popular avenues for exploring the city for you here to book if you’re looking for that extra thrill!
Where To Dine
Just like everything else in Abu Dhabi, the food options are modern and luxurious, with a hint of old-world finesse. We’ve listed out an arrangement of different locations for you to stop in on during your trip in the capital city.
- Angar| Indian
- Lebanese Mill | Lebanese Cheap Eats
- Latitude | Bar
- Punjab Grill | Indian
- Nahaam | European
- Villa Toscana | Italian
- Jazz & Fizz Bar | Bar
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