With its magnificent beaches, eternal sunshine, pleasing sand dunes and a terrific standard of living, Abu Dhabi offers a delightful holiday experience for the globetrotters. Apart from the rich culture, lifestyle and history, the capital of UAE is well-renowned for its supreme Arabian hospitality, world-class, urban infrastructure and splendid tourist delights that never fail to conquer hearts. Before you plan a visit to this glorious city with your entire family, scroll down and learn about some of the most interesting experiences the country has to offer for all age groups.
Make a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
If you want to see the cultural side of the city, you must give your eyes the delight of this breathtaking creation that happens to be one of the largest mosques in the world. This beautiful white and gold structure arrests the attention in no time and leaves visitors stunned with its brilliant design that has both modern and classic Islamic artistic styles integrated in it. This stunning building has a huge prayer hall featuring 82 domes, 24-carat gold glided chandeliers, and the world’s largest hand-knitted carpet, and can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers at a single time. The enchanting lighting and reflective pools surrounding the mosque are just point on and certain to soak you up in their exclusive elegance.
Don’t forget to travel around the world’s largest dessert
A serene, pacifying and graceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Al Khatim Desert is a desert tucked between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE. It is sprawled in all directions and gives travellers a reason to spend some extra time and take the pleasure of desert safari including camel riding, dune bashing, sand boarding, bar-be-que desert dinner, henna inking and belly dancing.
Take a ride on the world’s fastest roller coaster
Give your adventurous side a boost and have a thrilling lifetime experience that is awaiting you in the city. Gear up to enter in your fantasy world by reaching the speeds of 240km/h in just 4.9 seconds on the world’s fastest roller coaster – Formula Rossa. Strategically located at Ferrari World, the Formula Rossa rollercoaster is a must-ride when in the city.
Beat the heat at Yas Water World
Where else you need to beat the heat when you have a complete package of water activities, fun rides and exhilarating slides in this family water park? This Emirati-themed water park is an abode to more than 40 slides, ride and attractions and brings an exhilarating experience for all age groups. Apart from riding the slides, you would love to have a traditional pearl diving experience, shop at international and regional brands and give your taste buds a treat at the exclusive dining options.
Dive into the beauty of Heritage Village
One of the finest cultural attractions in Abu Dhabi, Heritage Village is an impeccably designed museum that reflects local Bedouin tradition and lifestyle through a goats’ hair tent, courtyard houses and a falaj irrigation system. This traditional creation is run by the Emirates Heritage Club and thus, provides you a glimpse into the emirate’s past. There are some souvenir shops where you can buy a range of dried herbs, authentic pottery and exotic spices.