Abu Dhabi packs in a lot of attractions for travellers of all ages. The beautiful beaches, magnificent malls, grand mosques and amusement parks present the ideal recipe for a perfect travelogue. Desert drives and rides at the water park will surely give you a rush of adrenaline. First timers need not worry because the city has a very friendly attitude towards visitors and welcomes people from diverse cultures and ethnicities.
Take the Bus
The city of skyscrapers can be explored in the cheapest and the best possible way by hopping aboard a tour bus. A 24-hour bus ticket will let you explore the vast city and popular landmarks with perfect ease. The benefit of taking the bus tour is that you will have free access to some widely known landmarks such as Sky Tower, Heritage Village, Dhow Cruise and Yas Island drive.
Shawarma and other Dishes
It won’t be wrong to say that Abu Dhabi serves the best Shawarma in the world and all credit goes to the unique way of perfecting the recipe. Try Falafel at Al Markaziyah convoluted in Arabian style with a Shawarma or a wrap. You can have India’s famous ‘pani puri’ in the Tourist Club Area famous for its wide range of Indian restaurants. You can have almost anything and everything in Abu Dhabi as the destination is a melting pot of different cultures. Abu Dhabi also has famous food outlets like KFC and Mc Donalds etc. If you want to grab a beer or a glass of wine, head to one of the many hotels that are licensed to serve alcohol.
Immerse in the Culture of the City
The city is totally rooted in Islamic culture and is a unique blend of the medieval and the contemporary. While you are allowed to practice any faith, special care should be taken not to offend Islamic faith in any way.
Speaking of fun activities, Abu Dhabi will exhilarate you with its speed boat experience along the coastline. The pearling boat experience is also worth trying. To challenge yourself to the core, take a ride through many high sand dunes in a desert safari. Abu Dhabi is also home to the world’s biggest water park. Travellers should definitely visit Masdar City; a completely solar-powered city, which is still in its development stages. It is also a totally carbon emission-free zone.
You may want to take photographs of the beautiful places all around, but it is well advised to exercise caution. Taking photographs of government buildings is prohibited. Furthermore, if you want to click photos of the locals, better take their permission.