Monday, October 22, 2018

Top 5 Amazing Things to do in Abu Dhabi

When it comes to the number of things to do in Abu Dhabi, the list is endless. Capital city and biggest of the seven emirates of UAE, Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to unleash your adventurous side.

Comprising of the golden sand dunes, sandy beaches, cool water parks and amusement park, this emirate has, with time, become one of the most sought after tourist destinations by visitors.

Abu Dhabi city tour will give you a glimpse of everything from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit and many more famous attractions. You can never run out of things to do in Abu Dhabi. However, there are 5 ‘must-do’ things that you should try your hands on while on a visit to this wonderful city.

Wander on the promenade

Stroll around the magnificent four-mile prom, Corniche, with so many places to stop and enjoy a time out with your family or on your own. Go for an afternoon walk on the promenade or hire a bike if speed is more your thing. Leave your footprints in the white sandy beach and take in the view of the large waterfront in all its glory. You can rent sunbeds and towels from Corniche’s public beaches and soak some sun with the sound of water beating the shores. The inland side of the Corniche is dotted with parks and sheesha bistros that wake up during the evening with nearby families looking for the sea breeze in the sweltering summer months or grouped around portable radiators in the cool winter evenings.

You can find refreshments on the western section of the road to keep you fit and rejuvenated to explore the entire place.

Visit the adventurous island

Yas Island is situated near the airport and is a frantic, most popular centre of heart thumping, adrenaline rush rides. Sit back on one of these, cling on to them and watch your knuckles turn white out of terror. Yas Waterworld on the Yas island is said to be the biggest water park in the world with a variety of choice of slides, raft rides, ravines and endless wave machines.

Ferrari World is the world's first Ferrari themed amusement park dedicated to the world-famous racing car. Formula Rossa, the terrifying ride is the fastest rollercoaster ride in the world, which touches the speed of 150 mph. You can even find Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 track here on the island. You can take a run or go cycling around it for free on every Tuesday. Du Arena is the island's other big feature drawing bigger stars and celebrities.

Let the art surprise you

The boldest plan of the emirate is to include some of the greatest art in the world in the Abu Dhabi city tour, to its new district for culture, the Saadiyat island. The island is only a ten-minute taxi ride from the city centre. You can see the vision of the development on this front via a permanent exhibition, known as the Saadiyat island story. You can even see the same vision with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, that is the largest mosque in the world, with a capacity to hold more than 40,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque features world’s largest chandelier and carpet. The columns in the mosque are made with marble panels which themselves are in-laid with semi-precious stones.

Stay on the golden sand

In the south of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, wonderful Liwa Oasis is an incredible escape from the city. The oasis settlement is noted for its date farming, and one of the biggest sand ridges on the planet is simply on the edges. This makes it an absolute necessity visit fascination for anybody needing to ride rise surreys, attempt sand surfing, or go camel trekking. The other top city escape is the oasis city of Al Ain, which has the forceful pinnacle of Jebel Hafeet as its backdrop.

Visit the cities of future

City Tour in Abu Dhabi is incomplete without a visit to the city of the future. Masdar City which is situated next to the airport is definitely a place worth visiting. Though the place is still only a size of a normal village, it is undergoing a pioneering zero-carbon development which is powered by the sun entirely and not to forget the winds that blow off the desert sands. Cars are not allowed in the city and hence you will have to roam on foot in this picturesque future.

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