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Must Visit Places on Your Trip to Abu Dhabi – Attractions you just cannot Miss

Slow moving deserts, rustic castles, camels lumbering over sand dunes and fast cars are all part of Abu Dhabi attractions. Savour the culture and cocktails on the waterfront without missing a beat.

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Be Awed by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the nation's most impressive monuments the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is covered in Macedonian marble amalgamating the styles of Ottoman, Fatimid and Mameluke designs. The result is a very modern mosque that well celebrates the Islamic culture. Artisan glass work, intricate mosaic tiles, and a huge chandelier adorn the structure. The main hall can hold up to 40,000 worshipers and is, therefore, the largest mosque in the UAE.

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Enjoy Mangrove Kayaking Tours

On the shores surrounding the city are lush mangrove forests. These offer a different perspective to the usual sky scrapper dotted the skyline of the city. Kayaking tours in the mangrove forests are quite the adventure; open to a range of ages these tours last about 1 ½ hours. Ideal for understanding the delicate balance of ecology within the island the tours at night will turn out to be wholly magical experiences.

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Visit Ferrari World

Thrill seekers ideal attraction Ferrari World is a must visit for families as well. Bringing the world of Formula 1 racing to the UAE Ferrari World is a treat for the adrenaline junky and little kid with the need for speed. A top attraction there is the Daredevil Flying Aces Rollercoaster which on a 52-metre loop is tipped to clock up speeds of a 120kms per hour. Little tykes can test their driving skills on the Junior GT Track while car aficionados will love the Ferrari factory tour and testing their knowledge skills at the Ferrari Knowledge Game Show.

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Traverse the Liwa Desert

Now if you are wondering where those camels mentioned at the start are, this next attraction will solve the problem. Book a camel tour and traverse the mighty Liwa Desert; explore the 'Empty Quarter' better known as the Rub al Khali and discover an enchanting world of shifting sand dunes and Bedouin villages. Guests at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara will have easy access to the Liwa Car Museum and Moreeb Dunes while easy booking of desert tours too are on offer there.

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Explore Qasr Al Hosen

The Al-Hosn Fort called the White Fort or Old Fort is the is the oldest historical building in Abu Dhabi. Built in 1793 the place was home to the royal family and acted as the seat of government. The interior which has been resorted and somewhat modernised acts as a museum chronicling the rich history and culture of Abu Dhabi. Easy to reach from your Abu Dhabi resort the fort is located on Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street.

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Check Out the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

This, as the name suggests, is a hospital for injured or sick falcons. Tours are conducted for curious tourists eager to get acquainted with the magnificent birds of prey. Visit them within the wards where the chance to hold and feed one of the birds is highly likely.

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