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5 Things You Must Do in Abu Dhabi – Enthralling Attractions for the Visitor

The city of Abu Dhabi may be considered to be an attractive metropolis for visitors. Here you will find a number of must-do things that are sure to capture the imagination of the discerning traveller, like those below.


Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Art and culture lovers visiting Abu Dhabi should undoubtedly take the opportunity to visit the splendid Louvre Abu Dhabi. The initial branch of this French institution to be located outside of the nation of France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi features an outstanding primary collection consisting of over 600 artworks. These outstanding artworks are arranged within a number of modern galleries. Representing civilizations situated across the globe, these artworks may be considered to recount humanity's shared artistic traditions ranging from those of ancient peoples right up to modern times. This museum will also feature numerous masterpieces loaned by various French galleries including creations of Monet, da Vinci, Matisse and Van Gogh.


Tour Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Your tour of Abu Dhabi's sightseeing attractions would not be complete without experiencing the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This majestic place of worship will awe the visitor with its remarkable proportions and myriad of interesting features. You will see that this mosque features eye-catching architecture with striking white domes and other design elements suggestive of the Ottoman, Mamluk and Fatimid traditions. Within the mosque, you will notice appealing mosaics, massive chandeliers made in Germany and ornate glasswork as well as the biggest handcrafted carpet on the globe which was created by as many as 1,200 skilled artisans.


Experience Ferrari World

If you are visiting Abu Dhabi with your family make it a point to experience the stunning Ferrari World theme park. Although Ferrari World contains the speediest rollercoaster on the globe, the Formula Rossa, you will find that it also features many other less demanding rides and attractions that children are sure to enjoy. At this theme park, you will also encounter displays of vintage Ferraris as well as various interactive features employing advanced simulators. At Ferrari World, you will also have the opportunity to savour traditional Italian foods that will appeal to visitors of all ages.


Explore Qasr Al Hosn

This impressive building has the distinction of being the oldest existing building in Abu Dhabi, dating to the 18th century. The history of this building is intertwined with the rapid development of the city of Abu Dhabi, as it originated as a watchtower made of sea stone and coral constructed by the tribe known as Bani Yas. You will have the opportunity to explore this handsome fort and also experience the well-managed multimedia displays that you will find adjacent to it. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this attraction would be within convenient reach would be Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara which may be considered to be one of the pleasingly located 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi.


Enjoy Yas Waterworld

This remarkable water park which resembles those to be found in Florida, is a leisure attraction that will appeal to a diverse range of visitors. Here you will find as many as 43 different features including slides, rides and other attractions that will appeal to discerning leisure seekers. Adults who love adrenaline will be in their element at this water park; however, you will also encounter numerous attractions suitable for children here. Highlights at Yas Waterworld include such attractions as the Jebel Drop, Dawwama, Rush Rider, Hamlool's Humps, Liwa Loop and Bubble's Barrel, which has the distinction of being the world's biggest artificial wave that can be surfed.