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Unusual Abu Dhabi - Must-See Locations

If you are not the usual kind of traveller and love doing offbeat things during your holiday, here are the things you might want to try when you are in Abu Dhabi the next time.


Take A Ride At Ferrari World

Ferrari World is one of the most popular theme parks on earth and that also happens to be the largest theme park in the world. Just like the name suggests, Ferrari World is dedicated to Ferraris; the stylish cars which revolutionized sports cars and racing cars. Apart from this, the place showcases the various Ferrari cars and models and this theme park is also home to some of the most thrilling attractions found in Abu Dhabi. If you are staying at one of the 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi that are centrally located the likes of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, then you definitely must make time to go to the Ferrari World as it is located not too far from your accommodation. The main highlight in Ferrari World is the Formula Rosa which is the fastest roller coaster ride in the world and will have you flying across at a speed of about 250 kilometres per hour.


The Yas Marina Circuit

This is what puts Abu Dhabi on the world-class racing track maps. Known for having the tightest of turns, sharp corners and open stretches, this racing track is a must-visit if you are a lover of fast cars. You can follow this after your trip to Ferrari World for the complete experience as it is located close to that centre too. This racing track has a capacity to house more than 41,000 people at a time and also hosts major racing events like Formula 1 and Grand Prix.


Yas Water World

This was the first-ever giant water park to be built in the UAE. With more than 40 different slides, visiting this water world with your family or group of friends will surely be one of the most fun-filled experiences for you to have in Abu Dhabi. Some of the major highlights of this theme park include the adrenaline pumping drops, rides, slides and wave simulators. There are many more attractions at Yas Waterworld, so definitely at this to your list of things to do when you are in Abu Dhabi.


Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

Though it is not an offbeat attraction, this still makes the list as the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most culturally and spiritually significant landmarks in Abu Dhabi. Covering an area of over almost 13 acres, and with a holding capacity of nearly 40,000 people at a time, the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE. The external part of the mosque has about 82 large domes, as well as 4 tall minarets, each standing 106 metres tall. The mosque is also known for its amazing architecture and interior design which includes elaborate Iranian carpets, magnificent chandeliers, large decorated pillars and columns, intricate wall carvings, and large indoor pools with sparkling water.


Sand Duning

Flying down the mighty sand dunes in Abu Dhabi while you rest on a board or a sheet is an amazing thing for you to try when you are on a holiday here!