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Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Abu Dhabi – Alluring Sights in the UAE

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the UAE or the United Arab Emirates! It is truly a well-maintained and industrious city, that was originally a small fishing village. Once the oil was discovered, the city transformed into the modern metropolis that it is today. Here are five attractions in Abu Dhabi!

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

An exquisite architectural gem in the Middle East, Louvre Abu Dhabi intricately follows up the complete history of the artistic achievements of the humankind. Located close to 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi, the range of art showcased here is mind-boggling – from the magnificent fountain of light that is pretty much an ode to a Soviet Monument that was never built to the magnificent Egyptian statue of Ramses II, the diverse array of exhibits here would take your breath away. Apart from these magnificent tributes to human history, the building's sophisticated architecture, along with its galleries housed under a massive silver dome, are reasons enough to visit this wonderful museum of art.

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Ferrari World

Ferrari World is a branded theme park that brings the luxury of Formula One racing to Abu Dhabi. Visiting this place is considered as one of the top things to do for those who relish in the rush of adrenaline through their veins. Adrenaline junkies can look forward to riding the Flying Aces roller coaster, which boasts of a speed of 120 kilometres per hour – it is considered one of the tallest steel roller coasters in Asia. Even small kids can try out their driving skills on the Junior GT track. The automobile enthusiasts will revel at the sight of the Ferrari's car collection at this place, with antique models dating back to 1947.

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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Animal lovers would love a tour at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which is a veterinary hospital where sick and injured falcons are being treated. Apart from that, it also provides guided tours of its procedures and facilities for tourists – this would help you to come up and close to these magnificent birds of prey. The museum on-site explains the history of falconry. If you're brave enough, you can also hold one of the falcons, or even feed them!

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The gigantic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi and is probably the most popular attraction in the city. It is made up of Macedonian marble and flaunts Ottoman, Mameluke, and Fatimid architectural styles enabling a harmonious finishing to this stunning masterpiece by Yusef Abdelki. Located within easy access from properties such as Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, it has taken nearly 20 years for its construction. Even non-Muslims can access all areas of the mosque.

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Yas Waterworld

If the heat has really got hold of you, it would be a great idea to head down to Yas Waterworld; it is a gigantic theme park with every kind of water activity that a theme park could offer you. From waterslides to inner-tube river rides and everything in between, Yas Waterworld will be able to bring out the best of fun water adventures to you. The world's largest surfable sheet wave can be found here as well.