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Best places to visit in Abu Dhabi - A city with many wonders!

Cosmopolitan and modern, Abu Dhabi is almost the heartbeat of the United Arab Emirates where everything is full of activity except the herons in its mangroves. Be it coastal pleasures, spellbinding collection of Islamic architecture or stunning attractions, Abu Dhabi has something exciting for all leisure travellers.


Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is undoubtedly one of the must-see attractions in Abu Dhabi. Packed with many superlatives, this mosque portrays aspects of Islamic culture. An impressive element that certainly catches the attention of visitors is the German-made chandeliers inside the mosque. With its eye-catching architecture, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque can be regarded as an amazing creation. This attraction looks fascinating as the sun goes down-converting the whole building into a glorious piece of art with different light installations.


Desert safari

Your vacation spent in Abu Dhabi would be void if you don't experience a thrilling desert safari. Experience the thrill of riding through the desert over sand dunes and get off the beaten track in a 4x4. Do not miss sand boarding over hills at breakneck speeds, travelling on the back of a camel and even race over the rolling hills on a quad bike. If you opt to stay at hotels in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel you can experience an exciting desert adventure along with many water sports.


Yas Island

When it comes to interesting activities in Abu Dhabi, one should not miss a tour to witness diverse and appealing attractions on Yas Island. All motorsport enthusiasts can have a wonderful time at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. This one-of-a-kind theme park features a range of fantastic rides inspired by the Italian carmaker. If you are brave enough to face an adventure, head over to Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster. Do not miss enjoying a scrumptious local dish at one of the top restaurants in Abu Dhabi.


Sailing on the sand?

Those who wish to gain a bit of outdoor fun through this sport should know that two conditions are required. Firstly, you need to select a hard sand surface and check the direction of the wind. The stronger the wind blows, the faster you can sail on the sand! If you are a beginner, you will need goggles or sunglasses, a helmet, and gloves depending on the speed of the wind.


Emirates Prak Zoo

An ideal way to keep your kids entertained! This zoo will allow you to get up close to around 1700 animals including some of the rare species such as Siberian bears, elephants, tigers, a herd of zebras and giraffes. The primate section showcases a flamingo park with a sea lion enclosure and different types of monkeys. Your kids can indulge in fun activities like breakfast with parrots.