Abu Dhabi, what to see and do in the capital of United Arab

great mosque abu-dhabi
great mosque abu-dhabi

Information for a holiday in Abu Dhabi, where it is, characteristics of city life, places of interest to visit with the main attractions not to be missed.

Travel Guide Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, has always been a conservative city by the slow pace, traditional values ​​and a strong sense of their cultural heritage, but recently the capital decided to go global. With the arrival of glitzy hotels, exclusive night clubs, sports facilities and trendy shopping centers well supplied with branded products, Abu Dhabi has become a modern international city.

Things to see in Abu Dhabi

Corniche breakwater
With its beachfront location, paved streets, beautiful green and luxury hotels, the Corniche is a beautiful boulevard that winds along the shore of the Persian Gulf. And ‘possible to rent bicycles and pedal cars with four seats for a trip along the waterfront. A breakwater protects from rough seas and also houses a number of entertainment venues. From Breakwater Point you can have a spectacular view of the city.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque
This great Mosque, one of the largest in the world, was built by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in memory of his father. Located on the edge of town, just after the bridge Maktaa, the white marble structure is a landmark for motorists. Information visits are organized for tourists, regarding the structure of the building, its history and the Islamic faith. Women are allowed to enter only wearing the burqa and the hijab, provided free of charge at the entrance, while men must wear a dishdash in case an in shorts.

Arabian Wildlife Park
In this park roam over 10,000 animals, of which no one is a native of the place, with few exceptions. You can take a ride safari to see gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs or observe by special observation points. Besides that you can also practice other outdoor activities like cycling tours, snorkeling and horseback riding.

Ferrari World
The huge Ferrari theme park boasts the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, which accelerates to the speed of 240km per hour. G Force is another tournament reserved for the bravest that consists of a launch to 62m high and then swing to the right, back down again with his feet on the ground. E ‘can also take a virtual tour of the factory to see how the race cars are assembled and know the history of Ferrari.

Heritage Village
For those who want to delve into the history of Abu Dhabi and its traditions, the Heritage Village is the best place to go. It is a traditional village with nomadic Bedouin encampment, camels and other characteristics.

Yas Waterworld
In this brand new water park on Yas Island there are many attractions for those who like strong emotions, from tornadoes to the gallery water slides with special effects laser, by terrifying drops in water pools in many other newfangled electronic high impact. Developed out of a total of 15 acres, has a total of 43 rides.

Bateen shipyard
This shipyard located on the west side of the island of Abu Dhabi is one of the most interesting places. You can watch the construction of a ship, seeing the artisans who carve the teak planks, then assemblandole together to achieve the hull, just as it was once.

Christian monastery
This monastery, discovered during excavations in 1992, dates back to 600 AD, contains many historical artifacts to see.

Manhal Palace
This palace adorned with tiles and Arab wings canopy, was the former home of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan until 1974. It is a beautiful building with many interesting features, developed on 143 acres and located in the middle of a green environment , close to the shops, hotels and residential areas.

Qasr Al Hosn (White Fort)
The oldest structure that stands out in Abu Dhabi, is the Fort White, an iconic building whose original structure was built in 1793 as the official residence of the rulers of Abu Dhabi. The exterior is stunning with a main entrance covered with tiles and a pretty courtyard access.

Zayed Center
This museum pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, who was known as the father of the nation. Contains its impressive collection of cars and stuffed animals, pictures and information about his life.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

These vehicles can be discovered hired to visit the nearby desert dunes of Abu Dhabi. You can see scorpions, gazelles and camels grazing.

A well-equipped golf course with 18 holes, also open in the evening, will keep fans busy for a few hours. There are also instructors who give lessons in the sport or give advice to anyone who is not so much an expert.

Abu Dhabi has a fascinating network of mangroves to explore with rare birds. The best way to see them is to do a kayak ride through the winding paths through the undergrowth. The group outings take place above all during the weekend.