Abu Dhabi: A Pocket Guide for Travelers – A Middle Eastern Desert Paradise

When visiting the UAE, Abu Dhabi should not be missed. Although Dubai is the city at the top of every traveller’s mind when it comes to UAE, Abu Dhabi can prove to be better and even more thrilling Here is why:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheik Zayed Grand mosque is a marvellous site to witness with its splendid marble walls and gem studded pillars. It is a captivating architectural masterpiece not too far from some of the best 5 Star Hotels in Abu Dhabi, Hotels such as the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is just 7.6 km to the mosque.

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Yas Waterworld

One of the best water theme parks to take the kids to keep them entertained during your trip. The perfect way to cool off during the summer as they have so many water rides to choose from.

Ferrari World

Feel the thrill and excitement as you ride the fastest roller coaster in the world at Ferrari world. The Formula Rosa is a one of a kind experience and accelerates to 240 km / hour in less than 5 seconds. For those afraid to take the plunge on this roller coaster, they also have an indoor theme park to enjoy!

Sir Bani Islands

For those who want to enjoy a peaceful stay, the Sir Bani Islands is the perfect spot. An extensive group of islands just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, it is surrounded by lush greens. It is also a wildlife sanctuary for animals and perfect for nature lovers.

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A Brief Getaway to Hoi An – Must do Activities in a Captivating City

The city of Hoi An is always an interesting place to visit. If you are in this city for a brief getaway there are a number of engrossing attractions that should definitely be in your itinerary.

Shop at the Central Market

At Hoi An’s bustling Central Market you will have the opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the local way of life. You will also be able to browse through the fresh vegetables and fruits, handicrafts and spices. A Hoi An hotel to consider from which this market can be easily reached would be Anantara Hoi An Resort.

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Go sightseeing at Hoi An Old Town

The picturesque Hoi An Old Town will capture the imagination of the avid sightseer. Highlights here include the Fujian Assembly Hall, Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Museum of History & Culture and the Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

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Visit My Son Sanctuary

The fascinating My Son Hindu Sanctuary is a remnant of the civilization of the Champa people and will strike the interest of the history and culture lover. Here you will encounter temples, striking towers and attractive stone sculpture amidst the verdant jungle.

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Dine at a local restaurant

You will find that Hoi An boasts a myriad of appealing bars and restaurants offering delectable foods. Many of these establishments feature sizable lounge areas as well as large screen entertainment whilst regularly hosting DJs, live bands and traditional shows.

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Koh Samui Travel Guide – A Paradise of Sandy Beaches

Koh Samui is no longer a sleepy backwater! Unlike any other island in Thailand, it has its unique island chic cocooning everything about an idyllic vacation in Thailand.

Wat Plai Laem

Thailand is home to a fair share of jaw-dropping temples. Amongst them, the Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui boasts several eye-grabbing features compelling you to visit this serene religious complex. The striking white 18-arm statue of Guanyin built in the centre of the temple ground is the cynosure of all eyes. The two long halls on either side of the statue feature colourful murals and frescoes depicting Buddhist mythological stories.

Na Muang Waterfalls

Spilling down from the highest points of the island, the Na Muang Waterfalls features an awe-inspiring sight to behold. It’s incredibly spectacular with water plummeting down into a large pool at the foot of the waterfall. What makes this waterfall more picturesque is undoubtedly its lush jungle surroundings. In between the two waterfalls lies the Na Muang Safari Park which features monkey shows and elephant rides!

Chaweng Beach

Being the largest of Koh Samui’s beaches, the Chaweng Beach is a gorgeous strip of beach to spend your vacation. The central part of the beach attracts “up for party” young travellers which feature pumping music, scrumptious food and a range of cocktails. If you’re staying at one of the many Koh Samui resorts the like of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, the beach is 15 minutes away.

Secret Buddha Garden

Also known as ‘magic garden’ this enchanting attraction is located in the hills of Samui’s jungles. For all curious holidaymakers who wish to uncover Thailand’s culture on an off beaten track may opt to this place.

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