Abu Dhabi: The capital of the UAE – A magical metropolis city in the gulf

Abu Dhabi, the high-rise capital, was first discovered when an antelope lead a thirsty tribe to an island with only 300 palm trees and a few coral buildings. This simple island is now transformed to one of the most glorious cities in the world.

Sightseeing

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a monument to not be missed when you visit Abu Dhabi. Its marvellous architecture of 80 domes and over 1000 columns has a capacity to hold 40,000 worshipers. Marvel at the gold-plated chandeliers and the largest handwoven carpet in the world.

U A E, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Minaret

Accommodation

There are many gorgeous hotels in the city but if you are looking for a good luxury resort in Abu Dhabi, that you can relax in away from the busy city, then you should consider the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort. This island is just off the coast of Abu Dhabi and serves as a wildlife sanctuary, providing a home to freely roaming animals.

Shopping

Shopping for luxury items in this city comes as no surprise! Perhaps because it is a tax-free zone, there are many malls that carry designer and luxury branded items that you can shop from without breaking the bank. Also explore the souqs to buy souvenirs and handicrafts before you head home!

Lifestyle and culture

Head to the Eastern Mangroves and explore a mix of restaurants, health and beauty shops and leisure venues. Also visit the Heritage Village on the Corniche Breakwater as you step back into time and experience a traditional desert lifestyle.

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Sightseeing in Mongkok – Places to experience in Mongkok

You may find it odd that there is someone out there who would like to sightsee the busy, overcrowded city of Mong Kok! All you have to do is try it out yourself and you’ll know why. Here are a few things that may tickle your curiosity for the city of Mongkok.

Places for your taste buds

First of all, let’s satisfy your curiosity for food in Mongkok. You might just have to squeeze in through the crowds and make your way to Sour and Spicy Noodles. This restaurant serves up some of the most delectable Chinese noodles in the city.

Clothing and sneakers

Shopping | Image Credit - Aidenaseakongkai, HK Mongkok 旺角中心 Argyle Centre night mall shops, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Shopping | Image Credit – Aidenaseakongkai, HK Mongkok 旺角中心 Argyle Centre night mall shops, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Once you are all filled up, you have the energy to head over to Trendy Zone! This is the ideal place to find your perfect fit for the best price, be it ladies or gents. Also, pick from a wide range of colourful sneakers that are attractively displayed here.

A place for the tech savvy

If you are the kind who loves everything digital and techy, the place to be is Sim City. This is the ultimate tech paradise where you will find one of the largest arrays if headsets and even second-hand cameras.

Tea time

Rather than your normal high tea at one of the Mongkok hotels such as the leading Dorsett Mongkok, why not try it elsewhere? Head over to Teawood Taiwanese Café & Restaurant and try out toast with ice cream with a steaming cup of tea or coffee!

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.

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Zesty amusement in Abu Dhabi – Adventure awaits!

Growing as a tourist hub each passing day, the UAE has heavily invested in Abu Dhabi to invite and entice its visitors. Want to know about the theme parks in Abu Dhabi?

Ferrari World

If it’s the adrenaline rush that you seek, Ferrari World is the place to be. This theme park is home to the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster that accelerates to around 240 kilometres an hour in a mere 5 seconds. The park also presents other exciting rides and attractions as well. After a day well spent here, you can check yourself into any one of the Abu Dhabi resorts around to unwind and relax, such as the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara for example.

Yas Waterworld

The ideal place to relax and beat the heat while enjoying yourself. Yas Waterworld features over forty rides and attractions, including the longest suspended roller coaster in all of the Middle East.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

This is the world’s largest indoor theme park. You’ll also find various rides themed after popular characters from both Cartoon Network and Marvel.

Wild Wadi Water Park

Having opened all the way back in 1998, the Wild Wadi Water Park has proven itself over the years as an excellent place to come and unwind. With over 17 rides and a ton of pools and attractions, it is an ideal place for family-friendly fun.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+