Why Visit Abu Dhabi During Ramadan – For a Tranquil Vacation Experience…

Ramadan the night month of the Islamic calendar and it is regarded as one of the holiest and happiest months among Muslims. Read on to know more about Ramadan and things you could do when you visit Abu Dhabi during this month of devotion and celebration.

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Overview

Ramadan is observed by Muslims as the month of fasting. People fast during the day and eat after sundown and the month’s final day is celebrated as a festival. Islamic nations such as the UAE prepare for the final day from the beginning of the month cities like Abu Dhabi offer its guest a myriad of attractions and things to do during Ramadan.

Shopping around

Abu Dhabi is also known as a shopaholic’s paradise and during the month of Ramadan malls and shops boom with crowd due to the sales and cheap prices of the commodities. Visitors will also have more choice as shop owners fill up their stocks to address high demands!

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

There is no better time to visit this magnificent and holy place of worship than Ramadan! This is by far one of the most beautiful Mosques in the UAE and is certainly a spectacle to watch. Since you are visiting here during a holy month ensure that you are aware of the times when visitors are allowed and when its only open to worshippers.

Settle in and relax at a resort

Planning your vacation at any of the Abu Dhabi luxury resorts is a good idea to spend a carefree and relaxing vacation. Also, resort properties the likes of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara offer exclusive packages for their guests to enjoy their stay and observe the festivities better during the festival month.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

Exploring Sir Bani Yas Island – A Desert Island that has been Made into a Sanctuary!

Located at the 170 kilometres to the south west of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island is the largest naturally formed island in UAE and it is also Arabia’s largest wildlife reserve. Read on to know more about this enchanted landmass.

History

The history of this island dates back to several thousand years and remains of early settlements in the island can still be witnessed. The name Sir Bani Yas originates from the Bani Yas tribe who are the first known settlers of the island. Later on, the island was used as a retreat for the kings and in 1977 the island was transformed into a wildlife reserve with the introduction of animals to the island and along with the animals several million trees have been also planted to make the island a more habitable place for the animals.

Wildlife

As mentioned earlier the island is home to several animal species, and they are Gazelles, Arabian Leopard, Oryx, Giraffe, Ostriches, Ilamas and Rhea. These animals roam freely in the islands and can we witnessed on a safari that is provided by the reserve. The sea surrounding the island also teems with marine life and creatures such as dolphins and sea turtles.

Things to do

The offers its visitors a plethora of exciting activities to engage in, these include wildlife and adventure activities such as camping, safaris, mountain biking and hiking. The island is also surrounded by a beautiful sea where you can witness a wide range of sea life by snorkelling an diving.

Visiting there

You can visit the islands by a boat or a seaplane and most of the Abu Dhabi luury resorts offer transportation services across UAE which also includes Sir Bani Yas Island. But unfortunately the island cannot be explored fully within a day. So if you are planning to visit the island, it is recommended that you plan your stay at any of the resorts on the island in order to get the full island experience. There are many resorts and hotels located in the island itself and Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is an accommodation option worth considering.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+