Things to do in Abu Dhabi – The Emirate You Mustn’t Miss Out On!

Boasting gigantic chopping centres, beautiful mosques, modern buildings and serene deserts, Abu Dhabi is the emirate that one shouldn’t miss when in UAE. Here are a few more things you can do when you’re here.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

This architectural marvel is a grand welcome to the city. This grand building with over 80 marble domes and four 107m high minarets, any Abu Dhabi resort would recommend a visit to this mosque. As one of the two mosques open to non-Muslims in the UAE, visitors can admire in awe at one of the world’s largest chandeliers.

The corniche

This stretch makes up the horizontal part of the city’s ‘T’ shape. Nearly 5 miles long, this promenade is along the coast of Dhow Harbour, lined with some of the city’s most popular restaurants, hotels and shops. You can also enjoy a view of the city’s skyline from here.

 

Desert tours

There are plenty of desert safaris in Abu Dhabi, therefore depending on your schedule, you can arrange one for yourself accordingly. To those based at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, the hotel itself has a range of desert adventure options!

 

Shopaholics paradise

For all the shoppers, there is no shortage of high-end malls and other shopping venues. If you’re looking for a traditional experience, you can visit one of the many souks around the city or if your budget is on the higher end, plenty of malls cater to this requirement as well.

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

Getting to know Abu Dhabi – A modern metropolis

A fast-moving city, Abu Dhabi has an abundance of activities. High-end shopping, theme parks, historical attractions and beach clubs make up your time in Abu Dhabi. Read on for more information!

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

To witness a modern architectural marvel that’ll leave you completely awe-struck, pay a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque is free to visit, but in order to make your experience as educational as possible, you must join one of the daily tours. Inside of the mosque, you’ll find the world’s largest hand-loomed carpet! 10 minutes from Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, it’s a convenient stop!

 

Wahat Al Karama

In honour of the fallen soldiers of the United Arab Emirates, Wahat Al Karama is a war memorial. In order to learn more about this enormous architectural construction, book a tour in advance.

Garden City

A small distance from 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi, to the south, you’ll come across a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Al Ain, also known as the ‘Garden City’. You can wander through the six Al Ain oases, and pay a visit to the Camel Market.

Desert Safaris

Abu Dhabi is the prime place for off-road safaris. If you enjoy adrenaline rushes and adventure, you must go on an off-road safari! You even have the chance to dine under the stars, ride a camel and try out sandboarding!

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Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

Camel Trekking in Abu Dhabi – Riding Back in Time!

If you’re an adventurer or you’re simply just curious as to how people travelled across the desert in ancient times, embarking on a camel ride when you’re in Abu Dhabi can be quite the eye-opening experience. Want to know more about camel trekking here?

 

1) What is it

Humans have long used the assistance of animals to travel long distances across the ages. Camels were the choice of transport in the desert. Camel trekking offers this same experience in today’s modern world.

2) How is it

An exciting experience unlike anything else, you’ll enjoy the gentle swaying as well as the soft shuffle that comes with riding a camel while taking in the gorgeous scenery that surrounds you.

3) Where to stay

You’ll come across many Abu Dhabi desert tour options that offer camel rides upon searching. Even more great options can be found in terms of accommodation that is close by to those places, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is one such example.

4) General tips

When you climb on a camel, keep in mind that the easiest thing to do so that you don’t fall off is to hold onto the pommel that rests between your legs.

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