13 Dec Abu Dhabi – Father of Gazelle
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is located off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Being the second-most populous city (after Dubai), it is traditional but modern and is the preferred Emirate for residential purposes. The three central regions that make up Abu Dhabi is the capital city and its surroundings, Al Ain (Eastern Region) and Al Dhafra (Western Region).
Abu Dhabi offers culture, heritage, adventure, arts, lifestyle, nature, beach resorts, and mega-hotels. The skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi Mall and Marina malls reflect its focus on oil exports and commerce.
The iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a significant tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.
Etihad Towers is a multi-use development in luxurious living overlooking the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque is the largest in the country, featuring 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet.
Inside the Prayer Hall of the Grand Mosque
Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, overlooking its own private natural bay, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi is located on 0.8 mi stretch of private beach.
Desert Safari & Sand Dune Bashing
Hire a 4wd or take a tour for an adventurous and adrenaline-pumping experience of Dune bashing exploring the desert. Experience a camel ride, unwind at a traditional Bedouin camp with henna painting, shisha smoking and refreshments. Enjoy a full buffet dinner while the famous “Nashaat Show“ (a group of ladies) dance and “Tanoura Dancers” entertain the crowd and don’t forget to pose with a falcon in traditional Arab dress.
The Louvre in Abu Dhabi is the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula an art and civilization museum, located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.