Abu Dhabi, the land of the Gazelle traces its humble origin as a rich pearl trading post and since then the city has grown to become as one of the largest city of the world. The city is more than just the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi it is a commercial hub for international business in the Persian Gulf and a luxury premier tourist destination.
Abu Dhabi is the 2nd largest city of the United Arab Emirates. The city is located along the coast of the Persian Gulf making it an ideal portal for the region. Abu Dhabi has a population of almost 3 million and is the seat of the United Arab Emirates government and is home to the ruling family of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The city holds many world records and is home to one of the largest cultural museums in the middle east. Abu Dhabi has plenty of world-class destinations that will cater to everyone’s fascination and curiosity.
More than just a Business Hub
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of the riches emirates of the UAE in terms of Gross Domestic Product and per capital, income and businesses are expanding. The city is home to the international headquarters of well-known businesses like Etihad Airways and many more multinational corporations.
Abu Dhabi’s success in business has attracted many foreign professionals and entrepreneurs who want to do business in Abu Dhabi. The booming economy has led to the surge of foreigners in the region and the city has become a meeting point of western and Emirati culture.
The cultural exchange has led to a dynamic change in the cities vibrant lifestyle. Tourists and visitors can easily find a restaurant serving Italian, French, and other exotic cuisines. Bistro’s and Cafe’s dot the city catering to every nationality and cultures.
Abu Dhabi also hosts the world’s culturally diverse museums. The city also has world record-breaking malls showcasing the world’s most exclusive names and brands. The city has everything for everyone.
Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi
From its culturally rich and diverse museums, amazing cityscapes and world-class attractions. Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer to everyone.
1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The Grand Mosque showcases the best of Emirati architecture with its classical middle eastern designs. The mosque uses elements of Mameluke, Fatimid, and Ottoman design concept. The harmonious blend of Islamic architecture has created a beautiful balance of heritage and modernism.
The Grand Mosque was opened in 2007 and can accommodate more than 40,000 worshipers and visitors.
When to Visit: Visiting hours for the Grand Mosque are 9 am to 10 pm Saturday to Thursday.
How to Get there: The Mosque can be easily reached with your eZhire vehicle at AL Khaleej al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi.
2. Saadiyat Island Cultural District
Immerse in rich Islamic Culture in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. Saadiyat Island is home to a number of the world’s most extensive collection of artworks in the middle east. The Museums on the island are rich in history and culturally diverse, they not only showcase Islamic culture but also the exhibit exotic works from different cultures around the world.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi are all located on Saadiyat Island. The Manarat Al Saadiyat and UAE Pavilion is also nestled in Saadiyat Island. The Cultural District is a great place to visit and marvel at art and culture.
When to Visit: Tuesdays to Fridays and opens at 10 am and closes at 8 pm. Some Museums like the Louvre Abu Dhabi are closed on Mondays.
How to Get There: You can get to Saadiyat Island with your eZhire from Zayed Port Area you can take Sheikh Khalifa Bridge to Saadiyat Island or the Sheikh Khalifa Highway E12.
4. Yas Island
The Leisure, Entertainment, and Shopping center of Abu Dhabi. Yas Island hosts one of the worlds biggest themes parks and shopping malls. It is the place to shop, dine and relax. The island has a land area of 1,700 ha and is dotted with theme parks, shopping malls, and restaurants. It is a popular place to stay in Abu Dhabi with plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from.
The Island island is home to the popular Formula One race track, the Yas Marina Circuit. Yas Island is also home to large shopping centers like Yas Mall with over 370 stores from famous brands.
5. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest theme parks with over 20 rides to choose from. The Ferrari Theme Parks host record-breaking rides such as the Flying Aces which holds the title of the world’s highest roller coaster loop and reaches speeds of up to 120 km/h. The theme park also showcases Italian cuisine with its restaurants and cafes.
When to Visit: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm.
How to Get There: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is easy to reach with your eZhire vehicle. From Abu Dhabi via Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway (E12). Take the Corniche Road towards Mina Zayed Port and follow the signs towards Yas Island and take the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed E12 Highway, turn at the Yas Leisure Drive and exit at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi exit.
Parking in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is worry free as the theme park has 2000 free car parks and Valet Parking is also available.
6. Emirates Park Zoo
Located just 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Park Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day with children. The Emirates Park Zoo is a perfect place for the whole family. The Zoo hosts a large number of elements from a rare white tiger, lions, zebras, and flamingos. The Zoo is a fun place to let children learn about the beauty of nature.
When to Visit: The Park is open Thursday to Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and 9 am to 8 pm on Sundays.
How to Get There: Emirates Park Zoo is located at 12th Street, AL Bahia Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi is a great place to do business and the perfect place to take a vacation. The city’s dynamic and ever-changing landscape continues to amaze visitors and travelers. The many attractions the Abu Dhabi offers makes it one of the places to visit around the world.
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