ABOUT ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI

is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). It is the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi city is situated on an island in the Persian Gulf off the central western coast, while the majority of the city and Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country.

5 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS WHILE YOU ARE IN ABU DHABI

 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

The Grand Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007. It was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. 

The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi.

The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal, and the Alexandrian Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque in Egypt. The pools along the arcades reflect the mosque’s columns, which become illuminated at night.The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl, one of the few places where one can see this craftsmanship.

Corniche Road

The Corniche Road spreads across an 8km long stretch which includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, restaurants, cafés and the Corniche Beach.

It forms a sweeping curve on the western side of the main Abu Dhabi island . Between 2002 and 2003, land was reclaimed from the sea and the Corniche was extended. Some of the earlier landmarks were demolished in the process. Certain parts of the Corniche have significant deposition of sand, with people using the area as a public beach. Prior to the 1970s, the current area occupied by the Corniche was a beach, where dhows and ships used to anchor and transfer cargo or people; at the time, the Mina Zayed area was not yet constructed.

Yas Island

The island’s development project was initiated in 2006 by Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties, with the aim of turning the island into a multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment center at an estimated total cost of over billion.

It occupies a total land area of 2,500 ha (25 km2), of which 1,700 ha will be claimed for development. Yas Island holds the Yas Marina Circuit, which has hosted the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009.

Both business and leisure travellers visit Yas Island. Yas Island was named the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards.

Qasr Al Hosn

The Qasr al-Hosn is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.It is located along Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St and is a part of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation.

The Qasr al-Hosn is currently the subject of extensive historical, archaeological, and architectural research. The fort houses a museum displaying artifacts and pictures representing the history of the country. It also has a range of weapons, used through the region’s history, on display.

Qasr al-Hosn festival is an annual 11-day cultural event staged on the grounds of the fort. The fort is open to the public during the festival, including some of the restricted areas and features live music and dance performances showing the UAE’s cultural heritage

Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace

A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences.

From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to our award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled and Arabian fantasy.

Emirates Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi.

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ABOUT ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI

is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). It is the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi city is situated on an island in the Persian Gulf off the central western coast, while the majority of the city and Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country.

5 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS WHILE YOU ARE IN ABU DHABI

 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

The Grand Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007. It was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. 

The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi.

The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal, and the Alexandrian Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque in Egypt. The pools along the arcades reflect the mosque’s columns, which become illuminated at night.The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl, one of the few places where one can see this craftsmanship.

Corniche Road

 

The Corniche Road spreads across an 8km long stretch which includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, restaurants, cafés and the Corniche Beach.

It forms a sweeping curve on the western side of the main Abu Dhabi island . Between 2002 and 2003, land was reclaimed from the sea and the Corniche was extended. Some of the earlier landmarks were demolished in the process. Certain parts of the Corniche have significant deposition of sand, with people using the area as a public beach. Prior to the 1970s, the current area occupied by the Corniche was a beach, where dhows and ships used to anchor and transfer cargo or people; at the time, the Mina Zayed area was not yet constructed.

Yas Island

The island’s development project was initiated in 2006 by Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties, with the aim of turning the island into a multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment center at an estimated total cost of over billion.

It occupies a total land area of 2,500 ha (25 km2), of which 1,700 ha will be claimed for development. Yas Island holds the Yas Marina Circuit, which has hosted the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009.

Both business and leisure travellers visit Yas Island. Yas Island was named the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards.

Qasr Al Hosn

 

The Qasr al-Hosn is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.It is located along Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St and is a part of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation.

The Qasr al-Hosn is currently the subject of extensive historical, archaeological, and architectural research. The fort houses a museum displaying artifacts and pictures representing the history of the country. It also has a range of weapons, used through the region’s history, on display.

Qasr al-Hosn festival is an annual 11-day cultural event staged on the grounds of the fort. The fort is open to the public during the festival, including some of the restricted areas and features live music and dance performances showing the UAE’s cultural heritage

Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace

A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences.

From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to our award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled and Arabian fantasy.

Emirates Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi.

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