Abu Dhabi is not just the other side of the coin that is Dubai; the city itself is larger and has a bigger population than Dubai. This major metropolis is only 30 miles and so much different of an experience than Dubai. Both cities are wondrous with much to see, but Diva Empire Travel wants to show you the hidden magic of this twin city of the Emirates. So let’s grab those magic lamp, get the Genie out, and make our travel wishes come true here in Abu Dhabi.
1.The first magnificent site is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the country; it is a key place of worship. This landmark is a dream world of architecture beauty. It’s both clean and simple in design but complex in shapes. Beautiful white marble with inlaid floral design covers the palace, the largest carpet in the world, stunning chandeliers, reflective water pools, 82 domes, and you will find peace and tranquility to say a prayer here. Just be prepared for a lot of tourists, so be there early as possible. Diva Empire Travel highly recommends to put this on the top of your list but also beware of the outfit restrictions, or you won’t be let in.
2.Ferrari world theme park, based on the Italian motor company, this theme park is speed on top of more speed. With many record breaking rides such as the Formula Rossa going 0 to 120 in 4.9 seconds, this park will have your adrenaline pumping. You can also take free photos with some of the cars and two stores for any merchandise Ferrari Enthusiasts wish to have. This a perfect place for car enthusiasts, the park has many epic cars on display, if you enjoy a lot of horsepower, put this park on your list.
3.Yas Waterpark in Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to cool off from the heat. Over 40 acres and 40 slides of water themed fun! Not just waterslides but roller coasters as well including “Bandit Bomber”the longest suspended coaster in the Middle East. This whole park is based on a theme of a story of a girl named Dana who went on a journey to recover a pearl for her village, and you see this theme throughout the park. Fun for the family, Yas Waterworld is a adventure for all ages, best way to stay hydrated in the desert.
4. Now we enter the world of Formula 1, the real deal experience and guided tour. The Yas Marina Circuit lets you experience something only professional formula 1 driver can. Racing is the one of the most exciting sport events in the Middle East and this track is next level in terms of racing. This experience is recommended for not just car enthusiast. Definitely an opportunity and Diva Empire Travel bucket list.
5.The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum incorporating 10,000 years of history in the most modern way. This is a must for seeing humanity’s history in a new a light. This Cultural collaboration between two countries opened in 2017 is the Arabs world’s first universal museum brought to life. Come visit in the spirit of openness and intercultural dialogue. If you never been to the Louvre in Paris, at least you can visit the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
6.Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is not as grand as the other places on our list but it is important as it shows the origins for everything we got to see thus far. Before the high rises, race tracks and yacht harbors we have a tranquil traditional village oasis that shows glimpses before the oil boom of the Emirates. Walk down the streets seeing stone huts, Bedouin tents and palm leaf houses as you experience the echoes of the past. This destination is recommended if you like a day of relaxed site seeing outside without the noise of the modern city. Also as a bonus close by we recommend you visit the Abu Dhabi Dates Market. This is the biggest market to get dates, all types and the prices are best in town. You can taste for free and a good souvenir to bring back home to your food lovers.
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