As one of the richest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is world-renown for its glittering wealth and offering the sublime. Imagine white-domed mosques, towering minarets and romantic deserts. It is the essence of Arabia, from camel racing in the early morning to red sand dunes at sunset. But besides the fairytale side of the Gulf, the capital of the UAE has a more indulgent, contemporary edge that is anything but subtle.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates has undergone a tremendous transformation in less than a generation. The new Abu Dhabi International Airport and an underground metro in production, makes this destination more visitor-friendly then ever! With just under one million inhabitants, Abu Dhabi offers a number of unique and luxurious experiences.
While visiting Abu Dhabi, you will have the chance to visit many beautiful Mosques. One of the most beautiful is, without a doubt, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is noted as one of the largest mosques in the world and adorned with intricate designs and styles. After a tour through the interior of this mosque, you can visit the balcony of the Shangri-La for a romantic sunset when night is falling.
Choose your lunch wisely before heading to the next attraction! Ferrari World, is the world’s largest indoor theme park, and also home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster. An extreme ride for extreme adrenaline junkies, the Formula Rossa ride reaches a speed of 240 km/h in less than five seconds and simulates the Formula 1 cockpit experience in all its glory.
Abu Dhabi is home to more unique record-breaking sights - It has the world’s most expensive license plate, the world’s most crooked tower, and the highest flagpole. If this is still not enough to impress you, you will be able to see the Burj Khalifa (highest building in the world), and the Meydan (the world's most expensive circuit) close by in neighbouring Dubai. The famous Burj Al Arab also serves the most expensive cocktail in the world.
The Marina is an excellent place to shop and is one of the most incredible shopping malls around the world. The mall features both Western and Arab boutiques making it very easy to find something special to take back home. Another must-see is, of course, the Souq, in the old market style, which offers the perfect blend between old and new.
Abu Dhabi gives its visitors the feeling of luxury, also when it comes to culinary delights. With only fantastic eateries and restaurants, Abu Dhabi is a dream location for those wanting a taste of the good life during their vacation or stay. You will find a wide variety of cuisines, with the best Chinese restaurant in the world, a great variety of restaurants for meat lovers and of course the best of Arabic cuisine.
Al Arish Restaurant - This old, flamboyant jewel, with its fading Arabian decor and hand-carved furniture, has a luxurious lounge which has entertained princes and sheiks in recent decades. The lunch buffet offers one of the best opportunities to enjoy local cuisine in Abu Dhabi, including Ouzi (fried lamb) and Majboos (chicken fried rice). Al Arish also delivers the buffet for the popular Al Dhafra dinner cruise. (Al Dhafra Bldng,Al Meena - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates)
Lebanese Flower - Amid a cluster of Oriental snack, grill and pastry shops, a short walk away from Al Husn Fort, you will find this Lebanese restaurant. A local legend that attracts a multinational clientele from across the city. The generous plates of mezze include traditional favourites such as chicken livers, fried halloumi and tabouli all of which are excellent value for money. There is also a pleasant family area upstairs. Located one block southeast of Zayed the First St. (أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates)
Book a special and luxurious hotel in Abu Dhabi and spend the night as a prince or princess in one of the most impressive cities in the United Arab Emirates.
Yas Viceroy Hotel - One of the most impressive hotels in Abu Dhabi is the Yas Viceroy Hotel, directly situated at the race circuit of Abu Dhabi. The roof of the hotel, normally white, is lit up at night in a variety of colours. The hotel is home to multiple different restaurants, all with a direct view on the race track. So, during your lunch or dinner, you can enjoy the exhilarating race outside. The hotel also has 4 swimming pools, an extensive spa, a marina and all hotel rooms are equipped with the essential luxuries. (Yas Marina - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi)