Posted by simon On February - 18 - 2013

Abu Dhabi capital of United Arab Emirates, has caught less attention worldwide than its neighboring city Dubai which is developing rapidly. However, the fact is that Abu Dhabi is actually quite rich when compared to Dubai and this city monitors its growth carefully and is more inclined towards preserving the rich heritage and culture. Just like Dubai even Abu Dhabi has to its credit wonderful beaches, international restaurants, gold souks, deserts, etc.

5 must see places in Abu Dhabi are:

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Corniche: By the side of Abu Dhabi’s waterfront, you can see well-designed walkways that are used by walkers, cyclists and joggers. That area is surrounded by lush greenery which is perfect for picnicking. Moreover in Corniche area there are plenty of cafes and restaurants which are known for serving international cuisines. You can sip into a Turkish coffee relax and rejuvenate yourself. Overall the entire place is really beautiful and very peaceful with all modern amenities well blended with nature.


Women’s Handicraft and Heritage Village: While in Abu Dhabhi two must see places which speak the cultural life of this city are Women’s Handicraft and Heritage Village. This Heritage village is quite simple made with tents of goat-hair with Mosque and souk which represents past life of Abu Dhabi. Women’s Handicraft hub displays a large variety of homemade things like making textiles, traditional henna, doing embroidery, weaving baskets and many more interesting things.

Women's Handicraft and Heritage Village

Saadiyat and Lulu: Lulu Island is a totally manmade island with dunes colored in peach color, one can easily reach here by using ferry boats, and all the visitors can ride camels, swim, have sun bath, or catch a train to view city skyline. Saadiyat Island is yet another beautiful Island mostly the local residents visit this place for enjoying weekend this Island has museums as well both islands are nearby to the sea shore.

Saadiyat and Lulu

Gold and carpet souks: irrespective whether you are a shopaholic or not don’t miss visiting Madinat Zayed Gold Souk and Iranian Souk. The first one is a famous gold souk with vast collection of gold jewelry which depicts the Arabian style; jewelry here is breath taking something really different and pretty. The later one is for carpets the carpets are so pretty that you can’t resist buying one to add glamour to your home.

Gold and carpet souks

Sheikh Zayed Mosque: This is the third biggest Mosques in the world and has to its credit the Persian carpet which is largest in the world to its interior. The architectural beauty is just one that shouldn’t be missed. In making this Mosque world’s best quality materials like Italian marble, crystals, semiprecious stones, and fine ceramics are used. Non –Muslims can visit the place when accompanied by Emirati guide.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Apart from above mentioned places there are few more that are worth going like the Dune bashing in the vast desert, Emirates Palace Hotel, Al Hosn Palace and many more. So take a tour to Abu Dhabi with best travel agents in Dubai and experience rich cultural history that the place speaks about.

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