If you want to get some winter sun, Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for you. Complete with water parks, vast stretch of desert and golden beaches, the capital city of United Arab Emirates, has become a popular tourist destination over time. This is the time when tourists flock the city, either to enjoy the annual festivities or to bathe in the perfect temperatures. There are a lot of things to do in Abu Dhabi, apart from going on a safari ride through the desert. Check out the Top 5 Abu Dhabi activities that you must experience while visiting the city to make it worth remembering.
Top 5 Abu Dhabi Activities
Visit the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The first ever Ferrari themed amusement park, covering a space of seven football pitches pitted together, has made a visit to capital of UAE even more exciting. Formula Rossa, earning the record of being one of the world’s fastest roller coaster ride and touching the speed of 150 mph, allows you to break your own personal land-record. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is also home to the Formula 1 track where you can run or cycle around for free every Tuesday. It is sure to give you the right to brag about your adventures and thrill that you will experience in one of the top 5 Abu Dhabi Activities once you return home.
Experience Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
You can watch the mesmerizing site of a razor-sharp crest of a sand tune that goes to a stretch of over 100 feet, just an hour drive from the city. You can take a 4 x 4 tour into the beautiful golden world that is empty, except for the oil well. Al Ain, known as the garden city, courtesy its greenery, is the place that you should visit in the desert. You can also enjoy a camel ride, individually or in a group, and stop at the tallest sand dune to capture a picture or two, to keep the memories of the trip forever in your life. You can even go on an overnight desert safari, complete with a buffet dinner and belly dance, to make your stay on the sand enjoyable
Visit the Yas Waterworld Water Park
A legendary and adventurous water park, suitable for all ages, Yas Waterworld has a total of 43 rides, attractions and rides topped with one of the most amazing restaurants. Visitors can experience world’s largest hydromagnetic, tornado water slide, which is over 235 meters long. Visitors can try their hands on various water activities or enjoy a soul soothing lunch or snack from a wide variety of multi cuisine, food and beverages. The park also includes a souq and pearl diving exhibits in its premises.
A Visit to the legendary Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
An architectural beauty and a sight to behold, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest temple in UAE and eighth largest in the world. Complete with intricate designs and Swarovski, the main prayer hall is decorated with a chandelier, weighing 12 tonnes, 10 meters in diameter and a height of 15 meters, making it one of the largest in the world. The mosque can hold as many as 40,000 worshipers at a time. You can visit the mosque, that is open daily for visitors, except for Friday morning, and take photos while relaxing as the calming atmosphere of the mosque lets you sit in peace.
Withdraw some gold!
Yes, that’s right! You can withdraw gold, instead of the traditional bank notes, from an ATM machine at the Emirates Palace. Capture the moment in your camera of the bewildering machine in action, while the visitors withdraw gold or you can try your hands on it and withdraw some gold from the machine, yourself. It is a first ever gold plated vending machine, where you can swipe your credit card or pay in cash worth the gold that you want to withdraw. The price of the gold is updated in the vending machine, as per their market value, in every ten minutes, with the help of an internet connection. The vending machine dispenses gold bar and coins that are packed in pretty gift boxes with different symbols on them.
So, when you go on a trip to Abu Dhabi, don’t forget to visit these places to have a time of your life. These top 5 Abu Dhabi activities will give you a once in a lifetime experience and will help you make your trip a memorable one.