Abu Dhabi, the capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most metropolitan and developed cities in Asia. It combines the elements of modern culture with its rich heritage that has made it a city with much diversity, resulting in it having a unique and welcoming setting. Abu Dhabi, although highly developed and urbanized, still upholds the rich traditions and culture which has been passed down through the generations.
One of the most popular cultural sights here is the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. Named after the holy and revered Sheik Zayed, the Grand Mosque is one of the architectural treasures of the city and has the ability to hold over 40,000 people within its compound. Another site of great historic and cultural importance is the Qasr-al Husn, a magnificent white fortress built in 1761 which happens to be the city’s oldest building.
The Ferrari World Park is one of the most popular spots in the city. This hi-tech and sophisticated park is an amazing place to spend the day with the family as it is home to some of the most exciting theme park rides, including the Formula Rossa Roller Coaster which is the fastest rollercoaster in the world!
The Yas Marina Circuit and the Yas Links Golf Course are also among the top sights of the city. Another major site which has gained immense popularity is the sand dunes of the Abu Dhabi deserts, which one can visit by going in a 4x4 off-road ride. The Al-Bateen Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the city, is also a major sight and attracts many locals and tourists alike. In addition, the Al Futaisa Island, Yas Island and the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village are also popular places to visit. With all these sights and many other attractions, Abu Dhabi offers a truly amazing sightseeing experience.
One of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi beach hotels which offer plush accommodation is Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Located on the idyllic Sir Bani Yas Island, this resort offers facilities such as spa treatments, relaxing lounges, a variety of restaurants and bars, and many exciting activities which place it among the top luxury Abu Dhabi hotels.