Abu Dhabi attracts visitors from all around the world with its historical and natural beauties. Abu Dhabi is a mixture of the past legacy and the modern spirit of the city.
There are lots of hotel options in the city. Here are some hotels you may find interesting to stay: Emirates Palace Hotel, Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center. If you want to stay in a hotel, which is closer to city center: Aloft Abu Dhabi, Oriental Hotel Apartments. Or if you prefer a more economic hotel, you may try: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel, Ramee Royal Hotel Apartments, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Residance.
Sights in Abu Dhabi:
Qasr Al Hosn
Also known as the White Fort or Old Fort, Qasr Al Hosn was built in 1761 in order to defend the only freshwater well in Abu Dhabi. In 1793, White Fort was expanded into a small fort and became the residence of the then ruler Shakbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan.
Shekh Zaid Mosque
Shekh Zaid Mosque is known as the third largest mosque in the world after the two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia. During its construction, natural materials were chosen mostly for its design such as marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics.The carpet in the main prayer hall is the world’s largest carpet, weighing 35 tons.
Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. It is the landmark of Arabian culture and hospitality in the city. Emirates Palace offers a luxury stay with its 85 hectares gardens, 80 meters high 114 domes, 394 rooms and suites. Palace officially has five stars, however it is known for giving service beyond 5 stars.
Overlooking the Corniche, Heritage Village is situated on a 1600-square-metre site near Marina Mall. Heritage Village provides a look into the city’s past with an insight into the pre oil era.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island. It is the only Ferrari-branded Park in the world. It hosts the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. Park was awarded as the “Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the World Travel Awards 2015.