Abu Dhabi is a destination worth exploring. You will discover an engaging mix of tradition, culture, adventure and style in an understated, elegant setting. Unlike some of the world's aggressively commercialised tourist spots, Abu Dhabi retains its old world charm while delivering a modern, world-class visitor experience.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The Grand Mosque is an architectural masterpiece built with raw materials from all over the world. Take a complimentary guided tour to see the awe-inspiring courtyard of pristine white marble from Greece, majestic domes tipped with pure gold, hundreds of pillars inlaid with semi-precious stones, heavenly chandeliers made of Italian glass and Austrian Swarovski crystals and the world's largest carpet hand-woven in Iran. The mosque can accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers at prayer time.
For more information, visit www.szgmc.ae/en/
Abu Dhabi Corniche: Abu Dhabi Corniche runs across the seashore from the Sheraton Hotel at one end to Hilton Hotel on the other. Then, it extends to the breakwater, a reclaimed strip of land with the sea on both sides with a marina on one side and the popular Marina Mall on the other. The Corniche is around six kilometres in length and dotted with parks, beaches and fountains – a haven for joggers, picnickers, and sea lovers.
Emirates Palace Hotel: At the furthest end of the Corniche, discover Emirates Palace – one of the most opulent hotels in the world and an iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi. The hotel is a Kempinski beachfront property and hosts important international summits and the gala events of the annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
For more information, visit www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Yas Island: Yas Island is home to Abu Dhabi's F1 circuit and the venue for the prestigious Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The island is also known for its luxury hotels and live concerts. Pump up the adrenaline at Ferrari World – the world's first Ferrari theme park with over 20 thrilling attractions including the Formula Rossa rollercoaster that touches speeds of 240 kmph!
For more information, visit www.yasisland.ae
Saadiyat Island: Saadiyat Island is being developed to become the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural institutions, including the Zayed National Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. It also boasts the region's only 'ocean' course – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club designed by Gary Player. Art and culture events abound on the island throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.saadiyat.ae