Yes, Abu Dhabi is a premier travel destination for those who want a break from the mundane routine. With amazing architectural wonders of the modern era, mind boggling malls and shopping centers, and incomparable theme parks, it marks itself the top most thrilling tourist spot in the UAE. No wonder, the number of tourists visiting Abu Dhabi is increasing year after year. People from every nook and corner of the world go there to spend a few days in a place that has emerged in the tourist map pretty fast in the recent years. It has made a distinct place in the backdrop of dazzling Dubai, the tourist paradise in the Middle East!
Why do people prefer Abu Dhabi?
First of all, it is less crowded than Dubai. Also, the tourist places in Abu Dhabi are located at a convenient distance since the city is compact. Thirdly, Abu Dhabi Desert Safari and Ferrari Theme Park are the biggest attractions that overshadow Dubai. However, it is a matter of personal choice. Many people plan a tour which covers both the destinations in a seven-day program. However, those who don’t want to club the two cities prefer traveling Abu Dhabi in a comprehensive one-week tour. Here is the itinerary.
The moment you land up in Abu Dhabi, you get tapped into the warm hospitality of people around. Truly Arabic culture can be felt in the air. Travel to a mesmerizing place on the first day which will give immense satisfaction and peace to you. It is the world famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. There is a word of caution first; you must hire a guide if you don’t know much about the Muslim Culture.
You will be wondered to know that this ultimate place stores so many unique things that many of the tourists aren’t aware of. You will see the largest hand-woven carpet, the biggest mosaic made from the best quality marble, and an amazing prayer hall which is bejeweled with uncountable semi-precious stones! Interesting, isn’t it?
By the time you have a detailed tour of this wonderful mosque, it is late afternoon. Get refreshed with some snacks and cold drinks and move to the next destination. The Emirates Palace, one of the most exclusive hotels in the world welcomes you to witness the superb panoramic views of the city of Abu Dhabi. See the amazing sunset from the hotel and proceed to the hotel you have checked-in. It is more than sufficient for the day.
Get up in the relaxed mood next day as you had a tiring first day in Abu Dhabi. Today’s destination is the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village which is one of the exclusive places in the city. It is the open air museum which showcases the traditional village of Bedouin culture. You know the secrets of the unknown world of Arabian culture and some astonishing details of traditional arts, crafts, and medicines. Come back to the hotel in the evening and just relax. After all, you are there to get recharged and refreshed!
Abu Dhabi Desert Safari is the “not to be missed” excursion when you are in the dream city of Abu Dhabi. Though the whole spectrum of safari tours is there in the menu, you should choose the overnight safari which is paramount of all. It is a well-arranged tour which takes you to the world which is beyond your imagination. Gigantic sand dunes, hair-raising dune bashing, camel ride, and mouthwatering platters; it is an extravaganza of emotions, thrill, and excitement. Spend night in the widespread desert under the dome of the starlit sky. You have loads of memories as you pack your bags for the return journey!
As you come back in the main city of Abu Dhabi, it is the time to relax in the hotel. Have a great lunch in the multi-cuisine restaurant and just do nothing till afternoon. Enjoy a Dhow Cruise ride in the evening that takes you along the coast of Abu Dhabi where you can see the world-famous architectural masterpieces. The two hours journey offers fun-filled voyage where you go sightseeing and stupendous food!
Can you imagine the enthralling experience of having a spectacular view of Abu Dhabi from the breathtaking height of a 30-storied building? Yes, it is possible in the world-famous Marina Mall of Abu Dhabi where you can spend the whole day in shopping, entertainment and fun. Feel the thrill of the “revolving restaurant” that unfolds the mystic beauty of Abu Dhabi as you enjoy superb food. Marina Mall is the perfect family place for a full-day refreshment.
Let’s have some fun in the water at Abu Dhabi! Can’t believe it? Yes, the blockbuster Yas Waterworld is one of the best water parks in the world. The heart pounds with enormous speed as you come down from the humongous height of 238 meters tornado waterslide. Records prove that it is the largest hydro-magnetically powered ride that can accommodate six people simultaneously. Compelling laser-effects and computer-controlled visual effects make the rides an unforgettable experience.
It is the last day of Abu Dhabi tour. Let’s have fun in the Emirates Park Zoo which is one of the best in the world. Yes, you have a wide range of animals there, kept in the best conditions that match their natural habitat. It is not a place for kids alone, but elders also admire it a lot. Special attractions such as reptile house, indoor chimpanzee park make it a distinguished place. You will be impressed by the quality and maintenance of this zoo.
It is a full-day excursion if you decide to watch it with full patience. The place is always crowded with local people and tourists from all over the world. The architecture and entrance of the zoo represent the Arabic architecture.
The seven-day tour gives you a glimpse into the incredible world of Arabia. It is a journey that will forever remain in the memories!