Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the key site for worship in the UAE. The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayyan who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007.
It covers an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres) and has become a symbol of the Emirate, as well as being the site of Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.
A trip to Abu Dhabi wouldn’t be complete without a safari through the vast desert. Traveling by camel and 4x4, the experience is guaranteed to provide memories for life.
Tours depart in the afternoon with pick-ups possible from any point in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The journey takes you through rocky outcrops, across dry riverbeds and over vast sand dunes, as you enjoy the exhilarating Dune Bashing and experience Dune Driving first hand.
Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching a designated campsite where you have the opportunity to ride a camel and design your own henna.
After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe), before watching a belly dancer perform her show around the campfire by starlight.
Nestled away on the island of Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, the club celebrates health and wellness in natural surroundings. Guests and members alike can enjoy the beautiful world-class facilities on offer at one of the most exclusive communities in the region.
Whether you choose the lounger or beach cabana to relax in, the natural beach and 650m2 pool, provide the perfect spots to enjoy the peace at this shoreline location.
Indulge in the relaxing treatments on offer at the Spa, and utilize the hot Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and plunge pool, to stimulate the mind and body.
Meanwhile The Workout Room offers private and group sessions to those looking to achieve training goals and provides high-tech equipment to enable you to monitor your progress.
With numerous restaurants and lounges, Saadiyat Beach Club offers the finest in cuisine and refreshments, making it the perfect destination to relax and socialize.
Yas Island boasts a number of the top regional attractions including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Wadi Adventures and the famed Yas Marina Circuit. The Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi theme park opened in 2018 and is already wowing visitors with its rides, legendary experiences and a Warner Bros themed hotel.
With plenty to do and every attraction within roughly 7 minutes of each other, it’s no wonder 25 million visitors from the UAE and abroad choose to come to Yas Island every year.
A museum designed to house the aesthetic expressions of different civilizations and cultures, from the most ancient to the most contemporary.
Born of an agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will display art, manuscripts and objects of historical, cultural and sociological significance. Spanning millennia, the items on display will originate from societies and cultures all over the world, but universal themes and common influences will be highlighted to illustrate similarities arising from shared human experience transcending geography, nationality and history.
The universal approach suits Abu Dhabi well, reflecting the city’s position at the crossroads of East and West, North and South, and its ancient and vital role in the days of the Silk Route, when the region linked Europe and the Indian Ocean, opening up exchanges between Asia and Africa. Louvre Abu Dhabi and the wider Saadiyat Cultural District will be a place where diverse and far-flung parts of the world can meet to exchange ideas and culture.
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