Experience Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is perfect for people looking for a peaceful vacation with beautiful beaches.

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (the UAE). The UAE is a small Gulf country, one of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, with land crossings to Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world and a truly spectacular sight.In fact, it is considered the most visually striking of all the mosques in the world. I think it is not quite as awe-inspiring as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but it’s definitely in my Top 5!It’s open to visitors of all faiths and is well worth visiting. It looks spectacular at sunrise, sunset, and at night when you can see it for miles around.This fascinating half-day Abu dhabi city tour includes a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and this highly reviewed half-day tour of Abu Dhabi city and Sheikh Zayed Mosque leaves from Dubai.

Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan is more than a palace, it is a unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirates’ people and its leaders. The Palace invites the world to share our culture, knowledge and inspiring journey. Qasr Al Watan is more than just a palace, it is an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge and craftsmanship.

Heritage Village

Meet Abu Dhabi’s Heritage Village, a family-friendly spot to experience the traditional way of life in the desert. The village is an immersive time capsule, with an old-world souk (market), mosque and camp modelled on life in pre-modern UAE.Located on the Marina Mall Island close to the city centre, the traditional oasis village offers a glimpse at Abu Dhabi’s past. Here you can shop, discover artefacts and watch artisans make pottery, blow glass and weave fabric on a loom.The village is also home to the Emirates Heritage Club, which hosts workshops for traditional crafts. You can watch craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metalwork, pottery, weaving and spinning yarn. They may even let you try your hand at their trade too.Don’t forget to check out the village’s little spice shop, which offers a range of dried herbs, handmade soaps and plenty of souvenirs to take home to family and friends.