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The United Arab Emirates (also called Emirates or just UAE) is an Arab country in the southeast region of the Arabian Peninsula. The UAE is a federation of 7 emirates, each governed by a hereditary emir who together form the Federal Supreme Council.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second most populous city after Dubai. The UAE has 7 Emirates, Abu Dhabi being by far the largest of them covering around 90% of the total land of the emirates. The center of the city with its approximately 1,4mil inhabitants is located on a 70 km² island in the Persian Gulf, right in the middle of a protected mangrove belt that invites visitors to explore with a guided or unguided kayak tour. Abu Dhabi consists of 700 kilometers coastline and has 200 islands
Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place over 58 laps of the 5.281-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island on Sunday, November 20.
Desert Safari is one of the most adventurous, thrilling and fun things to do in Abu Dhabi. The most popular day trip or overnight trip from Abu Dhabi city is a desert safari to the south of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. You can go for Sand Boarding, visit a camel farm, try quad biking, Dune Bashing, camel riding or dining at the desert under the twinkling stars and enjoy some entertaining shows right at the middle of the desert. Try the mesmerizing and enthralling Wadi bashing or Dune driving in a 4×4-wheel Drive for 20-30 minutes.
Clad in white marble
Clad in white marble, the beautiful and absolutely mammoth Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is Abu Dhabi’s landmark building and by far the most popular sightseeing attraction in the city. The mosque fuses Mameluke, Ottoman, and Fatimid design elements to create a harmonious and thoroughly modern mosque that celebrates Islamic architecture. Artisans used glasswork, mosaic tiling, and intricate carvings to spectacular effect on both the interior and exterior. It was opened in 2007 after nearly 20 years of construction. Able to hold 40,000 worshippers, it is the biggest mosque in the UAE
Ferrari World is home to Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster ride in the world. The gut-churning 2.2-kilometer ride accelerates from 0 to 240 km/h in under 5 seconds. You will need to strap on goggles to protect your eyes at these mind-blowing (pun intended) speeds. And if you want to experience extreme speeds without any risk, there is a racing simulator called Scuderia Challenge. Here you get expert suggestions on how to improve your driving skills. On top of everything, your dream of driving a real Ferrari will come true on your trip to Ferrari World.
The Middle East’s most spectacular museum
The Middle East’s most spectacular museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi traces the entire history of humanity’s artistic achievements, from the Neolithic right up to the current day. The wealth and diversity of art on display, from ancient Egyptian statuary to famous paintings by Picasso, is mind-boggling, while the museum’s contemporary architecture, with its galleries gathered under a vast silver dome, is a reason to visit in itself. As well as the permanent collection, which runs over 12 galleries, several major temporary exhibitions are staged each year.
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.