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Abu Dhabi is a luxurious metropolis with flair of traditional values combined with the modernism of 21st century. It is the largest of the seven Emirates and referred to as a shopperês paradise. The city is dotted with some of the worldês best modern and historic architecture making it a must visit destination.¾
One of the richest cities of the world, Abu Dhabi is a perfect example of modern Gulf oil-city evolved from being a fishing village in about half a century. With its rich past tracing back to 3000 B.C., Abu Dhabi, unlike Dubai has preserved its distinct Arabian culture amid all glitz and shimmer. Nestled on a T-shaped island, the place is a federal capital city of U.A.E with all kinds of modern amenities and architecture. The desert city is also home to some of the most beautiful mosques and rustic old towns sprinkled with dust displaying its desert-trader past. A stroll in the city centre and along the picturesque corniche with its friendly beaches and lavish promenade are worth a visit. From well-preserved historic sites and religious centres to modern office buildings and high-end shopping mall, opulent restaurants and insanely priced hotels, Abu Dhabi caters to all kind of tourists._
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The world's largest hand-loomed carpet, the fastest rollercoaster, the highest high tea, the tower with the greatest lean, the largest cluster of cultural buildings of the 21st century – UAE capital Abu Dhabi isn't afraid to challenge world records. Due to hot and arid climate throughout the year, try visiting during winter. Abu Dhabi is a compulsive shopper's dream; shop at Abu-Dhabi Mall and Marina Mall. You also absolutely have to go to Ferrari World. Wear comfortable clothes and stay within the dress codes of the country.
Arguably the best part of my UAE trip. The infamous rollercoaster is the world's fastest and the main attraction. You get to see the history of Ferrari and the rides are all free once you've purchased the ticket. Sit on the rollercoaster as many times as you want with no extra fee! The queue may be a bit long. Do see exotic cars like Ferrari Enzo!
One of the most beautiful mosques I've been to. It's very peaceful and calming, especially in the month of Ramzaan. Try visiting it at night to feel its true beauty as the marble reflects the moonlight. The mosque is named after Sheikh Zayed, one of the founding fathers of modern UAE. The mosque has intricate carvings and jewels in its walls.
The Ferrari world, located on Yas Island, is one of the main attractions of Abu Dhabi. One of a kind, the place provides a thrilling experience to all age groups. The place is air- conditioned and working 365 days a year. However, Ferrari World does seem to have semi-strict rules about dress code. When visiting the place entry may not be allowed to woman wearing shorts as it may seem disrespectful. Hence, carrying a pair of jeans or three- fourths for the visit might be useful.