Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates and the largest of the 7 Emirates. It’s ranked amongst the 70 most expensive cities in the world!

Having lived in Dubai for more than 2 years, travelling to Abu Dhabi was not something I needed to plan way in advance. It roughly is 1 and a half hour drive from Dubai.

The city of Abu Dhabi is on the northeastern part of the Persian Gulf in the Arabian Peninsula. It has a hot desert climate. The months of June through September are generally extremely hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 38 °C (100 °F). During this time, sandstorms occur intermittently, in some cases reducing visibility to a few meters. To have the best experience a visit is recommended during the winter months of November to February.

The must visit places in Abu Dhabi:

Emirates Palace

• Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

• Ferrari World

Emirates Palace is a luxury 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi. It showcases the Arabic culture in a grand way. It indeed has a palatial look and feel. It is open to the public to visit the lobby and the cafe inside the palace, having no admission charge. You must try the Palace Cappuccino at the Le Cafe, which is a coffee with 24-carat gold sprinkled on it. It’s one-of-a-kind.

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Indeed a Royal Palace
Grandeur personified
In the lobby
Palace Cappuccino
Palace cappuccino
Palace ceiling
Grandeur personified
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The Etihad Towers

Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque is the largest mosque in UAE. The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet. The largest chandelier is the 2nd largest known chandelier inside a mosque, in the world. The architecture is spectacular both in the interior and the outside of the mosque, which looks even more glorious at night.

The courtyard
The courtyard

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World's 2nd largest chandelier
Second largest chandelier in the world
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Looking through the glass
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Reflections

Ferrari world is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park. This place is ideal for those who are adventurous and crave thrilling rides and well also for those who love the Ferrari brand. My favourite rides are Flying aces and Formula Rossa. It is definitely worth your time and money.

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The beast in Red
Ferrari means RED! The Beast!
The fastest roller coaster in the world!
The world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 239 km/h. Absolute craziness!

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Italian street setup
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Inside the Ferrari store

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. farawayland says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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  2. SANA MAHIN says:

    Oh…wow… wants to visit soon….

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  3. SANA MAHIN says:

    Gold on cappuccino…OMG! !

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  4. SANA MAHIN says:

    Congratulations with my follow you have completed 300 followers..

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    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      Thank you, Sana.

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  5. believe4147 says:

    For a girl from the country, your pictures give me an opportunity to visit the beauty of such places without the stress. Those are amazing sites.

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    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      It’s indeed a beautiful place. You should visit. 🙂

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      1. believe4147 says:

        Maybe one day, who knows?

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  6. Prashantt says:

    Lovely post serves a absolute royal feeling about place and must say amazing pics👌👌

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    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  7. Stunningly beautiful. :O)

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  8. Oh My! I am in awe of ur blog. So much information abt so many places. Thanks Neha for sharing all ur travel stories and tips as to.how we should go about it too☺. Thanks for the following if u hadn’t liked my post Blowing in the wind, I wouldn’t have had this beautiful opportunity to find ur blog. Thanks a ton for that too. Keep up ur gud work.

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    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      That’s very sweet of you Anamika. I hope you find my upcoming posts enjoyable as well. 🙂

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      1. Sure. U can bet on that

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  9. Misha Bagga says:

    Woah ! Another super post ! Keep Glittering , Love TGA by Misha ❤ Rise N Shine

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  10. Zakia Khanum says:

    Amazing shots! Love them. ❤ Good work Neha.

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    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      Thank you ❤

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