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If You Only Have Three Days in Abu Dhabi

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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque tour is a must, along with an action-filled trip to Yas Island, and calm evenings on the Corniche. For an entirely different flavor of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, sneak in a night away at Qasr Al Sarab to enjoy a desert experience, or head to the oasis town of Al Ain to visit museums and understand the young UAE's history.
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No matter where you are staying in the UAE, you can't leave without visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque, the third-largest in the world, is the final resting place of Sheikh Zayed, the nation's founder. Even on the...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Spend two hours relaxing and refreshing on the Dhow Cruise Dinner. Abu Dhabi looks marvelous from the water and you will undoubtedly have a restorative Arabian experience as you glide along while the ultra-modern city's skyscrapers stand still....
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Yas Marina, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
For a memorable excursion, take a seaplane tour with Seawings. The 30-minute aerial tour takes off from the water and leads to panoramic vistas. You'll see the city, mangrove forests, and shoreline. Planes can accommodate up to 9 people so it's a...
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Sheikh Zayed 1st Street, Khalidiya - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Frequently recommended, I finally found The One furniture shop to go to the cafe “upstairs in the back corner” of the store. I took a taxi to the corner of Zayed the First Street and Al Bateen Street—where my driver found it by the reference to...
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With a bit more Arabian flare than a typical shopping mall—and a design that comes from the regional souk architecture, the WTC Souk (or Central Market) is a replacement to an outdoor souk that stood in the same place until a fire destroyed it in...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Delighted to walk through museums where one can touch and feel the displays, I explored the art, history, and culture of the United Arab Emirates and neighboring Arabian Peninsula. The ancient history of settlements in the UAE’s corner of the...
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Cattle Market, Zayed Bin Sultan Road, Al Ain - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
For an unusual wildlife experience, take a day trip to Al Ain's Camel Market, one of the last remaining in the U.A.E. Watch livestock traders and merchants drive hard bargains and haggle mercilessly. It's an excellent photo opportunity, but be...
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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You will never feel more like a character in Lawrence of Arabia than by travelling to the Empty Quarter, the Rub'Al Khali desert. This desert area may represent what most visitors assume they will see when visiting Abu Dhabi, but it's surprisingly...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
With a dynamic group of artists from the UAE and overseas, the Art Hub provides artists with a residency program and also encourages Emirati artists to participate in similar programs overseas. Set amongst the sand dunes on the edge of the Empty...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The design of Ferrari World corresponds with my inclination that architecture should be inspirational from all angles. From the air, the structure is distinctly Ferrari red and undeniably represents the sleek brand. From the ground, its curves...
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Wave Breaker, Opposite Mall, Marina - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Just across the bridge to Marina Island, you can hang a right and will find several new restaurants opened with patio seating and a spectacular view back at the Abu Dhabi skyline on the Corniche. Originating in Lebanon, Casper & Gambini’s blends...