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Things to See in Abu Dhabi

By March 15, 2016April 20th, 2017Travel + Culture

The United Arab Emirates, home of the world famous Dubai and Nation’s Capital Abu Dhabi has become a highly desired destination among travelers.

Things to see in Abu Dhabi

For many years, Europeans jetted throughout the Middle East basking in its luxuries during holiday breaks. It was their secret for quite some time. However, with the movement and exploitation of social media, conversations about the greatness within the Middle East, particular the UAE, exploded.

Travel and tourism to the UAE has grown significantly within the past decade. Many have set their sites and dollars on Dubai’s mystique and glamour. While Dubai is positioned for an extraordinary travel experience, it is Abu Dhabi that is the pearl of the UAE.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is located approximately one hour and a half away from its cousin city, Dubai. Abu Dhabi is home to 2.3 million people, according to Gulf News,  including both locals and an ever expanding expat population. Though very traditional in comparison to Dubai, there are tons of things to see in the city.

Below is my list of 10 Incredible Things to See in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

2. Corniche


3. Emirate’s Palace


4. Heritage Village

5. Emirates’ Park


6. Downtown Abu Dhabi

Downtown Abu Dhabi

7. Al Reem / Al Mariah Island


8. Eastern Mangroves


9. Central Souk

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

10. Souk Qaryat Al Beri


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If it wasn’t already apparent, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer ample shopping opportunities with exceptional selections of souks as well as shopping malls. The culture of shopping and shopping malls is due to the extreme summer temperature, however, the city offers a long list of activities beyond these mega centers. Explore this list of 10 incredible things to see as well as delve into the rich Emirati History that includes tradition, language,  food, and a world of cultural experiences.


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