Anyone who has sat watching the formula one in crystal clear images thanks to the TV Aerial Installation Cheltenham company that installed their aerial, will have heard of Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most exciting races in the formula one calendar. However, there is so much more to be seen in this incredible country. It is a veritable jewel in the desert. Year-round good weather, stunning beaches, fantastic hospitality and some truly unique things to do. Here are some must-do attractions when visiting Abu Dhabi:
- The Need for Speed
Abu Dhabi gives us Ferrari World, a truly unique one-of-a-kind attraction that’s basically an indoor theme park based on Ferrari racing cars. Here you’ll discover the world’s fastest roller coaster, shooting to 52m in height in less than 5 seconds! There are so many things to see and do including interactive theatre shows and rides to suit everyone.
- Emirates Palace
One of the most well-known landmarks is the Emirates Palace, that will dazzle and enthral you with its opulence and grandeur. It is the world’s most expensive hotel, which you’ll see from the mosaic domed ceilings and gold-lined lobby. Whether you can afford a stay here or not, it’s a must-see when you’re in Abu Dhabi.
- Yas Waterworld
Love fun in the water? Then a trip to the Yas Waterworld is a must. With rides galore, including rubber ring lazy rivers, hissing snake slides, flumes, wavepools and tons of other watery excitement. There is so much going on, the family won’t want to leave and it’s the perfect way to cool down in the sunshine.
- Yas Marina Circuit
Yes, the world-famous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is based here at the Yas Marina and while it’s not being used for Formula 1, it’s a popular destination for runners. If you can’t make it for race day, pack your running shoes and try out the circuit at slightly slower speeds!
- The Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi’s skyline is dominated by the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. It is a beautiful sight to behold, in striking white and 24-carat gilded chandeliers. Inside, you’ll also find the world’s biggest hand-knotted carpet. The mosque is open every day and offers complimentary guided tours, so what are you waiting for?
- Seaplane Tours
What better way to see the UAE’s capital than from the air? Seawings offers excursions on a seaplane for the best panoramic views of the city. Taking off from the water at Yas Marina, you can see the whole city stretch out beneath your feet for an unforgettable experience with amazing aerial views.