The City of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates has now emerged as one of the country's finest tourist destinations because of its excellent infrastructure, growing economy and interesting attractions. Also it's a lot easier to get a visit visa to Abu Dhabi.
A city once known for its exhaustive coverage of conventions and exhibitions has gained importance for entertainment and shopping as well. Various areas and islands in Abu Dhabi are developed to promote tourism that includes the Corniche, the Yas Island and the Saadiyat Island, which allow visitors to explore the stunning Arabian Gulf views and wildlife reserves.
Qasr Al Hosn and Cultural Foundation
Qasr Al Hosn comprises of two major iconic buildings: the Inner Fort (originally constructed in 1795) and the Outer Palace (1939-45). Over the centuries, it has been home to the ruling family, the seat of government, a consultative council and a national archive; it now stands as the nation’s living memorial and the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s history.
Founded in 1981, visitors can experience the UAE’s first cultural centre dedicated to creation and appreciation Emirati arts and literature.
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Located in a dazzling natural bay, Emirates Palace is the perfect destination offering a pristine private beach and marina. With its stunning Arabian interiors and legendary five-star service, the resort brings a new experience of luxury to the heart of Abu Dhabi.
The Founder’s Memorial
A place to learn about Sheikh Zayed through art, nature, words, stories, and multimedia experiences, The Founder’s Memorial offers visitors a range of personal encounters with the late Sheikh Zayed as a man and a leader, enabling people to gain a deeper understanding of his vast influence on the UAE and the world.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Universal Museum
A museum with a global perspective, Louvre Abu Dhabi brings together works from across the ages and from a multitude of cultures. The chronological journey through twelve chapters, spanning prehistoric to contemporary periods, highlights the characteristics shared by humanity throughout its history. The thematic presentation of the works draws attention to the similarities and particularities of our forms of artistic expression, surpassing any geographical limitations.
The dialogue between these objects, whether from the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi or exceptional loans by French, Emirati and regional museums, reveals a universal history linked to humankind’s social, intellectual and technical exchanges around the world, and the interdependency of our societies.
The Grand Vestibule, the first step of your journey, encapsulates and introduces this universal narrative. Inspired by nautical charts, the floor of the gallery is marked with a winding line that represents the coastline of the United Arab Emirates. Instead of showing port cities, names are written in different languages that indicate the places of origin of the works exhibited in Louvre Abu Dhabi, which serves as a starting point to understand our universal history.
Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
Experience a winning combination of convenience and lavish elegance at Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi. This ideally-situated hotel features 5-Star accommodations and exceptional service just moments away from popular attractions. Enjoy easy access to the Corniche, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi presents the best of both worlds, an uncommon journey of lounging around the most pristine shores of Saadiyat, to adventures on the sun-kissed sands of the Arabian desert. Abu Dhabi is an amalgamation of old-world charm and new age culture. From trendy nightspots to the brimming cultural districts of the capital, all are in close proximity to the hotel.
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Qasr al Watan
Qasr Al Watan is the Presidential Palace located in Abu Dhabi and is used for official business such as hosting foreign leaders and for meetings like the summit of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
In March 2019 the palace was opened to the public for the first time.
Qasr Al Watan is no mere tourist attraction, it’s a working Palace, home to the UAE Supreme Council and Federal Cabinet. It hosts state visits and official summits and is steeped in the nation’s history and culture. It’s the perfect place to learn more about the UAE’s rich heritage.
Qasr Al Watan is more than a palace, it is a unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirate's people and its leaders. The Palace invites the world to share our culture, knowledge and inspiring journey. Qasr Al Watan is more than just a palace, it is an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge and craftsmanship.
The visitor experience at Qasr Al Watan is an inspiring and educational tour of Emirati and Arabian excellence. Here, visitors will learn about the principles that have propelled traditional Arabian design to remarkable status. Visitors will also gain a rare insight into Emirati governance and culture through the Palace’s exhibits. Most notably, visitors will enjoy exploring the expansive selection of timeless books and manuscripts at House of Knowledge and Qasr Al Watan Library.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جَامِع ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد ٱلْكَبِيْر, romanized: Jāmiʿ Ash-Shaykh Zāyid Al-Kabīr) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for daily, Friday and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.
The Mall WTC
This contemporary revival of a historic district within the heart of the city – the old Central Market, which was the business and trading hub - is now a fully integrated, mixed-use development with a mall, a modern souk, offices and residences. The Souk at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi On the site of the original commercial district and spanning three levels, this contemporary interpretation of a traditional Abu Dhabi market is connected to the WTC Mall by Khalifa Bridge. The souk has everything from traditional artifacts, henna and spices to jewellery, Arabic perfumes, clothing and accessories. With a fusion of classic Arabian architecture and modern design, WTC Souk also has public squares, a central atrium with a retractable roof and rooftop gardens.
The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Featuring the region’s first House of Fraser and several Abu Dhabi firsts – including Karen Millen, BCBG and Missoni, the mall has a wide selection of casual dining options – including Shakespeare & Co and the Asian-themed, American casual restaurant P.F. Chang, an eight-screen cinema and more than 3,000m2 of terraces and landscaped rooftop gardens. Its two central atriums sit under a fully retractable roof.www.wtcad.ae