Abu Dhabi Day Trip

Monday, July 17, 2017
Reachable from Dubai by bus (1½ hour) capital city Abu Dhabi is most definitely worth a visit. Even though Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is only the second most populous city in the country (only surpassed by Dubai).

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Visiting Abu Dhabi you'll fool yourself if you don't go and see the marvelous Emirates Palace. One of the most luxurious hotels in the world and created in colours that supposedly reflect the different shades of sand found in the Arabian desert.
Be sure to wear closed shoes, long pants and a shirt that covers your shoulders to enter this magnificent palace. Entrance is free by the way.

Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Just across from Emirates Palace you can spot the rising Etihad Towers. You'll might recognize these from the famous car jumping scene in Fast & Furious 7.

Aldar HQ in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Located a bit outside the city center and close to Al Raha Mall you can spot the enormous Aldar Headquarters. An architectural stroke of genius.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Not too far from the Aldar HQ you can visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Considered to be the key site of worship in the country.

Hyatt Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Last stop on a day tour in Abu Dhabi should be the Hyatt Capital Gate. Recognized as the furthest leaning man-made tower in the world. With a striking lean the tower inclines 18 degree to the west.

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