A day tour in the capital city, Abu Dhabi

While Dubai is the glam and happening city in the country, Abu Dhabi in all essence is the culture and heritage capital of the country. Located on the island of Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is many things wrapped into one. From mind-boggling architecture, adventure parks , beaches to extravagant malls. It is a perfect blend of traditional with contemporary. Have you been to the largest Emirate in the UAE yet? Here’s a day-tour guide to make the most of your trip to the capital city!

— Sheikh Zayed Mosque 
Not just a religious site, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is open to all. It is a cultural hub with a marvelous structure and intricate patterning. It is a sight of ultimate beauty. You can visit the mosque during the early hours to skip the crowd and enjoy this mesmerizing piece of art.

— Heritage Village
What’s a trip to UAE without experiencing the true Emirati culture? The Heritage Village is a unique spot where you connect with the city’s traditional side and get a peek into the pre-oil era. 

— Mushrif Central Park
This green oasis located in the heart of the city is one of the oldest and largest parks in Abu Dhabi. It offers a range of recreational activities to educate and inform it’s visitors. Known as the urban park of Abu Dhabi, this place also includes traces of Islamic design on it’s pavilions and installations.

— Emirates Palace
A visit to Abu Dhabi is incomplete without a stop-over at this magnificent palace. Spread over a sprawling 100 acres this palace and its architecture are worth a visit. If you are someone who would enjoy a luxurious tea time setting, then this could be your ideal spot!

— Saadiyat Beach
Inspite of numerous beaches in UAE, every beach is different from the other. Saadiyat beach with its sport friendly activities, retails stores and bistros is a major tourist attraction. You can end your day to this relaxing setting!

Would you be visiting Abu Dhabi anytime soon? Don’t forget to include these must-visit spots into your itinerary, if you haven’t already been here!

(Contributed by Safia Mansoor)

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