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Abu Dhabi being one of the seven Emirates of UAE and the second most populous city is the capital the UAE and is also closest to the city of Dubai at a distance of 140 kms. By road it takes around 1.5 hours to reach Abu Dhabi. You can hire taxis or cabs which are easily available to reach Abu Dhabi and also you can opt for the bus service that starts from Ibn Batuta metro station 4 in Dubai to Abu Dhabi which will approximately take 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
9am to 10pm Saturday to Thursday
4pm to 10pm on Fridays

    The heart and soul of any country is its religion and culture. As Abu Dhabi follows the Islam religion, Sheikh Zayed mosque is a very pious place for people following Islam. So on your visit to Abu Dhabi you cannot miss out on this heavenly, serene and beautifully designed place of worship. As you see and admire this superlatively white mosque which takes architectural inspiration from Persia, Indo-Islamic, Mughal and Alexandrian mosques around the world. You will be awestruck by its magnificence and glory. The prayer hall of the mosque has the world’s largest carpet handwoven by 1200-1300 knitters and weighs around 35 tons. The seven imported chandeliers incorporated with millions of Swarovski crystals illuminate and embellish the aesthetics of the Sheikh Zayed mosque.

Beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Chandeliers with Swarovski Crystals
World's largest handwoven carpet
The Prayer Hall of Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Dress code to follow while visiting the mosque women need to follow the dress code as decided by the mosque committee i.e. to cover themselves from head to toe and avoid wearing tight and revealing clothes. If this dress code is not followed you will be asked to leave the premises and hence to avoid such a situation you will have to follow the dress code guidelines or rent an Abaya or Hijab which is available in the mosque premise itself at no cost but for this you will need to submit your photo Id’s so do carry them along with you.

The mosque is closed for tourism activities on Friday mornings because of the weekly prayers. Visiting hours of the mosque for the holy period of Ramadan also differ so do check the timings before visiting during the Holy month of Ramadan 

Photography of the mosque is allowed both in and outside the mosque premises but please avoid posing for photographs which is strictly prohibited. 

Ferrari World
Open all days of the week from 11 am to 8 pm

 For all the automobile fanatics Ferrari world is the only exclusive Ferrari branded amusement park which is located on the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the most defined structure of Abu Dhabi skyline and stands out with its very own unique Ferrari shaped logo as its outer shape. It is one of the most leading tourist attraction of Abu Dhabi and hence should not be missed at any cost. It is preferred to dedicate one entire day to get one of its kind experience in the world with blood gushing rides like Formula Rossa, Flying Aces Turbo Trek, The Ferrari gallery etc. and to orient yourself about the history of Ferrari from its inception to buying original Ferrari merchandise from its own in-house shop. All this and much more can be done can be done under one roof of Ferrari world.

 

Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster ride in the world and when we sat on this spine chilling ride it just got our hearts in our mouths within seconds. It runs at a speed of almost 220 kms/hr and hence its only for the brave hearts so do not miss out on creating a world record for yourself. Our most favourite ride was Flying Aces which is known for having the worlds tallest non inverting loop. In this roller coaster you need to board on the military by plane and what happens next experience it for yourself. We are sure that it’ll give you the unexpected intensity of adrenaline rush so don’t miss on it.

 

There are other kids and family friendly rides which you can be informed of through the map of the theme park provided to you as you enter. Ferrari world offers a lot of cafeteria and restaurants for different food options throughout your visit. Outside food, beverages and snacks are not allowed in the park.

 

The place can be a little boring for senior citizens and for very small children but there are other entertaining options like Cinema Maranello and the Tyre change show. The Ferrari word is connected to the Yas Mall so after finishing the Ferrari world world activities and if you still have time on your hands, you can take a stroll in the Yas mall as well. 

 

Tickets for adults and children for one day park pass is AED 295 / INR 5,310

Al Ain Zoo
Open all days of the week from 9 am to 8 pm

     Al Ain zoo is a paradise for children as this Zoo with an area of 440 hectares located in Jabel Hafeet encompasses in itself various animals and reptiles like Lion, Leopards, jaguars, Monkeys, Chimpanzees etc. The Zoo hosts some special activities like Giraffe feeding, Camel riding, Elezba petting which lets the family feed and play with Camels, goats, chickens, ducks and sheeps etc. There is a bird show that starts at 7pm in the evening and goes on for 30 minutes. The zoo is also very well involved in conserving the bio diversity so it will be a combination of fun filled and learning experience. For the zoo you need to dedicate half a day and a lot of walking is required. For the tickets cost there are different packages available.

Connectivity between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi being well known cities of UAE are well connected with daily flights from major cities of India. The flight rates fluctuate and depend on the time you choose to go like for instance, during the new years and Dubai Shopping festivals the rates are very high so planning and booking in advance will help you save on flight tickets.

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