Abu Dhabi Top Ten, United Arab Emirates

Here is top ten of Abu Dhabi`s attractions.

1. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, popularly called Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque gets its name for a reason: It's the third-largest mosque in the world (the first two are in Saudi Arabia) can accommodate more than 41,000 worshipers at once. It has 1,096 exterior columns and 96 columns in the main prayer hall embedded with 20,000 handmade marble panels encrusted with lapis lazuli, red agate, amethyst and mother of pearl. Zayed was the principle founder of the U.A.E. He was president of U.A.E. as well as the ruler of Abu Dhabi for over 30 years. Entry into the Grand mosque for non-Muslims is restricted to Saturday-Thursday mornings. Dress modestly, conservatively, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers (if need be, the ladies near the shoe lockers can loan you something). The Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi is truly amazing place to visit and to take photos of. Be sure to take your camera.

 2. Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace

This super-luxurious hotel operated by Abu Dhabi Kempinski is a true Arabian Nights' Palace. For a calm relaxing trip there can be no better place than this in the world. with more then one km private beach. The service is excellent and continues even to the swimming pool. All the restaurants are very good but in our opinion the Moroccan Tagine restaurant is the best. Emirate Palace hotel Abu Dhabi is one of the most impressive hotels and conference venues ever built, and is located only 30 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport.


3. Sir Bani Yas Island nature resort
Sir Bani Yas Island is the  former Royal nature reserve but now is the undoubtedly luxurious Desert Islands Resorts & Spa. Desert Island resort, or Jozor Al Sahra’a as it is known in Arabic, consist of Sir Bani Yas Island, Dalma Island and six Discovery Islands. Beach is very shallow and goes out a long way. Great for kids. You can enjoy the safari along with bicycle riding around the island. Totally recommended for family who seek to have quiet and enjoyable time together. Also this place offers a really good getaway, especially when what you are looking for is a something away from the city life and a serene environment with crystal blue waters. That`s why this place totally recomended for couples. You can choose from a variety of adventure nature-based activities themed around the exciting wildlife and conservation projects on this reprt. Try snorkeling offshore, kayaking through the mangroves, mountain biking and hiking through the salt domes which dominate the island's core or only explore the Arabian Wildlife Park and view many of arabia’s rare indigenous animals on a wildlife drive. You can reach Sir Bani Yas Island by road - it's a 2.5 hour drive from Abu Dabi city. But remember that Sir Bani Yas Island (quiet resort with wild animals) is not the same as Yas Island (Formula One track and hotels).

4.  Yas Island

Yas Island is located just off the coast about 20km from Abhu Dhabi city center, in 10 min drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and 50 min from Dubai
Here you can see Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. It includes over 20 rides and attractions, theater complex, miscellaneous driving activities, including rides for children of all ages and of course the world’s fastest rollercoaster.