Beautiful Abu Dhabi

Grand zayed mosque 3

Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates, the capital and the second most populair city of the United Arab Emirates.

At the age of 4 our very first big trip outside europe was to Indonesia. But we had to transfer in Abu Dhabi first. Of course we can’t remember the couple of hours that we spend at the airport, way too long ago, but that was the first time we set foot at Abu Dhabi ground haha. Luckly our parents made a lot of pictures and film back then. Now years later we had the chance to visit this beautiful city.

Abu Dhabi literally means “Father of the Gazelle”. And has the biggest amount of oil from all the emirates. If you ever plan to go to U.A.E,  you shouldn’t only go to Dubai but Abu Dhabi as well. Sometimes people forget to visit the capital because Dubai is very popular among tourist, but in Abu Dhabi you will definitely find some great sightseeing’s too. Btw, have you seen the movie Fast and the Furious 7? Then you will know there are lot of amazing buildings like the Etihad towers and the Emirates Palace Hotel.

From all the travels we already did, this was our third time we choosed to be guided. Our guide Sameh (who is a real emirati) from the Private Tour told us all about the history, economic, religion and life in the U.A.E. Which we found very interesting! He was such a friendly, attentive and  knowledgeable guide. And we really had a good laugh with him, cause he has the same sense of humor like us haha. Glad we met him! So, whenever you consider to use the service of Private Tour, either for Dubai or Abu Dhabi ask for Sameh or Shah (only in dubai).

Some of our favorite attractions:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Is the major sightseeing attraction in Abu Dhabi. It’s the biggest mosque in U.A.E and it was opened in 2007. It can accommodate 40.000 worshipers at any time. Make sure to hold on to the dress code.

The royal emirates palace

A 5 star luxury hotel, where you can find a “gold to go” ATM haha. Every where you look, you see gold!

Ferrari World

First world Ferrari theme park. This is a must if you love cars and roller coaster rides.

And a lot more!

Note: Don’t forget to buy some dates at a souk if you are in Abu Dhabi! They are so Yum!

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Here some pictures from Abu Dhabi :

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Grand zayed mosque

Grand zayed mosque 1

Grand zayed mosque 2

Grand zayed mosque outside 1

Grand zayed mosque outside 2

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers 1

The Royal Emirates Palace Hotel

Royal Palace 1

Royal Palace 2

Royal Palace

Ferrari World Theme Park

Ferari

Dates 

Buying some dates

Dates tree

Tower of Pisa? 

Scheve toren van abu dhabi

112 responses to “Beautiful Abu Dhabi

    • Haha yes its the Capital Gate but they called the Tower of Pisa. We were also like what?? Hihi…The most architecture in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are inspired from other beautiful buildings around the world. Like this one..they wanted there own” tower of pisa” but a modern version of it haha. Like  the crysler building in NY they have 2 in Dubai etc. So they get inspired and then they want to make it even more better they told us hihi.

    • Hello Helenanglin, thank you :). Yes we heard all about Oman, and we were seriously considering about going to Oman as well when we were in Dubai. Hopefully next time :). Great travel post you have!

    • Thank you Sophievoon! For these pictures( Abu Dhabi,but also Dubai and China trip) we use our camera from our phone Samsung S5 🙂 For all our other travel pictures we use Casio EX-H15. Not a very professional camera but still good 😀 Lovely blog you have!

    • Thank you Nyar Canada! No we haven’t been to Doha before. We were seriously thinking to include Qater in our trip. But hopefully someday soon because Doha looks so Amazing too! Have you ever been there? Thanks for stopping by our blog!

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely post. We are hoping to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai in 2017. Thanks for the sample of places to see.

    • Hello itsjusttoni! You are welcome, we are glad that you like our post 🙂 Nice in 2017, we are sure you will enjoy these cities like we did. And in 2017 Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be more beautiful then now. Thanks for visiting our blog 😀

  2. beautiful!!! ahhhhhh just beautiful!!! I never really thought of traveling in Abu Dhabi but seeing this post just makes me want to book a flight here right
    now.

    • Thank you Babysephora!! Yes Abu Dhabi is really a beautiful city! Hihi we are glad this post makes you wanna go there 🙂 If you go let us know how it went! Great blog you have 😀

  3. Goorgeous! That pool is to die for (it is a pool right? It looks like one, but I can’t actually tell). What is the dress code for the Mosque though? I know must religious sites have no shorts, covered shoulders, etc., but anything more specific here?

    • Hi Becca! So sorry for the VERY late reply! (shame mod: on) Yes the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is truly beautiful! Indeed its a pool, but you don’t actually swim in it. The pools reflect the mosque’s amazing columns, which becomes even more beautiful at night. Its about 7.874 square meters that surround the mosque! When it comes to dress codes they are very strict. The dress code is basically covering your body. For gentleman: no shorts. For the ladies: wear loose clothing like an abaya. Covering your arms and if its possible to the ankles. And of course wearing a headscarf. The shoes must be removed before entering the mosque. Walking around this mosque is a cultural experience. Thank you for visiting our blog..you have a great blog too! 😀

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    • Yes, cause really, Abu Dhabi is worth a visit :). Someday soon you will also visit these places, and we are sure you will enjoy it. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog, and for your nice comment,we appreciate it. Xoxo

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    • Hello Arwa! Wow thank you so much for nominating us!! We really appreciate it 😀 We are glad you like our blog, it really motivates us to keep posting. So thank you! Much love back from us 😀

    • Yes, Abu Dhabi is a must visit in U.A.E 🙂 such a beautiful place. Your welcome, we are glad our post is helpful for your next travel. thank you for stopping by our blog. Xoxo

    • Hi Adelaide, Thank you so much for your sweet comment, we really appreciate it hihi! You def should visit Abu Dhabi, such a great place! Thanks for stopping by our blog! You have a great blog as well, we def going to visit yours often! xoxo

  7. Lovely pics 🙂 I have been living in Dubai for almost three years and still haven’t seen the mosque..I will do so this weekend for sure 🙂 Great post

    • Hi Winnay, how are you? Omg living in Dubai? That’s so great, lucky you!! The mosque is beautiful, did you go there last weekend? Let us know what you think about it. Btw thanks for your nice comment. Xoxo

  8. Hey,

    Thanks for liking my post! I’m loving the travel part of your blog. I’m very keen to travel around Asia, looks amazing! 🙂

    • Hello Lindsay, your welcome! Glad you like our travel posts! Thanks, and yes, Asia is great to travel. Beautiful countries, lovely people. Not to mention the food hihi. Have you already been to Asia before? And which countries would you love to visit someday :D? Xoxo

      • I went travelling in Thailand for about a month when I was 18 and loved it. The food, the places and like you say the people are so lovely! I am really desperate to go to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia the most right now 🙂 xxx.

      • oh wow Thailand, sure you had a great time there! All the countries you mention, we haven’t been there either. Still on our bucket list though hihi. Hope you will get there someday soon :D. If you do, don’t forget to post about it hihi. Have a nice weekend.

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