Abu Dhabi is the second most famous city in UAE after Dubai city. Most people think that Dubai is the capital of UAE because it is the most known and important city in this country. But the truth is that Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Although Dubai is much more famous and popular than Abu Dhabi, we think that Abu Dhabi might be a little underrated according to its beauty and wonders. Abu Dhabi was the most expensive city in the world for a period of time and the biggest city in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi has three main regions that are:
- the capital of UAE (the Abu Dhabi region)
- the Eastern region (Al Ain)
- the western region (Al Dhafra)
In this article, we are going to improve your interest in Abu Dhabi and tell you all the exciting facts and information about Abu Dhabi.
Attractions of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is located on the coastlines of the Persian Gulf. This glamorous city has so many scenery and attraction that you can’t get enough of them. The geographical location and the wealth of Abu Dhabi have made it a perfect touristic destination out of it filled with beautiful nature, scenery, and modern entertainment centers.
Here are some of the most popular places in Abu Dhabi that are famous among visitors of this beautiful and fantastic city.
- Sheikh Zayed Mosque: One of the most famous mosques among Muslims and non-Muslims with glamorous architecture.
- Louvre Abu Dhabi: A temporary branch of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi City with permanent and temporary collections and exhibitions.
- Ferrari World: one of the world’s greatest indoor amusement parks with the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the tallest loop ride, and a lot more exciting equipment.
- Yas Water world Abu Dhabi: a great theme park with so many rides and entertainment.
- Saadiyat Island Beach: a private beach with a number of Abu Dhabi’s greatest hotels and dining places.
- Emirate Palace: the most glamorous and luxurious hotel in Abu Dhabi where you can explore some parts of it like a museum.
Abu Dhabi’s attractions are way more than the named ones. Click here If you want more information about the attractions of Abu Dhabi.
Famous feasts and festivals in Abu Dhabi 2022
UAE is an Arabian country with a rich culture and heritage. Abu Dhabi as the capital of the UAE and the political hub of the UAE has designed several festivals and gatherings that bring a lot of tourists and travelers to this country and city.
Abu Dhabi is a culturally diverse country where you will see people from all races and cultures that are either living in or visiting the city. This diverse society encouraged Abu Dhabi, the most powerful city in UAE to celebrate its culture and its relations with other cultures and countries.
Here are some of the main festivals and feasts in Abu Dhabi that attracts a lot of people’s attention every year. These festivals are one of the main reasons that every year a lot of people come to Abu Dhabi to spend their vacation. Here are some of the festivals that are held in Abu Dhabi city in the year 2022.
- Maritime Heritage Festival 2022.
- Sheikh Zayed festival.
- Eid al Fitr – Eid al Adha
- Al Hosn Festival.
- Abu Dhabi international hunting and equestrian exhibition 2022.
Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi
Eid Al Fitr is a three days feast at the end of Ramadan for celebrating the end of this holey month. These are the dreamiest days that you will experience in Abu Dhabi. A celebration that anyone can attend.
If you are a non-Muslim person and you are not familiar with Islamic culture you can experience it during the three days of Eid Al Fitr. Every Muslim person and society celebrates these three days but none of them is as special as Abu Dhabi’s Eid Al Fitr.
The Eid Al Fitr celebration in Abu Dhabi is held at the luxurious and glamorous Yas Marina.
Intercity and intracity transportation in Abu Dhabi
The intra-city transportation in Abu Dhabi is not very complicated. You can either take a cab or a bus. Abu Dhabi is the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates but the public transportation is not very good in this city.
Taxis cost a lot less than in European and American countries but still renting a car is more reasonable and costs less than taking a cab for every displacement.
You have the exact same options for intercity transportation. You can take a cab, take a bus, or ride yourself for moving between Abu Dhabi and other cities in the United Arab Emirates.
As we mentioned before Abu Dhabi is the second most important city in the United Arab Emirates. A lot of people that come to UAE for travel prefer to spend their days in Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. Unlike Dubai, Abu Dhabi is not that crowded and chaotic. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi is as luxurious and beautiful as Dubai.
If you are looking for an alternative for travel to Dubai you should go to Abu Dhabi instead.