Women’s Craft Centre — If you are interested in buying genuine traditional handicrafts, the Women’s Craft Center is the right place. One can have a view of the ladies actually working on their craft items sitting in groups and working together displaying their skill and talents. The tourists can get glimpses of saddu, textile weaving, […]
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque — This mosque (the third largest in the world, and boasting the largest Persian carpet in the world), is arguably one of the most important architectural treasures of contemporary UAE society — and one of the most opulent in the world. It was initiated by the late president of the United […]
Saadiyat Island Cultural District Exhibition – 700 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi city is Saadiyal Island. The exhibition held at the Emirates Palace showcases the development plans for the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island. With stunning live-sized models of the Zayed National Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, a performing arts […]
Qasr Al Hosn (Khalidiya street, Abu Dhabi) — Despite the skyscrapers towering above its white walls today, Qasr Al Hosn (also known as Al Hosn Palace or White Palace) has remained a landmark and icon of Abu Dhabi, telling the story of rulership by the Al Nahyan family going back to the 18th century. Originally […]
Manarat Al Saadiyat – this phrase means ‘the place of Enlightenment’ in Arabic. It is a 15,400 square meter arts and culture centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through The Saadiyat Story. The venue also features four gallery spaces. Located on Saadiyat Island, this artistic venue houses TDIC exhibitions with […]
Lulu Island — a man-made island with peach-colored dunes, can be reached easily by ferry boats, and visitors can swim, ride camels, take a train around the island or just enjoy the view of the city skyline. This island is still in early phases of development.
Liwa Oasis and Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter)– Liwa Oasis is about 100 km south of the Persian Gulf coast and 150 km SSW of the city of Abu Dhabi, on the northern edge of Rub’ al Khali desert. The geographic and economic center of the oasis is Muzayri, where the highway from Abu Dhabi […]
Jebel Hafit Tombs (located near the Oman border on the east side of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates) — Marine fossils dating back 70 million years to the time when the jebel (Arabic for ‘mountain’) was uplifted from the ocean can be found on the summit and slopes of Jebel Hafit. However, the mountain is […]
Heritage Village (near Marina Mall, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi) — Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past. Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively […]
Hemisphere Design Studio & Gallery (Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi) — Featuring a wide array of art work, prints, photographs and crafts by local artists, Hemisphere on Khalifa Street also hosts regular exhibitions, events and even art classes. For more information, call +971 2 676 8614.