Who can forget the expansive desert, the luxe lifestyle and the vibrant markets from Sex and The City 2? To quote Samantha Jones, ‘’Abu Dhabi, is the new Middle-East!’’ On the best sightseeing tours in Abu Dhabi, pay your respects at the grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque and admire its gilded architecture and well-groomed lawns. A trip to Yas Island, is a given. Yas Island is a man-made island and provides a beach-cum-shopping experience unmatched by any other. Other famous malls in the city, include the Abu Dhabi and Marina Malls. The Emirates Palace, comparable to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, is the most sought-after tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi. Take a guided trip to Qasar Al Hosn, a medieval watchtower, now a fort. On a different note, tour the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. This facility is the cutest veterinary clinic that treats our aquiline friends.
Taste delicious Jordanian Shawarma at Bait El Khetyar and the fanciest Lebanese cuisine, at Mijana, Ritz Carlton. Alternatively, munch on some scrumptious seafood at Vasco’s! Corniche Road is another important area in the city with its palm-lined beaches, designer stores and food stalls. Rent a bike to cycle your way down this green-belt. Want to experience in the Abu Dhabi of yore? Visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, a live tableaux province that acquaints you with the pre-oil Gulf life. Harken, all ye antique-aficionados! Make a trip to Etihad Antiques Gallery, for a live showcase of period furniture. For a more contemporary side of Abu Dhabi, walk through the Mushrif Central Park. Take a Blue Whale Jet ski, for an adrenalizing experience. A vacation in Abu Dhabi would be incomplete without a camel ride through the desert, straight out of Arabian Nights! Don’t forget to visit the spice and vegetable souks, right after sunset.