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  • A visit to Sheikh Zayed mosque is a must inclusion on all Abu Dhabi vacation packages.
  • The domes of world famous Sultan Sheikh Zayed mosque
  • The stunning architecture of Shaikh Sayed mosque
  • Abu Dhabi's skyline at night
  • Arches of Sheikh Zayed mosque

Abu Dhabi is located on the northeastern part of the Persian Gulf in the Arabian Peninsula and serves as the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The largest of all the emirates, Abu Dhabi makes up almost 87% of the country’s total area.Archaeological evidence suggests that civilizations have existed in Abu Dhabi since the third century BC. The origins of the Al Nahyan family, one of seven ruling families in the UAE, were established in 1793. The emirate began to expand during the pearl trading days of the late 19th Century, however, this initial prosperity declined during the 1930s resulting in a massive financial blow. Everything changed for the emirate when, in 1958, oil was discovered and it has been said that with oil came the birth of modern Abu Dhabi.

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Today Abu Dhabi is a cultural and commercial hub and is a centre for political and industrial activities in the UAE. It is the home of both the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President. Once overshadowed by the construction boom of neighbouring Dubai, Abu Dhabi is now coming into its own as a luxury travel and business destination on Abu Dhabi tours. The development and urbanization of Abu Dhabi along with a high average income has helped to expand this emirate into a beautiful, diverse and multicultural metropolis. Despite offering a laid back atmosphere, an Abu Dhabi vacation is an exciting one to remember.

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the country. It was completed in 2007. The building complex measures approximately 290 metres/960 feet by 420 metres/1,380 feet. Covering an area of more than 12 hectare/30 acres, it was established as “a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art”. The library contains classic books and publications addressing a range of Islamic subjects such as science, civilization, calligraphy, and the arts including some rare publications dating back more than 200 years. The mosque is large enough to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers, while the main prayer hall can hold over 7,000. The courtyard, with its floral design, is considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world. The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world's largest carpet made by Iran's Carpet Company. The weight of this carpet is 35 tons. It is predominantly made from wool and took approximately two years to complete. There are 7 chandeliers, the largest of which is the second largest known inside a mosque and the third largest in the world.

Desert Safari

The desert around Abu Dhabi has become the most visited desert region in the world. It is quite stunning and has been described as mysterious and ever-changing. A desert safari involves a jeep drive through enormous mounds of sand called "dune-bashing" with a stop at a campsite where you will have the opportunity to ride camels, get henna tattoos and be entertained by a belly dancer during dinner if on an evening safari.

Dubai

While in Abu Dhabi, take advantage of the proximity of Dubai. It is considered one of the premier travel destinations in the Middle East. Shopping, whether it be in the world’s largest mall or traditional souks is unparalleled. Dubai is a truly multicultural and global place,  

When is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?

The United Arab Emirates has a tropical desert climate which means hot and humid summers and comparatively cooler winters. For this reason, the best time to visit this destination weather-wise is from December to March when sightseeing and swimming are the most comfortable. However, April, May, September, and October also have pleasant weather, prices are more reasonable, and the country is less crowded. However, being a desert country, the United Arab Emirates remains hot almost throughout the year.

What types of tours are available in Abu Dhabi?

You can simply stay in Abu Dhabi or combine it with a Dubai vacation. Tours of the hinterland are available in either place.  

United Arab Emirates Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Learn about the history and culture of UAE, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about UAE's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering UAE for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our United Arab Emirates tours today!

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