Also known as the Emirates, the UAE is an absolute monarch with a total population count of 9.2 million as of 2013. Famous for its enormous oil and gas reserves, the country generates its major revenues from the export of petroleum and natural gas. Besides being an important global player, this country is a major tourist attraction for visitors around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the best destinations to visit in UAE:
Located in Abu Dhabi, this place is considered as a prime location for worshipping. The vision behind constructing this Mosque was to unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with modern values. Being the largest mosque in the UAE, it took up to 12 years for constructing this center. Some unique elements of this mosque include one of the world’s largest carpets that measure 60,570 sq ft. Also, the Qibla Wall where the 99 qualities of the God are featured is a great work of calligraphy.
Also known as Burj Dubai, this is a megatall skyscraper with a total height of 829.8 m and is considered to be one of the tallest buildings in the entire world. Some highlights of Burj Khalifa include The Dubai Fountain which is outside Burj Khalifa and the Observation Deck that stands at 124th floor giving one of the most amazing views in the world.
A luxury hotel with five-star ratings that stands on an artificial island and connects with the mainland through a bridge. The Royal Suite here is billed at approx. US$24,000 per night and is considered on the list of one of the most expensive hotel suites.
Constructed 17 kilometres (11 mi) east-south-east of the city of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is a planned city that completely relies on solar energy and other forms of renewable energy. The inside architecture of this city is made friendly for pedestrians and cyclists. The project’s commitment to zero-carbon and zero-waste makes it a must to visit spot.
Located on the Yas Island, this amusement park is the world’s first Ferrari-themed park and has the world’s fastest roller coaster ride called Formula Rossa. Spread across an area of 86,000 square metres, this park offers numerous thrill ride opportunities for youngsters, families, couples, and kids.
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