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How to Spend a Luxury Vacation at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Luxurious Experiences

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The United Arab Emirates is undoubtedly one of the richest nations in the world. With their wealth coming for the export of oil across the globe, its cities have flourished and given rise to amenities that are rarely ever matched. This innovative approach to urban development has made it a hub for those craving luxury hotels and experiences, drawing in millions of visitors each year.

If you are hoping to spoil yourself, there is no better place in the world, whether it is by yourself or with family, you will be in for a trip of a lifetime.

Exploring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

As a nation with a deep-rooted history and culture that adores the tenants of Islam, Abu Dhabi is home to some of the most stunning mosques found on earth. Visitors flock to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to bask in the brilliance of the pure white domes and minarets that adorn the complex.

Upon closer inspection, the true beauty and intricacy of its design are unveiled as you are submerged in the tale of veneration and history that is imparted upon the visitors to this beauteous mosque.

How's your swing?

Being a relatively arid nation has not stopped the city of Abu Dhabi pulling out all the stops to ensure that no one who enjoys a game of golf goes disappointed. If you are visiting and feeling the itch to swing some iron, then you simply need to head towards the Saadiyat Beach Gold Club. Here you will be able to enjoy the refreshing breeze from the nearby beach as well as a panoramic view of the city landscape as you perfect your swing.

If you do find yourself feeling a little bit peckish then simply, head over to the restaurant located at the clubhouse and unwind in preparation for the rest of the day's activities.

Spend some time by the ocean

Being in Abu Dhabi does not mean that you need to miss out on the wonders of a beachside vacation. If you are looking for a nice pool to lounge by as the sound of the ocean drifts through the air then do consider heading to the Monte Carlo Beach Club that offers visitors a truly premier experience.

A particularly great choice if you are travelling with either family or friends, there is nothing more comforting than to be able to enjoy the highlife od sipping on a cool cocktail while dipping your feet in the pool.

There are also plenty of 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi such as the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, and many more that you can choose from to house your friends and family.

Unwind with a spa date

With so many amenities and attraction to enjoy in Abu Dhabi, it can certainly create some weariness in any traveller. Luckily, you are in the perfect place to enjoy some of the most delightful spa treatments around. For example, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert is perfect for those hoping to get a facial, a destressing massage or a quick manicure.

Are you feeling adventurous?

Once you have had your fair share of shopping, dining and lounging by the pool, it is time to get your fingers dirty. Many people have admired pearls from afar but very few have ever had the opportunity to dive into an oyster with the hopes of wresting a glistening pearl from its body.

The Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey is the perfect starting point for anyone hoping to get a hands-on experience with the cultural and educational significance of pearls to the UAE. There is huge value in understanding the history of pearling and there is certainly nothing better than finding a shiny pearl at the end of your tour!

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