It is not surprised that many of us travel to Abu Dhabi from Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station. The bus stop is located in Al Fahidi district in Dubai. It is by far the cheapest way to travel between two cities. Although Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is usually not the first choice as a travel destination in the country, there is still a lot of things to do that you should not miss. In this article, we will focus on the two main highlights of Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Read on to discover more!
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Visit the Largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates
The first thing you'll have to see in Abu Dhabi is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is one of the most visited landmarks in the city. From the domes and columns, to the Sahan and chandeliers, every little detail inside this grand mosque is overwhelming and definitely hard to miss out. The whole mosque looks very peaceful and pure. You will absolutely feel calm while you are there.
The Mosque Manners to be Followed in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
As it is a mosque, there are some several rules and dressing requirement that you should follow when you are there. In generally speaking, you should not wear something that shows your body shape, or something that is transparent/see-through. A long loose robe and a hijab/headscarf will be totally perfect for your visit.
Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi for its Architecture
Visiting Louvre Abu Dhabi is no doubt one of the highlights in your trip to the city. The architecture is float on water, where visitors can come to the museum by land or sea. The dome plays an important role in the building concept; as the sun goes through it, the ceiling has become a light filter that creates a magical effect, best known as the 'Rain of Light'. The "reflected light show" projects beautiful patterns all over walls and on the ground. It definitely pushes the architecture to the next level for sure.
Things to See inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi
You know what you can see inside, from the name Louvre of the building, don't you? The Louvre Abu Dhabi, just like the one in Paris, it is the largest art museum in the country that showcases artworks from around the world. Of course, the size of the museum is no comparison to the Louvre in France, there are still plenty of Eastern and Western artefacts and contemporary artworks you can find in the museum.