On a trip to the United Arab Emirates you are geographically in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, climatically in an area with great heat and politically in a confederation of states with great security. You will also travel a lot of luxury, exemplary hospitality, superlatives, an Arabic ambience, ultra-modern architecture and tempting shopping opportunities. The Federation of the Seven Emirates has only been a tourist address since the 1980s. Above all, the three wealthy emirates Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharja are known, which support the four others – Ra’s al-Khaima, Um al-Qaiwan, Ajman and Fujaira – among other things financially. Most of the sights can therefore also be found in the first three emirates mentioned as well as on some of the offshore islands. Worth seeing or For an extraordinary experience, however, the large Arabian desert Rub el Kahil, which dominates the landscape far inland, is also recommended – albeit in a different, extreme way. The natural area of the United Arab Emirates, however, also includes the foothills of the Oman Mountains and the coast of the Persian Gulf, which not only has beaches but also mangroves. Divers can also look forward to coral reefs off the coast. The mountain Jebel Hafeet in the Hajar Mountains is also worth a trip, where countless petrified animals can be discovered and at the foot of which there is an archaeological excavation site. Nature and, to a certain extent, also culture when visiting the Al Ain oasis in Abu Dhabi, which is overgrown with date palms. And pure culture – in addition to almost unbelievable luxury and often immense contrasts – then in the cities of the United Arab Emirates. The sights therefore include dhow yards and traditional souqs that appeal to all the senses, as well as gigantic skyscrapers and ultra-modern shopping centers. A visit to the sheikdoms can also be arranged with a visit to sacred buildings, typical Bastakia houses, museums or the Petrol Exhibition.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab world. The art museum, which opened in 2017, brings the illustrious name “Louvre” to Abu Dhabi. It presents both contemporary and ancient exhibits of cultural, historical and sociological interest from around the world. The museum is in no way intended to be a copy of the French original. Rather, it is a single institution presenting its own interpretation of a universal museum that reflects its era and the local traditions of the country in which it is located. The art collection also includes 300 loans from French institutions. Emmanuel Macron, the French President, also attended the inauguration of the museum on November 8, 2017 by Chalifa bin Zayid Al Nahyan.
The uniqueness of the museum is based on an overarching idea of artistic creation. Museums usually organize their collections according to materials and technology. While this method highlights the unique characteristics of a series, it does not show the exchange, influences, and diffusion of ideas and expertise. The special exhibition design of the Louvre Abu Dhabi explores the connections between cultures and civilizations, which initially appear separated by time and geography. Visitors to the fascinating museum are guided through a thematic and chronological exhibition that goes through different eras and civilizations. The exhibition takes up universal themes and common influences in order to illustrate the similarities, that result from a shared human experience beyond geographical, historical or cultural boundaries. The new art museum invites tourists to see humanity in a new light. Works from different cultures are shown in comparison in various thematic art galleries. A special piece on loan from Paris is the picture of a young woman with the name “La belle ferronière”, which was painted by Leonardo da Vinci around 1489.
Ferrari World is an attractive, energetic theme park in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Ferrari World with its attractions is located on the artificial island of Yas Island and takes visitors into a world of adrenaline, fun and entertainment. Of course, the focus here is on the red, Italian runabout. Numerous rides, restaurants and shows all about the Ferrari offer excitement for the whole family. There is something suitable for every age group and every need for action.
The Ferrari World park in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is divided into different sections. Roller coasters such as the Turbo Track, Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world and the Junior GT for the little ones can be found in the Rides & Shows area, as are 3D cinemas and driving simulators.
The physical well-being is also well catered for in Ferrari World. In five restaurants, guests enjoy a successful mix of traditional local dishes, Italian specialties a la Ferrari, fast food, snacks and more. Here, visitors from all over the world feast together on pizza in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a typical Italian espresso.
Ferrari World is not just a highlight for Formula 1 and Ferrari fans. Lovers of fast-paced rides and roller coasters are just as right here as families. Here in the UAE, they will experience the vacation fun of a lifetime. Here the guests are presented with the absolute modernity of Abu Dhabi, while they experience the wonderful backdrop of the legendary desert metropolis.
Observation Deck at 300
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is changing rapidly. Many new, architecturally daring and sometimes futuristic buildings and building complexes are being erected. The Observation Deck at 300 is housed in one of the city’s most spectacular construction projects, the so-called “Etihad Towers”. This is a viewing platform that is not only a sight by the sea itself, but also offers a breathtaking view of the sights in the area.
Where is the Observation Deck at 300 located?
The Etihad Towers are five towers – between 217 and 305 meters high – in the far northwest of the city, which were built opposite the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel. Three of the towers are for living, one is for working. The tallest tower houses the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, which opened in 2011. The five-star hotel (382 rooms and suites, 199 apartments with hotel service, numerous restaurants and bars) is equipped with all imaginable amenities. The observation deck is located on the 74th of a total of 79 floors, the addition “at 300” refers to the altitude difference.
What does the Observation Deck at 300 offer?
The view of the Abu Dhabi skyline, the Corniche, the Persian Gulf, the surrounding islands and the tiny appearing Emirates Palace Hotel is fantastic. Admission is not cheap, but includes a consumption voucher that can be redeemed in the Observation Deck café. Many types of tea and coffee variations as well as refreshments, cakes, snacks and salads are offered here. A table reservation is recommended for the afternoon tea, which takes place every afternoon between 2pm and 5pm. The Observation Deck at 300 is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.