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Abu Dhabi

Airline:  Emirates

Hotel:   N/A – Whistle stop tour

Another of the seven Emirate  (1.Abu Dhabi (Capital), 2.Dubai, 3.Sharjah, 4.Ajman, 5.Umm Al Quian, 6.Ras Al Khaimah, and 7.Fujairah) a jewel filled with tradition, heritage and culture.  Abu Dhabi has become another popular Middle Eastern city.

We had a whistle stop tour of Abu Dhabi.  It was a part of our stopover when returning to the UK from Malaysia and as we had been too Dubai before, we used it as an opportunity to explore another area of the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

It was a full day Abu Dhabi from Dubai experience that took us door to door on an air-conditioned bus.  Our guide was lovely allowing us to tether from his phone for Wifi and showing us all the best places on the different stops.

One of the first stops was at the Yas Hotel and marina track, we enjoyed complimentary drinks and snacks and were fortunate enough to see cars racing around the track.  Our guide had a secret hook-up so took us around the back where we could get closer to the track – the pics and videos are incredible.

We went on to see the dates/nut market, the Mall where I went back to my younger years and enjoyed Tony Romas (They know how to make a real good grilled salmon).  We also had the opportunity to take in the views of the Ethiad hotel that features in that iconic scene in The Fast and the Furious 7 and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque – the largest mosque in the country.

It was a very long day and although we were shattered and ready for some sleep; we we’re very happy we could experience another part of the world just a stone’s throw away from Dubai.


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