Yas Island is a man-made island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Yas Island can be reached by car, plane or boat. It occupies a total land area of 2,500 ha (25 km2), of which 1,700 ha will be claimed for development. Yas Island holds the Yas Marina Circuit, which has hosted the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. The island’s development project was initiated in 2006 by Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties, with the aim of turning the island into a multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment center at an estimated total cost of over $40 billion.more
Circuit for Formula 1 events & amateur driving programs, plus a go-kart track & fitness center. If you’re visiting Abu Dhabi for the Formula 1 this week then you may be wondering what to do with your time here. Opened in 2009 specifically to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Yas Marina Circuit is one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic venues. The state-of-the-art track is a favourite with F1 drivers and fans, with the corners unique and the race’s unusual dusk start time making for a fantastic, bespoke and unmissable racing spectacle. It’s a great city with plenty to see and do, and we’ve listed 10 things you should definitely make time to enjoy.more
The track at Yas is for leisure karting use only and competition racing does not take place at the moment, although the circuit has plans to build a purpose built racing circuit for karts. Whether new to karting or looking to beat the fastest track time to-date, the 800m outdoor circuit will test your ability to tackle hairpin turns, winding chicanes and wide straights. Kartzone takes pole position when it comes to recreating an F1 experience.more
This chic coffee shop on the 74th floor of Tower 2 of the iconic Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel serves the highest high tea in Abu Dhabi with a sublime panorama of city, sea and surrounds. The '300' refers to the metres above ground. The admission price includes Dh50 towards food and drink. This popular destination offers a variety of mockatils and small bites or just simply enjoy afternoon tea gazing over unique, panoramic views of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city. Entrance fee is AED 85 and attached to the entrance ticket is a AED 50 credit voucher which can be redeemed on the day of your visit.more
Saadiyat Island is a tourism-social venture for nature and Emirati legacy and culture. Close by this physical foundation, the emirate's touristic and social specialists are quickly assembling a differed logbook of significant universal social, creative and wearing occasions, which are setting it solidly on the guide with regards to worldwide introduction. The venture, a work in progress, comprises of a vast, low-lying island, 500 meters off the shore of Abu Dhabi island, UAE. The centerpiece Of Abu Dhabi's future social offering will be the advancement of Saadiyat Islandmore
The establishment of this museum was approved by the French Parliament on 9 October 2007.The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a planned museum, to be located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The architect for the building will be Jean Nouvel and the engineers are Buro Happold. Jean Nouvel also designed the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. On Tuesday 7 March 2007, the Louvre in Paris announced that a new Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi,more
Zayed National Museum is an arranged museum, to be situated in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It will be based on Saadiyat Island.he museum will be the centerpiece of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District and will feature the history, culture and, all the more as of late, the social and financial change of the Emirates.The British Museum is propelling the museum. The building is being outlined by Foster + Partners. It is wanted to be the primary museum on Saadiyat Island. The museum was anticipated for finishing in 2016; notwithstanding, starting at July 2016.more
Being one of the oldest stone buildings to be present in Abu Dhabi city, the Qasr Al Hosn is a major landmark in the U.A.E. capital. This great and historic stone building is located along the First Street of the Sheikh Zayed road. This old structure houses the interesting and famous Cultural Foundation in the building grounds. Also known as the White Fort, or Old Fort, this building was constructed in the year 1761, in the design of a conical watchtower. It was constructed to defend access to the only source of freshwater, which was a well within the entire island of Abu Dhabi. Later, the tower was further added into it, to form a fort, in the year 1793. The work was initiated by the ruler of that time Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan. This small fort later became the permanent home of the ruler. Extension work was initiated in the 1930s which gave the building its present shape. The Palace Fort, which is the translation for Qasr Al Hosn, served as the palace of the emir and the actual seat of the government till the year 1966. The fort is partially open for public, and is currently the subject of extensive historical, architectural and archaeological research within the city.more
Many are bred to race and, according to the Guinness Book of Records, a saluki holds the record for four-legged speed at 68.8km/h, clocked up in 1996. Prized for their hunting skills and speed over distance, salukis have for centuries been man's best friend to the Bedu, and after a visit to this breeding and training centre it's easy to see why. It's in the Falcon Hospital Complex; prebook an appointment. You'll probably hear them before you see them as a howl goes up when a visitor approaches this hound pound.more
Like a kooky mirage, a pyramid-shaped structure rises from the desert sands some 45km south of Abu Dhabi on the lonely highway that leads to the Liwa Oasis. Venue showcasing a big collection of vintage cars, including classic, off-road & military vehicles. In 1983 Sheikh Hamad bought seven Mercedes 500 SELs, painted in the colours of the rainbow for each day of the week. It holds the private car collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, aka the ‘Rainbow Sheikh’: some 200 vehicles – from prototypes to concept cars to American classics – the oldest being a steam-powered Mercedes from 1885.more
Dubai is where you should go…A city of fantastic appeal! Begin with the dashingly new metro, going everywhere in the city, and then head for the traditional souks and magnificent malls, the lofty creek and the stupendous towers, and the breathtaking fountains show…
Al Ain is called the garden city of the United Arab Emirates since the town is located at an oasis. The city highlights a few historic sites like the Al Jahili fort, as well as museums. The city has zoos and parks, where one can take in the beauty of desert flora and fauna. You can always return to the ...
Hatta is an inland exclave that is nestled in the Hajar Mountain near Dubai. Over the last few years, the area has become a popular summer destination for the locals as well as tourist who want a break from Dubai’s heat and humidity. Hatta is home to places like the Heritage Village, military towers, and ...
Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates of the UAE. The city’s history lies in fishing and pearl diving and has some of the old fishing villages preserved. The city also offers fishing as an activity tourists can enjoy themselves in. Ras Al Khaimah offers its guests some delights of the desert, like ...