Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This architectural work of art is one the world's largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world's largest chandeliers –10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tonnes. The mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.
Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The striking white and gold colors shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lighting system that reflects the phases of the moon.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world's first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park tells the Ferrari story with passion and excitement through more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, interactive shopping, and authentic Italian dining experiences.
Beneath its huge, iconic red roof, attractions include Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster which reaches speeds of 240 kmph, Galleria Ferrari, the world's largest Ferrari gallery outside Maranello with an interactive display of cars from 1947 through to the present, and Speed of Magic, a fantastic 4-D adventure through deep green jungles, icy caves and ravines and to the mouth of a fiery volcano.
For a full day experience, this futuristic Yas Island waterpark spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind.
Yas Waterworld visitors will be able to try the 238-metre long, the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide. For adrenaline seekers there are three-meter high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flow boards and bodyboards. The Bandit Bomber, a 550–meter coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass.
An iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this luxurious hotel blends Arabian splendor with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience. During the daytime, the hotel’s golden-sandy color contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains, and the blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes subtly, featuring a majestic rainbow-changing effect over the main dome.
The main building stretches over a kilometer from wing to wing, and its gardens and surroundings spread across 100 hectares. The hotel features 114 domes, with the central dome at an imposing 72.6 meters above ground. Gold, mother of pearl, and crystals dominate the interior. The Palace has 1,002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.5 tonnes. Another memorable Palace feature is its two handmade wall display carpets, portraying the Palace itself and each weighing a tonne.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art and civilization museum opened in November 2017, is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world. It is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. Located on Saadiyat Island, it was designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. It is approximately 24,000 square meters in size, with 8,000 square meters of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula.
The museum’s 180-meter diameter dome is composed of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art.
Qasr Al Watan (Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace)
Qasr Al Watan is more than a palace, it is a unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirate's people and its leaders. The Palace invites the world to share the UAE’s culture, knowledge, and inspiring journey. It offers an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge, and craftsmanship.