Out of the seven emirates that compose up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two most popular ones amongst tourists. They are similar in many terms and are only a few kilometers apart but their personalities greatly differ. Here is a little insight on these 2 destinations which tells you more about the landmarks these cities home and how to explore them. Though, by the end of the day, you might want to visit them both because each has distinct features and you can experience the life in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai by just traveling for an hour and a half. But if your budget and time only permit a visit to one locale only, then read on to compare them and choose the one more desirable for you:
It is the capital of the UAE and hub of government activities; that is why it is more quiet and peaceful than Dubai. This is the part of its appeal because it provides serenity and beauty for those who wish to relax.
Abu Dhabi holds many popular and beautiful sightseeing destination including the Grand Mosque. This mosque is amongst the largest and most remarkable mosques you will ever come across. It is better to visit it before sunset so that you can experience the lights change when the sun goes down.
The next landmark to visit should be the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. It is the world’s largest hospital for falcons and you will learn a lot about these beautiful birds. You will be able to view tons of species of this mighty bird and comprehend their cultural significance. You can even hold and feed them if you come at the right time.
Those who seek adventure should pay a visit to the Ferrari World. It is a theme park that homes many of the of the world’s fastest rollercoasters. The foodies should check into Emirates Palace Hotel and try the legendary cappuccino, which comes with gold flakes.
Dubai is undoubtedly the world of glitz and glam. It is home to many of the world’s skyscrapers, including the world’s tallest building; the famous Burj Khalifa. The nightlife is pretty lively and travelers find themselves busy both during the day and night. Sights
Visit the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates if you want to be amazed. Within Dubai Mall is the entrance to Burj Khalifa and you can buy a ticket to scale 125 stories of this tallest building for a breathtaking view.
In Mall of the Emirates, you’ll come across Ski Dubai. It is an indoor ski resort that amazes the eye and cools the body. Then you can explore Dubai Miracle Garden if you want to view some impressive arrangements. If you want to have some oceanic fun then pay a visit to Jumeirah Beach.