Le Méridien Abu Dhabi

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Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, 46066, United Arab Emirates   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 971 2 644 6666  

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About Abu Dhabi


The capital of the country

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates federation.

It is characterised by its Corniche, overlooking the amazing turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Abu Dhabi is the city that welcomes the modern 21st century and staying true to its traditions and heritage.

In Abu Dhabi city you'll find all the conveniences of modern capital living, with some surprising additions.

Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest.

Distinctive Arabian hospitality, mystique and world-class infrastructure make it an enchanting destination for experienced and novice travelers.


Attractions

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

This architectural work of art is one the world's largest mosques, which can host upto 40,000 worshippers. The mosque features 80 domes, approximately 1000 columns, 24-carat gold-plated chandeliers and the world's largest hand-woven carpet. Unlike other mosques in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to non-Muslims.

Abu Dhabi Corniche

Enjoy a variety of entertainment options with swimming areas, refreshment outlets, scenic gardens, walking pathways, beach volleyball pitches, children's play areas.

Al Maqta Fort

This 200 year-old fort, which is an ADTA visitor information centre, is located next to Al Maqta Bridge towards Abu Dhabi Island.

The fort was built to fend off bandits and provides an interesting contrast to the modern bridge next to it.


Arabian Horses and Falconry

From the ancient times of the Middle East the Arabian horses evolved with its energy, intelligence that made them one of the most popular breeds of America and enable it to excel at a wide variety of activities popular today. Arabians are excellent on the trail as well as in the show ring.

Falconry is an important part of desert life which has been practiced in the UAE for centuries. Nowadays, falconry is purely practiced for sport.

Date Farm

A trip to a Date Farm should also be a part of a tourist itinerary to see how the fruits of the region are cultivated and processed for export. In Arab culture, it is known as the tree of life, being an integral part of the Middle Eastern diet and livelihood for centuries. The date farms not only provided desert dwellers’ families and animals with nutrition, it supplied the materials for their very homes.

Desert

Starting with an exciting ride up and down some of the desert's biggest dunes, you can try sand skiing before watching the sun set.

After driving a short distance further to a permanent desert camp, you are treated to a sumptuous barbecue, followed by shisha, camel rides, falconry displays and henna painting.