After a long hectic working day in Abu Dhabi, we know just what you need to clear your head and unwind. Here are some destinations that will exude beauty and recharge you with positivity.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Where authentic Islamic culture meets the diverse forms of architecture at its most modern and luxurious level. The white colour dominates the place, driving purity and peace from the moment you enter. The glasswork mosaic at the mosque allows sunlight to enter the prayer halls, exposing the world’s largest carpet and stunning crystal chandeliers. A night visit to the mosque is as precious as the day one where the surrounding pools reflect the beautiful architecture. Make sure to experience the Sheikh Zayed Mosque when the light towers project the moon phases on the surface adapting and changing according to the original moon cycle.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relieve your stress at the biggest Mangroves forest in the UAE. Enjoy the walkway along the beautiful Mangroves, the blue water reflecting the beauty of the natural surroundings, and the pure sky that will fill your heart with joy. Be sure to take a ride inside the lagoon to free your mind, before enjoying the remainder of the evening at one of the many busy cafes.
Saadiyat Cultural District
Indulge in an artistic experience at the house of culture and art, where people who are passionate about phenomenal sensations, come together. Saadiyat offers you a whole district of different stops uniquely designed by Pritzker Prize winners. Zayed National Museum tells the story of the father of the nation, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his achievements. The first universal museum in the Arab region, Louvre Abu Dhabi, hosts international ancient and contemporary artworks. If you want to immerse yourself in an amazing global contemporary art experience, then Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is definitely your destination. Manart Al Saadiyat hosts worldwide art exhibitions and installations.
Ornina Restaurant & Lounge - Al Bandar Marina
If you want to spend a special evening with your loved ones on a remarkable sea-view terrace, Ornina is the restaurant for you. The wooden, modern structure of the external and internal architecture will make you feel like you are somewhere in Southeast Asia. Enjoy the fine dining offered in the lounge or on the terrace over a mesmerizing view of Al Bandar and Yas Island.
Enjoy a barefoot walk on a 9 kilometers long, soft, white sand while overlooking the crystal-clear water in Saadiyat Beach. Sit on a lounge chair, watch the turquoise waves kiss the peaceful shore, and enjoy a wide selection of fresh juices and beverages from the close snack lounge. The magical sunset hour is going to lift your spirits high and set you free with its beautiful shades of orange. Stay there until you spot the stars begin to light up the dark sky.