Abu Dhabi | 2 BEAUTIFUL PLACES | Day Road Trip

Abu Dhabi | 2  BEAUTIFUL PLACES | Day Road Trip


This time we head to Abu Dhabi for some
culture at the Louvre Museum and catch a sunset at the famous Grand Mosque. Abu Dhabi is about one hour south to
Dubai so having been there for a few days we grabbed a hire car and took a
drive out for the afternoon with two very popular attractions in our sights.
If you haven’t already seen our Dubai travel guide check out the link on the
screen right now. Leaving the JBR Jumeirah Beach Residents,
it’s an easy motorway drive all the way to the Louvre Museum which is well
signposted. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with late opening till 10:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.Monday it’s closed.
Tickets are 63 Dirham for adults, you can check out all the details on the website
link on the screen now. The museum galleries tell the story of
humanity in 12 distinct chapters. Each chapter focuses on shared themes and ideas that reveal common connections throughout humanity. The works on show
range from prehistoric artifacts to contemporary artworks. The art on show
comes from the museum’s collection alongside many masterpieces on loan from
some of the most world-renowned French museums. Apparently the museum is designed as a
seemingly floating bone structure. It’s web patterned dome allows the sun to filter
through. The overall effect is meant to represent rays of sunlight passing
through the date palm ponds in an oasis. Having spent a good few hours in the
Louvre we took the quick 20-minute trip across
the city for an appointment at a very special mosque. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque sits
majestically at the entrance of Abu Dhabi City Island. Free to enter general
visiting times are Saturday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the mosque is
closed to tourists on Friday morning for worshippers but reopens again at 4:30
p.m. Wear loose-fitting clothing when visiting. Men are not allowed to wear
shorts, women need to wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants or a long
loose-fitting skirt. A headscarf is a must. You can hire attire at the
mosque should you forget. There are 82 domes of various sizes and
the largest is located in the center of the main prayer hall. The design elements
include pure white marble cladding from Macedonia. The four towering minarets are each 106 meters high. The courtyard (Sahan) is made of the finest marble
pieces the design includes beautiful floor elements and mosaics. There are seven crystal chandeliers made
in Germany situated inside the halls and foyer. The largest, seen here in the main
prayer hall is considered one of the world’s largest in a mosque and weighs
in at approximately 12 tons. The carpet is the world’s largest hand-knotted and
crafted by approximately 1,200 artisans. 1096 columns which are made of white
marble panels inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones surround the arcade
of the mosque. That concludes our quick trip to Abu
Dhabi we hope you found this guide useful, let us know in the comments.
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