Sights of Abu Dhabi: what is definitely worth seeing
Abu Dhabi - the capital of the Oasis in the desert, the richest city, rebuilt in a few decades. In the second half of the sixties of the last century, camels roamed here, as well as fish and pearl fishers.
At one point, people discovered virtually inexhaustible oil reserves. Literally over several decades, a small city has become one of the most famous human settlements of the planet.
During the construction they used various new technologies, and the architects implemented the most interesting solutions of the future. It is for this reason that the city has become what it is now. Arab sheikhs strive to surpass everyone in wealth and therefore constantly build more and more new buildings.
What to see in Abu Dhabi: attractions
All the sights of the city are young enough, but it does not matter. Mosques, embankments, towers and skyscrapers became famous all over the world.That is why people are ready to come from different parts of the world to see all these unrealistically beautiful architectural structures.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Without any doubt, this is one of the most famous sights of Abu Dhabi (photo). It can be described as one of the greatest and largest mosques in the world. It is named after a famous person - Sheikh Zayd ibn Sultan an-Nahayan. He is the first president of the country. In addition, the sheikh is buried near this place.
The mosque was officially opened in 2007. As is known, most Muslims can only enter Muslims, but this place is an exception. Everyone is allowed in here. Of course, everyone who came should follow all the rules relating to clothing.
The building can simultaneously accommodate forty thousand people. The main prayer hall is designed for about seven thousand people. There are also two rooms for women. They accommodate about one and a half thousand people.
Not many people know that this mosque has managed to set some world records as well. For example, a carpet spread in a mosque is the largest on the entire planet.It was made in Iran. The weight of the carpet is about forty-seven tons.
The largest chandelier in the world installed in the mosque was also installed here: diameter - 10 m, height - 15 m, weight - 12 tons. It was made in Germany and decorated with gold leaf and Swarovski crystals.
The famous complex of buildings, including five huge skyscrapers. One of them is super high. The complex is located opposite the luxurious five-star hotel Emirates Palace in the western part of Abu Dhabi.
Inside the towers are located offices, a hotel, as well as residential apartments. At the time of the opening of the skyscraper under the second number was the highest building in all of Abu Dhabi. Yet the record did not last very long. The following year, it skirted the Landmark skyscraper.
It is also worth noting that in one of the towers there is a platform with a panoramic view.
Al Bahar Towers
Another attraction of Abu Dhabi are the moving skyscrapers of Al Bahar. Now they are the headquarters of the Investment Council of Abu Dhabi. The office area is about sixty nine thousand square meters.
This attraction in Abu Dhabi is very unusual because it combines the latest trends and developments, as well as the traditional Arabic style - mashrabia.Its feature lies in the complex patterns on the window grilles.
Capital Gate or Leaning Tower
Unique skyscraper in the capital of the UAE. It is located near the National Exhibition Center. The height of the structure is relatively small, but still it is one of the highest in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the tower entered the Guinness Book of Records, as the building with the largest slope in the world.
The Capital Gate is the first building in the East to be built using diagonal grid technology. Among the similar skyscrapers is worth noting Mary Ex in London.
During the construction they used the most modern technologists. For example, the glass of this building is designed so that they block the sun's rays and thereby reduce energy consumption, as well as air conditioning.
Entertaining park "Ferrari World"
The famous entertainment center, opened in 2012. The main theme of this place is associated with the famous Italian car brand - "Ferrari". There are quite interesting attractions. For example, carousel of cars. There is also a roller coaster and that's not all.