SAUDIA flights to Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been held annually since 2009 on Yas Island. You don’t have to be a race car pilot to try your hand on the Yas Marina Circuit and get your heart racing. Rent a luxury car and take her out for a spin. Abu Dhabi likes cars and speed: the indoor Ferrari Theme Park has the fastest rollercoaster in the world. It leaps from 0 to 240 km/hr in under five seconds, leaving you literally plastered to your seat. If you’ve just had lunch, a slower option might be the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. It reconstructs oasis life in the Emirates through traditional buildings, irrigation systems, and craftsmen at work. One popular and relaxing way to escape the shining splendor of the city is to rent a kayak to glide through the native mangroves. Supertall buildings cut through the sky beyond the green and blue.
Travel from Jeddah to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi’s modern architecture often defies the imagination. The stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, completed in 2007, pulls from a wide variety of architectures and materials sourced from more than two dozen countries for its construction. The Iranian carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the biggest in the world and the chandeliers with Swarovski crystals are among the largest. Capital Gate, or the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi, tilts its 160 meters 18º to one side, giving it a distinctive profile in the cityscape. The Burj Mohammed bin Rashid is the city’s tallest building at 381 meters. Five supertall buildings cluster together in a complex called the Etihad Towers, which is close to the Emirates Palace hotel, one known for its exuberant opulence and its lovely tea in the café. The Louvre Abu Dhabi was built in collaboration with the French government and its Parisian namesake, and is also a great place to visit.