Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
One of the world's largest mosques, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque can accommodate an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers, 82 domes located in the center of the main prayer hall, 1,000 columns in its outer areas, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet.
A real emblematic Abu Dhabi landmark, the Emirates Palace hotel offers you an enchanting place to experience the riches of the Arabian Gulf. Live extravagantly in a hotel that features the likes of gold, mother of pearl and crystals interiors, and a grandiose central dome at 72.6 meters above the ground. Moreover, the Palace boasts of two handmade wall display carpets each weighing a hefty tonne and 1,002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.5 tonnes.
We can call this a contemporary interpretation of the 'Leaning Tower of Pisa'. The Capital Gate is a 160m-tall leaning tower that inclines at an angle of 18° westward, 14° more than Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Guinness World Records has certified it as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Man Made Tower,’. It houses the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, a premium 5-star business hotel.
Inspired by the desert dunes in Arabia, the UAE Pavilion is one of Saadiyat island’s major cultural attractions. It was originally designed for World Expo 2010 Shanghai, but the pieces were moved one by one from Shanghai to its permanent base next to the Manarat al Saadiyat exhibition center. A notable exhibition and events center, the pavilion is one of the distinctive venues for the annual Abu Dhabi Art Fair.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel is the only five-star iconic hotel to straddle an F1 race circuit. A true architectural masterpiece, it is impressively built half on land and half over water. The main feature of the hotel is its unique 'grid shell' that transmits video feeds over 5,096 diamond-shaped, color-changing glass panels. The optical effect against the background of the surrounding sky and desert landscape is simply stunning!