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Top Five Architectural Marvels of Abu Dhabi 

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi has some of the phenomenal architectural marvels in the world which are articulately designed and creatively decorated. Following is the list of top five architectural marvels in Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Palace Hotel

It is considered as one the world’s most expensive hotel in Abu Dhabi. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this grand mansion like hotel is set in 85 hectares with a private beach. There are about 394 luxurious suites and rooms. This beachfront hotel is located about 40 minutes from the airport.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayah Mosque
Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque
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The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a third largest mosque in the world. It is the key place for worship in Abu Dhabi as well the final resting place of the king of UAE His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The architecture is a fine blend of Badshahi Mosque, Persian, Mughal and Moorish styles. It has 82 white domes of different sizes and the interior is made up of precious stones, marbles, crystals, gold and ceramics. The mosque can accommodate over 40000 worshippers at a time.

Capital Gate
Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
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Capital Gate is also known as Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi due to its 18 degree inclination towards west. This 165 metre, 36 storey skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in Abu Dhabi. The architects of this tower were inspired by the “The leaning tower of Pisa”. This now has place in Guinness book of World records as “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower”.

Ferrari World -Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
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Situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, this amusement park is the largest and the only Ferrari branded indoor theme park in the world. Opened to the public in November 2010, this theme park has enormous thrilling rides and also includes the world’s fastest roller coaster ride which runs at a speed of 240 kilometres per hour.

Aldar Headquarters
Aldar Headquarters Abu Dhabi
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This is the most impressive corporate construction providing flexible office accommodation. When built it was named as the world’s first circular skyscraper. One can have a spectacular view of the city, sea and canal as this tower is situated on elevated peninsula. The architecture depicts the unique Islamic culture.

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2 comments

Praveen Jella
I am visiting from USA. Although my visit was limited to Dubai, I carved a day out to Abu Dhabi. My first stop was to see Grand Mosque, the word grandeur is limiting it's beauty. It was simply astonishing and peaceful. My next visit to Emirates palace was quite the opposite, it left a bitter taste to my trip. The security guy did not let me enter the palace because I had shorts on. I went to shopping and bought pants and came exactly around 5pm. The security guy again did not let me in, was insolent and did not have common decency to answer my question on timings, while others cars were let in including taxis behind me. He bullied and shoed me away from entrance. It just reflects the country is very discriminative and not ready to take tourism with open arms. My whole family is hurt with incident will think twice before we step on the soil.

AtiyaAyda
Abu Dhabi is known for its architecture. The list five architectural marvaels abu dhabi are nice. Abu Dhabi is famous for shopping, sightseeing, hotels.

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