On Christmas day in 2014, Etihad Airlines had tickets from the United States to Abu Dhabi for about $250 round trip. This was obviously a glitch since tickets usually run about $1,000 round trip. I was one of blessed individuals to take advantage of the glitch fare deal that Etihad Airlines honored.
I did not take the trip till September 2015 but everything went smooth. The flight was to Abu Dhabi which is about two hours away from Dubai. Once I arrived in Abu Dhabi, I was able to take a free shuttle to Dubai that Etihad Airlines provided for passengers.
After the 14 hour non-stop flight from Chicago to Abu Dhabi, I was exhausted!
Below are a few of my adventures during my stay in Dubai…
Camel Riding in Dubai
Enjoying the Sunset
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the WORLD. It is named after the President of UAE, who is also the Prince of Abu Dhabi. It has the tallest free-standing structure in the world and the highest number of stories in the world.
I have an older post that goes into detail about what to do and see in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, please feel free to visit here: https://aminatravels.com/2015/01/08/breath-taking-dubai/
Ok… so there was really no partying in Abu Dhabi…I just love that song! On my 5th or 6th day in the UAE, I visited the capital of the country: Abu Dhabi. The city’s main resource is its oil. Oil was found in this city and it has enough to last over 150 years. It’s crazy because gas is cheaper than water here…can you imagine?!
While in Abu Dhabi, I was blessed to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It was SOOOO beautiful. Words can’t express how beautiful it was. SERIOUSLY. Not only is it the largest mosque in the UAE but also the eight largest mosque in the world. I wish I had more pictures to show half its’ beauty but I will definitely have some more to share once I return to Abu Dhabi in the fall 🙂
What about you? Have you been to Abu Dhabi? What are your thoughts?
Below are a few pictures from my visit to Abu Dhabi.
Before heading to The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Outside The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Before entering The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque