UAE Driving Trip 2012 – Abu Dhabi

Day 5. 10 April 2012. Our last day in Abu Dhabi. We spent visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Sheikh Khalifa Park, passing through Capital Gate Tower, visiting Qasr Al Hosn (unfortunately closed), having lunch at Sari Rasa Indonesian Restaurant, souvenir shopping at Hamdan Center, peeking into The Souk Central Market (newly open), visiting Emirates Palace then Marina Mall, Heritage Village and Breakwater Area, and enjoying sunset overlooking Etihad Tower and Emirates Palace. Along the way, passing through corniche and driving around grid-system of Abu Dhabi roads. wrapped the day with dinner at Al Wahda Mall, just side-by-side with our Grand Millenium Hotel Al Wahda.

Here are some pictures.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (from south parking side)
Gold-plated pillars at Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has seven imported chandeliers from Germany that incorporate millions of Swarovski crystals. The largest chandelier is the second largest known chandelier inside a mosque, the third largest in the world and has a 10 m (33 ft) diameter and a 15 m (49 ft) height
The courtyard with its floral design
Parts of the world's largest carpet
One of the chandeliers
One of the mosaic tiles in Grand Mosque
Men's ablution

Abu Dhabi City

Sheikh Khalifa Park


Grand Mosque seen from Sheikh Khalifa Park
Capital Gate Tower or Leaning Tower
A mosque in Qasr Al Hosn (currently closed for renovation)
Oh my...found the best 'gulai padang' in GCC here in Abu Dhabi - Restaurant Sari Rasa
The Souk Central Market
Inside The Souk Central Market

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace's Grand Arch
Emirates Palace
Inside Emirates Palace
another shot inside Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace
Etihad Tower with Emirates Palace fountains on the foreground

Heritage Village

Road to Breakwater Area. Seen here Marina Mall
Heritage Village Abu Dhabi
Enjoying view toward Abu Dhabi Corniche area from Heritage Village
Learning the life of Bedouin at Heritage Village
Heritage Village
At Heritage Village
View towards Abu Dhabi Corniche. In the afternoon watersports enthusiast will usually show their best
View toward Etihad Tower and Emirates Palace

Indonesian Restaurant

Just another visit to Indonesian Restaurant in Abu Dhabi

Grand Millenium Hotel Al Wahda

View from Grand Millenium Hotel Al Wahda
Abu Dhabi from the 47th roof top swimming pool of Grand Millenium Hotel Al Wahda