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Visit Abu Dhabi

Visit Abu Dhabi

At the end of December and all of a sudden, I received an invitation to visit Abu Dhabi. So exciting! I’ve never been to that city before. A trip to spend a few days in a warmer destination was all I needed at that moment. Therefore, I accepted the invitation, packed my things, and a few days later, I jumped on a Lufthansa flight to Abu Dhabi via Frankfurt airport.

Scroll down if you are interested in seeing my photos and reading my itinerary. Hopefully my travel tips will help you to organise your trip to Abu Dhabi.

Visit Abu Dhabi

First stop: Qasr Al Hosn

Visit Abu Dhabi
Visit Abu Dhabi
 
Visit Abu Dhabi
Visit Abu Dhabi
 

Second Stop: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Visit Abu Dhabi

Visit Abu Dhabi

Visit Abu Dhabi

Best Things to Do in Abu Dhabi

Best Things to Do in Abu Dhabi

Best Things to Do in Abu Dhabi

Third stop: Wahat Al Karama

A GUIDE TO ABU DHABI

Fourth Stop: Ferrari World (No photos from this visit)

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Fifth stop: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Kayaking at Louvre

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre museum Abu Dhabi

Louvre museum Abu Dhabi

Louvre museum Abu Dhabi

Louvre museum Abu Dhabi

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Where to eat:

I loved Aptitude, which is located next to Louvre museum.

I can also highly recommend Antonia Restaurant, if you have cravings for genuine pasta, a piece of delicious pizza and Aperol Spritz.

For Mediterranean seafood lovers, I can recommend Flooka. Unfortunately I discovered this restaurant a few hours before my departure, so I didn’t have the chance to have a meal there. But I would love to, because the food smelled so good. I keep it in my mind for the next time I visit Abu Dhabi.

Louvre museum kayaking

Louvre museum

Louvre museum

Sixth Stop: Visit The Souk Al Qaryat Al Beri (No photos from this visit)

Soul Beach Saadiyat Island

Ninth and last stop in our itinerary: Soul Beach

Soul Beach Saadiyat Island

Soul Beach Saadiyat Island

Soul Beach Saadiyat Island

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel

We stayed at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel. I would recommend this hotel because of the magnificent views over the Mangrove National Park and the amazing sea food restaurant nearby, called Flooka UAE! But remember to book a room with view to the National Park, not the other way! We unfortunately had a room overlooking the parking space and the avenue. A room with views to the National Park would have been a much better experience and a nicer memory from our stay.

Founders' Memorial
Founders' Memorial
 

Seventh Stop: Founders Memorial

Etihad Towers

Eighth Stop: Desert Safari with Emirates Tours 

camel in the desert

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

The trip to Abu Dhabi had been amazing and achieved its own purpose! It gave me time to breathe, allowed me to rethink the future and dream big! I even wish it would last a little bit longer cause I feel there were more things to do and see.

I can highly recommend Abu Dhabi as a travel destination to anyone like me who wish to escape the cold European weather…

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*Disclaimer: This content is result of an invitation from the Official Tourism Board of Abu Dhabi  to visit Abu Dhabi.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
 
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
 

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
 

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
 

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

I still remember vividly the moment when I arrived in Dubai at the beginning of last November. I took off my black winter coat and I was the happiest. Warm weather always has that impact on me. It just makes me happy!

Upon landing, I was picked up at the airport and driven to The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre where I spent one night and one day, before my next flight to the Maldives. Everything was perfectly organized from Michelle and Dubai looked familiar to my eyes. Although it has been years since I visited this city for the first time, people have told me that many things have changed since then.

Dubai was actually a stopover on my way to the Maldives. I spend two nights at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre before flying to the Maldives , and two nights at The Ritz-Carlton which is located along the Jumeirah Beach during my return trip from the Maldives. It was nice to have the opportunity to stay and check out both hotels.

During my stay in Dubai, although I wanted to go out to see more of the city, I decided not to and preferred to spend the whole time at the The Ritz-Carlton because long flights and changing time zones made me a little bit tired. The pictures that you see in this blog post were all taken in both hotels.

I loved the suite at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre with its full sized living room and very comfortable king sized bed. I was lucky enough to be there on a day when they organized a food party in the garden. In addition to that, having access to an exclusive lounge of the hotel was an extra treat. Before I had to leave to catch my next flight, I stopped by the rooftop terrace and spent some hours gazing at the illuminated skyscrapers.

Regarding my stay at The Ritz-Carlton in the Jumeirah Beach, everything was perfect and I need to thank here Miss Chloé Perrin-Macgaw from the Public Relations & Marketing of The Ritz-Carlton Dubai for the great company, warm welcome and hospitality.

The only thing that I couldn’t stand during my visit in Dubai was the air conditioner. That’s because air conditioner is not common in Vienna, so I am not used to it. However I totally understand that for the residents of Dubai, having air conditioner everywhere is more than necessary.

This is my last blog post for 2016. I wish you all Happy New Year’s Eve.♥