3 Days in Abu Dhabi

Now that everything is slowly going to “normal”, I thought why not write a blog about what can you do in Abu Dhabi in 3 Days.

Day 1: Abu Dhabi City

  • Heritage Village

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  • Afternoon Tea at Etihad Towers

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  • Memorial Museum
  • Qasr Al Watan
  • Emirates Palace

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  • Take a walk on the Corniche

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Day 2: Fun day on Yas Island

  • Options: Warner Bros / Ferrari World or Yas Water World
  • Visit F1 Circuit
  • Yas Mall

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Day 3: Art in Abu Dhabi

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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  • Abu Dhabi Louvre
  • Manarat Saadiyat
  • Buddha Bar

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5 Malls to Visit in Abu Dhabi

Hopefully when the lock-down is over and the virus is gone and everyone is safe and healthy; we will all be able to go out and have a cup of coffee at coffee shops and do a little shopping at malls. So I wanted to share with you the top 5 Malls to visit in Abu Dhabi.

5. Marina Mall: Love the location of the mall.

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The view from the main area of Marina Mall

4. Yas Mall: It has Clymb and Ferrari World

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3. Wahda Mall: Parking can be an issue but it has a good selection of stores if your main purpose is just SHOPPING.

Sorry I do not have any pictures. I only go there for shopping purposes.

2. Abu Dhabi Mall: They have variety of stores and restaurants and also the location is really good.

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View from Wagamama – Abu Dhabi Mall

1. Galleria Mall: The architecture is beautiful, amazing location and view,  variety of stores and restaurants and also has high end stores as well as fine dining restaurants.

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View from one of the restaurants

 

AL AIN: Cycling in Al Ain Oasis

An amazing historical place to visit in the UAE. It is approx. 3000 acre and it was built to tame the desert.

Tim and I rented a bicycle for an hour to ride around the oasis rather than walking it. Honestly, you can do both and it’s massive. Around the oasis, there are museums and art galleries to stop and see.

I highly recommend you visit Al Ain Oasis, I guarantee you will have a good time.

 

ABU DHABI: Mangrove Walk

The Mangrove Park  opened earlier this year and it was built on Al Jubail Island. The gates open at 8AM and close at 5PM. So to avoid the crowd due to the Covid-19, we decided to visit the park at 8AM LOL. By the way, there is no entrance fee and food and drinks are not allowed and they have a couple coffee shops at the entrance of the park. Other than that just enjoy the walk and we recommend to visit when it is high tide.

It was a beautiful morning walk and very surreal. 

ABU DHABI: Picking Vegetables from Emirates Bio Farm

It’s a 2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi and extremely long and boring drive but it was indeed worth it. I always wanted to visit the farm and learn few things here and there. Tim and I love to plant. Especially Tim but sometimes, he doesn’t let me touch the plants.

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Anyway after driving for 2 hours straight, we finally arrived at Emirates Bio Farm at 11AM. We bought our ticket which is about AED 35 per person (approx. £ 8) and booked a farm tour for 12PM. We walked around the public area and bought cold beverages to keep us cool. We then started the tour and they made us pick our vegetables.

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Right after the tour, we had brunch at their restaurant and paid AED 90 (approx. £ 21) for a breakfast platter for two.

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We really had an amazing time and bought fresh organic vegetables from their mini supermarket and it a great place for families to visit.

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ABU DHABI – Ferrari World Theme Park

This would be my forth visit to Ferrari World Theme Park and my second time with Tim. The last time I visited was August 2014 and now here I am in 2019, experiencing new and exciting rides.

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I don’t know what it is, maybe it is the age but I really couldn’t go on the ride more than once. I felt dizzy after every ride. Tim and his friends managed to enjoy the rides but I just watched and took videos.

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has the Worlds Fastest Rollercoaster and it is one of my favourite rides. It is the speed of 0 to 240 km/h in approx 5 seconds.

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If ever you visit UAE, this is one of the best theme parks to check out. You will enjoy ‘THE SPEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD………….’

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ABU DHABI – BOYZLIFE at Taste of Abu Dhabi

Tim and I attended 2019 Taste of Abu Dhabi with our friends. OMG! It was insane. We got to meet the famous King of Cakes, Eric Lanlard. He taught us how to bake Paris Brest.

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We also entered many competitions, got many freebies, tried a lot of free food, and paid to try samples from fine dining restaurants. We got stuff from Kibsons (my favourite), Coffee Planet, Spinneys, WeGo, Crate and Barrel, Truffles and many many more…..

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Later at night, there was a performance by BoyzLife. The band members are ex Westlife member Brian McFadden and a Boyzone member,  Keith Duffy which makes it BoyzLife. So a food event turned into a 90’s concert and it made our day. Not Tim’s but surely mine and my best friend, Mimi.

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ABU DHABI – The Greatest Show Man on Yas Island

Yas Movies usually takes place on the month of October for 3 days and the event falls on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Tim and I decided to attend Friday’s event. We got there at around 6PM, bought few snacks and got free stuff.  We also brought our camping chairs with us to be able to enjoy the show comfortably.

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The event included two movies one at 18:00 that was Moana and a 3D Live Show held along with a movie screening of The Greatest Showman. The event was well organised and had crazy amount of food stands and food trucks. Although the event targets families and children, we actually had a good time.

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Tim’s 31st Birthday

Tim’s 31st Birthday was on 23rd Sept and I now managed to find time to blog about it. His birthday was on a weekday so I decided to invite him for a meal at Zuma. 

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Zuma is a sophisticated twist to the Japanese cuisine and was founded in 2002. It has 11 venues globally and is one of the best restaurant in the world. Zuma is located near Rosewood Hotel and Galleria Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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So here is what we ordered from their menu
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Spicy Beef Tenderloin 
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Black Cod
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Unagi
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Green Tea
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Salad: Spicy Fried Tofu
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Cold Dishes: Slice Seared Tuna
On the weekend, we drove to Fujairah and stayed the night at the Intercontinental Resort. We took Scuba Diving class, well I did because Tim already has the license. We went swimming and had dinner by the beach. On our last day, we decided to go for a massage and use the spa facilities and on our way back to Abu Dhabi, we made a stop at the local market to buy fruits and vegetables. We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel and the service was over the top. We highly recommend you visit the hotel.
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ABU DHABI – A Weekend at the Eastern Mangrove

We found a great deal on groupon that includes pool access, food and drinks all for AED 270 that’s approx. £60.

So on a Friday, we packed our beach bag and headed to the hotel at around 12 in the afternoon. We got lucky to find a spot right by the pool and has shade. We spent 6 hours swimming and eating. We had such a nice relaxing time. We had Lemonade and I ordered Mushroom Pasta and Tim had a Beef Burger.

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Eastern mangrove is managed by Anantara Hotel and is connected to the residential building that has restaurants, coffee shop as well as Waitrose.

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It’s a lovely hotel but it’s not the best one from all the other Anantara chains.

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