ABU DHABI – Qasr Al Watan

As soon as the Abu Dhabi tourism announced the opening of Qasr Al Watan, Tim and I were like WE MUST GO and so we did.

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The thing is, the Qasr (palace) was only accessible to the Royal Family and the gates were closed for years; so we thought we must see how it looks from the inside and honestly it was incredible. I’m glad they opened it to the public. The Qasr is filled with knowledge of Islamic and Arab heritage and it also has a PUBLIC LIBRARY. YES, A PUBLIC LIBRARY.

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The Qasr displays a lot of significant information of the United Arab Emirates and the history of Islam in the Middle East, North Africa and Spain.

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The Qasr is actually worth visiting and it is filled with GOLD

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ABU DHABI – A Trip to Emirates Park Zoo

We’ve realised that we actually visit a Zoo once a year and it must be somewhere around the world. Since we are living in Abu Dhabi, we decided to check out Emirates Park Zoo which is different than other places we visited because it is a petting and feeding zoo.

 

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They have shows and cute coffee shops and they release a few animals to walk around and it is also a clinic for injured animals.

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Emirates Zoo also has a resort where you can stay for the night. The place is wonderful for families and especially children because they will learn a lot. One thing I like about the Zoo was there were people walking around wearing a t-shirt that said ‘Educators’. So if you have a question to ask they are right there to assist you.

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1 Year in Abu Dhabi

As of 9th March 2019, Tim and I have been living in Abu Dhabi for a year. I can’t believe how time flies. Since I was commuting to work for 6 months, I didn’t get to discover Abu Dhabi till I resigned from work and became a house wife.

My whole life I’ve been living in UAE. My life was between Sharjah and Dubai for 29 years and then we move to Abu Dhabi and it’s just completely different in the capital. Well the capital is very traditional and the city is built for families unlike Dubai where it’s fun and has an amazing night life. I hated being in Abu Dhabi but after living here for a year, I appreciated a lot of things that I never had in Dubai and Sharjah.

I appreciated how quiet the city is, unlike the other emirates I lived in. Sharjah and Dubai were always noisy and there is always something happening. Also there is no traffic and everyone in the capital are just so laid back and calm unlike Dubai and Sharjah where everything is in a rush. YELLA YELLA YELLA*

*Yella means hurry

Other things I noticed about the city is that it has those quirky nice cafes and restaurants. Abu Dhabi is known for Oil and Gas however there is another side to Abu Dhabi, it is the city of Art and Culture. Louvre is located there and Abu Dhabi has got amazing galleries to visit and a lot of historical and cultural sites to discover. Tim and I spend most of our time in Yas Island because most of the Abu Dhabi events happen there.

Besides the typical hang out at the Malls, there are fun places to visit such as Yas Water Park, Emirates Zoo, Car Museum, Warner Bros, Ferrari World, Observation Deck at Etihad Towers, Yas Circuit and many more.

I’m starting to accept living in Abu Dhabi. I haven’t found a job yet but I’m enjoying my time learning a lot about this city that’s different than the other Emirates.

 

 

ABU DHABI – Visiting Louvre

If you ever visit Abu Dhabi, the Louvre is a must. Well of course, if you are passionate about art and history then it’s highly recommended.

The museum was designed by Jean Nouvel and the museum includes collections of ancient archaeology,  historical paintings and displays from the Roman Empire, Chinese Dynasties, Egypt and many more.

So take an amazing look at the museum whenever you pop by the capital. You will definitely enjoy the experience and the view. Seriously it is breathtaking and the architecture of the building is a masterpiece.

 

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