Hey Everyone! Welcome to another blog post! Thank you so much for reading. This blog post is going to be Abu Dhabi and a particle place to be exact.
When I visited UAE, there was two places on my list! 1st, Dubai Fountain which was amazing and the other one was Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and IT WAS AWESOME.
How to get to Abu Dhabi
Bus cost: 25 Dh.
Duration: 2:30 hr.
THERE IS WIFI! (For UAE numbers).
I thought its going to be very hard to move between states but I was surprised how easy it was.
1st make sure you buy a Nol Card for transportation, you will need it in the metro and in the bus heading to Abu Dhabi.
Take metro to Ibn Battuta Station (before the last station on the red line). When you go out from the metro, you will be hit with a smell OMG, the worst smell ever. In Ibn Battuta, there is a main Bus station, wait for Abu Dhabi bus (Usually comes every half an hour). Make sure to stay in line cause a lot of people go to Abu Dhabi and you might miss the bus.
Once you reach Abu Dhabi, take a taxi or have a friend to enjoy the city. I was lucky for a friend of mine to take us all around the city ( Ahmad Thank you!!)
Sheikh Zayed mosque
You will see it from far awaaaay, so white and sooo beautiful, I never been to Taj Mahal but I am gonna call it, Mini Taj Mahal!!
Make sure to wear something long and bring a scarf to cover your hair, If by chance you forget, they will give you a whole outfit and its kinda pretty cool! They even give men Dashdash (Men wear in UAE, The dress white thing)!
Some cool facts about this mosque!
Its the 5th largest mosque in the world! and got the largest hand made carpet in the world!! and of course everyone is allowed to visit! (not like the common fact that no one is allowed to enter).
Zeina Tip: Take your time to explore and don’t rush things, take pictures but don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the mosque.
Of course there are many things to do in Abu Dhabi other than visiting Sheikh Zayed mosque but I didn’t have the time hehe BUT I will list them for you in case you are wondering what to do there:
Abu Dhabi Corniche a beautiful place by the beach, to sit, to swim or drink some tea, Ferrari World a place where all the cool cars hang out ( From outside it look HUGE!)
This was a small tiny post but I hope you liked it! Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to share or like my facebook page The Zeina Diary it will mean the world to me <3.
I linked to you a post I found about the construction of the mosque, Enjoy!!
An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.