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Abu Dhabi vs Dubai – Where To Go On Your Next UAE Holiday?

By Preetha Manivelan - May 19, 2020
A picturesque night view of the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Dubai is undoubtedly one of the most liked and commonly visited destinations in the United Arab Emirates. While talking about the most popular city in the UAE, one should forget about the second-populous city which is Abu Dhabi. Being an hour and a half away from Dubai, is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. This city is famous for some top attractions to make itself worth visiting. In addition, this city is the largest of all seven emirates. Every traveller must visit this incredible city because of its geographical and historical importance.

A picture of people at Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi
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Three Reasons Why Abu Dhabi over Dubai?

Below are a few reasons that will tell you why Abu Dhabi should be considered over Dubai.

1. More of the tradition

Anywhere we travel to, we all admire the tradition followed by the locals. Abu Dhabi is the right place if you want to understand their culture and fall in love with tradition as Dubai has more tourists than the locals. Anyone who has visited both the cities will agree that the people in Abu Dhabi wearing the Emirati costume and garments which represent their tradition.

2. Chilled-out experience

Dubai is the most popular city, because of which it will always be packed. Right from Airports crowded by tourists to hotels getting really expensive especially during the peak seasons. Even visiting Burj Khalifa is mandatory, you have to book the tickets well in advance. Abu Dhabi also has much fun and exciting activities to do as Dubai, why not consider this capital to have a chilled-out experience with less hassle.

3. Have an unusual holiday

We have heard people sharing stories about their trip to Dubai about crowded attractions and the usual Burj Khalifa. Why not consider Abu Dhabi and describe a different story instead. Abu Dhabi is more authentic, traditional and a relaxing city than Dubai and as many amazing attractions to visit as Dubai.

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3 Must-visit Places in Abu Dhabi

Here are three top places to visit while you are making it to Abu Dhabi:

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed is a beautiful sight to behold which makes it the most beautiful and popular mosque in the UAE. The mosque is a beautiful piece of art and architecture built with pure marbles. It is located in the same place where the first president Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was from. It is open to every traveller as this mosque welcomes people from all faiths.

An amazing picture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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2. Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld is one of the ideal places to visit to cool off especially during Summer. The place has many fun and exciting rides for not only the kids but also the adults alike, which makes it an attraction loved by everyone. Visit this amusement park while you are there. This is yet another reason which shows you why Abu Dhabi is a funfilled city to travel to.

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Yas Waterworld, one of the most kid's favorite attraction in Abu Dhabi
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3. Emirates Palace

The hotel popularly called a palace because of how amazing its sight really is. The Emirates Palace is indeed the most luxurious in the entire UAE and the best place to have a cappuccino in Abu Dhabi. Moreover, it cost around 3 billion for the construction of this building making it a must-visit attraction to just admire its beauty. Why not visit this Palace and try the golden Cappucino?

A night view of the Emirates Palace lit up with lights
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Above are the reasons why choosing Abu Dhabi can give you a whole new experience from what people usually experience in Dubai. Abu Dhabi is definitely a place to have fun and excitement with more of the tradition and bright faces of the locals. Check out the itineraries we have for you and plan your trip to Abu Dhabi soon with Pickyourtrail!

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