If you're travelling from China to the West, why not have a stopover in Abu Dhabi as its conveniently located between the East and West, and offers plenty of things to do. You can even opt for flights to destinations with a stopover at Abu Dhabi.
Depending on your stopover schedule, you can decide how to make the most of your time in Abu Dhabi. Here are some choices.
Al Ghazal Golf Course
Love golf? Don't miss the sand course of Al Ghazal Golf Course that offers a mix of tricky Par 3s, 4s and 5s, along with a smooth brown surface to give you the best putting experience. This eco-friendly reserve also gives you a glimpse of the rich flora and fauna of this region. Located near the airport, a complete game of golf should take about three to five hours, including travel.
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Probably, the most visited spot in Abu Dhabi is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It's not only the largest mosque in the world, but also one steeped in architectural excellence. No wonder it is the most important religious, cultural and national monument in Abu Dhabi, so a trip to this country is never complete without a visit to this mosque. It takes about three hours for the entire tour, including travel time to and from the airport.
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If you have a longer stopover time, say eight hours or more, make sure to visit the Ferrari World. This is the largest indoor park and the first Ferrari theme park in the world. Located on Yas Island, this park has over 20 attractions that give you an adrenaline rush like none other.
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Souk Qaryat Al Bery
To get a feel of Arabian culture and hospitality, head to "The Souk." It's array of options for dining and shopping is sure to make it a unique cultural experience for you and your family. This is a great choice if you have about two to three hours during your stopover.
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Yas Marina Circuit
For motorsport enthusiasts, the Yas Marina Circuit is the "place" in Abu Dhabi. Considered to be the most technologically advanced Formula 1 circuit in the world, this circuit gives you the ultimate racing experience. It even has a training ground for visitors.
Thus, Abu Dhabi offers plenty of things to do during your stopover. Choose from the above options based on your flight schedule and savor all the fine things this country has to offer.