There are few outside points of interest in Abu Dhabi, the exception being Waterworld, a household theme park with greater than 40 rides and slides divided into 4 “thrill” ranges. Essentially the most excessive are Shaheen’s Adrenaline Rush with a twenty-meter excessive funnel that shoots you out like a rocket, and the Jebel Drop, a ten-storey dive that speaks for itself. Numerous enjoyable for the entire household. The town additionally hosts a Method 1 Grand Prix, now in its fifteenth yr. It takes place on the finish of November and consists of days of celebrations.
This coming weekend, Qataris will head south-east in convoys of 4x4s. Their vacation spot is the Mesaieed Desert, about 40 miles away, the place they camp, or glamp, and go dune bashing, paragliding and sandboarding amid the towering dunes. Additionally right here is Khor Al Adaid, the Inland Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Website that’s one in all Qatar’s pure wonders. On the horizon you may see the mountains of neighboring Saudi Arabia and at evening beneath a full moon this may be probably the most magical locations on earth.
A extremely beneficial different to tenting is staying on The Al Barari outpost, a small refuge with twenty tents, away from the noise of automobiles driving by the dunes. Most tents have their very own swimming pool and there’s a good restaurant. Please word that the camp is dry.
Abu Dhabi: 6/10
Safety and security
The complete area is just about crime-free. In all three locations, I used to be informed by skilled locals that you would be able to go away your cellphone in a restaurant or bar and are available again the subsequent day to search out it is nonetheless there. Usually, you’ll not discover extra law-abiding residents wherever on the planet. This will have extra to do with crime and punishment than the altruism of the native residents, however regardless of the case, it equates to a reassuring vacation for all.
Abu Dhabi: 10/10