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Abu Dhabi mall

Downtown Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 2012

We were in Abu Dhabi for a short 1½ day stay and went around town in a rented vehicle and taxi. From the vehicle, we recorded some scenes of modern downtown Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi mall

Abu Dhabi mall close to our City Season hotel.

Abu Dhabi mall

Street in-front of Abu Dhabi mall.

Downtown Abu Dhabi.

Downtown Abu Dhabi.

Downtown Abu Dhabi
Downtown Abu Dhabi
Downtown Abu Dhabi

Croniche Abu Dhabi

By the Croniche, Abu Dhabi.

Croniche Abu Dhabi

Another spot by the Croniche.

Vicinity of City Seasons hotel.

Vicinity of City Seasons Al Hamra hotel.

Vicinity of City Seasons hotel.

Vicinity of City Seasons hotel.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 2012

The heritage village is a cultural centre which re-create a traditional desert village and gives an insight into former life style of the UAE. Within the walled complex, you’ll find a fort, a souq, a mosque, ox-drawn well and an open museum. There are tents with campfires brewing tea. You’ll find workshop and exhibits of local arts such as weaving, glass blowing, metal works and pottery crafts. It’s just like any other cultural centre showcasing the country’s culture. Entrance is free.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Entrance to the Heritage Village.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Welcome to the Heritage Village.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

The entrance as seen from inside.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Souq in the Heritage Village.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Exhibits to see inside.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Tea pot and dagger in-front of the open museum

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Facts on dates.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Traditional boat at the back of the complex.

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

About the best of the Heritage Village, is the view of downtown Abu Dhabi.

We ended our tour of Abu Dhabi at Marina Mall which is within walking distance from the Heritage Village. From the former traditional lifestyle we hop over to the reality of the 21st century. Marina Mall is like any other up scale mall elsewhere.

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

Fountain in Marina Mall.

Marinal Mall Abu Dhabi

Ferrari store in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

 

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 2012

From the Iranian Souk we headed for the Heritage Village not after passing through the majestic Emirates Palace hotel. Like the Yas Viceroy hotel we literally drove pass the door steps and the hotel grounds. With Rolls Royce parked in-front of the hotel, you can guess what the room rates would be like. From the steps of the hotel, you’ll get a nice view of downtown Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi

View from the lobby entrance overlooking downtown Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi