Hello Awesome People, over the summer break I led another TVP trip to the United Arab Emirates. I was excited about the trip especially since I was spending more time and had more activities than my Previous trip. I had shared all about my first experience which you can check out here.The first two days in Dubai we had a Dubai City tour as well as visited the Desert safari which I totally enjoyed especially since it was my second time.
On this trip, we did a day trip to Abu Dhabi which is the largest city in the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai). It is the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi was roughly two hours which included a bathroom stop. Our first point of visit was to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque . The Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for daily prayers, Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people. It is beautiful and is one of the major attractions in Abu Dhabi and it was quite obvious with the amount of people that we met there .
All the ladies were given Abayas( a full-length outer garment worn by Muslim women ) to wear before we got off the bus as you must be fully covered before entering the mosque. I had a tough time been in the Abaya as the UAE is so hot and having to wear all black in that heat wasn’t going well for me but I am firm respecter of peoples culture and practices hence I complied.
Once we got into the entrance, everyone was checked to be sure we were properly dressed. At the main entrance of the mosque I was in awe of how lovely the mosque looked. Our guide gave us a brief history and facts about the mosque. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007.It was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. The project was launched by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art.His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex. Afterwards, we took pictures and went into the Mosque to see the magnificent chandelier and more of the beautiful Mosque . After taking some more pictures, we headed out of the Mosque.
From the Mosque, we went to Ferrari World which I particularly looked forward especially for the Formula Rossa which is the world’s fastest coaster. Ferrari world is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. It has all types of rides you can think of and definitely get your adrenaline pumped . I had a limited time here but I was able to get on Formula Rossa which is the world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph); I am never going on this again though it is a ride I recommend you definitely should try out! I went on some other relaxing rides, had lunch and we returned back to Dubai. Please check my Insta Story here
The next day, we visited the Aquaventure Water-park and Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm, it is the largest of several water-parks in Dubai and home to some iconic record-breaking rides and attractions. You can dive into old favorites like the Leap of Faith, a 27.5-metre plunge that carries you through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays or try some of the many adrenaline-pumping activities such as zip-lining across the park. This enormous theme park also features marine activities, private beaches and children’s play areas for all ages.
I did the Surge Ride, The Plunge and was on the lazy river for a long time as it was my favorite. While on the lazy river, I learnt even more that some of the best moments of our lives are usually not captured and most of them are safely locked in our minds as memories. You can view my Instagram Highlights of my time there here , although I did not take much pictures as I did not have a waterproof phone pouch but not anymore as I have now gotten one from The Ajala Store ( You should check them out for all your travel essential items).
I returned back to Nigeria the next day after having such a lovely time in Dubai and meeting amazing people as well. Dubai is slowly winning my heart and I love how each time there is something new to do or a new place to explore! I hope to visit soon again and if you have not, you should add Dubai to your bucket list and feel free to reach out to me for your Dubai Package and Visa.
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