Abu Dhabi is home to a wide range of traditional Arabic customs and monuments offering an incomparable blend of the capital's history, tradition and modernity. Travellers can experience reconstructed traditional Emirati villages, architectural and historical monuments as well as contemporary exhibitions throughout the city.Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means 'the place of enlightenment'. It is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through the Saadiyat Story. The exhibition is on permanent display and provides visitors with an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island. The venue is located just 5 minutes by car from the hotel.
Special shuttle transfers can be arranged by hotel concierge.Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world with a capacity for more than 40,000 worshippers. The grand mosque features 80 domes, about 1000 columns, 24 carat gold plated chandeliers and the world's largest hand woven carpet. Located a 25-minute drive away, this mosque is one of the most visited sites in the capital.Emirates Heritage Village
This reconstruction of an authentic oasis village reflects traditional aspects of the desert way of life as well as workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metalwork and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. Located a 25-minute drive away, Emirates Heritage Village provides guests an interesting glimpse into the Emirates' past.