Hello, I have a little surprise. When I went to Dubai last year (back in November), I quietly journeyed to hot and humid, Abu Dhabi as well. I've been excited to show you these photos (but I had to be quiet for a surprise blog content). I finally paid a visit to the bucket list worthy, world-renowned Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and it was absolutely stunning! Click Read More to see morrrrrre
I want to dedicate this post to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as I've never seen anything like it before. It is undoubtedly beautiful to look at. I may not be a Muslim, but I appreciate everything that other religions venerate. The white structural ingenuity glistened under the bright sunlight and the surrounding water did a great job reflecting the Mosque. But first, let's look at the other pictures I took in and around Abu Dhabi.
First order of business: Yas Marina circuit and the Ferrari World. Yaz is most famous for the FORMULA 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. I heard Bella Hadid, Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton and the Weeknd frequent this place.
I think these are all the photos I'd like to share. So now, here are the Mosque photos....
Did you know the largest carpet in the world is found inside this mosque!
The mosque tour took approximately an hour and a half. It's a huge place to walk around to-perimeter wise. I was astounded by the intricate detailing of the marbles and the windows and the mosaic tile designs. You can't wear shoes and have to leave them in a little shoe-shelf just outside the marbled floor entrance.
It was in the afternoon when we visited the mosque. During this time, there's still a plethora of visitors. It is of vital importance to go through a mini security check (airport style) and we had to make sure that we are wearing something respectful and that it adheres to their dress code. We had the option to wear the Thobe (for guys), but considering the weather was extremely/painfully hot. I decided to opt out of that option and wore my long sleeve merino top and chino pants.
I know I kept talking about the climate. But if there's one word I can describe this city is that it is HOT. I cannot imagine visiting here during the peak of summer. When I post this, my snapchat will be uploaded with the snaps I took in Abu Dhabi and will go live for the first time. You can see how sweaty I was! I couldn't even remove my sunglasses as it was so bright and I felt like the heat was piercing through my eyes.
Song of the day: Lady Gaga Always Remember Us This Way (REMIX)
When I travel, I like to share the world through my eyes while capturing photos that will forever remain with me. I'm Leo by the way, U.S based wanderlust.