Posted on May 22, 2018
The Art Appreciator’s Guide to the United Arab Emirates
So, you’re thinking of a good spot to vacation and experience the fine arts. But, where to go? There are many great places with fine art exhibitions. and one of the best is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are many places to visit in the UAE that are unique to the Emirates and will give you a one-of-a-kind look into UAE and Emirati culture and history.
One such places is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Within the city of Abu Dhabi is the Heritage Village, which displays how life was in the Middle East prior to the discovery of oil.
Another is the Jebel Hafeet, the highest peak in Abu Dhabi and home to over five hundred discovered tombs. There is also the Emirates National Auto Museum, wherein lies Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan’s personal collection of automotive vehicles (some tanks included!!!) to feast your eyes upon. Another exhibition of note is the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. Dedicated to the health and well-being of these majestic birds and highlighting their roles throughout the Emirates’ history.
And then there is the Formula Rossa, also known as, the world’s fastest roller coaster having a top speed of 149 mph which translates to 240 kph. Count me in!
Last, but certainly not least, is Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit where you can actually drive on the race track. The cars are even equipped with onboard cameras to capture your driving skills. And, oh yeah, you get a copy of the video to show off to all your friends and family!!!
Abu Dhabi is also planning on building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum. Though there is no set completion date, the Guggenheim Museum is to be built on Saadiyat Island and the scale of the museum is supposed to be 320,000 square feet (30,000 square meters). It is to feature all types of Middle Eastern exhibits including Islamic, UAE and Emirati culture.
This is just one example of what you can experience in the United Arab Emirates. Many others await you, traveler … are you ready for an experience of a lifetime?