United Arab Emirates

In Abu Dhabi

06 January 2018

I was lucky enough to get to the celebrations of the National Day in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. During my stay there I visited recently opened branch of Louvre Museum, went to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, watched aerobatic show and fireworks, explored endless desert. Here are some pictures from the visit.

Louvre Abu Dhabi looks like a floating dome structure on the sea. It was established on November 2017 and it’s a part of a 30 years agreement between UAE and France. Main construction part of the museum is its iconic metallic roof. It represents rays of sunlight passing through palm fronds in an oasis. The “Al Fursan” are the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team. Every year they present a full hour of their spectacular show above the city’s skyline. Show is over, but there is still smoke in the colors of UAE flag. For the first time ever in Abu Dhabi, firework display was 1,5 km long. Sheikh Zayed Mosque as seen at night. It is the largest mosque in the country. Light show above Emirates palace. Abu Dhabi is surrounded by sea from one side and by desert from another. There is desert all around the place, but this one is the most beautiful desert I’ve seen. Sunset in the desert is like a mirage, a painting. Look at those dreamy dunes, they are better than in any movie! This is my favorite place (located on the road E90).
Hi, I'm Anton! I've lived in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and recently I moved to South America. While global travel industry is on pause, I share memories from my past trips on Instagram, and can't wait to start posting in this blog about upcoming journeys. #StaySafe