Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ferrari World is the new attraction and tourist spot in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The amusement park features a number of roller-coaster thrill rides, one of which reaches a velocity of 150 mph, doing its best to immitate the extreme Gs experienced by Formula 1 race car pilots.
The facility is built under a bright-red canopy covering more than 925,000 square feet, with an enormous Ferrari logo emblazoned on the roof. The park commemorates the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, the last event of the 2010 world championship series.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
It’s definitely an impressive and big mosque It’s currently listed as the 8th largest in the world, according to this blog, and it can hold 40,000 to 50,000 people (some of whom arrive 2+ hours early for Fridays prayer.
Somehow, the configuration of the stones in the middle courtyard makes them cool despite being directly in the sun on a 100 F degree day. Apparently it’s because they’re fairly small and white, but it’s hard to believe when you take off your shoes and step on it.
Apparently every mosque has an area like this which used to allow the prayers to echo more. Today, they just use microphones, which is good because the calls to prayer done at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque are transmitted to all mosques in Abu Dhabi (over 1,000 mosques).
I really liked this side room to the main prayer room.
Overall, I really love Sheikh Zayed Mosque and it is a must-visit place for those who planning to visit Abu Dhabi.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
My next destination is Al Safa Park, which is one of the oldest park in Dubai. The entrance fee is Dhs 3 per pax. Al Safa Park is a favourite placefor sports lover where you can jogging, playing tennis, rowing, and even barbeques and picnic area are available here.The park is packed with people when it comes to weekend. They gathered and have barbeques here.
Other attraction in Dubai Mall is definitely The Dubai Fountain. At 900 feet in length and and jet that shoots water up to 500 feet, the Dubai Fountain is indeed the world's largest dancing fountain and one with a very wonderful display (you must see this by yourself when you visit Dubai).