UAE Day 4: Abu Dhabi

Here I am, back with another UAE post. I hope you’re not sick and tired of them already, because I have a few more to come. Today’s post is going to be all about Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, where I was spending the fourth day of my trip. In the morning, we first went to the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque. That thing is really huge – there is place for about 40.000 worshipers! And don’t even get me started about the architecture. The building itself is stunning and a must see for everyone who comes to Abu Dhabi in my opinion. Oh, and yes, there is a photo of me in abaya. You have to wear it in order to be allowed to go inside the mosque. By the way, ‘abaya’ is the thing that we usually call burqa. 

Praying Hours

When we were done with the tour of the mosque, we decided to go for lunch. The traditional Arab lunch to be precise. I really liked all the food (especially the dessert called kunafa), but I wasn’t too fond of eating with my hands, haha. A little fact: I HATE eating with my hands because I don’t like them getting all dirty and sticky. I even eat kebab with a fork and a knife… 😀 

When our tummies were full and our hands clean again, we stopped by at the Abu Dhabi Palace Hotel (they didn’t let us past the outside entry because some of the women in our car wore shorts), and then continue our way to the Marina Mall. We went there just for a cup of coffee because of the nice view of the city from one of the cafes, so I didn’t have any time for shopping. I did treat myself to some frozen yoghurt, though! I still can’t believe we don’t have it in my country. Anyway, later we also went to some sort of an open air museum where we could see how the Arab tribes used to live, but I wasn’t paying much attention to what the tourist guide had to say, because I got distracted by the hilarious yawning camel and the nearby beach. 🙂

In the late afternoon, the tour guide took us to this perfume shop, where I almost went nuts. The perfumes they were selling there were so stong that I had to step out of the shop after ten minutes, because my sinuses started to hurt. The other ladies from my group obviously didn’t have problems with that because they were in there for two freakin’ hours, while I was waiting outside on the street. Not fun. 

Because we spent so much time at the perfume shop, we had to leave out the date market and go straight to the f1 track – is it even called a track? – where we took some photos and then returned back to Dubai. 


  1. Deja
    May 11, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    ahaha. tvoj avto? 😛 lepe slikce <3

    • Sandra
      May 11, 2012 / 9:25 pm

      Ja kaj si pa misla! 😀

  2. With love, Ana.
    May 11, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Ohhh, makes me wanna go there!!!

  3. Adeola Naomi
    May 11, 2012 / 10:37 pm

    So amazing and of course we are not tired, want more of Dubai!!Have a great weekend dear

  4. Lucija
    May 11, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I am following you now,under name Lilie Marlen,but I don't use any photos so I will be last one on your follower list.I will be honored if you come visit my blog and follow it if you like it Have a nice day

  5. Serena
    May 12, 2012 / 5:26 am

    That's actually amazing!My aunt and uncle are there now I'm so jealous!I've always wanted to wear a burka, lucky you!x

  6. Emma
    May 12, 2012 / 7:34 am

    Holy crap that camel looks so vicious! Haha!

  7. Mery
    May 12, 2012 / 10:02 am

    I will follow your blog…

  8. Awake My Soul
    May 12, 2012 / 10:15 am

    Ooo, Abu Dhabi looks amazing*I want to go there, iv only been to Dubai.)FROZEN YOGURT<

  9. Awake My Soul
    May 12, 2012 / 10:16 am

    Abu Dhabi looks amazing,Iv only been to Dubai))FROZEN YOGURT<

  10. Francesca.
    May 12, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Oh wow, looks like you had an amazing fourth day in UAE, the architecture of the mosque looks gorgeous, and the food looks yummy, even if you did have to eat it with your hands (I hate that, too!) xx

  11. Rebeka
    May 12, 2012 / 11:54 am

    Looks like you really enjoyed :)

  12. Lucia Montes
    May 12, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    I'm not a fan of eating with my hands either haha

  13. Anne-Claire Poupon
    May 12, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Great pics!You seem to make a wonderful trip!!Take care and have a sweet week end 🙂

  14. sleepandwater
    May 13, 2012 / 10:38 am

    Love your bright lipstick 🙂 Look at the camel's teeth lol 🙂 Your pictures have really made me want to travel and see more of the world.

  15. Niina - It seems pretty obvious.
    May 13, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Yay for more travel pictures! 🙂 I especially like the pictures of you on the beach, they're so pretty!Hope you've had a great weekend!

  16. les jolies
    May 14, 2012 / 1:03 am

    wow amazing photos. you really enjoy it.From Paris with love!Kristina.

  17. monica
    May 14, 2012 / 2:34 am

    such beautiful architecture! i love it

  18. lovelythingscomefree
    May 14, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! That frozen yoghurt looks delicious 😀 x

  19. That girl; Saadiya
    April 21, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    omg!! I've just read through all of your UAE posts – they are so lovely and made me so jealous haha! I'd love to go and visit one day soon :)Saadiya xwww.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.comnow following btw!

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