Visiting the UAE? Then include these monuments in your must-visit list!
The UAE is home to some of the world’s most inspirational, magnificent and monumental masterpieces. With the rise of the oil industry in 1960, infrastructure development rose at an astonishing pace. So, here are top 5 monuments that are worth a visit.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai:
Standing at 2,717 feet, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world! Housing residential apartments, suites, and hotels, it also has an observation deck which provides a magnificent view of Dubai. You cannot go to Dubai and not visit the Burj Khalifa!
Palm Islands, Dubai:
Palm Islands is another grand project undertaken in Dubai. It is a cluster of three artificial islands - Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali – and the entire project is shaped like a palm tree. The island juts out into the Persian Gulf and looks marvelous when viewed from an airplane or helicopter flying directly above it. The Palm Islands houses residential and commercial projects. Visitors can enjoy water sports, restaurants, hotels, beaches and shopping.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi:
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a perfect example of an architectural marvel that encompasses both historical and modern values of the Islamic world. Not to mention, it is the largest mosque in the UAE! A visit to this mosque is a must for anyone travelling to Abu Dhabi. The mosque boasts of lavish interiors which are made of intricately carved gold, mosaic tiles, delicate glass work and tons of marble.
Al-Bidyah Mosque, Emirate of Fujairah
The Al-Bidyah mosque is the oldest mosque of the UAE and the most important historical site of Emirate of Fujairah. Even though it’s modest in size, it’s beautiful design and immense historical importance makes it a must-visit place for everyone. The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site, where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated.
Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah
The museum of Islamic Civilization is located along the coasts of Sharjah and is a monumental display that houses everything, anyone ever needs to know about the Islamic culture and history.
Artifacts such as manuscripts of the Qur'an, ancient Islamic coins, scientific instruments, handicrafts and fine arts are on display here. The entire museum itself is a monumental wonder – it’s a massive building with a shiny golden dome, which is visible from a great distance. If you are an architectural and historical buff, then a visit to this place should be on your itinerary.
Although you can visit the UAE anytime during the year, the best time is between April and May or from September to October. The weather during these months is pleasant and the hotel/flight rates are not too high. Do not forget to carry your travel card for a hassle-free trip!