When we were travelling through United Arab Emirates, we went to an exciting desert safari in Dubai after visiting the iconic Burj Khalifa. Going to an endless desert in the middle of nowhere felt completely different after spending an entire day in the concrete jungle of Dubai.
As soon as we took an exit from the main highway, our guide and driver picked us up in a special jeep. I must say our driver was extremely skilled at what he did. Going over the sand dunes almost felt like going on a mini roller coaster. Once we reached our camp site, we took a few fun photos with an eagle and went for an adventurous ATV ride in the desert.
You could also go for a camel ride or buy some souvenirs and sand arts from one of the camp stores. The view of the sunset with an orange sky over the endless desert looked absolutely phenomenal. After enjoying dinner and dance performances, we simply lied down and relaxed witnessing the bright starts in the night sky.
While we were in U.A.E., we also visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Coincidently, we visited the Grand Mosque just before the sunset. The sight of the setting sun right behind the mosque was simply breath-taking. If you are a photographer or someone who loves beautiful sunsets, you must visit the Grand Mosque at sunset.
The mosque looks absolutely stunning from afar and up close. With over 1000 pillars holding more than 80 domes made out of marbles, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi is a remarkable piece of modern Islamic architecture. It is as beautiful form the inside as it looks from the outside. Huge chandeliers made of sparkling Swarovski crystals and shining 24 carat gold shines bright inside the mosque. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is simply remarkable.
Being the third largest mosque in the world and the largest mosque in the entire United Arab Emirates, this mosque is one of the most iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi. The perfect combination of white marble and gold leafs make this architectural marvel look even more serene.