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Jebel Hafeet Road and Mountain

Jebel Hafeet Road and Mountain

In the outskirts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi (about a 2-hour drive from Abu Dhabi city centre), lies the Jebel Hafeet Mountain -- right on the border shared by the UAE and Oman. Attractions are ample at the foot of the mountain, including luxury hotels with hot springs and refreshing pools, a zoo containing 4,000 animals, and caves open for exploration. An unexpected highlight is the namesake road leading here, voted 'best road on the planet' by several magazines based on its driver-friendliness and drama of the surrounding scenery.
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

A fabulous white structure and a landmark in Abu Dhabi, the mosque was built to incorporate architectural influences from around the world. Moroccan, Italian, Chinese and styles from the UAE itself can be detected. There are over 1,000 columns and 80 domes decorated with marble and semi-precious stones, while huge courtyards and lakes can be seen in the grounds. The mosque, named after Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (president of the UAE for over 30 years), has four minarets on its corners.
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