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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Building a city

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Our small taste of this wealthiest city in the world started here at the yet to be completed Grand Mosque, the 2nd largest mosque in the world. Sumptuous doesn’t begin to describe this place with all its Italian marble and the semi-precious stone flower inlayed decorations.

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Donning robes and head scarves and taking off your shoes is mandatory.

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This Swarovski crystal chandelier is the largest chandelier in the world….

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….and the Indian carpet is also the largest in the world. More than 40,000 Muslims can worship here.

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Skyscrapers come in all shapes and sizes. Everywhere you look, construction of tall buildings and transportation infrastructure is happening. Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the seven emirates of the UAE and the hypothetical worth of each citizen is 17 million dollars!

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Many stores and attractions are closed during prayers in the afternoon, so we didn’t see much at our stop at “Heritage Village”. They did let the ducks stay out.

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Every business you can think of is here – so why not IKEA?

Posted by Swenigale 02:57

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