The glorious Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a great draw for visitors to the capital.
The massive religious structure was named after the late president of the UAE.
Designed by Iranian artist Ali Qaliqi and featuring a 115-metre high minaret, 1,084 columns and 82 domes covered with gold, the mosque took 12 years to complete at a cost of Dh2.167 billion and opened during Ramadan in 2007. It covers 22,000 square metres (five football fields) and can hold up to 40,000 worshippers.
Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan now rests in a large mausoleum next to the mosque where imams relay to continuously read from the Quran and only stop for the five daily prayers.
The new Aldar Headquarters, at Al Raha Beach. Scaling a height of approximately 110 metres, the first totally spherical building in the Middle East features a futuristic aluminium and glass exterior.
The Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation is the capital's arts centre.
The Heritage Village is a reproduction of a traditional Bedouin village, with an old dhow yard and a souk area where visitors can buy leather, glass, pottery, spices, perfumes, daggers, swords and silk.
Near Heritage Village is a gorgeous view of the skyline - mixing traditional Arabian architecture and pure modernity - that lines the Riviera-style Corniche.
The fish market at the old fishing village is a covered and air-conditioned market where both locals and expats of all ages were bargaining for the freshest seafood.
There was not much to report at the Fishing Harbour because it was a weekend day and no fishermen were returning from the sea with fresh catch.
To trip to Abu Dhabi would be complete without stopping to take pictures of the famous Emirates Palace Hotel.

A journey around Abu Dhabi

Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, on Saturday opened the Gitex Shopper and Consumer Electronics Expo.
The shopper is the largest and most popular technology retail event in the Middle East.
Following the inauguration, thousands of people descended on Airport Expo Dubai to avail of some of the best deals and Gitex Shopper exclusive packages on a wide variety of gadgets. Big name exhibitors include Acer, Compu Me, du, etisalat, and Emax.
Jacky's and Jumbo, strategic partners for the event, have also increased their retail space at the show to provide exclusive bundled offers, available only at the show
The product choice will be increased further this year with the return to the show of Plug Ins and Sharaf DG, as well as the participation of many new companies including BDL Gulf, Super Speed and Texamedia.
The product choice will be increased further this year with the return to the show of Plug Ins and Sharaf DG, as well as the participation of many new companies including BDL Gulf, Super Speed and Texamedia.
Gitex Shopper visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to preview Windows 7 on new PCs prior to its global launch on 22 October 2009.
Gitex Shopper runs until 24 October 2009 with more than more than 25,000 products from laptops and mobile phones, to accessories and hardware on offer with exclusive bundled offers which are only available at the show.
More than 160 companies will be participating in the show from eight different countries and this year, over Dh2 million worth of prizes will be given away.

Gadgets galore as Gitex Shopper opens