Travel Throwback Thursday: Abu Dhabi 2012

Travel Throwback Thursday: Abu Dhabi 2012

I haven’t done a Travel Throwback Thursday in ages so I thought it was time to do one today!



Let’s look back at that cruise trip I did around the United Arab Emirates back in 2012 when I also visited Dubai, Fujairah, and Muscat in Oman. In this post, we focus on the stop in Abu Dhabi which is the biggest emirate of the seven emirates and is also the United Arab Emirates capital.


We didn’t spend more than a day in Abu Dhabi and since it’s a city which pretty much is built around its highways it’s not that easy to explore by foot. Since we didn’t want to drive around in a cab all day we decided to hit Marina Mall and spend most of the day there. It’s a huge shopping mall that even got icerinks and rollercoasters in it so let’s say that we didn’t have time to get bored in there, haha!



Abu Dhabi Skyline

Since Abu Dhabi is a fairly young city, everything looks really modern and shiny, haha

Another one of the skyline

Where we spent most of the day: Marina Mall!

Marina Mall

The only photo of me from Abu Dhabi. Don’t ask about the glasses because I got no idea, haha!

Ice rinks in shopping malls in the United Arab Emirates are not that uncommon, to be honest

Abu Dhabi by night

Our cruise ship

16 thoughts on “Travel Throwback Thursday: Abu Dhabi 2012

      1. Började med att besöka den stora moskén för att sedan åka in mot stan och upp till Observation Deck at 300, en restaurang på 74:e våningen, så utsikten över Abu Dhabi är magnifik.
        Sen är jag tokig i museum så efter att ha fått mat i magen åkte jag ut till Louvren, förstår inte varför den ska hetta samma som den i Paris men jaja… det var iaf mycket fint.
        Sen spenderade jag lite tid på stranden innan jag åkte till stationen för att ta bussen tillbaka till Dubai.

        1. Åh, lät ju som en så intressant dag! Känns nästan som att vi var där för tidigt då mycket av de större turistattraktionerna som finns där idag inte ens vad byggda när vi var där, haha 🙂

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