Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
/ 02 419 1919 / free 1hr tours daily / strict dress codes apply / szgmc.ae / the largest outside of Mecca. Racing buffs head to Yas Marina Circuit / 02 659 9800 / book / yasmarinacircuit.com / for an F1 experience, including karting and Formula Yas 300. Nearby Ferrari World / 02 496 8001 / closed Mon / ferrariworldabudhabi.com / is an indoor theme park with the world’s fastest rollercoaster – Formula Rossa, hitting 240km/hr and 4.8Gs. Bed down at Fairmont Bab Al Bhar / 02 654 3333 / fairmont.com / on the beach, or the Park Hyatt on Saadiyat Island / 02 407 1234 / abudhabi.park.hyatt.com / adjacent to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club / 02 557 8000 / sbgolfclub.ae. Down on the cornish lies the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel / 02 690 9000 / kempinski.com / (with its gold lobby ATM), accessed via the permanent Fayez Barakat Antique Exhibition. Finally, styley sushi awaits at hip Zuma Restaurant / 02 401 5900, or to go further afield, Anantara has two superb resorts: the bedouin village-like Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort / 02 886 2088 / anantara.com / deep in the Liwa desert; and the Desert Islands Resort and Spa / 02 801 5400 / on Sir Bani Yas Island via ferry from Abu Dhabi, it’s safari fun for families. Tops!