Abu Dhabi Airport and Etihad

It was time for my departure from Dubai. Last year around May. But this time, I decided to come via Abu Dhabi Airport as I never visited before. It was a few months ago Etihad started daily flight to Kolkata.

It was so smooth and easy! Check-in process was done in Dubai itself. Then Etihad took us to Abu Dhabi Airport on Bus.

The terminal design was nice. It was not a big terminal but very well maintained and another example of UAE greatest architectures.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free
Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Then I boarded into the Etihad Airbus A320. It was smaller than the Emirates Airbus A330 we usually use to board to Kolkata. But surprisingly, the cabin space was impressive! Seats were more comfortable and leg-space felt a bit more.

Etihad A320 Interior
Etihad A320 Interior
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Cabin seats

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the most beautiful structure you will see here at the UAE. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located at Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. It was built upon the final resting place of the great Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first president of the UAE.

Mosque entrance
Beautiful Grand mosque entrance with pools and fountains.

Just after the entrance, there is a huge space where about 40,000 worshipers can pray. I could hardly blink, It was no neat and so clean.

Praying area
Praying area

If you think it was beautiful, stop. Not just yet. Step further into the mosque. The interior will make you amazed. It was nothing like I have seen so far.

Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque

Its been almost a year, I can still remember the detail of the place. The effect was so strong. It is still so alive in my brain.

If you ever visit the UAE, you must see this place.