Al Markaziyah Information
Abu Dhabi is a wonderful place to visit. The largest and most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirate is full of diverse tourist attractions for every kind of traveler. Whether you are a relax traveler, a thrill seeking one, an adventurous one or simply a curious one, Abu Dhabi will satisfy your craving of a good vacation.
One of the first few places a tourist should go is the Al Markaziyah, the downtown district and also known as the Central Business District of Abu Dhabi. If you want to sight see and relax at the same time then Al Markaziyah is perfect for you. The district has parks, stunning gardens, terrific fountains and modern buildings.
Living in Al Markaziyah means you are in the middle of shopping hub. The Central Market is the new sensation for shopping enthusiasts. The Liwa Centre and the Hamdan Centre are both on Hamdan Street and are interesting places to shop around. The Fetouh Al Khair Centre (Marks & Spencer’s building) is located on Airport Road and is home to several expat favourite brands. There are two cinema theatres near Electra Street, the El Dorado and the National, showing movies from Hollywood and Bollywood. Al Markaziyah is home to several medical care centers and hospitals which include the New Medical Centre (NMC) Specialty Hospital is just off Airport Road and Electra Street (7th Street), Lifeline Hospital which is at the corner of Al Muroor Road (4th Street) and Electra Street (7th Street), the National Hospital and Hospital Franco-Emirien.
One of the most famous places to go in the downtown district for the breath of fresh air is the Formal Garden. It’s always nice to find a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of a busy day in a busy city. The Formal Garden is the oasis and sanctuary of Al Markaziyah. This gorgeous garden can be seen from Abu Dhabi’s Corniche as it is part of the Corniche Garden. Inside the garden is a labyrinth that would surely be enjoyable to the adventurous people. The open grass field is used for cricket and football as well as picnic places for people who want to relax. The centerpiece of the garden is a magnificent fountain. Surrounding this fountain is a miniature theme park for children as there are various rides available as well as a playground. The Formal Garden is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also great to experience.
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