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Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity)

33 Reviews

Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity)

33 Reviews
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Get to know the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi in full, without transport worries and with the benefit of a guide, on this day trip from Dubai. Avoid ticket lines on a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, view all the Abu Dhabi landmarks with ease, and enjoy guided commentary for a more enriching experience than a DIY trip. Plus, get time out midway for a lunch of your choice (own expense).
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intothefringe wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom147 contributions105 helpful votes
This monument was designed by a Brit who has done an amazing job producing a holistic space with many parts that work harmoniously together. There is a museum/building with an educational centre, a pool of reflection, the monument itself representing the 7 Emirates reliant on each other. The metaphor of brothers in arms supporting each other. There is also a Hall of Memory with everybody's name and wherever you look there is something intriguing to discover. This is a great monument as good as the Sheikh Zayed mosque but for completely different reasons.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Faith wrote a review Feb 2020
Quezon City, Philippines23 contributions23 helpful votes
Love that Wahat Al Karama is not visited by many. Love the tranquility of the place, especially, the use of several water effects--pool, whirlpool, stream--from end to end of the place. The semi-indoor area where the names of UAE heroes are featured is beautifully designed, one that gives honor/special attention to the names of the heroes. The area where an amphitheater with a shallow pool/film of water is located is the best place to take a picture of the facade of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, especially in the afternoon--the effect is that the film of water is the foreground while the Mosque is at the midground.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bob A wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom429 contributions175 helpful votes
Opposite the front of the main mosque in Abu Dhabi is the memorial to UAE citizens who have died serving their country and those people are treated. It’s known in English as the Oasis of Dignity. At the entrance is a small visitor centre with basic explanations of where members of the military have served. Some is in English. There is also an explanation of how the memorial was designed and what it signifies. It’s well worth taking time to look over this as you’ll pick up lots of significance from the date it was inaugurated through to why there is water there and what the engravings all mean. You then walk out into the amphitheatre for presentations services which has amazing views over to the mosque and then to the two main parts of the memorial. The first one is a huge series of concrete structures all interlinked and with Arabic engravings on linked to those who have died. They are clad in aluminium and have a dark grey colour to them There are landscaped walkways and some garden areas which then lead down to a small memorial hall with water feature which lists the names and the locations of all those who have died. There is plenty of shade around and there are also some toilets. It’s well worth taking some time out to have a walk around and of course you get great views of the mosque from the amphitheatre. There is free parking and it is also the stop after the mosque on the Big Red Bus Tour which comes around every thirty minutes. It’s really quiet with hardly anyone visiting so welcome relief after the tourists at the mosque.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Abdulla E wrote a review Nov 2019
Sugar Land, Texas46 contributions10 helpful votes
At Wahat Al Karama the names of the fallen heroes are engraved on huge plates as much as engraved in the hearts of the UAE people, Nationals as well as residents. It's to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice which is their lives for the security and prosperity of their homeland.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Helena5731969 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa97 contributions16 helpful votes
A place to be quiet, to come and pay respect to those who gave their lives in the service of their country. As a visitor to Abu Dhabi, this was the only place where I experienced some patriotism, not an effort to outdo the neighbours.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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