Best Things to do in Abu Dhabi
Most of the people when they book their trip to UAE, they only pick Dubai as their destination. Dubai is rated as the top city for the tourists, though Abu Dhabi is one and half hour away from Dubai. Whoever is visiting Dubai should consider visiting Abu Dhabi. Below listed are some of the best Things to do in Abu Dhabi.
The Louvre is the Middle East’s most spectacular museum, having the entire history of artistic achievements, right from the Neolithic times till date. It is the one out of three planned museums to be open at the Saadiyat Island. There you can find permanent collection running 12 galleries, this museum stag exhibition every year.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is no doubt the most beautiful and spectacular mosque in the UAE, sight worth to visit it. The walls are decorated with gems, is purely an architectural piece of art. Visitors of all religions are welcome here, the only thing they have to do is to dress properly and behave well.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
For thrill-seekers this is called as the heaven, this is theme park is built on the theme of Formula One Race. Not only the elder ones, but the young kids can also test out their newly learned driving skills in the junior GT track. One can see the collection of Ferrari cars, collection dates back to 1947, which is going to be an amazing experience for car nerds, so hang out to see the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi attractions yourself.
You need to head out on to the waters of the Abu Dhabi, to view the best of Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers. You can find every kind of tour operators, but two of them are worth trying. Island hopping tour that includes some beach time on different islands in the bay and the second one is Sunset cruises that will show you the city lights flicker.
The Heritage village is called the authentic replica of Bedouin village, that depicts the life of Arabs before the boom of the oil industry. It is located in a pleasant place to wander around it. There are exhibitions throughout the year, where craftsmen demonstrate their metalwork and weaving skills.
Warner Bros World
One of the top amazing Abu Dhabi entertainment places is Warner Bros World; this park is dedicated to its cartoon characters, heroes and villains of comic books. The whole theme park is under one roof and it’s air-conditioned. One of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi is visiting the Warner Bros.
Marina mall is one of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi; it’s near the Emirates mall. You can have multiple shopping options there and this place works as an entertainment spot. Movie Theater and the Bounce Arenas add more fun to this place.
The most amazing trip from Abu Dhabi to the south of the Emirate is a Desert Safari. There are largest dunes on the Empty Quarter desert, things to do in Abu Dhabi Desert Safari is camel riding, sandboarding, ride dune buggies and much more.
The oldest building in Abu Dhabi is Qasr Al-Hosn, and it is the major historical points for the tourists. It was built in 1973 for the ruling family of the state. It is refurbished currently to welcome guests to its Cultural heritage and Children library. You might also come to see the change of guards at the opening and the closing time.
Reem Central Park
You will find Reem Central Park at Al Reem Island, which is one more beautiful addition to make Abu Dhabi one of the most amazing places in the UAE.
It is the largest one on Yas Island with three levels, that’s the best spot to spend a day in Abu Dhabi, things to do at Yas mall include; shopping, dining, and fun activities under one roof. You just need 15 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport, and 45 min from Dubai.
On Yas Island, things to do are not ending but one activity that everyone loved is, a water theme park with more than 40 rides for kids and elders as well.
Umm Al Emarat Park
This park is in the center of the Abu Dhabi Island, formally known as Mushrif Park. There you can see the botanical gardens, play areas, petting and feeding animals. The lawn of this Ummal al Emmarat is very extensive.
Five phenomenal towers are reflecting on Abu Dhabi’s beauty and serenity. They are trendy, classic and unique in their way. They are opposite to the Emirates Palace on Corniche Street. At the Eithad towers, you have swimming pools for children and adults, branded shopping centers, chains of restaurants and many night time fun activities.
Emirates Park Zoo
One of the Abu Dhabi famous places is Emirates Park zoo, this zoo makes a fun day for you if you have little ones in your group. You can see white tigers, elephants, giraffes, and Siberian bear. Only you have a 30 min drive from the city. Above all, kids can touch and feed some domestic breeds of animals. This is among the best Things to do in Abu Dhabi, do not miss it.
Manarat Al Saadiyat
This is one of the most beautiful places in Abu Dhabi to visit especially for art lovers. You will see art and creativity from not only UAE but also from every country. These artists express their culture through their artistic aesthetics. This exhibition center is located at the Sheikh Khalifa Zayed Highway.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
This is the world’s first Falcon hospital and shelter home, located close to the Abu Dhabi international airport. You as a visitor have permission to visit this Falcon hospital, you can get close to these birds in their wards, you will also know about the history of the falconry by visiting the on-site museum.
This most luxurious hotel of Abu Dhabi is run by Kempinski located at west of Corniche Road, the architecture of this palace is simply based on Islamic art and you can see different shades of the Arabian Desert in this Emirates palace.
The Capital Gate is one of the top tallest building architecture of Abu Dhabi is located at the Capital Center; it’s above 160 meters from the sea level. The design of this building is unique as it is inclined 18 degrees at one side. You can dine in there at restaurants, enjoy the city view from the top and experience the beauty of the building.
Observation Deck at 300
If you have Burj Khalifa in Dubai then this Observation deck is the alternate in Abu Dhabi. 300 refer to the height in meters from the sea level. You can directly go to the 74th floor to see the panoramic view of the city and coastline. You can enjoy the best high tea at the top of Abu Dhabi.
Emirates National Auto Museum
American classic cars and off-road vehicles are displayed at the Emirates National Auto Museum located on the Abu Dhabi Liwa road. For car enthusiasts, this is one of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi.
You can uncover the true meaning of nature here at this oasis that is much away from the artificial man-made modern world loaded with technology in everything. You will be accompanied by the huge and not ending huge dunes of sand. At Liwa oasis you can enjoy camel riding, bashing at the dunes and have fun at the cultural festivals.
Wahat al Karama
You will see the Wahat al Karama war memorial exactly opposite to the Grand Mosque, it is also named as the Oasis of dignity, and there is Pavilion of honor and visitors center.
This memorial is constructed in six years and inaugurated in 2018, celebrating the achievements of the UAE founder, Sheikh Zayad. The Constellation, a giant 3D portrait of Sheikh Zayad, you can enjoy the beauty of this place both in day and night time.
Food points in Abu Dhabi
There is a long list of eatery spots in Abu Dhabi; some of them are listed below
- Nolu’s Café
- Li Beirut
- Dai Pai Dong
- Café Arabia
- Camel Cookies
Must try these food spots; hope you will enjoy all of them.
There are many free things to do in the cultural capital that is around 1 hr drive away from the Abu Dhabi.
- Jebel Hafeet
- Green Mubazzarah
- UNESCO listed world heritage sites
- Al-Ain palace
- Qasr al Muwaiji
- Al Jahili Fort
- Camel Souk
- Al-Ain zoo
So don’t miss these free of cost awesome opportunities while you are in Abu Dhabi.