Top Tours & Activities in Abu Dhabi
As the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi breaks all the records. Visitors from around the world flock there to bask in its luxury and take advantage of the myriad opportunities for leisure. Here are 10 exclusive treasures awaiting you there.
With minarets over 100 meters tall, 82 domes of white marble and one of the world's largest hand-knotted carpets, the world-famous Sheikh Zayed Mosque is awe-inspiring to say the least.
Whether you want to stay in a luxurious hotel, watch the Formula One Grand Prix, or chase thrills at a water park, Yas Island is the entertainment and leisure world that has it all.
Ferrari World is the world's largest indoor theme park. Among its many exhilarating rides it boasts the Formula Rossa, which at 150mph is the world's fastest roller coaster.
You could easily spend days at the Marina Mall. Aside from some of the best shopping in the world, it also houses an observatory, an ice rink, a bowling alley, and the famous musical fountains.
After visiting Marina Mall, head to the Corniche outside. Recharge your batteries with a relaxing stroll or bike ride along this stunningly beautiful promenade.
Still under construction, Saadiyat Island is set to become paradise on earth: a miniature city offering the greatest possible mix of leisure, business and culture.
If you're in need of some retail therapy, head over to the amazing Abu Dhabi Mall. With more than 200 stores, your shopping needs will most definitely be satisfied!
Accompanying the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, this stunning circuit offers racing enthusiasts amazing opportunities to look behind the scenes or race around the track.
When it was built, this opulent, 7-star hotel was the most expensive hotel in the world, costing $3 billion! Its private beach is nearly a mile long and its grounds span 85 hectares.
Inclined at a whole 18 degrees, Abu Dhabi's Capital Gate has stolen the Leaning Tower of Pisa's claim to the world's most lopsided building!
Keep in mind that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country and while visitors are not expected to follow religious dress codes, they should nonetheless dress with respect for local customs. Skirts and trousers should be knee-length or longer, and women should avoid tight-fitting clothes. Cleavage, midriff and upper arms should be covered. Shorts are only allowed on the beach and while bikinis are permitted, topless sunbathing is prohibited.
During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking in public is strictly forbidden. However, most hotels and clubs will serve food and beverages to foreigners. Over Ramadan, visitors should consider dressing extra conservatively outdoors.
Even though the weather in Abu Dhabi is generally very hot, it's a good idea to carry a jacket or sweater around with you, as indoor areas can get quite chilly due to air-conditioning.
- LanguageArabic, English
- CurrencyAED (United Arab Emirates dirham)
- Time ZoneUTC (+04:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visitTake a leisurely trip during the cooler months between November and February
Things to Do in Abu Dhabi
Top Attractions in Abu Dhabi
- 1Yas Island
- 2Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- 4Sheikh Zayed Mosque
- 5Emirates Palace
- 6The Galleria
- 7Yas Waterworld
- 8Marina Mall
- 9Yas Island Marina Circuit
- 10Abu Dhabi Mall
- 11The Landmark
- 12The Souk
- 13Saadiyat Island
- 14Lulu Islands
- 15Du Arena
- 16Masdar City
- 17Qasr Al Hosn
- 18Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre
Other Sightseeing Options in Abu Dhabi
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What People Are Saying About Abu Dhabi
We did all the things that they told us and we could have a great experience in Rally Tour, sunset in the desert. We think that Camel Ride can be better, like a mini tour around de "Oasis area" with more camels... But everything is great!
A lot of attractions does'n work. There are not clear guide of FW. The box of Phone charge was ubservicable.
I enjoyed the trip so much as I didn't had to wonder about anything. Great people, lots of insights for this short time and lots of fun without any stress at all :)
We enjoy very much our trip. We saw all the best attractions of Dubai. Our driver was very kind with us
The guide was very passionate and informative. Took us to all the sites giving us a good length of time at each stop, approximately an hour or more to enjoy it. The mosque was my favorite part. Thanks!