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Things to do in Abu Dhabi

The wonderful island of Abu Dhabi! Capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is modern and cosmopolitan; Take a walk on the Corniche at the evening or dine in the best restaurants of Arabia.

Abu Dhabi tourism

Abu Dhabi is the place to be if you want to take a break for some golden beaches, desert drives, water parks and the like. There are tons of things to do in Abu Dhabi for people of all ages. What was once a desert dwelling is now a well established holiday destination that attracts people from all over the world. On the note of things to do in Abu Dhabi you can start with Corniche which is a 4 mile promenade with a lot of places to stop by and enjoy a picnic at, or simply stroll away an entire afternoon. Here, two things might catch your eye the enormous emirates flag and the leaning Capital Gate structure. This may be the commonly ventured place, but is still overshadowed by many other things to do in Abu Dhabi. The island of adventure is located near the airport in a frantic adrenaline rush of a center. All you have to do is sit back and stay put in one of fastest rollercoaster in the world, the Formula Rossa which goes up to 150mph. Don’t miss a ride on this as part of things to do in Abu Dhabi. Only an hour away from the busy city you will find the razor sharp crest of 100ft dune. This golden world is deserted except for power pylon or the oil well. Al Ain is called the Garden City here because it stands out for its greenery. This should go in your list of places to stop by and things to do in Abu Dhabi pronto.


Abu Dhabi attractions


There is a jahili Fort dedicated to exhibition about the British explorer who crossed this area in the 1940s. The most unexpected and astounding attraction of the Emirate is Masdar City. Don’t forget to add this to your travel list of things to do in Abu Dhabi. This is a zero carbon development area that does not allow cars. It may look like the size of a village now but there is so much to come. Other things that make part of things to do in Abu Dhabi are all included in the emirate’s latest plan to bring the world’s greatest art in one place that is the district of Saadiyat island, this is only a ten minute ride from the city center by car or taxi. It is only one artistic avenue from all the things to do in Abu Dhabi.If you want to take a peek into the heritage of the region you can always visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque which is open to everyone. You must add this in all things to do in Abu Dhabi. It is a majestic building that can be seen from the bridges that link the emirate to the mainland like a welcoming structure. The building has the space capacity for 41,000 worshippers, and is one of the few places of religious value that is open to non Muslims. It would be a mistake to not visit this place as part of all things to do in Abu Dhabi.

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Observation Deck AT 300

Observation Deck AT 300

This chic coffee shop on the 74th floor of Tower 2 of the iconic Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel serves the highest high tea in Abu Dhabi with a sublime panorama of city, sea and surrounds. The '300' refers to the metres above ground. The admission price includes Dh50 towards food and drink. This popular destination offers a variety of mockatils and small bites or just simply enjoy afternoon tea gazing over unique, panoramic views of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city. Entrance fee is AED 85 and attached to the entrance ticket is a AED 50 credit voucher which can be redeemed on the day of your visit.

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Capital Gate

Capital Gate

Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre designed with a striking lean. In June 2010, Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as the "World’s furthest leaning man-made tower. At 160 m and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and inclines 18° to the west. Capital Gate was designed by architectural firm RMJM and was completed in 2011. Capital Gate now houses the 5-star Hyatt Capital Gate hotel and additional office space.

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Al Bahar Towers

Al Bahar Towers

It is located at the intersection of Al Saada and Al Salam Street in Abu Dhabi City, The other serves as the head office of Al Hilal Bank, a progressive and innovative Islamic Bank. Al Bahr Towers is a development in the emirate of Abu Dhabi consisting of two 29-storey, 145m–high towers. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, at the eastern entrance. One tower houses the new headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi.

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The Landmark

The Landmark

Construction on the skyscraper started in late 2006 and the building was completed in 2012. The Landmark is a postmodern supertall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The mixed-use project stands 324 metres tall with 72 floors above ground and five basement levels. It is the second tallest building in Abu Dhabi behind the Burj Mohammed bin Rashid in the Central Market Project World Trade Center complex.

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Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Sheikh Zayed Bridge

The bridge is the third traffic route connecting the mainland to the island of Abu Dhabi and the new main gateway over the Maqtah channel. United Arab Emirates. Named after the country's principal architect and former president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the 842-metre-long (2,762 ft) bridge is said to be the most intricate bridge ever constructed. Sheikh Zayed Bridge is an arch bridge in Abu Dhabi.

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Zayed Port

Zayed Port

The bridge is the third traffic route connecting the mainland to the island of Abu Dhabi and the new main gateway over the Maqtah channel. United Arab Emirates. Named after the country's principal architect and former president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the 842-metre-long (2,762 ft) bridge is said to be the most intricate bridge ever constructed. Sheikh Zayed Bridge is an arch bridge in Abu Dhabi.

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Aldar Headquarter

Aldar Headquarter

The Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. It is located in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The distinctive building was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by The Building Exchange (BEX) Conference held in Spain. The shape of this building is achieved through the use of structural diagrid, a diagonal grid of steel.

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Masdar City

Masdar City

Masdar City is a planned city project in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Masdar City will be the latest of a small number of highly planned, specialized, research and technology-intensive municipalities that incorporate a living environment, similar to KAUST, Saudi Arabia or Tsukuba Science City, Japan. Its core is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. d

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Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island is a tourism-social venture for nature and Emirati legacy and culture. Close by this physical foundation, the emirate's touristic and social specialists are quickly assembling a differed logbook of significant universal social, creative and wearing occasions, which are setting it solidly on the guide with regards to worldwide introduction. The venture, a work in progress, comprises of a vast, low-lying island, 500 meters off the shore of Abu Dhabi island, UAE. The centerpiece Of Abu Dhabi's future social offering will be the advancement of Saadiyat Island

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Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat

High-tech center for interactive, local cultural displays & international exhibitions, plus theater. Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, Manarat Al Saadiyat contains three major galleries for hosting permanent and temporary art and cultural exhibitions whilst the fourth gallery houses Saadiyat Experience, an interactive narrative about Saadiyat's history and culture and its role in realising Abu Dhabi's vision. The Manarat Al Saadiyat's boutique retail store, Artyfact, offers a unique collection of products and books designed to accompany the Saadiyat Cultural District exhibitions and showcase Abu Dhabi Art.