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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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Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is a landmark addition to the landscape of the interesting and mysterious city. The construction of this building marks the revival of a historic era, in a contemporary fashion. This building is a monument in the very heart of the town district area.

With 330 World Trade Centers built in over 100 countries around the world, the Abu Dhabi WTC is another welcome addition to this rich portfolio of economic and activity centers which are present all round the globe. The building has been designed by Fosters & Partners who are world class architects. Along with a central location, ensuring easy access at all times, the WTC Abu Dhabi ensures state of the art ultra modern amenities and facilities, that have been set up to provide support to the business community.

The structure has a mix use and has been developed to accommodate the residence tower, the office tower, mall and souk along with a hotel by Marriot, all in one place and within one amazing building. This means a visit to the WTC Abu Dhabi can mean a stay at the hotel Courtyard, a visit to the corporate offices, life at a luxury residence in a stellar position of the city and an interesting shopping experience at a mall and a souk as well. There is much to see and enjoy at the World Trade Center in Abu Dhabi.

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Traditional Souks

Traditional Souks

In Abu Dhabi you will find many interesting souks and markets. For example at Mina Zayed is located the fish souk where you will find a large variety of seafood. The market is very well arranged and looks really nice with all the different colors and textures. The Al Mina Fruit & Vegetable Souk is also one of the main markets in Abu Dhabi offering a large diversity of fruits and vegetables. The Carpet Souk on Mina Road is a must-visit market in Abu Dhabi also. So once you are there don't hesitate to visit the different interesting souks and markets of Abu Dhabi.

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Beaches

Beaches

If you are planning to enjoy the sun and have great days at the beach, Abu Dhabi beaches will surely satisfy you. Some of these beaches are : Corniche Beach, Mirfa Beach, InterContinental Bayshore, Al Sahil Beach, Al Bateen Beach, Al Bateen Beach for women, Al Raha Beach Plazas. These places will let you enjoy the sun and have great times on the beach during your vacation in Abu Dhabi.

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Boat Tours

Boat Tours

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Seaplane Tours

Seaplane Tours

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Sea Tour

Sea Tour

What better way to explore another beautiful feature that Abu Dhabi has to offer, than to opt for a cruise trip or a sea tour of the waters? The true way to appreciate the exotic beauty of Abu Dhabi is to view the skyline of the city from the sea, and enjoy the best of both worlds, of the land and sea.

Most people have a sunny and splendid time at the beach, and swim in the turquoise blue warm waters, to enjoy the luxury holiday experience at its best. Many of them also opt for a trip on a sea plane or hop onboard a luxury yacht to enjoy the warm sun on their face, as they bounce on the blue waves and gaze at the amazing skyscraper filled skyline of the city in the distance.

You can enjoy great sports and fun activities on different sea tours, which includes fishing and sea cruising, along with sailing and diving in the waters. You can also partake in other forms of interesting water sports and take a shot at kayaking, or plan for the numerous interesting water activities offered by different sea tour companies. Whether you choose a speedboat adventure on the sea or decide to enjoy a leisurely time onboard a cruise, Abu Dhabi sea tours have a lot to offer to keep you amazed and excited all the time.

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Marinas

Marinas