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Things to See and Do in Abu Dhabi

In a city like Abu Dhabi, there’s never a shortage of things to see, places to go and experiences to have. Sleek, modern buildings are surrounded by turquoise waters and a vast desert, ensuring that the city’s landscape is as transient as it is beautiful.

Visitors of any age will enjoy the reams of entertainment options, international landmarks and miles of white, sandy beaches. Time your visit with major events like Formula One and New Year, or save some money and explore the state during its off-peak months.

Whether you get your exercise from swimming, playing golf or carrying shopping bags, you’ll love the amount of choice Abu Dhabi brings. Colossal malls, filled with everything from high fashion to hot bargains, will entice you in for days on end. Award-winning golf courses let you play next to the ocean, with a warm breeze for company. Tropical waters and smooth waves provide the best environment for water sports, regardless of whether you’re an old-timer or first-trier.

Escape the city and delve into the desert, and experience Arabia first hand. Camel rides, belly-dancing, open-air camping and delicate Arabian horses will guide you through the magical scenes of the rolling dunes. If you’re more in dune bashing than belly-dancing, hop in a 4x4 and see the sands at high speeds.

Art, culture and architecture have an important place in Abu Dhabi’s daily life, with great importance placed on treasuring its history while creating new works of art. Past meets present in a stunning clash, all on view for visitors to see. Find out more about Islam and discover the charm and delight of eastern culture.

Eat and be entertained all around the city – from gourmet restaurants to delicious street food vendors, you’ll never be around so many aromatic smells and tastes again. Shows, dances and on-stage delights will fill up your evenings, before spilling out onto the vibrant city streets, the air still warm.

Wherever you go, whatever you want to do, and whoever you go with, Abu Dhabi is a dream destination, opening doors for fun-packed, luxurious holidays. 

Shopping and Entertainment

Shopping and Entertainment

Shop ‘til you drop in some of the UAE’s biggest and best malls, and take in a show, dance or drink while you’re there.

Excursions

Excursions

From exploring the mangroves to the desert, the bottom of the ocean or the middle of the city, there are excursions to suit anyone’s idea of fun.

Desert Activities

Desert Activities

Sleep under the stars, marvel at the Arabian horses, or trek through sand dunes on the back of a camel.

Art and Modern Culture

Art and Modern Culture

Abu Dhabi isn’t just about luxury and extravagance – it’s deeply cultural with many interesting, evocative museums to visit.

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Explore the sights, smells – and tastes of this city. Try gourmet dishes to street food snacks.

Buildings and Architecture

Buildings and Architecture

From the colossal Emirates Palace to the manmade Yas Island, Abu Dhabi has hoards in store when it comes to architecture and design.

Theme Parks and Waterparks

Theme Parks and Waterparks

Home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for any andrenaline-junkies!

Sport

Sport

Golf, horse-riding, motorsports and water sports are some of the emirate’s most popular sports, and are easy to get involved with.

Spa and Wellness

Spa and Wellness

In a city as luxurious as Abu Dhabi, it’s no surprise that there are hundreds of indulgent spas and health clubs to choose from.

Wildlife and Nature

Wildlife and Nature

Working closely with horses, falcons and marine life, Abu Dhabi can show you a new side to nature.