The 10 Best Things to Do in Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Atmospheric backstreets paint a very different picture to first impressions of Abu Dhabi. The often slick and modern capital of the U.A.E. presents a fascinating mixture of tradition and progression. Tracing its rich history back to around 3000 B.C., Abu Dhabi maintains a more distinctly Arabian ambiance than glitzy Dubai. Taxis are a safe, reliable way to get around sites such as The Corniche Park, the White Fort, the Heritage Village, which offers glimpses into Bedouin life, and the Women's Craft Centre.

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 31213 reviews

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Reviewed By mcandoliveira - Porto, PortugalPorto, Portugal

Peace and spirituality

Fabulusous, really a very beautiful experience. Everybody must know this temple full of beauty, peace and spirituality. We feel very small once inside te mosque.

2. Louvre Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Cultural District | Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2918 reviews

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Reviewed By BrinksLawFirm - Kentwood, MichiganKentwood, Michigan

Wow -Just WOW - Not to be missed in Abu Dhabi

Affiliated with Paris museum; the building itself is worth the visit. If they have a traveling show, go there first in the morning. I had almost the entire exhibit to myself and it was great. The layout is confusing. Leave yourself enough time to go to th

3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi 00000, United Arab Emirates Water & Amusement Parks, Water Parks
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4814 reviews

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld is a waterpark with a true Emirati heart. It brings you wave after wave of experiences with over 40 rides, slides and attractions, where every memory counts.

Reviewed By AtheistRU - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Disaster

It's crazy how big queues are to buy a ticket. It's under open sky with few shadows and few hardly working fans. By the time you reaching ticket office - they starting to informing you that some rides are not working. What about to start informing your Cu

4. Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Yas Leisure Dr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sights & Landmarks, Auto Race Tracks
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3958 reviews

Yas Marina Circuit

Reviewed By darumat - Madinat Zayed, United Arab EmiratesMadinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates

Nighttime bicycle rental and racing is awesome!

Nighttime bicycle rental and racing is one of the coolest activities, and it's totally free! Once registered online, you can get a free pass to the Yas Circuit and enjoy your bike rides on Sunday and Tuesday evenings

5. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Yas Leisure Drive | Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
Excellent
43%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13184 reviews

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrates the passionate spirit of the legendary racing marque. Its iconic structure houses numerous high-adrenaline rides featuring the world’s fastest rollercoaster, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, live shows and an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia. Attractions also include two stores and a selection of restaurants that celebrate authentic Italian culinary traditions, making it the place to live the true Ferrari story. Open 365 days a year, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a unique experience for visitors of every age in a refreshing, indoor, climate-controlled environment. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a main feature of Yas Island, the top leisure and entertainment destination in the UAE. Located on Yas Island... A destination unlike any other. Home to some of the UAE's most exciting attractions, racing events, concerts, luxury hotels and much much more; Experience life at its richest, through adventure and entertainment, all created for you to share with friends and family.

Reviewed By louizaboddey25

Best kept secret Theme Park in the UAE

We love this place....We find the rides exceptional. The Venue clean and the refreshments value for money. Always a great day out. We have invested in the annual pass with YAS water world and it did not disappoint. Its ideal for the whole family.... somet

6. The Corniche

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4277 reviews

The Corniche

Reviewed By em s - Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Corniche

one of the place you can walk and just relax. eat , jog, play and swim if you want. no entrance and its free for all. :)

7. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi 128717, United Arab Emirates Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 533 reviews

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the world’s first ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park! As you set foot through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, prepare to be transported to the lands of your favorite characters for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.

Reviewed By Ade_246 - Island of Malta, MaltaIsland of Malta, Malta

Top Rides Closed

This park is 100% indoors, not even a window or a terrace to the outside. This has advantages - you never worry about weather or temperature. On the down side, its obviously smaller than an outdoor park. But I think that WB did quite a good job in squeezi

8. Yas Mall

Yas Mall Yas Leisure Dr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1671 reviews

Yas Mall

Reviewed By alhasan1909 - Lahore, PakistanLahore, Pakistan

Lovely Mall your only option on Yas Island

This is a lovely Mall very well designed beautiful architecture inside and out. You can find almost all the brands in the UAE many restaurants and cafe and a massive food court with all the fast food chains. Most of the shops are huge with amazing display

9. Observation Deck at 300

Jumeirah At Etihad Towers Corniche Rd | Al Ras Alakhdar, Abu Dhabi 111929, United Arab Emirates Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1879 reviews

Observation Deck at 300

Located on Level 74, Tower 2, the Observation Deck at 300 offers the highest vantage of Abu Dhabi's cityscape and guests can enjoy delicious refreshments and the city's highest high tea against a spectacular backdrop.

Reviewed By ExpatKL88 - Western Ireland, IrelandWestern Ireland, Ireland

360 Views From 300!

Included in our room rate at the Jumeira Hotel next door and accessed from a lift adjacent the lounge area...they charge 95 Dirham otherwise to get up to the observation deck. There is a manned desk at the lift lobby entrance for tickets or to check your

10. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Sweihan rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1189 reviews

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Reviewed By TravellerFaye - Lennox Head, AustraliaLennox Head, Australia

Initially confronting but fascinating

As a keen bird water I didn’t like putting my binoculars away while in Abu Dhabi but did as the Australian government travel website, Smart Traveller, advises against using binoculars in the UAE and references bird watching in the same sentence. Going on

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What to do and see in Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Best Places and Tips

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi (/ˌæbuː ˈdɑːbi/, /ˌɑː-/, or /-ˈdæ-/; Arabic: إمارة أبوظبي‎ Imārat Abū Ẓaby, pronounced [ʔabuː ˈðˤɑbi]), is one of seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the largest emirate by area (67,340 km), accounting for approximately 87 percent of the total land area of the federation. Abu Dhabi also has the largest population of the seven emirates. In June 2011, it was estimated to be 2,120,700 people, of which, 439,100 people (less than 21%) were Emirati citizens, which has risen to 2.3 million in 2012.

Top 10 Things to do in Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Forty years ago Dubai was a small desert town, isolated from the world and considered a “hardship posting” for those who were sent there on business. Fast-forward in time and it’s sometimes hard to imagine that this dynamic and world-famous city was ever once just sand. Glittering skyscrapers, a 12-lane highway, the world’s biggest, fastest, best. But that’s the beauty of the city: scratch its shiny surface and the Arab heritage and hospitality is still there. Old souks, wind towers, and forts are nestled adjacent to the monuments of modernity. With 200 nationalities living and working peacefully alongside one another, Dubai is a truly global city with a huge heart.