Abu Dhabi’s nature is a breathtaking tapestry of deserts, mountains, beaches, parks, and wildlife, creating a truly stunning and mesmerizing landscape that will leave you in awe.
Boasting some of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes, Abu Dhabi is made up of three main regions – the UAE capital city and its surrounds, Al Ain (Eastern Region) and Al Dhafra (Western Region).
Thanks to its geographically diverse scenery and rich culture and history, the emirate is a dream to explore. Enjoy exquisite desert sunsets in the Empty Quarter, get up close and personal to wonderous wildlife on Sir
Bani Yas Island, kayak through mangrove forests, marvel at ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites and wander beneath palm trees in centuries-old oases.
THINGS TO DO
The city of Abu Dhabi is vibrant and lively; you’ll never be without something to do. Beyond the city, majestic desert landscapes and lush green oases are open for exploring. Discover things to do in Abu Dhabi, and don’t forget to click the heart icon to save your favourites to curate your perfect trip at your own pace.
From relaxing on the shores of Saadiyat Island to feeling adrenaline rush through your body at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, there’s something for every holidaymaker. You can spend hours on Yas Island, home to the world’s largest indoor theme park, Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi and the shopper’s paradise, Yas Mall.
PLACES TO VISIT
Abu Dhabi has three regions ranging from the bustling capital city to the sprawling deserts of Al Dhafra and the oases of Al Ain. Surrounding the city and out to sea are many islands like Saadiyat, Yas and Sir Bani Yas to name a few, each with a unique character.
There is an endless array of places to visit in Abu Dhabi. Dive into adventure at theme parks on Yas Island or delve into history at the city’s oldest standing structure Qasr Al Hosn, or ancient tombs, forts and oases in Al Ain. Be awed by culture and architecture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Explore breathtaking natural landscapes dune bashing in the Empty Quarter, kayaking through mangroves, touring conservation parks and lazing on white-sand beaches. Indulge in luxury at the private Zaya Nurai Island resort or Emirates Palace hotel. Meanwhile, foodies will relish in the city’s many moreish offerings.
WHAT TO SEE
Wondering what to see in Abu Dhabi? Your options are endless. In the city and out in the desert, you’ll find majestic buildings and awe-inspiring landscapes filled with experiences that you won’t encounter anywhere else in the world.
Celebrate culture on Saadiyat Island, home to the architectural masterpiece, the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Further inland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands as a global beacon for peace, a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest structure
in the emirate and a unique place to learn about Abu Dhabi’s rich history.
Take a trip to the desert to get an even better vantage point of ancient traditions and protected environments. Al Ain is an oasis city packed with museums, relics and sunshine-dappled pathways that meander through the lush greenery of the oasis. Jebel Hafit is Abu Dhabi’s tallest peak, with 5000-year-old tombs to explore at the foot.
STEP BACK IN TIME
Abu Dhabi’s heritage sites and cultural landmarks showcase time-honoured traditions. Artefacts uncover the tracks of the Bedouins (nomadic Arab people) who traversed the area for centuries, taming the landscape and making the modern Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi’s culture is rooted in Islamic traditions and its foremost message of peace. A mix of international influences paired with local heritage has resulted in a welcoming capital city that boasts a charming mix of new and old.
Abu Dhabi Concierge
The Abu Dhabi Concierge service has been established to provide a single, unified platform where residents and visitors can get accurate and comprehensive information about the emirate, as well as fast and seamless resolution of any issues or problems that they may be facing.