Six reasons why you should visit Abu Dhabi
Pristine beaches, year-round sunshine and awe-inspiring architecture are just some reasons why travellers fall in love with our city, but there are so many more reasons to visit Abu Dhabi. A storied past is yours to uncover at various cultural and historical sites and a diverse landscape to explore in Al Dhafra and Al Ain. You can also plan your trip around unmissable events in Abu Dhabi, like the world-renowned Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. Here are six reasons to make Abu Dhabi your next vacation destination.
1. Experience Emirati hospitality
We’re famous for our hospitality, and you’ll experience it from the moment you arrive. Wherever you are in Abu Dhabi, you’ll experience it, whether you’re checking in to your hotel, dining out or interacting with the locals, where a friendly face will greet you.
2. Uncover rich heritage
In Abu Dhabi, we’re proud of our heritage and proud to share it with the world. From the coasts to the desert dunes, you’ll find experiences that introduce you to Abu Dhabi’s deep history. Embark on an ocean cruise to learn about the city’s pearl diving past or venture into the oases of Al Ain to witness ancient irrigation technologies in action.
In the city, the presidential palace of Qatar Al Watan is the place to learn all about the city’s history and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is where cultures come together to learn about Abu Dhabi’s connection with Islam.
3. Explore diverse nature
Abu Dhabi’s landscapes transform dramatically as you venture inland from the sea. Along the 700km coastline, you’ll discover a maritime culture, golden beaches and glistening waters hugged in places by giant mangrove forests. A short drive east and you’ll soon come upon the movie-like deserts where camels roam and dunes tower above you. The lush green oasis of Al Ain isn’t too far away. Here, a 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi, you’ll find the quaint city built around an oasis that flourishes thanks to its ancient irrigation systems.
Off the coast, you’ll also find the island of Sir Bani Yas Island, a sanctuary for nature and wildlife, including oryx, giraffes and cheetahs. As one of Abu Dhabi’s most surprising destinations, it’s well worth a visit.
4. Feel year-round sunshine
In Abu Dhabi, we enjoy sunshine all year long, with rainfall being a rare occurrence. The winter months are when temperatures are perfect for enjoying outdoor activities like watersports, dune bashing or camel riding; however, there is so much to do in summer. When temperatures get too high, you can always rely on airconditioned indoor theme parks, shopping malls and museums to spend your time.
5. Experience something unique
You’ll never be bored in Abu Dhabi; the city and desert are packed with unforgettable experiences that break world records! Yas Island is where you can skydive indoors in the world’s tallest flight chamber at CLYMB™️ and ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. You can also play with your favourite cartoon characters and superheroes at the world’s largest indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World™️ Abu Dhabi.
6. Witness unmissable moments
Sync your calendar with ours and witness unmissable events in Abu Dhabi! Love sport? Abu Dhabi’s got you covered. Enjoy sporting showdowns at the Etihad Arena, golfing action at Yas Links and who can forget the finale to the Formula 1® season at the Yas Marina Circuit. Global music stars love to play here in Abu Dhabi. Previous guests include Beyonce, Lewis Capaldi, Kanye West and so many more!
Browse the Abu Dhabi calendar to browse all the sporting, cultural and musical events coming soon.