The ultimate 4-day Abu Dhabi itinerary
With so many things to do in Abu Dhabi, it's a dream destination for all kinds of travellers. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, there is an abundance of experiences waiting to be explored. But don't feel pressed for time; we've got you covered with our four-day itinerary. Explore the very best of Abu Dhabi, including experiences for our eco-conscious visitors!
Go back in time at Qasr Al Hosn
Immerse yourself in the heart of Emirati heritage at Qasr Al Hosn, a historic fort which encompasses Abu Dhabi's oldest standing structure. This icon proudly stands amid the city's modern skyline, creating a beautiful blend of past and present. Step onto the very grounds once treaded by Bedouins and prepare to be transported back 6,000 years through captivating stories and historical treasures. Explore the profound roots of the UAE through fascinating artefacts and archival materials and embrace the essence of Emirati culture.
Mingle with the locals at Mina Market
Surround yourself with locals doing their daily shopping at the Mina Market, a destination that offers an unfiltered look at Abu Dhabi life. Stroll through the bustling fish souk, the bountiful fruit and vegetable market and discover treasures like authentic Persian carpets. Put your haggling skills to work, savour the diverse flavours offered by welcoming merchants and indulge in the authenticity of the market's dynamic nature.
Enjoy a traditional seafood dinner
End your day with an unforgettable dinner experience on the serene waters of the Arabian Gulf. Step aboard a traditional wooden dhow and cruise along Abu Dhabi's coastline while relishing a mouthwatering local seafood feast cooked to perfection. Depart from Mina Zayed Port and let the sea breeze soothe you after exploring the emirate's rich culture.
Jubail Mangrove Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and begin your day with the sound of chirping birds, expansive views of greenery, and crisp, fresh air at Jubail Mangrove Park. Stroll the boardwalks and enjoy the surrounding views of lush mangroves and azure waters. Watch for the park's inhabitants, like turtles, herons and gazelles.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
A trip to Abu Dhabi wouldn't be the same without a visit to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at its awe-inspiring architecture and get lost in its profound beauty. This monumental masterpiece, among the world's largest mosques, is known for its intricate design, spectacular architecture, and grandeur. Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere that graces the mosque's hallowed grounds and discover fascinating insights into the creation of this architectural beauty.
Experience a dynamic celebration of sustainability and innovation at The Festival in Masdar City. Engage in interactive workshops, explore lively art installations, and enjoy live performances across the Ma’an Pavilion and Octopus Electric Vehicles zone. And if you’re in for an active session, lace up for a sustainability run organised by the Authority for Social Contribution - Ma’an. The exciting event will take place over the first two weekends of December - be sure not to miss it!
Emirates Bio Farm
Looking for a unique, nature-based bonding experience? Visit Emirates Bio Farm, Abu Dhabi's largest organic farm. Harvest your own seasonal organic produce, ride a tractor and enjoy a delicious barbecue overlooking the stunning desert dunes. It's the ideal way to kick-start your day with an engaging outdoors activity.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Following a busy morning at the farm, refresh your senses with a cultural escapade at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in intriguing art exhibitions and discover historically and culturally significant works from ancient times to the contemporary era. For a one-of-a-kind experience, take a sunset tour on a kayak and learn about the museum's architecture from a unique perspective.
Al Ain Oasis
Start your day nice and early and set out on a trip to the UAE's oasis city of Al Ain. Your first stop is a stroll through the lush, green Al Ain Oasis, where you'll reconnect with the beauty of nature. Here, you'll encounter a remarkable landscape featuring 147,000 majestic date palm trees, an array of over 100 plant species, and a glimpse into history, with the ancient but still-operating falaj irrigation system.
Al Ain Adventure
Fuel your adrenaline and cool off with exhilarating water-based fun at Al Ain Adventure. Navigate the Middle East's first artificial white-water rafting channels, or try the surfing wall and wakeboarding facility. If you prefer staying dry but crave action, hike to conquer nearby Jebel Hafit, the UAE's second-tallest peak.
Spend the night at Jebel Hafit Desert Park
After a day of exploration and adventure, go to Jebel Hafit Desert Park, your relaxing haven under the stars. Unwind in the solitude of your private tent and take your pick of three different accommodation options, from traditional Bedouin tents to furnished five-star bubble glamping.
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