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For golf lovers looking for a one-of-a-kind golfing getaway, this Abu Dhabi itinerary will suit them to a tee. 

On day one, head to Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Next, explore the family-friendly Al Forsan International Sports Resort. 

On day two, discover Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the Middle East's only true links course. Next, head to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park. 

On day three, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club beckons. Louvre Abu Dhabi is next, with the nearby Manarat Al Saadiyat encouraging visitors to embrace creativity.

On day four, check out the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club. Qasr Al Muwaiji fort is next, with the 4,000-year-old Al Ain Oasis being the final stop of day four. 

On day five, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club is on the list, as is Wahat Al Karama, a permanent tribute to the UAE's brave soldiers and other Emiratis, recognised as martyrs. Then, discover the majesty of nearby Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and finish your tour with a visit to Emirates Palace, a lavish hotel.

Highlights

5 Days

Bus, Car

72 KMs

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Highlights

5 Days

Bus, Car

72 KMs

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Total Distance

4 KMs

Number of stops

2

Transport

Car

Duration

7 Hrs

Tee off at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Golf Club before exploring Al Forsan International Sports Resort, with its impressive array of sports and Olympic-standard activities.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

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Stop 1

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a European PGA Tour event, Abu Dhabi Golf Club boasts one of Arabia's most iconic clubhouses: a vast falcon perched atop a golf ball.

Managed by Troon Golf, this award-winning facility features two distinct playing experiences that have seen the club ranked as one of the World's Top 100 courses by Golf World magazine. The Par 72 National Course covers 7,334 yards of lush fairways, undulating greens and more than 90 challenging bunkers, while the more accessible Par 36 Garden Course totals 3,299 yards. The fully floodlit, nine-hole Garden Course is the perfect place for a spot of night golf at a championship-standard facility.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 3 hours

The first-of-its-kind sporting resort in the Middle East, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers fun activities and entertainment for all ages and skill levels, from toddlers and young kids to teens, parents and grandparents. As Abu Dhabi’s reputation as one of the world’s best international sporting destinations grows, the free-to-enter Al Forsan International Sports Resort continues to offer an impressive array of sports and Olympic-standard activities, including shooting, equestrian pursuits, motorsports, paintball, wakeboarding, water-skiing and more, all in one destination.

Whether you're training for an international sporting event, just looking for an exciting outing for the whole family, or even a fantastic team-building or corporate venue, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers something for everyone. Book a fun one-day outing or, if you're staying in the emirate for longer, pick up a membership and enjoy a wide range of benefits available only to club members, including exclusive access to members-only areas and special rates.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a European PGA Tour event, Abu Dhabi Golf Club boasts one of Arabia's most iconic clubhouses: a vast falcon perched atop a golf ball.

Managed by Troon Golf, this award-winning facility features two distinct playing experiences that have seen the club ranked as one of the World's Top 100 courses by Golf World magazine. The Par 72 National Course covers 7,334 yards of lush fairways, undulating greens and more than 90 challenging bunkers, while the more accessible Par 36 Garden Course totals 3,299 yards. The fully floodlit, nine-hole Garden Course is the perfect place for a spot of night golf at a championship-standard facility.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
What to expect

Day 2 highlights

Total Distance

2 KMs

Number of stops

2

Transport

Car

Duration

7 Hrs

Discover the Kyle Phillips-designed Yas Links Abu Dhabi course before heading to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for a fun few hours of rides and laughter.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi - designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect - is the Middle East's only true links course, in line with the traditional links golf commonly associated with the coastal towns of Scotland and Ireland.

Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's landmark entertainment destination, every daunting and dynamic Yas Links hole boasts sparkling Arabian Gulf views, with eight running right up along the coastline. A favourite with UAE-based players, the course has been recognised as one of The World’s Top City Golf Clubs by CNN Travel and has also been named as one of the world's most beautiful courses by MSN UK.

Voted among the Top 10 New International Golf Courses by the USA's influential Golf Magazine, and named one of the world's top 25 by US publication Golf Digest, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

Served by seven nearby hotels, including the iconic five-star W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island - the only hotel in the world straddling a Formula 1™ track - Yas Links is distinguished by private boat mooring and a fine-dining restaurant, a private lawn for events and croquet, and stunning views of Abu Dhabi's 21st-century skyline thrown into the mix.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 3 hours

If excitement for the entire family is what you’re after, from toddler to teen, parent to grandparent, the mostly indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, is the answer.

Open 365 days a year, the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park tells the marque’s story with passion, showcasing more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, incredible shopping, and authentic Italian dining experiences. The only time you’ll be outside in the sun is on board the Formula Rossa – the world’s fastest roller-coaster. Go from 0 to 240km/h in 4.9 seconds, while soaring to heights of 52 metres.

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Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi - designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect - is the Middle East's only true links course, in line with the traditional links golf commonly associated with the coastal towns of Scotland and Ireland.

Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's landmark entertainment destination, every daunting and dynamic Yas Links hole boasts sparkling Arabian Gulf views, with eight running right up along the coastline. A favourite with UAE-based players, the course has been recognised as one of The World’s Top City Golf Clubs by CNN Travel and has also been named as one of the world's most beautiful courses by MSN UK.

Voted among the Top 10 New International Golf Courses by the USA's influential Golf Magazine, and named one of the world's top 25 by US publication Golf Digest, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

Served by seven nearby hotels, including the iconic five-star W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island - the only hotel in the world straddling a Formula 1™ track - Yas Links is distinguished by private boat mooring and a fine-dining restaurant, a private lawn for events and croquet, and stunning views of Abu Dhabi's 21st-century skyline thrown into the mix.

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Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Yas Links Abu Dhabi
What to expect

Day 3 highlights

Total Distance

9 KMs

Number of stops

3

Transport

Car

Duration

10 Hrs

Discover breathtaking sights at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club before channelling your cultural side at Louvre Abu Dhabi and Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 4 hours

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the region's first ocean course, with stunning views. The Gary-Player-designed masterpiece respectfully harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island's magnificent white-sand beaches, offering a truly unique playing experience. With five five-star properties nearby - including The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotels and Villas, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, and Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort - this picturesque island is an ideal holiday spot for families, solo travellers, groups or couples.

With the meandering, eco-conscious course providing stunning sea views, there's also the chance to spot dolphins at play in the glistening Arabian Gulf. Designed with amateurs and professionals in mind, carefully positioned tee boxes ensure the total yardage starts at 5,290, although the course can be extended to a whopping 7,784 yards for pros. The clubhouse is a great place to dine, with a fantastic terrace for prize-giving ceremonies or outdoor socialising.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 3 hours

The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, this art-lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance, from ancient times to the contemporary era.

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Stop 3

Stop 3

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Saadiyat Island’s art, cultural activity and community events centre, Manarat Al Saadiyat brings Saadiyat's vision to life, encouraging visitors to come together and share, experiment, create their own art, discover exhibitions, exchange ideas, enjoy sumptuous food, or listen to talks. 

Meaning 'a place of enlightenment' in Arabic, Manarat Al Saadiyat is home to the annual Abu Dhabi Art fair, as well as an outdoor events terrace, café and brasserie, three galleries for temporary exhibits, a photography studio, an art studio, 250-seat auditorium and gift shop.

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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Recommended Time: 4 hours

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the region's first ocean course, with stunning views. The Gary-Player-designed masterpiece respectfully harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island's magnificent white-sand beaches, offering a truly unique playing experience. With five five-star properties nearby - including The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotels and Villas, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, and Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort - this picturesque island is an ideal holiday spot for families, solo travellers, groups or couples.

With the meandering, eco-conscious course providing stunning sea views, there's also the chance to spot dolphins at play in the glistening Arabian Gulf. Designed with amateurs and professionals in mind, carefully positioned tee boxes ensure the total yardage starts at 5,290, although the course can be extended to a whopping 7,784 yards for pros. The clubhouse is a great place to dine, with a fantastic terrace for prize-giving ceremonies or outdoor socialising.

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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
What to expect

Day 4 highlights

Total Distance

19 KMs

Number of stops

3

Transport

Car

Duration

6 Hrs

Kickstart your day at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club in the garden city of Al Ain before exploring the historic and picturesque Qasr Al Muwaiji fort and the lush 4,000-year-old Al Ain Oasis.

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: hours

In the shadow of the soaring Jebel Hafit mountain in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city and heritage heartland, sits the area’s first 18-hole facility. With water in play on 12 holes, this serious but conquerable Par 71 course also includes the Arabian Gulf’s longest Par 5 – the mammoth 678-yard Hole 10. To complement the 18-hole mainstay, there’s also a floodlit, nine-hole, Par 3 Academy Course, ideal for a round of night golf.

Several stables accommodate up to 155 horses while supporting equestrian facilities include an outdoor arena made of sandblast – one of the best surfaces to learn to ride on – four surface arenas, 15 sand paddocks, three specialised horse walkers and a 3,000-metre international-standard race track. The club’s unrivalled lessons programme is popular with expats and international visitors, with expert horseback riding tuition on offer for children and adults of all skill levels. The centre’s riding academy is unlike any other training facility in the UAE in that it offers students of all ages a wide range of riding disciplines to choose from. Simply show up and saddle up.

If you’d like to try your hand at shooting, this is the place to do it. Considered the UAE’s best in terms of Olympic and International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) standards, the club is ideal for beginners, corporate groups and experienced shooters. It offers a wide range of facilities, including a 25-metre pistol range, 50-metre rifle range and 10-metre air pistol and rifle ranges, all equipped with an electronic scoring system. There are also four ranges for the clay shooting disciplines of skeet, trap and double trap. The club is a great resource for shooting and gun tips, equipment advice and competition opportunities for registered members.

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Stop 2

Recommended Time: 2 hours

For more than 100 years, this incredible historic fort in the lush garden city of Al Ain, about an hour and a half away from Abu Dhabi, has played a major role in the history of the United Arab Emirates. Today, it offers visitors an opportunity to understand the country's story. Situated at the western approach to Al Ain city, Qasr Al Muwaiji's picturesque structure is a fine example of early 20th-century mud-brick architecture and a great place to take stunning photographs. The building is a simple but striking form: a square enclosure with projecting corner towers and a grand entrance gate.

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Stop 3

Stop 3

Recommended Time: 3 hours

With its still-operational traditional falaj (ancient irrigation system) and meandering pathways shaded beneath a thick canopy of over 147,000 date palms and other fruit trees, Al Ain Oasis is the perfect place to bring family or friends to see what agriculture in this region has looked like for millennia.

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Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club

Recommended Time: hours

In the shadow of the soaring Jebel Hafit mountain in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city and heritage heartland, sits the area’s first 18-hole facility. With water in play on 12 holes, this serious but conquerable Par 71 course also includes the Arabian Gulf’s longest Par 5 – the mammoth 678-yard Hole 10. To complement the 18-hole mainstay, there’s also a floodlit, nine-hole, Par 3 Academy Course, ideal for a round of night golf.

Several stables accommodate up to 155 horses while supporting equestrian facilities include an outdoor arena made of sandblast – one of the best surfaces to learn to ride on – four surface arenas, 15 sand paddocks, three specialised horse walkers and a 3,000-metre international-standard race track. The club’s unrivalled lessons programme is popular with expats and international visitors, with expert horseback riding tuition on offer for children and adults of all skill levels. The centre’s riding academy is unlike any other training facility in the UAE in that it offers students of all ages a wide range of riding disciplines to choose from. Simply show up and saddle up.

If you’d like to try your hand at shooting, this is the place to do it. Considered the UAE’s best in terms of Olympic and International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) standards, the club is ideal for beginners, corporate groups and experienced shooters. It offers a wide range of facilities, including a 25-metre pistol range, 50-metre rifle range and 10-metre air pistol and rifle ranges, all equipped with an electronic scoring system. There are also four ranges for the clay shooting disciplines of skeet, trap and double trap. The club is a great resource for shooting and gun tips, equipment advice and competition opportunities for registered members.

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Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club
What to expect

Day 5 highlights

Total Distance

35 KMs

Number of stops

4

Transport

Car

Duration

9 Hrs

The Abu Dhabi City Golf Club is next on your golfing list, followed by the touching Wahat Al Karama tribute, the majestic and welcoming Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and the lavish Emirates Palace hotel.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a European PGA Tour event, Abu Dhabi Golf Club boasts one of Arabia's most iconic clubhouses: a vast falcon perched atop a golf ball.

Managed by Troon Golf, this award-winning facility features two distinct playing experiences that have seen the club ranked as one of the World's Top 100 courses by Golf World magazine. The Par 72 National Course covers 7,334 yards of lush fairways, undulating greens and more than 90 challenging bunkers, while the more accessible Par 36 Garden Course totals 3,299 yards. The fully floodlit, nine-hole Garden Course is the perfect place for a spot of night golf at a championship-standard facility.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 5 minutes

Spanning 46,000 square metres and located directly opposite Abu Dhabi's world-famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Wahat Al Karama is a timeless tribute that honours the Emirati martyrs who sacrificed their lives in service of their country. Wahat Al Karama is home to a permanent memorial commemorating the United Arab Emirates' heroes, including soldiers, police, diplomats and civilians, since 1971.

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Stop 3

Stop 3

Recommended Time: 2 hours

The impressive and inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and the only one that captures the unique interactions between Islam and other world cultures. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the UAE, had a very specific vision for this mosque: to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilisations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly welcoming and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, with design ideas borrowed from parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan and Egypt, among other Islamic countries. The end result is a breathtaking, gleaming architectural marvel.

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Stop 4

Stop 4

Recommended Time: 2 hours

This lavish property is world-famous thanks to its enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace's impressive offerings include a pristine 1.3km private beach, landscaped pools, a private marina overlooking a natural bay, a luxe spa offering indulgent treatments, including a 24-karat gold facial, and some of the world's best restaurants.

One of the capital's most well-known landmarks, the main palace building stretches over a kilometre from wing to wing, with its gardens stretching across 100 hectares.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a European PGA Tour event, Abu Dhabi Golf Club boasts one of Arabia's most iconic clubhouses: a vast falcon perched atop a golf ball.

Managed by Troon Golf, this award-winning facility features two distinct playing experiences that have seen the club ranked as one of the World's Top 100 courses by Golf World magazine. The Par 72 National Course covers 7,334 yards of lush fairways, undulating greens and more than 90 challenging bunkers, while the more accessible Par 36 Garden Course totals 3,299 yards. The fully floodlit, nine-hole Garden Course is the perfect place for a spot of night golf at a championship-standard facility.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi Golf Club