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Places to visit in Abu Dhabi

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.

Islands & Regions
Discover breathtaking landscapes
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.
Theme Parks

Get ready for hours of fun

Find some of the world's most famous theme parks on Yas Island! Play with heroes at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, splash at Yas Waterworld and be sure to visit the iconic Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home to the world's fastest rollercoaster.

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Parks and zoos
Walk on the wild side
Abu Dhabi is home to lush, well-landscaped parks, gardens and eco-conscious zoos that offer a break from the bustle of the city. Al Ain Oasis and the Mangrove National Park are ecological gems of the emirate, if not the world.

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Frequently asked questions about places to visit in Abu Dhabi.

Whether you prefer a holiday filled with adventure or you just want to explore at your own leisure, Abu Dhabi has the best set of activities:

Being the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is essentially an archipelago made up of over 200 islands. As a tourist, you can take advantage of the abundance of nature (desert, greenery and oceans) plus, the cosmopolitan side of the city which is always vibrant and bustling.

Amongst the best places in the UAE, these are the most visited ones: