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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 at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi, and 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 at Emirates Palace hotel. Foodies will relish in the city's many moreish offerings.



Beauty from sea to shore

Three regions

Abu Dhabi boasts three main regions  the UAE capital and its surrounds, Al Ain (Eastern Region) and Al Dhafra (Western Region). The trio is home to breathtaking landscapes, including islands, sea, desert, mangroves, fossil dunes, oases and wadis (valleys).

A feast of flavours

Arabian hospitality

When it comes to dining, you're spoilt for choice in Abu Dhabi. Prepared by the world's top chefs, sample gourmet Peruvian tastes, authentic Emirati dishes, cheap-and-cheerful Mexican meals, fine-dining French fare, upmarket Italian, family-friendly American and more.

Sun, sand, salt, sea

Beaches and beach clubs

Many of Abu Dhabi's hotels boast beachfront facilities, but Abu Dhabi's public beaches are gorgeous too. You'll soon discover a refreshing way to escape the city, soaking up year-round sunshine before cooling off in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Coastal style


Abu Dhabi is an archipelago made up of over 200 islands, with the contrast of desert and ocean ensuring you're always entertained. Many of the emirate's islands are open to visitors, with each one showcasing stunning views, pristine beaches and even wildlife.

Bring the kids

Family fun

As a destination geared for the family, Abu Dhabi invites you to discover its awe-inspiring sights and attractions. Its landmark family-friendly entertainment hub, Yas Island, is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Clymb™.

Walks on the wild side

Parks and zoos

Abu Dhabi is home to lush, well-landscaped parks, gardens and eco-conscious zoos that offer a break from the bustle of the city. Picnicking at the weekends is a favourite pastime in the emirate, with families and friends filling the parks.

Dream-worthy docks

World-class marinas

Connect with a sailing legacy that stretches back hundreds of years at the emirate’s many incredible marinas – including Emirates Palace Marina, Yas Marina and Eastern Mangroves Marina – and enjoy state-of-the-art modernities, luxurious facilities and food whipped up by top chefs.

Work up a sweat

State-of-the-art sports clubs

Enjoy staying active? You'll love Abu Dhabi. A city that encourages an active lifestyle, you'll find a range of activities for the whole family, from golf at competition-worthy courses to archery, paintball, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, bowling, ice-skating, shooting, horse riding and watersports.

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