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Explore Abu Dhabi

Boasting some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, Abu Dhabi is made up of three main regions (areas) – the UAE capital city and its surrounds, Al Ain (Eastern Region) and Al Dhafra (Western Region). Thanks to its geographically diverse scenery and rich culture and history, the districts within these regions are a dream to explore. Enjoy exquisite desert sunsets in the Empty Quarter, kayak through mangrove forests, marvel at ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites, visit awe-inspiring architectural landmarks, museums and galleries, wander beneath palm trees in centuries-old oases, go wild at adventure and theme parks, relax at luxury resorts and shop in some of the world's best shopping malls.

Abu Dhabi City
Vibrant and diverse
Abu Dhabi was once home to 300 Barasti (palm frond) huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. Today, the bustling high-rise capital of the UAE is a melting pot of culture, history, heritage, nature, beaches, luxury, wildlife and shopping.
Al Ain

A natural history

The green garden city of Al Ain is home to historical buildings and the magnificent Al Ain Oasis, where 147,000 date palms and other fruit trees flourish in the desert.

Explore Al Ain
Al Dhafra
Explore the unexplored
Making up over two-thirds of Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra stretches along hundreds of kilometres of coastline and boasts exquisite beaches and islands, incredible wildlife, towering sand dunes, adventurous off-road driving, luxury resorts and ancient forts.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi


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Frequently asked questions about Abu Dhabi's areas.

There are 3 main areas in Abu Dhabi:

Everyone needs time to unwind, and in Abu Dhabi, you can easily enjoy a spa and wellness retreat, check into a cosy hotel or resort, or lounge around at one of the many stunning beaches.

There is a large number of hotels and resorts located across Abu Dhabi.

The best areas to stay in Abu Dhabi are:

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi.