Top 10 Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi also called as “The Father of the Gazelle” is a definite place of visit among other destinations in the world, with a diverse range of tourist attractions. The capital and the second largest city of United Arab Emirates emerges to be the second most expensive city in the world. Abu Dhabi is one place in the world which has a taste of culture, excitement, adventure and enthrallment and can be reached from the Dubai International Airport by bus within two hours.  Check your stay – see Hotels in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Places to Visit & Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Like that of things to do in Dubai, there are certain things to do in Abu Dhabi as well, while you tour UAE. To add on to your tour in Dubai, below are top places you must visit while on a tour to the United Arab Emirates while on travel to Abu Dhabi.

Architectural Amazement: Sheikh Zayed Mosque

This happens to be one of the most important place of worship in the country. This place highlights the architectural intelligence, where one would stand spell bounded by the works done. The mosque is open to visitors except on Fridays. Also, this touts to be a path for non-muslims to apprehend the strong-rooted Islamic religion.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abudhabi UAE

Inside view of Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Inside Architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The Place of Enlightment: Manarat Al Saadiyat

The Manarat Al Saadiyat is15,400sqm visitor center was an island transformed into a visitor center. This place is only 20 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The island is a place of fun, which takes us through the island’s past, present and future. The island has a restaurant, theater and three major galleries.

Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Time to Play: Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Alongside an excellent view of the Arabian Gulf Coast lies the Yas Island, holding a sprawling golf course, drawing everyone’s attention. Home to diverse marine and bird groups, the golf club stretches to about 7,450 yards with comfortable practice facilities and a palatial clubhouse. The fusion of luxury, sport and nature fills the air with a magic to mesmerize one and all.

Yas Islands Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE

Yas Islands Water Kingdom
Yas Islands Water World Abu Dhabi Dubai Road, UAE

Racing the Way: Emirates National Auto Museum

Owned by Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, this is a place of exquisite collection of cars, from the rarest to the biggest. An assemblage of approximately 200 cars, this house showcases some of the finest cars of the world. It is about 45 km south of Abu Dhabi city and the museum can be reached in about an hour’s drive. Popularly known as the Rainbow Sheikh has brought together a striking compilation of Mercedes, Dodge pick-ups and oversized Caravans. The museum has the shape of a white pyramid and is a must-watch for all automobile lovers.

National Motor Museum Abu Dhabi

Collection of Cars in Abu dhabi National Auto Museum


National Auto Museum Abu Dhabi, UAE

A Historic Delight: Al-Hosn Palace

Also known as the The White Palace takes you back to the 18th century that narrates the rulership of the Al-Nahyan family. It was built as a castle by Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Zayed Al Nahyan over 200 years ago. It is not only one of the oldest existing buildings in Abu Dhabi, but also a place of splendid architecture and artifacts. The palace is located on the Sheikh Zayed First Street and has a number of hotels to check in for accommodation.

Qasr Al Hosn Festival Abu Dhabi UAE

An Archaeological Exploration: Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

Founded in 1981, the cultural foundation is a center of art and learning. Located near the Al-Hosn Palace. The center serves as a host for lectures, movies, art exhibits and concerts. Operated by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage with the Islamic design includes National Archives, the Library as well as the Institute of Culture and Art. The foundation comprises a mix of heritage and historic values that would surprise the tourists with a classical touch of music, arts, literature and movies.

Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Foundation

Display at the Cultural Foundation

Arab Tent Display in Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, UAE

Skating Spree: Abu Dhabi Ice Rink

Abu Dhabi also indulges its tourists into some exciting fun activities. The Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is one such place which leaves the tourists charged through their vacation. It holds an Olympic-size skating surface for the younger generation to the older ensuring fun and is one of the coolest place too. The skating surface is a recreational treat for the tourists. In addition to the skating shows, training lessons are also available along with membership facilities. A chilling experience for tourists right in the middle of the desert!!

Abu Dhabi Ice Rink, UAE

Ready for an Adventure: Ferrari World

Located on the Yas Island, Ferrari World is a Ferrari-themed amusement park. It tops the list of the largest indoor amusement park in the world. A real treat for adventurers and is a complete fun package. This park hosts a range of rides leaving an unforgettable experience for every member of the family. The park can be conveniently reached by a 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre. The park also includes an apt Italian dining experience and the largest Ferrari store.

Ferrari World Abu Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Get Shooting: Caracal Shooting Club

The Caracal Shooting Club is the first official shooting club in the world. It would surely make the visitors get immersed into an unforgettable experience. The place ensures safety and security for the practitioners at all times. Visitors would also be able to get a glimpse of the shooting from a safe distance. This was founded in 2007 and is located on the extension of the Armed Forces Officers Club.

Shooting Club Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ultimate Beach Experience: The Corniche

Located on the north-west of Abu Dhabi Island, a perfect place to relax, enjoy and entertain. A enchanting view of the beach front, the cornice spreads across 8km of manicured waterfront, including a variety of services of children’s play area, restaurants, pedestrian pathways. The Corniche Beach is a life guarded beach park with a Blue Flag status, flocking more than 50,000 visitors every month. Cycling around the area happens to be the most common way to get a seascape of the area. A perfect relaxation destination.

Corniche Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Corniche Distance View

UAE Abu Dhabi Corniche

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