ABU DHABI is currently one of the most visited and loved places for tourism. Majority of the people, who love to travel, wants to see and feel the places popular for their exciting and vivid views. This sprawling city offers more than that to tourists. ABU DHABI has a lot more than just luxurious buildings and shopping malls. There is a huge list of activities and places to visit in ABU DHABI some will cost you some money but it’s worth spending your time and wealth. Some places will be for the people who have a love for nature and some places are for those who like nature and history.
There are a lot of things to do in Abu Dhabi but we have listed some of the places for you where you should be aiming for visiting and spending your holidays with your loved ones.
1- Qasr AL Watan:
Qasr Al Watan also known as the palace of the Nation is a spectacular beauty is a tribute to the region’s culture and a solid proof of the creativity of the people who live in this region. It’s a place full of knowledge, offering the world for the first time a deep insight of Arab Heritage. It was opened for the people on March 11, (Monday).
2- Sheikh Zayed Mosque:
Sheikh Zayed mosque is truly a great wonder and first of it’s kind. It’s the UAE largest and most beautiful place of worship and visitors come here from around the globe. There is a wonderful air of calm that surrounds this majestic Grand mosque. According to TripAdvisor, it was ranked as the world’s second favourite landmark in 2017. It is also the 3rd largest mosque in the world. A true architectural wonder for the world.
3- RUB AL KHALI desert:
RUB AL KHALI desert is also known as the largest continuous sand desert in the world. it Is a very vast desert that some of its parts reach Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It has a Dazzling breathtaking view in the night you have never seen in your life. A number of archaeologists believed that the ancient civilization which is described by the Qur’an as “Erum of the pillars, the like of which was never created on the land ” is buried under the majestic sand of this dessert. It is also known to the people as Rub al Khali the lost city.
4- Ferrari World:
Ferrari world is one of the famous branded theme parks that brings the thrill of Formula One racing to the land of Abu Dhabi and it is one of the city’s top places for thrill seekers. It has a junior GT track for small children so they can test out newly learned driving skills. You can also find a collection of Ferrari’s cars including models from 1947. There is a Ferrari factory tour and Ferrari knowledge game show for the true car lovers.
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5- Mangrove Kayaking Tours:
Now here you are going to see a totally different side of Abu Dhabi. By entering here you will be heading into the mangrove forests that still ring the islands along the shore surrounding the city. There’s a bunch of kayaking tours available for all levels of experience and age, ranging from 1.5 hours to three hours of paddling. There is also an Eco Tour available that allows you to understand the salient ecology of mangroves as well as it allows you to explore these beautiful last remnants of the city’s forests. If you want to have a really special experience, just sign up for the night tours and discover the mangroves by gliding through the waters after dark it will totally mesmerize you.
6- Boat Tours:
If you want the perfect views of the dazzling skyscrapers of the city you definitely need to head out onto the water. You will get the most exciting views of the high rises as you will drift out from the marina. You will find many operators that run different tours for all types of budgets. Two of the most popular trips with tourists are the Island hopping tours they provide tours to some beaches and snorkelling time on various islands in the bay. The 2nd trip is sunset cruises they let you see the sparkling views of the city lights flicker into action as dusks set over the entire city. It is one of the best choices for an evening activity.
7- Qasr Al-Hosn:
Al-Hosn Fort is also known as the old fort or the White Fort. It is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi and one of the major historical points of interests. This palace was built in 1793 as the residence place for the ruling family and it was also for the seat of government. Its entire interior has been renovated again and modernized. It is now used as a museum that showcases the history and culture of Abu Dhabi. It has plenty of historical photographs on show.
8- Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital:
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is a fully functional veterinary hospital for all ill and injured falcons. it also provides fully guided tours for interested visitors around the place. The tours allow you to get as closer as you can and personal with these birds. It also has an on-site museum that explains the history of falconry. If you have what it takes to be you may also have the chance to hold one of the birds, or even to feed one, depending on the activities the vets are performing at the time of your visit.
9- Yas Waterworld
If you are feeling low with the devastating heat then Yas Water world is the place where you should be heading to cool off at the waterpark. Yas Waterworld is a gigantic theme park having huge waterslides and an inner-tube river ride. It also has the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado water rafting ride. It also has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave. A breathtaking free fall speed water slide is also here to cool off you. You will also find some restaurants, cafes and shops here for some lighter pursuits.
10- Emirates Park Zoo:
Emirates Park Zoo is the perfect zoo for the people who have little ones in tow. This excellent zoo will make your day full of fun and exciting adventures. It’s only a short drive away from Abu Dhabi. This park has a variety of amazing animals including rare white tigers, giraffes, a herd of zebras, elephants and a Siberian bear. There is also a petting zoo in this big zoo where children can touch and feed domestic breeds of animals.
11- Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi’s Heritage Village is a totally exact copy of a typical Bedouin village the great bat gives the visitors a glimpse of Emirati life before the great boom of oil. It is situated in a pretty beach area of the city. It’s a very good place to wander after the visit. You can watch craftspeople demonstrate Emirati metal work and weaving skills.
12- Marina Mall
Abu Dhabi is the shopper’s paradise. This city has no shortage of marketplaces and has some big shopping malls. Marina Mall is Abu Dhabi’s most popular shopping places. It is located exactly near the Heritage Village on the breakwater in the southwest corner of this spectacular city. This huge shopping complex houses more than 400 stores. It also has a huge bowling alley, a movie theatre and an ice rink.
There are many more remarkable places to be visit and things to try in Abu Dhabi so grab yourself, pack your stuff and start a wonderful journey at Abu Dhabi which you will be going to remember for a lifetime!