As the UAE’s cultural hub, Abu Dhabi not only gives a glimpse into ancient Emirati heritagebut also into the modern transformation of the capital city. Below is a list of 10 things that every traveller must experience on their trip to Abu Dhabi:
- 1. Walk on the Corniche
Abu Dhabi’s Corniche is a beautiful 8 km paved path stretching from the Emirates Palace to Mina Port. Rent a bicycle or take a leisurely stroll by the waterfront to really experience the Corniche in all its glory.
- 2. Luxurious experience at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Get a slice of luxury at a reasonable price at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. It offers splendid views of the turquoise ocean and epitomizes ultimate luxury. With free access to the pristine beach and a state-of-the-art spa, this is the perfect place to unwind with family.
- 3. Family Picnic at the Al Mushrif Children’s Garden
Spend some quality time with your family by spreading a picnic blanket in the Al Mushrif Garden located close to the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi.There’s nothing better than a cosy picnic with family in the park, where kids can run freely and adults can stretch their legs out and chat.
- 4. Shop at the traditional souks
You will find the real shopping delights of Abu Dhabi in the traditional souks and local markets. Visit the Souk Qaryat Al Beri in a water taxi (abras) or buy the best of Arabic cushions and Persian rugs in Abu Dhabi’s Carpet Souk. If you want to self-drive to Abu Dhabi’s hot shopping spots, then save on taxi fares by getting a car rental.
- 5. Take a weekend road trip
If you love going on long drives, then reserve a couple of days to take a road trip somewhere close to Abu Dhabi. Choose a comfortable four-wheeler from the Hertz car rental catalogue before setting off on a long car trip to Liwa, Musandam, Hatta, or Fujairah.
- 6. Fun with Ferrari
Home to the fastest rollercoaster in the world, Ferrari World also has the distinction of being the world’s largest indoor theme park. This iconic red-roofed landmark is a special feather in Abu Dhabi’s cap and makes for a fun place to visit for adults and children alike.
- 7. Explore the wild side
Catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the Emirates Park Zoo that features over 1700 species of majestic animals including white tigers,cheetahs, and the Siberian Bear. You can also visit the 400-hectare Al Ain zoo to meet the adorable penguins.
- 8. Visit the Iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Explore your spiritual side by visiting Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmark. Constructed with pristine white marble, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s intricate architecture will take your breath away.
- 9. Visit a car museum
The Emirates National Auto Museum houses several vintage vehicle models that are sure to draw the interest of every car and art enthusiast.
- 10. Water adventures in Yas Island
It’s no wonder that Yas Waterworld has earned the title of the world’s second best waterpark. It offers you the chance to hop on water rides, ride the waves, indulge in motorsports, and enjoy a delectable spread of international cuisine, all in one place-Yas Island.