Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Things to do - general

Overview

Being one of the wealthiest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is the lord of glimmer and a master at portraying the magnificence. Sketching white domed mosques on its canvas and blanketing dreamy deserts, this place is the quintessence of Arabia. Nonetheless, together with this fanciful sliver of the Gulf, the UAE capital has a more complaisant, ultramodern facade that is more than just superlatively exclusive.

Merging the tremendous and the brashest with the boldest and the wildest, Abu Dhabi is a hub of several of the world’s most electrifying new quests. It doesn’t matter if your finances might not be as stretchable as that of a local Sheikh’s you could still stop by at some of the city’s splendid spots and get to taste a billionaire’s regime for a while.

CountryUAE
Visa Requirements

Normal as per UAE

Languages SpokenArabic, English
Currency UsedUAE Dirham

Sports & Adventure

Karting and Motorsports
Whether you acquire the skill to master one of the most thrilling racing tracks around - the incredible Yas Marina Circuit; sharpen your abilities at the Al Ain Sportplex that has 1.6 km course of Arabia’s largest go-karting track; or enjoy in learning the nitty-gritties across Al Forsan’s four different tracks, Abu Dhabi proposes a diversity of motorsports for enthusiasts of every level.

Dune Bashing / Desert Safari
Grab an opportunity to adventure under the sun across the sands; capture spectacular sunsets as you wind down along the day and settle around the bonfire to relish the Arabian cuisines. Desert safaris feature sand dune smashing, quad biking, sand skiing, a stopover at a camel farm and camel riding. If you plan on staying overnight then that would turn into an even more exciting adventure under a starry sky.

Watersports
From Arabia’s first waterskiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding parks to the city’s first human manufactured kayaking, white water rafting and surfing amenity in the foothills of the grand Jebel Hafeet heights, UAE is a place for the watersports fanatic.

Zoom in further into the adventure zone if you wish to get thrilled by the destination to the most. Abu Dhabi has everything for every degree of adventure.

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Things to do

Initiating from Abu Dhabi's famed Corniche to the colossal dunes of the western expanse's Empty Quarter desert in Al Gharbia, culture and ethnicity, history and chronicles and adrenaline-rushing ventures are wrapped in the emirate.

Indulge in the appreciation architectural excellence of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; adore the serenity and harmony of a walk across Al Ain's calming oasis; feel the rush on the world’s fastest roller coaster; or stand in awe at the history illustrated by the ancient sites and historic forts, dotted through the city.

Whether you’re gaping at the ever-altering spectacles of Abu Dhabi whilst appreciating the emirate by air or sea or land, or letting in the authentic touch of genuine Arabia while laying beneath the stars on a desert safari or spending a fun day in retail therapy in one of the lavish malls, you will acknowledge that Abu Dhabi is an absolute recreational haven that will persuade you to come and make a holiday again and again.

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Culture and History

Abu Dhabi's modest origins are challenging to excavate. Succeeding its oil spurt, the city has grown into a playing field for the Gulf’s rich and renowned. However, beyond the domino-like luxurious hotels and revolutionary shopping malls, it preserves captivating allures and a treasure cache of antiquated spice souks, old-fashioned dhows, desert camels and the date palm gardens. From this perception, it’s smooth to envisage the glorious Arabian intellectuals and fairy-tale idols making their dwelling here once more.

Abu Dhabi has a diversified and multiethnic society. The city's cultural impression as a small, ethnically consisting community began to evolve just as other national and ethnic crowds started to arrive here gradually – Iranians in the early 19th century and later Pakistanis and Indians.

The multicultural ambiance is gaining prominence at a gradual pace and therefore the city has an array of Western as well as Asian school systems and ethnic centers.

Abu Dhabi hosts scores of exhibitions every year in its most modern venues. The most prominent one is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, which attracts more than 1.5 million tourists each year.

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, Abu Dhabi
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, Abu Dhabi
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, Abu Dhabi
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