Abu Dhabi isn’t shy about challenging world records. It is home to the largest hand-loomed carpet in the world. The fastest roller coaster on the planet is also found in the city. And it is the location of the largest concentration of 21st century cultural buildings.
This is one of the best places to be to experience Gulf culture. Not only is it the capital of the UAE, it’s also where you can learn about its history through food, exhibitions, museums, and tours.
You can be at lost for things to do in the city, but for starters, here are top 5 things to do when in Abu Dhabi :
Top 5 things to do when in Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, is located in this island. But not only does the island host racing events, it’s also home to several entertainment options to choose from:
Yas Waterworld – has more than 40 rides, slides, and attractions, including Bubble’s Barrel, which has the largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards in the world.
Yas Links – an award-winning golf course.
Yas Beach – located on the island’s southern shores.
By 2020, the island will also be home to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which will be the first not to feature orcas.
This the first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world. You can learn about the history of the brand through more than 20 educational rides and attractions. Among these is Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world. In addition, the theme park also features interactive shopping and an authentic Italian dining experience.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the result of the collaboration between the city and the French government. Located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, this art and civilization museum features its own collections and those that have been loaned by the Agence France-Museums and the Musee de Louvre.
While it does bear the name Louvre, it is in no way a copy of the museum in France. It offers its own interpretation of universal history that reflects the era and the traditions of the UAE. In its collection are works from just about every medium, including sculpture, paintings, and even photography.
Located near Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, this entertainment complex is a recent opening on the island (it opened last July 25, 2018). It is the third Warner Brothers theme park, and it features six themed lands: Bedrock, Cartoon Junction, Dynamite Gulch, Gotham City, Metropolis, and Warner Brothers Plaza.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
This is one of the few mosques in the region that opens its doors to non-Muslims to have a tour of this magnificent mosque. And it’s not a structure you should miss either. It can be seen from each of the bridges that connects Abu Dhabi to the mainland. The sight is truly stunning: its 80 marble domes are enough to make your jaw drop. It truly a masterpiece and a must-see.
There’s certainly more to Abu Dhabi than just the five wonders listed here. It is a city well worth exploring, which you can when you avail of Abu Dhabi holiday packages.
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