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Abu Dhabi Attractions

A place perhaps not as well known in the world of tourism is Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and a city made rich from the abundant harvest of oil. The city has been full of tourist attractions and is the richest city in the world. Visiting Abu Dhabi will leave you breathless with amazement at the sight of its buildings and wonders to behold. There are millions of things to do in Abu Dhabi, but there are a few places you will especially want to mark on your map.

The best of the attractions in Abu Dhabi is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which may be the most magnificently built mosque in the history of the world. The mosque is a jewel of Arabian architecture and houses many treasures including a golden chandelier, which happens to be one of the largest in the world. Even though it is an active mosque, you can see the inside of the building and with all the breath taking sights to behold here. This mosque is by far the top place in Abu Dhabi tours to see.

When you’re looking for exciting Abu Dhabi activities to do, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is another must see. This local roller coaster park is one you will need to hang on to your hats while visiting as it has the fastest ride in the world with the Formula Rossa. This roller coaster reaches is a perfect place if you want to feel an exhilarating rush. Other places in the park take you back through the history of cars and show you how they evolved to the present day automobiles we drive.

Abu Dhabi excursions to more tranquil spots include the Al Ain Oasis, where palm trees are grown and where the barren desert now becomes full of life and shade from the heat. Date palms grow here and you can see the waterways winding their way through Abu Dhabi's lone jungle.

Abu Dhabi is a gem of Arabian cities to visit during your travels to the middle east, so come immerse yourself in the splendor of the Eastern Arabian peninsula and you will never forget this crown city.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Abu Dhabi on a sunny day?

Take advantage of the clear weather (and get a little exercise at the same time) with these top activities:

What to do in Abu Dhabi on a rainy day?

If it's pouring with rain during your stay, hang up your umbrella and have a go at one or two of these appealing indoor activities:

What is Abu Dhabi famous for?

Snap some pics at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque — it's a well-known local attraction.

What should I not miss in Abu Dhabi?

Don't go home without ticking off the following superb attractions:

  • Ferrari World
  • Abu Dhabi Mall
  • Marina Mall
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Are there cheap things to do in Abu Dhabi?

There are lots of fun experiences here that'll catch your eye if you're traveling on a tight budget:

What can you do in Abu Dhabi for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your backpack with so many great free attractions:

  • Abu Dhabi Mall
  • Marina Mall
  • Yas Mall
  • The Corniche