Abu Dhabi is such a great place to spend your holidays. Although the capital city is not as well known as Dubai, it is certainly getting closer. Thanks to large developments, the city is growing out to become an attraction and holiday destination on its own. Hereby we collected a list of things to do in Abu Dhabi.
Visiting the Sheikh Al Zayed Mosque: The leading landmark is a must-see, with guided tours for no-Muslims too all for free! The great building is a beautiful example of Islamic art and architecture.
Souk life: From the Central Market to the Old Souk area, Abu Dhabi is packed with souks. Do not miss visiting the Carpet Souk and the great Afghan Souk either, especially if you are on the lookout for buying some bigger handicrafts, such as carpets.
Heritage Village: The Heritage Village in the downtown of Abu Dhabi is a must-visit place, for everyone who wants to learn about the history and culture of the region and who wants to buy some great souvenirs. The admission fee is cheap. Visit in the evening.
Al Ain Camel Souk: if you really want to see something exotic, you must not miss visiting a real camel marketplace just outside Al Ain, the neighbouring city of Abu Dhabi. There are organized bus tours taking tourists to the camel souk and stopping by some great stores selling quality souvenirs.
Ferrari World Theme Park: The leading and biggest theme park of Abu Dhabi must be included in every Abu Dhabi travel guide. The great theme park is the most popular place for families and it’s a must-see for everyone who like to have fun. The park is open every day.
Abu Dhabi Golf Courses: Abu Dhabi is getting to become a real paradise for golfers. The best courses include Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club (ADGC) and Yas Links Golf Club each one having top-notch quality competition and training courses and high quality additional services.
Desert Safari: If you are in Abu Dhabi, you should not miss taking part at a real Abu Dhabi Desert Safari, part of all Abu Dhabi Travel Guide. The great safari can take from a couple of hours or can be a night safari. The beautiful desert surrounding Abu Dhabi is the most authentic landmark of Abu Dhabi and you cannot miss out visiting it.
Visiting Al Ain: When it comes to things to do in Abu Dhabi Al Ain is always included in the list of leading attractions and with a good reason. Al Ain is the historical city of Abu Dhabi it takes a little excursion to get there but it’s really worth. The must-see sites here include the Oasis, the Tropical Gardens, the great traditional souks and the Al Ain Camel Fair, which is held outside the city every week. Guided tours are going to Al Ain every day, so why don’t you join one?
This was just a basic list of things to do in Abu Dhabi. You can do so much more over here, all depending on your personal taste. You can enjoy the beach life, go to diving or visit one of the many historical and cultural museums of the city. There are so many things to do in Abu Dhabi, that even if you only spend your time with exploring the best shisha bars and restaurants, you will still have a wonderful holiday.