Top Must Try Experiences in Abu Dhabi

Here is a guide to the top experiences in Abu Dhabi that are a must try.

Abu Dhabi has so much to offer that trying to list the top Experiences in Abu Dhabi is quiet a challenge but here are what we would consider the best experiences you should try in Abu Dhabi.

Its remarkable how the city has changed and developed into a cultural and tourist destination in just a few years and there is still so much to come.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visit

Take a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one the world’s largest mosques and a massive architectural work of art that blends different Islamic architectural schools.

Housing the worlds largest hand knotted carpet and dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers its a spectacular place to visit any time of day or night.

Currently visits other than for prayers need to be pre booked here. Read our full article here.

Qasr Al Watan Tour

Book a guided tour of the amazing Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace and learn about the history of the country and its culture.

There is a museum housing the diplomatic gifts to the nation and a stunning library then take a walk thru the Great Hall and relax outdoors with a coffee enjoying the views.

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Emirates Palace

No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without a tour of the Emirates Palace and trying the fabled Palace Cappuccino dusted in golf leaf.

Check out the grand atrium and dine at one of the fabulous dining venues or pop out and enjoy the private beach.

Wahat Al Karama

Visit Wahat Al Karama, the breathtaking memorial to the lives of the Heroes of the UAE and soak in the history.

The Visitors Centre offers a glimpse into the high principles and the timeless noble values that embodies the UAE’s heroic martyrs.

It has a Souvenir Shop and four different galleries with exclusive exhibits and also a digital guestbook listing all the official visits form dignitaries from around the world.

Enjoy fantastic views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and take some pictures of it reflecting in the pool.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a joint effort between UAE and France and is the first ever Louvre outside of France.

A marvel of architecture its huge perforated dome gives an impression of floating on the water and helps shafts of light enter the museum spaces creating a magical experience.

The galleries have an interesting mix of international and middle eastern art that changes regularly so there is something new to see on each visit.

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Yas Island

The home of entertainment, Yas Island hoses the famous Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, CLYMB, Yas Mall and the Yas Marina Circuit is a must visit.

There is something for everyone at Yas Island, watch out for deals and resident offers to the parks or shop the sales and dine at Yas Mall.

Adventure lovers can go for a roof walk at Ferrari World or try the racing experiences at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Don’t forget to check out the spectacular W Hotel perched atop the race circuit.

Qasr Al Hosn

Visit the magnificent Qasr Al Hosn, the birthplace of Abu Dhabi and soak in the history of Abu Dhabi at the museum.

In the recenlty renovated outside area there is a pool in the shape of the UAE and a little pavilion with coffee shops and more to relax and enjoy an evening.

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Jubail Mangrove Park

Immerse yourself in nature by taking a walk on the boardwalk thru the Mangroves of Jubail Island and learn about this delicate ecosystem.

You can book a stay experience at the newly opened Pura Eco Resort, you can relax with nature and rejuvenate your soul.

Make sure you check the tide tables and go when the ride is high to get the best experience.

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Hudayriyat Island

Drive along the stunning suspension bridge to Hudayriyat Island and spend an afternoon with the family on the beach enjoying the food from an ever growing group of colorful food trucks.

You can then head over to Marsana and try out the skateboarding area or the lovely restaurants there.

Next up is Bab Al Nojoum for luxury glamping, the tents are lovely and there are camper vans as well to hire for a nights stay.

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Marsa Mina

Drive over to Marsa Mina and try some mouth watering food served form food trucks and containers at this vibrant venue just by the Abu Dhabi Cruise Ship Terminal.

We can’t wait for the cruise ships to return and dock right next to this fabulous venue.

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Visit Al Ain

The garden city of Al Ain is a haven of tranquility, form tall mountains to historic forts and museums to luxury camping and hot water springs there is so much to see.

A drive to the top of Jebel Hafit is an adventure for car lovers and the views form the top are just magnificent.

A trip to the Al Ain Zoo is a must along with the Camel Market and the hot springs at the Green Mubazzarah.

Spend a night under the stars in a luxury tent at the Jebel Hafit Desert Park and explore the Beehive Tombs.

Read our full article on Al Ain here.

Visit The Empty Quarter

Drive to the Liwa Crescent and enjoy a dune bashing trip at the base of Moreeb Dune which is the worlds highest sand dune and the venue for the annual Liwa Festival.

Camp in this vast sea of sand or drive thru in the hunt for the fables desert pools you will see at various locations around Liwa.

Spend a night at the mystical Anantara Qasar al Sarab Resort and soak in the luxury of this desert inspired resort.

Stop at the ancient city of Madinat Zayed and check out the lush greenery of the Liwa Oasis on the way.

Sir Baniyas Island

Drive to the magnificent Sir Baniyas Island and take a safari thru the wildlife reserve which was once the private nature retreat of the late Sheikh Zaid Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Spend a night at the stunning Desert Island Resort and Spa by Anantara and enjoy the decadent hospitality and spa.

Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the top experiences in Abu Dhabi.

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