Experience romantic Abu Dhabi: its beaches, sports, desert views and more!

Amazing beaches, beloved sports teams and top sights from The Corniche to Al Wahda Mall—discover Abu Dhabi, a family-friendly destination also famous for its shopping.

Where to stay in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi City Center
Abu Dhabi Emirate showing desert views, landscape views and a sunset

Abu Dhabi City Center

Known for Shopping, Tours, Deserts

4/5(52 reviews)

Abu Dhabi City Center is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Al Wahda Mall and The Corniche.

Al Raha Beach
Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Raha Beach

Known for Islands, Beaches

Travellers like the beaches in Al Raha Beach, and Al Raha Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Capital Centre
Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Capital Centre

2/5(2 reviews)

While Capital Centre may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Mushrif Mall.

Al Zahiyah
Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Zahiyah

Known for Shopping, Beaches, Skyscrapers

4.5/5(52 reviews)

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of Al Zahiyah. Make a stop by Abu Dhabi Mall or Khalifa Center while you're exploring the area.

Al Khalidiyah
Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Khalidiyah

Known for Natural Parks, Beaches

Travellers enjoy Al Khalidiyah for its beaches and parks. Consider checking out The Corniche while you're in the area.

Al Danah
The Corniche which includes a beach and general coastal views

Al Danah

Known for Friendly People, Natural Parks, Shopping

Al Danah is known for its lively bars, and you can plan a trip to The Corniche and Madinat Zayed Shopping Center while you're in town.

Top hotels in Abu Dhabi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport
Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport
3 out of 5
Abu Dhabi International Airport, Opposite Terminals 1 & 3, Abu Dhabi
£61
per night
4 Dec-5 Dec

Situated in Abu Dhabi, this hotel is in the same area as Yas Marina, Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World. Area attractions also include Yas Mall and Yas ...

4.3/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Perfect to spend one night during long layover at airport"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
4 out of 5
Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
£118
per night
14 Nov-15 Nov

This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld. Yas Mall and Warner ...

4.3/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"Great proximity to Ferrari World thrill park, wonderful swimming pool complex, great view out back of swimming pool area into nature area, and nice, relaxing music with nice dance vibe. Wish I could find an internet radio station with that sort of music!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
Al Muroor Street No 4, Abu Dhabi
£86
per night
27 Nov-28 Nov

This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Al Jazaeera Sports Club and Higher Colleges of Technology-Abu Dhabi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (348 reviews)

"Dusit Thani is a phenomenal hotel, I throughly enjoyed my stay here. The staff and hotel management were extremely friendly, whatever issues we had they dealt with it quickly. The facilities were sensational it really was a beautiful hotel. A huge thank you to the room service cleaners who made our ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Popular things to do in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

5/5(92 reviews)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Abu Dhabi. Wander through the beautiful beaches and marina in this relaxing area.

Ferrari World
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Ferrari World

4.5/5(27 reviews)

On the island that hosts one of the most thrilling legs of the Formula 1 world tour is a theme park devoted to the most iconic racing team of all.

Yas Waterworld
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Yas Waterworld

4.5/5(33 reviews)

The perfect way to cool down in the Abu Dhabi heat, this huge waterpark is home to stomach-turning plunges and exciting family play areas.

Top activities in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi all day tour with lunch from Dubai
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Abu Dhabi all day tour with lunch from Dubai

£79

Get depart for visit Abu Dhabi the capital and the largest Emirates of UAE. This guided tour will give you a extensive info about Abu Dhabi and the island on which it stands. The tour will get its first stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque which is one of the largest mosque in the world astonishing 40,000 worshippers.

60 Minute Corniche Sightseeing Boat Tour in Abu Dhabi
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60 Minute Corniche Sightseeing Boat Tour in Abu Dhabi

£44

The Contrasts Of The Capital - There’s no better way to explore Abu Dhabi's headline-grabbing skyline developments and must-see attractions than by water. We take you on a 60 minute guided tour of UAE sights that simply can’t be viewed by road.

Abu Dhabi half-day tour from Abu Dhabi with Gray Line
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Abu Dhabi half-day tour from Abu Dhabi with Gray Line

£26

Explore Abu Dhabi in an English guided tour, also audio guided in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese with free WIFI on board Participate in Gray line's ultimate Abu Dhabi full day tour and take advantage of an ideal introduction to the largest city of the Emirates, which also happens to be the UAE capital.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Skip-the-Line Tickets
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Louvre Abu Dhabi: Skip-the-Line Tickets

£18

Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi and see the massive collections of art and artifacts that bridge cultures and civilizations throughout history. Explore the building's unique architecture and public spaces.

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai
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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

£41

One of the world’s largest and most celebrated Mosques, the Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed is a wonderful Abu Dhabi attraction that lures people near and far. This tour is a great opportunity for those seeking to explore this amazing testimony of Islamic craftsmanship.

Abu Dhabi Airport Transfers
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Abu Dhabi Airport Transfers

£10

Experience a hassle-free visit to Abu Dhabi with convenient transfers between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Abu Dhabi City.

Reviews of Abu Dhabi

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 65.17857142857143%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 29.464285714285715%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.464285714285714%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Nov 2019

Recommend the Yas marina circuit tour even if you are not a F1 fan. Found it really interesting and good value for money.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

We have been to Abu Dhabi many times for a five day winter break in November. Weather perfect for relaxing and service and food at the Shangri la is always excellent

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Nov 2019

Lovely place to visit for a nice relax getaway.

5/5 - Excellent

Jo

2 Nov 2019

Polite helpful people, safe environment plenty to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

The driving continues to be appalling. As a forward thinking Country I’d like to see more recycling and less plastic used in shops etc.

5/5 - Excellent

Loulou

31 Oct 2019

Great days out and experiences for the family.