50 Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi, Tourist Places & Attractions
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The Warner Bros. World is an indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi and has become one of the most famous places to visit among, kids, families and big groups. Ranging from Looney Tunes to DC Comics, this theme park features various characters and items related to the Warner Bros. creation.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, an iconic as well as a universal museum is renowned as a premier cultural institution built in the heart of Saadiyat Cultural District. The museum opened its doors on 11th November 2017. Designed by Jean Nouvel, Pritzker prize-winning architect, this museum covers an area of about 9200 sq. m galleries which include both the Permanent and Temporary galleries.

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One of the most famous mosque in Abu Dhabi that is a must-visit for you is the Grand Mosque. This architectural show-stopper is one of the world's biggest mosques, with a limit with regards to a surprising 40,000 admirers. It highlights 82 vaults, over 1,000 segments, 24-carat gold overlaid light fixtures and the world's biggest hand tied cover.

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This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful theme parks of Dubai - The Ferrari world. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate fun destination situated on the Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride.

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Jebel Hafeet is a sole mountain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, acclaimed as one of the exorbitant mountains in the country. This well-known landmark in the Tawam region is noted for a variety of reasons, including several cave systems to explore, ridges stretching to the inner section of Al-Ain city, and several archaeological and historical findings..

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One of the first contained leisure, nature and educational destinations of its kind in Abu Dhabi’s Emirate has to be the Jubail Mangrove Park. In this park, you can explore and visit a haven for marine and avian species which is indigenous to Abu Dhabi. Jubail Mangrove Park is basically a mangrove sanctuary. It aims to enhance the understanding, appreciation, and awareness of the mangrove.

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Sir Bani Yas Island is the largest natural island located off the coast of Abu Dhabi, and used to be the private island of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of UAE. As of today, the island is the abode of thousands of animals, in addition to numerous indigenous plants and trees. Furthermore, it is also a wildlife reserve and a bird sanctuary, and is a major hotspot for adventure activities like hiking, kayaking, diving and more.

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Spanning over 10000 square feet, Snow Park Abu Dhabi is a thrilling, enchanting and the largest indoor snow park in the world. It guarantees to captivate families with its 12 exhilarating rides and 17 other exciting attractions. Despite external temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, the park maintains a frosty temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius, ensuring a truly immersive experience for visitors of all ages.

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Established in 1969, Al Ain Museum is the oldest museum of UAE, exhibiting its ancient history throughout the years. The museum is home to a plethora of artifacts retrieved from various ancient sites all across the country. The majestic Sultan fort or commonly known as Eastern Fort also lies within the perimeter of the museum.

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Al Qattara Arts Center was established in 2011 as a hub of studying, practicing and developing creative and cultural arts. It is not only a place for people to witness breathtaking art but to practice it. It is also one of the prominent venues of Al Ain to host exhibitions, occasions and cultural events.

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Located just 10 kilometers away from Al Ain city, Hili Archeological Park is an impressive archeological site and lush green garden. It is a popular tourist attraction highlighting the ancient monuments for international tourists and local visitors. Other than the ancient monuments, this park also includes remains of burial grounds, forts, Bronze Age and Iron Age villages dating back hundreds of years. 

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The Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is an Olympic-size rink where curling, ice hockey, and skating events and instruction are held. It is, quite literally, one of the coolest places to enjoy a variety of snow sports as well as learn them from skilled instructors. 

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The trending Salt Lake in Abu Dhabi, originally named AlWathba Salt Lake is a manmade lake that is fed by underground pipes. Over the years, because of Mother Nature's incredible works and evaporation, huge chunks of sodium chloride(salt) have started forming and crystallising above the surface of water and the edges of the lake.

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Al Jahili Fort is one of the largest forts in UAE which was built in the year 1890, stands today as a pioneer of Abu Dhabi’s prodigious history, culture and heritage. This fort’s exquisite history attracts a lot of travel and history enthusiasts globally.

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The Saadiyat Public Beach, with its soft white sandy stretch, full of lounge chairs overlooking the Persian Gulf has become a go to spot for locals as well as foreigners. A beach yoga session combined with a leisurely stroll down will provide you with plenty of inner calm.

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Qasr Al Watan is a functional Presidential palace and a magnificent cultural monument that invites visitors from all over the globe to explore the UAE's rich heritage of knowledge and culture. This is more than simply a typical palace as it promotes cultural knowledge of the country and highlights its wonderful past.

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The Al Wathba Fossil Dunes is an attraction that features unique structures that have been formed over many years with wind-swept sand. Located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, this place is known for its scenic views and architecturally beautiful formations. 


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Umm Al Emarat Park, also known as Mother of the Nation Park, is one of the oldest and largest parks in the city of Abu Dhabi. Featuring a wide range of amenities, the park also houses several educational spaces as well as botanic gardens, and is located in the heart of the city. The design of the Umm Al Emarat Park honours the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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Dalma Island, one of the earliest human settlements in the United Arab Emirates, was a significant pearl trading port. It served as a source of water supply to Abu Dhabi in the early 20th century and is now a thriving fishing village. An attraction for history enthusiasts, this beautiful island is known for its distinctive architecture, the mansion of a well-known pearl merchant, and the ceramics discovered during the restoration work of an ancient mosque.

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The Reem Island is a new addition to the growing popularity of waterfront islands in the UAE. With amazing views, exceptional amenities and luxury living - Reem Island is the ultimate destination for residential as well as tourist attractions. Spread across the island are various restaurants serving Asian, Italian, English and French cuisine with delectable authentic flavors.

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One of the most distinctive retail destinations of Abu Dhabi is the Marina Mall. It offers a unique entertainment and shopping experience. The Marina Mall spans 235,000 square meters of the whole retail space. It is the one stop shop for dining, retail and entertainment in the capital. This mall houses over 400 stores that include fashion brands, beauty department, and high-street stores besides electronic shops, and home furnishings.

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Abu Dhabi is the home to some gorgeous beaches, Al Mirfa beach being one among them. The Al Mirfa beach is a beautiful spot in Abu Dhabi and is one of the capital city’s best-kept secrets. The annual Al Dhafra Watersports Festival takes place here for ten days in April. This concealed beach, known for its splendour and placidness, is a must visit tourist spot in Abu Dhabi.

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Boasting of an experience that interweaves a traditional Arabian souk and a typical shopping mall, the World Trade Center Mall is one of the best in the city of Abu Dhabi. The mall replaces the WTC Souk, or the Central Market, and boasts of an even better authentic shopping experience to visitors. From traditional Arabian jewellery, fashion and food, to gift items, spices, carpets and more, there is a lot that the mall has to offer. 

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A beautiful and mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage site, the Al Ain Oasis was recently opened to the public. This amazing tourist destination is a peak into the agricultural practices of the region for more than a thousand years. With an operational Falaj system, the Al Ain Oasis is one of the most visited sites by tourists from around the world. Nestled in the center of Abu Dhabi's garden city.

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Located in Al Qana, the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi is the largest in all of the Middle East, spread across 9,000 square metres and home to 46,000 species of marine animals, reptiles, amphibians, mammals as well as birds. The aquarium features 60 amazing exhibits, divided across 10 themed zones, making the National Aquarium one of the most iconic tourist as well as lifestyle attractions of Abu Dhabi.

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Located on the Level 74 of Tower 2 of the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, the Observation Deck at 300 is one of the most famous structures and buildings in the city. It offers some of the most beautiful and the highest vantage of the city’s skyline. Home to a famous cafe, it is here where visitors can enjoy tucking into mouth-watering refreshments and high-tea whilst enjoying the serene views of the city.

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Al Wathba Cycle Track is the most popular cycling track in Abu Dhabi. Located 45 kilometres to the south-east of Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba is best known for the beautiful scenic view of sunrise and sunset along the cycling routes. There are five different courses to choose from based on the distance and difficulty which makes the Al Wathba Cycle Track favourable for both beginners and experts.

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The SeaWorld in Abu Dhabi will bring a next-generation marine life theme park to the popular Yas Island. The marine park will give its visitors a unified “One Ocean” experience through its six zones featuring immersive exhibits, rides and 68,000 marine animals. The park complex will also house the SeaWorld Research and Rescue Abu Dhabi, UAE’s first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return centre. 

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The Al Ain Camel Market is a unique place where trading of camels takes place amongst native camel traders of the region. An amazing blend of the ancient tradition and culture of UAE with the modern world, this place is a unique experience that cannot be easily found anywhere else. The market allows visitors to explore the area and watch the trading, as well as indulge in photography sessions with the camels.

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The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is the ideal place to discover the Emirati culture. This reconstructed Arabian village is located in the vicinity of Marina Mall, and is 38 kilometers away from the international airport of Abu Dhabi. The Heritage Village lets you imagine a life that existed long before the shopping malls, luxury hotels, and skyscrapers were erected in Dubai. This village provides you a snapshot of UAE’s conventional Bedouin life.

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As one of the best reinstated museums in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Palace Museum has been an important historical monument in UAE for a long time. It is a family friendly attraction, which is also known for its lush landscapes and mesmerizing mountains. The historical site is home to many amazing artifacts and provides a unique experience of the cultural aspects of the region.

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Dating back to the 1790s, Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in all of Abu Dhabi, in addition to being a historical landmark in the region. Home to the city’s first permanent structure, the watchtower, Qasr Al Hosn takes you on a visit through the times gone by, all the way to the development of Abu Dhabi as a modern global metropolis.

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The Al Wathba Reserve, Abu Dhabi's first protected wetland area, is a lush haven for nature enthusiasts. In this man-made reserve that combines wetlands, salt lands, dunes, and fossilized sands, you can see a wide variety of plants, birds, wild animals, and marine life. It's a great place for families to reconnect with nature while also spotting flamingos and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

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Looking over Hodariyat Island, the Al Bateen Beach is one of the most popular and family friendly beaches in Abu Dhabi. Spoilt with many options when it comes to amazing coastlines, locals and visitors to Abu Dhabi have a special place for Al Bateen Beach. Rarely overcrowded, Al Bateen is a beautiful place to relax with friends and family without the bustling noise of too many people surrounding you.

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Lulu Island is a man made island composed of recovered sand with a surface area of 469 hectares. From the Abu Dhabi Breakwater to the Zayed Sea Port, it stretches. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan saw the property as a critical component of Abu Dhabi's development.

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A unique show of the region, Abu Dhabi International Boat Show creates a perfect opportunity for marine industry enthusiasts and families alike to enjoy a wonderful day.

It is a great platform to explore all the brand new technologies which contribute to enhancing the maritime experience. The Boat Show features a wide range of fun activities to explore and enjoy.

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Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, will soon be home to a brand-new and exciting attraction tailored specifically to Harry Potter enthusiasts. Discovery unveiled Harry Potter Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, and it the first such land in the Middle East. The creative idea for this Harry Potter inspired land is to give visitors a fresh look at familiar Wizarding World landmarks

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Based on the experiences as well as the spirit of Dubai, La Perle Dubai is a permanent theatre show, situated in the heart of this international city, at Al Habtoor City, Downtown Dubai. This astonishing show is directed by the legendary director, Franco Dragone, who is famous for his earlier aquatic shows which have been performed in the theatrical capital of the world; Las Vegas and Macau.

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Letting you express yourself with movement, Bounce Abu Dhabi is one of a kind creation, loaded with trampolines for you to jump on. This trampoline park fuses various thrilling activities with jumping, hence making them even more thrilling. From a jump arena to a freestyle area, every kind of fun activity is available here.

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Al Ain Zoo is one of those locations where one can not only watch animals resting in their natural habitat, but also lets people interact with them. From feeding the giraffes to playing with parakeets, people can enjoy various once in a lifetime experiences here.

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Experience the ultimate thrill of watching your favorite Formula race cars move fantastically with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour across the twisted track of Yas Marina Circuit. If you are a car enthusiast, visiting the Yas Marina circuit is the first and foremost thing you should do when visiting Abu Dhabi. 

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Come along with your children to an activity-packed city, Kidzania, to introduce them to innovative learning and playing. Spread over an area of 55,000 square meters, Kidzania is a scaled clone of a real city where kids get a perfect blend of education and entertainment. Children between 4 to 16 years of age can enjoy more than 40 real-world activities at Kidzania.

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Sitting along the Yas Island, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is home to more than 10,000 animals which can be seen resting in their natural habitat. From Giraffes to Ostriches and even cheetahs, this wildlife centre has become one of the best attractions which can be visited in Abu Dhabi.

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Emirates Park Zoo is no less than a hidden treasure for all the animal lovers. It holds the prestige of being accounted amongst the first private zoos in Dubai. Opened in the year 2008, Emirates Park Zoo operates for all 365 days. From animal sighting sessions to a gaming section, a wide variety of activity options are available here.

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Yas Island is located in the largest emirate in UAE, Abu Dhabi, and is home to some of the greatest and most happening shopping, entertainment and leisure centres in the world. In terms of land area, Yas Island is spread out across 2500 hectares and is a destination that attracts tourists and business people from across the globe, alike.

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The Emirates National Auto Museum is a beautiful structure located 45 kilometers south of Abu Dhabi, which displays an impressive collection of automobiles. These are the most expensive, largest, oldest, and longest private collections of cars owned by Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. One could spend the entire day at the museum gazing at the collection - in fact, a series of episodes of Top Gear was filmed there.

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