10 Hidden Gems in Abu Dhabi That Need To Be Visited Once!!
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Abu Dhabi Hidden Gems

Louvre Abu DhabiQasr Al HosnHeritage VillageSheikh Zayed Grand MosqueCLYMBWadi AdventureDesert SafariBounceAl Ain ZooJubail Mangrove Park.

The hidden gems in Abu Dhabi are exquisitely grand and intriguing to visit during your trip to Dubai. They are flawlessly renowned for being offering a once in a lifetime experience that any other place in the world. While you will be left awestruck with the views of the grand Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Wadi Adventure will give you an adrenaline rush with their myriad of activities. You can also head out for a beautiful evening or morning Desert Safari, and enjoy the picturesque views of sandy Abu Dhabi.

Some of the most sought after hidden places in Abu Dhabi are Louvre Abu Dhabi which lets you experience the cultural vibe of the region and Qasr Al Hosn which is famed for its  intriguing series of documentaries. You can also head out to the famous Heritage Village where you will get to witness Bedouin tents and palm leaf dwellings.

Here are the list of best hidden gems in Abu Dhabi:

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi clearly demonstrates the collocation of numerous civilizations in the same setting, demonstrating affinities and interactions from the shared human experience which transcends location, ethnicity, and time.

The amazing edifice, inspired by the region's rich architectural traditions and the museum's unique setting, where the Arabian sky meets the sands of Saadiyat Island and the seas of the Arabian Gulf, is a symphony in concrete, water, and the subtle dance of reflected light. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is not only the Arab world's first global museum but also a potent emblem of the United Arab Emirates' vision and accomplishments. It is considered as one of the hidden gems in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn is Abu Dhabi's earliest historic landmark in the shape of a watchtower and the ancestral home of the Emirate's ruling Al Nahyan family. The Qasr Al Hosn Centre's display delineates the story of the city and its people in great detail.

You would be really intrigued when you would witness a series of documentaries flaunted in the exhibition halls to provide some insight into the UAE's rich cultural legacy. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this location excels in reminding UAE residents of the country's rich cultural past, how the city was developed, and where it all began. The spectacular structure dominates the sea and Qasr Al Hosn is appropriately one of the most fascinating hidden gems in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Along Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street in Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain Zoo

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Without any doubt, Al Ain Zoo is an amazing family-friendly place where you can feed giraffes up close, ride camels, and visit the Elezba petting zoo which houses over 3,000 species.

This enormous and well-kept zoo is the largest and most acclaimed in the region, with clear cages housing indigenous and exotic animals such as Arabian oryx, big-horned Barbary sheep, rhinos, hippos, tigers, lions, and more. A unique walk-through lemur experience is among the features of this beautiful zoo's well-respected conservation and breeding programme, which protects and maintains endangered wildlife from extinction. Picnic areas abound, as well as playgrounds, cafés, and restaurants where you may get a bite to eat. 

Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

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Heritage Village

Do you appreciate visiting historical sites? A visit to Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is a must for a totally immersive experience that transports you back to the innovative features of Bedouin life and the UAE's rich heritage. It includes a typical village hideaway that depicts life in the UAE prior to the oil crash.

 A stroll herein seems like a journey through history, with stone homes, Bedouin tents, and palm leaf dwellings, to highlight a few, among the treasures on display. From exploring the art of making traditional handicrafts to leaving no stone unturned to be able to witness fascinating and remarkable artefacts, this is just the place for any history buff and undoubtedly one of the amazing hidden gems in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Near Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Corniche Breakwater

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque rises from the ground as Abu Dhabi's glittering landmark, a breathtaking expression of the people's heart and soul, on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street in the city's centre. The mosque is the largest in Abu Dhabi and one of the world's grandest and most stunning constructions of its kind.

It is a brilliant building of white marble with a highly intricate design. This mosque attracts tens of thousands of tourists and worshippers, and it has a welcoming stance that reflects the Islamic message of peace. This is a site full of exquisite intricacy and tranquil nooks, whether you come to worship or just scrutinise the aesthetic marvels.

Location: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi

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Wadi Adventure

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Truly a spectacular family-friendly adventure park and appropriately represented in the list of amazing hidden places in Abu Dhabi, located in Al Ain, approximately an hour and a half from Abu Dhabi, at the base of the scenic and historically significant Jebel Hafit mountain, Abu Dhabi's tallest peak, Wadi Adventure boasts a surfing wall, wakeboarding facilities, swimming pool, and splash pool, as well as the Middle East's first man-made white water rafting channels, which are 1,100 metres long and ideal for rafting and kayaking.

You ought to try the park's spectacular aerial adventure course, which encompasses an 18-obstacle, two-level airpark, 1,200-metre long zip line, vertical climb line, and 14-metre high huge swing, will appeal to thrill seekers.

Location: Al Ain Street, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

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Desert Safari

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If Arabian Nights have always captivated you, start your next holiday with the finest Abu Dhabi Desert Safari and experience the magnificent backdrop of sun, sand, and tranquillity while on your adventurous break.

You don't have to go all the way to Dubai to enjoy the charm of the desert, whether you're looking for a romantic night beneath the stars or a day of frolicking in the dunes! Stay put if you're in Abu Dhabi, and uncover the greatest Abu Dhabi Desert Safari Deals that will take you to a lovely oasis and ensure a memorable experience.

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If you want to spend your day filled with adventures such as abseiling & free-falling, then don’t miss out on one of the most popular attractions on Yas Island, CLYMB Abu Dhabi which houses the world's largest indoor skydiving flight chamber and the world's highest indoor climbing wall.

It provides inhabitants as well as visitors from all over the world with an amazing and thrilling experience. This exhilarating climbing and skydiving spectacle offers a spectacular experience with incredible walls to scale as well as the adrenaline rush of a world-record-breaking skydiving tunnel. While there are some difficult climbs here, this is certainly a family-friendly attraction & one of the most amazing hidden places in Abu Dhabi with lots of opportunities for beginners - even a four-year-old can participate.

Location: Yas Mall, next To Ferrari World Entrance, Abu Dhabi

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One of the most unique indoor venues in the emirates, The Bounce in Abu Dhabi is where  you can find all of the fascinating entertaining activities for both children and adults. The iconic trampoline park, Bounce in Dubai, is the perfect addition to the list of splendid hidden places in Abu Dhabi.

The notion of bounce is a lot of fun. The playground's indoor venue features linked trampolines with all of the air bags to shatter as you're falling. Children as young as three years old may participate in the most exciting activities such as slam-dunking, zip-lining, and 'ninja' obstacle courses, among others.

Location: Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

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Jubail Mangrove Park

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and discover a haven for avian and marine species peculiar to Abu Dhabi at the tranquil Jubail Mangrove Park, a shelter that offers great picture possibilities.

This intriguing hidden gem in Abu Dhabi has meandering boardwalks that allow you to roam through the mangroves, exploring a more natural side of Abu Dhabi and witnessing a variety of animals, including turtles, herons, gazelle, and more. Birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers will love it here.

Location: Jubail Mangrove Park, Al Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi

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People Also Ask About Abu Dhabi

  1. Which are the best hidden places in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that will leave the entire family awestruck, is the ideal site to discover more about Emirati faith and cultural traditions. Truly considered as one of the most intriguing hidden gems in Abu Dhabi.

    2. Wadi Adventure: Venture 3 hours out of Abu Dhabi city to Wadi Adventure, an action-packed sports park at the base of the stunning Jebel Hafit mountain in Al Ain, for an amazing adventure.

    3. Bounce: Get airborne at Big Bag, become a wall runner at The Wall, tackle the obstacle course at X-Park, or try ziplining, rapid dropping, and speed sliding at Bounce with your entire family. 

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  2. Where can I go in Abu Dhabi for free at night?

    1. Go desert camping: Do you want to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere? There's nothing quite like sleeping under the stars for a night. There are a variety of ways to enjoy camping in the Abu Dhabi desert, whether you're ready to pitch your own tent and take charge or want a full-on glamping experience.

    2. The Corniche: You can simply walk around or relax here at Corniche at night with your loved ones and have a wonderful night which would be unforgettable.

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  3. What are the best things to do in Abu Dhabi?

    1.  Explore the city by kayaking around Abu Dhabi’s eastern mangroves: If you want to see Abu Dhabi from a perspective other than its architectural grandeur, discover the spectacular mangrove forests, which are home to a diverse array of aquatic species. This location offers excellent paddle boarding and kayaking options.

    2. Have a hunch of the thrill at the Ferrari World: A vacay to the Emirates is no less fascinating than a trip to Dubai, and it would be meaningless without a visit to the world-famous Ferrari World. This location brings the thrills of Formula One racing to the city, rendering it one of the top things to do in the city for adrenaline enthusiasts. The Flying Aces roller coaster is a must-ride for adrenaline enthusiasts.

    3. Admire the marvellous skyline of the city on a water cruise: There's no debating that the cityscape is a wonder to behold. Watching it from the deck of a cruise ship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you're in Abu Dhabi, make a point of going out into the ocean to take in the most stunning vistas of the city's sparkling towers. Sailing out of the marina and taking in the panoramic vista of the high-rise buildings is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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  4. What is so special in Abu Dhabi?

    Apart from the breathtaking buildings and picturesque backdrop, the city has a lot to offer. Traditional marketplaces and souks showcase the town's rich culture and history, where you can enjoy a typical discount shopping experience.

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    Here are some of the activities that you can enjoy while in UAE:
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