50 Best Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi - 2020 (5100+ Reviews)

Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Louvre Museum, Yas Island, Ferrari World, Emirates Park Zoo, Warner Bros World, Heritage Village, Al Ain Palace Museum, Yas Marina Circuit, Etihad Towers, Al Jahili Fort and many more.

The UAE is one of the most popular holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. It’s incredibly rich in history and culture, and its progress in technology, architecture and sheer human ingenuity inspires awe in the best of us.

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The capital Abu Dhabi is a testament to these traits, and superlatives are one way it showcases its many achievements. Capital Gates, which leans 18 degrees west and holds the title of being the world’s furthest leaning man-made tower. Or, Ferrari World that has the biggest space frame structure are one of the most amazing tourist places in Abu Dhabi.

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Yet, it’s not just the contemporary that fills people with amazement. Old and even ancient structures such as Al Jahili Fort and the Jebel Hafeet Tombs leave you with a sense of wonder. You get a sense that this is a place that was designed for greatness and as you stop and stare at everything around you, you realize you were right.

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Abu Dhabi has it all from traditional Emirati experiences to big and bold malls, buildings and parks.  Children will never be left wanting for things to do and neither will adults. Fine dining, shopping centres that draw people from all over the globe and entertainment to keep you going for hours – it’s the perfect recipe for a perfect holiday!

Must Visit Places in Abu Dhabi

01

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

A man-made marvel exhibiting the finest level of craftsmanship and architecture, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi. The grand mosque spans over an area of approximately 30 acres and is capable of accommodating up to 50,000 people at one point of time.

From its dome and minarets to its carpets and chandeliers, every single foot of Sheikh Zayed Mosque reminds the lavishness of the Arab world and an amalgamation of Persian, Moorish and Mughal architectures. It is a must visit place to experience grandeur and serenity simultaneously.

Timing:
9 am to 10 pm

Price: No entry fee

Location:
Abu Dhabi

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02

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace
A discussion about the lushness of the Arab world is incomplete without a mention of Emirates Palace. It is a luxury seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi overlooking its private bay. If you have a taste for luxuries, this iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi is not something worth skipping.

The gorgeously architectured complex of the hotel spread across an area of 100 acres, stores all kinds of luxuries for the visitors. The golden exteriors of the hotel strike a contrast with the green waters surrounding it and the blue waters of the bay in front of it. The hotel also has a range of restaurants serving different cuisines from all over the world. 

Timing: Open 24 hours

Price:
Starts from AED 2000
                              INR  37604

Location
: West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

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03

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is today, one of the must-see tourist places in Abu Dhabi. Inaugurated in the year 2017, the art and civilization museum is the largest art museum in the entire Arabian peninsula. It is located in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District of the city.

The museum showcases artwork from across the globe including works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jacques-Louis David and Henri Matisse among others. Not only the artwork but the architecture of the building itself with a floating dome-shaped structure is something not to be missed.

Timing:
Saturday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
                Thursday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
                Monday: Closed

Price:
AED 63
           INR 1199

Location: 
Saadiyat - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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04

Yas Island

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Yas Island

Yas Island is a tourist place in Abu Dhabi, which is known to be a multi-purpose leisure, entertainment and shopping destination. Spread over an area of 25 square kilometres, Yas Island is home to the Yas Marina Circuit which has held Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009.

The island also has several amusement parks, including Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World and Sea World, Abu Dhabi. Other attractions at the island include the Yas Links golf course, the Yas Beach, du Arena for open-air concerts and du Live! which hosts the du World Music Festival.

Timing:
Major attractions open between 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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05

Ferrari World

Ferrari World

Counted among the top amusement parks all over the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is among the most popular tourist places in Abu Dhabi. The park designed in Ferrari brand theme occupies a vast area of 86,000 sq. m., featuring a wide range of attractions for visitors belonging to all age groups.

Ferrari World comes across the most popular places to visit in Abu Dhabi, it is ones among the list of thrilling rides here are Flying Aces,  Turbo Track, Scuderia Challenge, and the world’s fastest roller coaster – Formula Rossa. Numerous events are also held at Ferrari World. Furthermore, the park complex comprises a number of restaurants and a shopping space where you can choose from a wide range of Ferrari products including clothes and accessories.

Timing
: 11 am to 8 pm

Price
: AED 249.97
           INR 4700

Location
: Yas Island, 128717, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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06

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Desert Safari is one of the top things to do in Abu Dhabi. When in the city, you can choose to tour the sands on a motor vehicle, mostly a 4x4. You can choose to do a morning safari, an evening safari or an overnight safari.

Depending on the package, you can go for a camel ride, visit a camel farm, try quad biking, sandboarding or dune bashing. If you have chosen an overnight safari, you can also enjoy camping under the stars. Barbeque dinners, dances and various other events can also be included in your safari.

Timing:
 4 PM

Price:
Starts from AED 155.37
                              INR  2900

Location: Arabian Al Khatim desert in Abu Dhabi.

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07

Emirates Park Zoo

Emirates Park Zoo

This zoo in Abu Dhabi gives you an opportunity to come across a wide range of wildlife species. There are 1,700 animals in total which include species like White Tiger, Siberian Bear, Lion, and Cheetah, among many others.

Not only you can explore wildlife here, but can also stay here awhile and get amused indulging in various activities as a luxury resort is a part of the property. There are fun activities you can indulge in here like animal encounter, breakfast with parrots, breakfast with giraffe, and crocodile feeding.

Timing:
9 am to 8 pm

Price:
AED 74.46
           INR 1400

Location:
12th St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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08

Warner Bros World

Warner Bros World

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is the third theme park of its kind in the world. It is an indoor and fully-air conditioned theme park based in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The exterior of the theme park features a 61-metre tall tower inspired by its counterpart in the iconic Warner Bros. Water Tower in California.

Different features of the park have been inspired by different Warner Bros. franchises like Looney Tunes, DC Comics and Hanna Barbra amongst others. Some of the rides include The Joker Funhouse, Tom and Jerry: Swiss Cheese Spin, The Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter, Scooby-Doo: The Museum of Mysteries and many more, making it an exciting place to visit in Abu Dhabi.

Timing:
Saturday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
                Thursday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Price:
AED 250
           INR 4700

Location: Abu Dhabi - Al Falah Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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09

Yas Water World

Yas Water World

An oasis in the desert of Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is the best kind of escape from the scorching heat as it is one of the most famous places to visit in Abu Dhabi. It is a water theme park featuring over 40 rides, slides, and attractions which are both fun and thrilling. If you are travelling to Abu Dhabi with family or friends, do add this park to your itinerary as the park has plenty of attractions for all age groups.

And when you are done thrilling yourself, you can also enjoy shopping and dining inside the waterpark complex itself. Splash, swim, scream, giggle, and make a thousand memories in a day at Yas Waterworld as the waterpark is designed to effect smiles and spread happiness.

Timing:
10 am to 7 pm

Price:
AED 210 per person
           INR 3950

Location:
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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10

Etihad Towers

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Etihad Towers
A building complex with a group of 5 towers piercing the sky, Etihad Towers is an exemplifying example of human imagination and ability. It is said that these towers, shining forever in the gleam of sunshine and artificial lights, are a reflection of Abu Dhabi’s extravagance. The towers have workplaces, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres, entertainments areas, apartments, and much more.

Tower 2 of the complex is the tallest building in Abu Dhabi, and there is an observation deck on its 75th floor, offering stunning views of the unending horizons of the sea. For all these reasons, Etihad Towers is one of the most stunning places to visit in Abu Dhabi.
  
Timing: Always Open

Price: AED 81
           INR 1522

Location: Corniche West Street, Abu Dhabi
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11

I Battle

I Battle

Are you a die-hard fan of action games? Do your friends often complain about your obsession with Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and PUBG? If yes, then I Battle will make it up for a larger than life experience for your heart to thump louder as the adrenaline surges through the veins.

This upscale virtual battle combat is designed by the ex-military engineers of the UK with the high-tech systems initially used for military training. Live beyond the screen and strap that heavy-duty gun around your shoulder to fight against the enemy.

Gamers abode I Battle thrives to be the nexus of real-time battle experience with the super-competent communication system embarking live feedback, statistics and results living up to its motto - “Be The Game”.

Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

Price: AED 111
           INR 2100

Location:
Battle Park, Abu Dhabi

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12

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

The Heritage Village is one of the few tourist places in Abu Dhabi where you can actually take a glimpse into the pre-oil life at the gulf. It is a reconstructed village complex which is walled from all sides and has a fort, a souq for goat trading and a mosque.

The old architecture and way of living can be traced in the traditional houses, irrigation systems and livelihoods. Even today, you can join craftsmen at the village as they undertake pottery, tannery and glass-blowing workshops.

There is also a museum at the old fort where you can spot jewellery displays and paraphernalia from the pearl-diving industry. The village also has a narrow strip of beach to sit and relax.

Timing:
Saturday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                Friday: 3:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location: Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi Theatre Rd, Corniche - Breakwater Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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13

Al Ain Palace Museum

Al Ain Palace Museum

Also known as Qasr Al Ain, it is a historical fort that has been developed into a museum. The palace was built in 1937. It once served as the residence to the lake Sheikh Zayed and his family and which became one of the prominent tourist places in Abu Dhabi after it was opened to public as a museum in the year 2001.

The museum has a beautiful traditional architecture and is a great place to visit if you want to learn about the lifestyle of the royal family and political reformations that took place in the region in the 20th century.

Timing:
8:30 am to 7 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Al Mutawwa, Al Ain

14

Women’s Handicraft Centre

Women’s Handicraft Centre

You can find some really impressive handicrafts in Abu Dhabi that represent the true Arabic traditions, and this handicraft is one of the best places for it. Women’s Handicraft Centre is an initiative to promote the local crafts and art of the region.

There are several rooms in the complex; each devoted to an individual craft. You can also get beautiful henna designs on your hands here. There is also a small museum within the complex where some traditional artefacts are on display.

Timing:
7 am to 3 pm

Price:
AED 5
           INR 93.97

Location:
Al Karamah

15

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is one of the world’s largest avian veterinary hospitals and one of the major places to visit in Abu Dhabi. At the hospital, you can spend your time observing the Falcons being treated or take a tour and learn more about these birds and their history through guides.

You can also have a look at the several exhibits at the hospital which talk about historic falconry tools and the cultural importance of falcons in traditional Bedouin culture. The hospital also houses an animal shelter for stray animals like cats and dogs which you can visit.

Timing
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
              Sunday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
              Friday: Closed

Price: 
AED 170
           INR  3195

Location: 
Sweihan Road, Al Shamkha Near the Abu Dhabi International Airport - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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16

Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit

If you love the thrill of speed, you are definitely going to love a tour of Yas Marina Circuit. This motor racing circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Not only will you get to learn some interesting details about the F1 races and behind the scene stuff, you can also drive one of the impressive cars here. Yas Marina Circuit is truly one of the best Abu Dhabi attractions for petrolheads.

Timing:
9 am to 11 pm

Price: Starts from AED 65
                              INR 1223

Location:
Yas Island Abu Dhabi

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Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort

Built in the 19th century, it is one of the largest forts in the United Arab Emirates and has played a pivotal role in the history of Al Ain. This iconic structure is a great place for photography enthusiast owing to its unique architecture and the old world charm this place wears.

The construction of the fort was ordered by Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa in the year 1891. If you want to explore the glorious past of Abu Dhabi. Al Jahili Fort is one of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi.

Timing:
9 am to 5 pm

Price: 
AED 1
           INR 18.79

Location:
Al Ain City

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18

Capital Gates

Capital Gates
Another groundbreaking demonstration of the innovative architecture in Abu Dhabi, Capital Gates is a leaning tower that successfully scrapes the sky with its great height. If you are someone who is keen to learn about the architectural marvels in Abu Dhabi, there are factors about the building that will leave you awe-inspired.
  
The structure leans 18 degrees to the west and was awarded by Guinness World Records as the world’s farthest leaning manmade building. Capital Gates Tower boasts a height of 540 feet and its design represents a spiral of sand and splashing wave.

Timings: 24 Hours open

Price:
AED 40
           INR  751

Location: Near Abu Dhabi national Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi
19

Marina Eye

Marina Eye
Marina Eye is a giant wheel opened for visitors in 2015, and since then it has been one of the most vaunted Abu Dhabi tourist places. The panoramic views of Abu Dhabi from this observation wheel make the place appear stunning.

Here, you to sit in a glass capsule and the 196-foot tall wheel rotates, letting you enjoy the experience for about 5 minutes. A visit to this attraction gives you an opportunity to soak in the charming cityscape of Abu Dhabi at night while enjoying the thrill of sitting on a giant wheel.

Timing:
11 am to 11 pm

Price:
AED 50 per person
           INR 940

Location:
Marina Island, Abu Dhabi.

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20

Warehouse 421

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Warehouse 421

One of the artsiest tourist places to visit in Abu Dhabi, Warehouse 421 can best be described as a cultural space launched in 2015. It is a platform for artists from across the spectrum; be it arts and culture, design and creatives or performance and music; to come together and exhibit their talents.

The place hosts not only local talent but also exhibits artists, designers and performers from across the globe. The location of the place links industrial and coastal histories which are portrayed through various art galleries and exhibition spaces and the works of Emirati artists.

Timing:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
              Monday: Closed

Price: Free

Location: Warehouse 421, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

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Al-Ain Zoo and Aquarium

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Al-Ain Zoo and Aquarium

When looking for the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi with your entire family, you will surely come across the Al-Ain zoo and aquarium. Located in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, this massive wildlife park spans over 400 hectares of land.

The zoo features a big cat house, a reptile house, monkey compounds, an aquarium and an aviary. It also has a dinosaur trail with around 15 to 20 mechanical dinosaurs. The zoo is home to around 4,000 animals belonging to 180 different species including the rare white lion and Nubian giraffe.

Timing:
Daily: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Price:
AED 30
           INR 563 

Location: 
Nahyan The First St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Sir Bani Yas Island

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Sir Bani Yas Island

The name of Sir Bani Yas Island definitely crops up when talking about the best tourist places in Abu Dhabi. The island lies 170 km southwest of the city and can be easily reached by public and private transport. It is the largest natural island in the entire United Arab Emirates and was once home to Arabia’s largest wildlife reserve.

Today, after extensive conservation work, it has several million trees and plants which are home to thousands of large animals and birds. Once at the island, you can try your hand at the several adventure sports being offered like adventure safaris, kayaking, mountain biking, archery, hiking and snorkelling. There are several hotels and resorts to stay at, on the island.

Location: Persian Gulf

Timing: Open 24-hours.


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Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn

A cultural trip of Abu Dhabi is incomplete without a visit to Qasr Al Hosna, the oldest stone building in the city. The building is also known as White Fort, and is a spectacular example of the traditional architecture of the region.

Built in the 18th century, this place now hosts a permanent exhibition which lets you get insights into the culture and history of Abu Dhabi through photographs and oral testimonies. In a place full of futuristic buildings, Qasr Al Hosn strikes a beautiful contrast.

Timing:
9 am to 8 pm

Price: No Entry Fee

Location:
Zayed The First Street, Abu Dhabi

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Heritage Theme Park

Heritage Theme Park

Abu Dhabi has a rich cultural heritage which has been overshadowed by its glitzy cityscape. However, Heritage Theme Park gives you an opportunity to get to know the true Emirati heritage and to experience the traditional lifestyle of the inhabitants of UAE.

The park has been developed following the model of a traditional Emirati village. It is located at Al Ain Sportplex and is a good choice if you are interested in exploring the culture of Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy shopping, local dishes, cultural performances, and poetry events here.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Location:
Al Ain Sportsplex

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Arabian Wildlife Park

Arabian Wildlife Park

If you have been led to believe that there is nothing for a wildlife lover in Abu Dhabi, Arabian Wildlife Park is an exciting place where you can experience the best of wildlife. Developed on Sir Bani Yas Island, stretched across an area of 1,400 hectares, Arabian Wildlife Park is among the most interesting places to visit in Abu Dhabi. 

The park houses over 1,300 animals including Cheetahs and Giraffes. You can partake in activities like nature and wildlife drives, walks, horse-riding, and mountain biking at Arabian Wildlife Park.

Location:
Sir Bani Yas Island, Jebel Dhanna

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Emirates Auto National Museum

Emirates Auto National Museum

How about taking a tour of the vehicles owned and used by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan? When you visit Emirates Auto National Museum, you will be more than surprised after laying your eyes on the collection of cars that are on display here.

The pyramid-shaped structure is worth clicking a selfie with. From the world’s the largest truck to various fancy American cars and off-road vehicles, the museum has a lot to offer to car lovers and is among the top Abu Dhabi attractions.

Timing:
9 am to 5 pm

Price:
AED 50 per person

Location:
Hamim Road, Al Dhafra

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Wadi Adventure

Wadi Adventure
If you cannot imagine indulging in water sports like kayaking and river rafting in the sandy deserts of Abu Dhabi, Wadi Adventure had made the activities available. The best destination for a thrill-filled adventure experience in Abu Dhabi, Wadi Adventure is a treat for thrill-seekers.

The park features three channels where you can enjoy kayaking and river rafting. Besides, the place also offers adventure activities like zip lining, vertical climbing wall, and giant swing. If you want some real action in Abu Dhabi, Wadi Adventure is the place to be.

Timing: 8 am to 9 pm

Price: AED 50 per person

Location: Jebel Hafeet, Abu Dhabi

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Hili Fun City

Hili Fun City

Staying true to its name, this is really a fun place to visit with family. Hili Fun City is an amusement park that offers much more beyond thrilling rides and attractions. This park also claims the title for being the Gulf’s first theme park. The park features a total of 28 attractions which have been designed to be enjoyed by visitors of different age groups.

This park is a great choice for a picnic place, and also has a family amphitheater. And once you are done experiencing the joy and laughter this park offers you, you can also enjoy shopping and eating at Hili Fun City.

Timing: 4 pm to 10 pm

Price:
 AED 50 per person

Location: 
Near Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

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Bounce Abu Dhabi

Bounce Abu Dhabi

A dose of fun for an entire day in Abu Dhabi, Bounce is an excellent activity hub where you can choose from a range of activities for you and your kids. The place also houses the world’s largest indoor trampoline parks.

Jump in the air, scream and giggle while the gravity holds down all your worries. The wide range of unique activities the place offers covers Slam Dunk, The Wall, Free Jumping. Dodgeball, and  Performance Trampoline.

Timing: 
Open 24-hours.

Price: 
AED 85
           INR 1600

Location: 
G Floor, Marina Mall, Al Marina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Murjan Aqua Park

Murjan Aqua Park

There is no dearth of places for amusement in Abu Dhabi, and Marjan Aqua Park is another great option for your children. There is a spectrum of attractions and slides for children belonging to different age groups so that nobody finds a moment of dullness here.

From exciting slides and rides to shallow pools and lazy river, Marjan Aqua Park is versatile in its character and offerings. Besides, there are options like boating and other water sports that will give your children a perfectly enthralling water park experience.

Timing:
10 am to 7 pm

Price:
AED 45

Location:
Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

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UAE Currency Museum

UAE Currency Museum

There are kind of tourist places in Abu Dhabi which you can hardly find in any other part of the world. Built to mark the completion of 40 years of UAE Central Bank, the museum was inaugurated in the year 2013, and has been a major one among Abu Dhabi attractions since then.

The museum houses various exhibits that have articles like gold and silver Islamic coins. Old Indian currency and currencies from other Middle East nations are also on display at the museum. The museum also throws light on the historical aspect of the region, making it one of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi for educational purpose.

Timing: 9 am - 3 pm

Price: Free

Location: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi

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Mushrif Mall

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Mushrif Mall

If you are looking at shopping places to visit in Abu Dhabi, then Mushrif Mall should surely be on your list. Spread over an area of 56,000 square metres, this massive three-level shopping complex houses a wide variety of shopping options, including the city’s largest indoor fresh market.

The mall has more than 200 retail outlets, the biggest food court in the entire Middle East, cafeterias, shops, prayer halls and entertainment and fun areas. There is a separate children's playing area where the little ones can have a fun time.

Timing:
Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
              Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Price: Free entry

Location: 
Airport Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Avenue at Etihad Towers

Avenue at Etihad Towers

A lifestyle hub for all fashion freaks, Avenue is a one-stop-shop for all your fashion needs. You can find the latest collections from 34 luxury brands at Avenue.

The products available here include jewellery, clothes, watches, and fashion accessories. Besides, you can also indulge in a premium dining experience at a range of select food and beverage outlets, cafes, and restaurants.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

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The Galleria On Al Maryah Island

The Galleria On Al Maryah Island

You cannot really wander around Abu Dhabi and not indulge in shopping spree. The Galleria is one of the best places in Abu Dhabi for shopping with a great range of options available. Since it is an upscale shopping centre, you can find collections by the world’s finest designers at the stores here.

All classy clothing and accessories brands have their outlets at The Galleria. Also, it is an excellent place for a lavish dining experience as there are some really chic restaurants for you to explore here.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Al Sila Tower, Abu Dhabi

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Yas Mall

Yas Mall

This is another perfect address in Abu Dhabi for those who breathe fashion and style. The outlets and stores at Yas Mall cover a wide range of products from an impressive range of brands and offer all kinds of clothes including popular brands to collections by popular fashion designers.

However, the mall does not confine itself to the patrons of lifestyle. You can find everything from books and electronics to clothes and jewellery at Yas Mall. Furthermore, what adds more fun to your visit to the mall are cinemas and food zones.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Mall

Abu Dhabi Mall

Abu Dhabi has no shortage of shopping malls and that is the reason why it is visited by shopaholics from different nooks and corners of the world. Abu Dhabi Mall is another landmark in the lifestyle scene of Abu Dhabi, offering an extensive range of branded and designer clothes.

With entertainment zone and cinema halls, it is an ultimate stop for amusement in Abu Dhabi. The mall was opened in 2001 and has over 200 stores and shops. Also, there are numerous restaurants at the mall where you can indulge in a luxury dining experience.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Central Abu Dhabi

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Marina Mall

Marina Mall

One of the biggest and also one of the most popular malls in Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall is one of the liveliest places to visit in Abu Dhabi. Apart from being a prominent shopping centre, it also serves as an excellent entertainment hub with a number of activities for amusement.

Also, apart from housing over 400 high-end stores, there are various sports available for adventure junkies. If you are visiting Abu Dhabi with your family, this is not someplace you can consider to skip.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Abu Dhabi

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World Trade Centre Souk & Mall

World Trade Centre Souk & Mall

This complex consisting of three sky piercing towers is a delight for both shopaholics and architecture buffs in Abu Dhabi. The complex covers everything from offices and apartments to hotels and shopping areas. Not only luxury brands are available here, but you can also indulge in traditional shopping experience here.

Besides, you will find plenty of excellent restaurants to enjoy a memorable dining experience here. The tallest of the three towers has a height of 1,050 feet and is one of the most remarkable buildings in Abu Dhabi.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Abu Dhabi

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Dalma Mall

Dalma Mall

Another shopping mall adding grace to the shopping scene of Abu Dhabi with its presence, Dalma Mall is a popular lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi, pampering fashion buffs in many ways. Spread across a vast area of 255,000 sq. m., this is one of the largest malls in Abu Dhabi.

The mall has an extensive range of retail stores, food courts, cinemas, and entertainment zones. Located at a short distance from Maqta Bridge and Abu Dhabi International Airport, this mall is a great option if you wish to reserve a day full of fun and entertainment with your family.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Opposite Mohammed Bin Zayed City

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Al Wahda Mall

Al Wahda Mall

If you cannot keep your “shop it all” urge under control in Abu Dhabi, there is no reason why you should when malls like Al Wahda are there to spoil the shopaholic in you with choices in abundance.

Celebrated as a popular spot both among locals and tourists, Al Wahda Mall is a great destination for entertainment, shopping, dining, and much more. Other than that, you can also visit the mall just to admire the ultramodern styling of the complex.

Timing:
10 am to 11 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Opposite Mohammed Bin Zayed City

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Madinat Zayed Gold Center

Madinat Zayed Gold Center

If you are on a shopping spree in Abu Dhabi and not buying gold jewellery, you are doing it wrong! Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular destinations in the world for gold jewellery, and the best of it can be procured at Madinat Zayed Gold Center.

A part of Madinat Zayed Shopping Center, where an exciting range of lifestyle brands have their shopping outlets, this gold center offers jewellery in over 70 shops. Striking accessories made of gold, pearl, diamond, and silver are available here in traditional and contemporary designs.

Timing:
9 am to 10:30 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Madinat Zayed Shopping Center

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Khalifa Park

Khalifa Park

It is a vast green space with numerous attractions and activities to enjoy. It is a fun place to visit with family and spend a day full of light activities. There are so many things to do at Khalifa Park as the park incorporates a cultural library, a maritime museum, and acres of area to relax and play.

There is also a toy train inside the park which can be availed by visitors irrespective of their ages. Furthermore, Murjan Splash Park, a popular water theme park, is also located within Khalifa Park where you can indulge in a number of water sports activities.

Timing:
10 am to 10 pm

Price:
AED 1

Location:
Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Abu Dhabi is a destination known as a galaxy of futuristic architecture, and Sheikh Zayed Bridge is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy. Showcasing the most intricate and sophisticated architecture, this recently inaugurated bridge is already being counted among the most fascinating places to visit in Abu Dhabi.

The total length of the bridge is 2762 feet. The bridge was designed by the famous Iraqi-British architect, Zaha Hadid. The curved arches of the bridge are illuminated in different shades at night which makes it appear all the more wonderful.

Timing: Always Open

Price
: No Entry Fee

Location
: Maqta Channel, Abu Dhabi

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Yas Viceroy

Yas Viceroy
Yas Viceroy is another landmark adding richness to the opulent aura of Abu Dhabi. Apart from being a luxury hotel, it is also a revolutionary piece of architecture grabbing visitors’ attention, making its place among the finest tourist places in Abu Dhabi. The hotel comprises of a total of 499 luxury rooms with in-room amenities that are truly world-class.

The futuristic architecture of the hotel is a delight for any architecture lover visiting Abu Dhabi. Breathtaking sea views, large outdoor swimming pools, and a range of restaurants to tingle your taste buds are just a few of the reasons that make Yas Viceroy one of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi.

Timing: Always Open

Price:
Starts at INR 9,000

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
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Saadiyat Public Beach

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Saadiyat Public Beach

Saadiyat Public Beach is located 12 kilometres northeast of the Abu Dhabi city centre. This pristine, white sand beach has views of the blue ocean on the one side and that of the city’s skyline on the other, making it a scenic place to visit in Abu Dhabi.

At the beach, you can get loungers and umbrellas if you want to bask in the sun or enjoy a picnic with your friends. From the beach, you can spot small fish, crabs and also dolphins. A protected green patch on the island is the nesting ground for hawksbill turtles from March to August. When at the beach, you can also go for a walk along the coastline.

Location: Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: Daily: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM 


Price: AED 25
           INR 469

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Al Bahar Towers

Al Bahar Towers

The skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi plays an important role in making Abu Dhabi one of the most sought after tourist destinations all across the globe. These towers stand tall with a whopping height of 147 meters and have 29 floors each.

Located at the intersection of Al Saada and Al Salam streets, these wonderful buildings illustrate an ultra modern architectural approach. Abu Dhabi Investment Council’s headquarters and Al Hilal Bank Head Offices are located at Al Bahr Towers.

Timing:
Always Open

Price:
No Entry Fee

Location:
Abu Dhabi

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Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

Every place in Abu Dhabi has greatness attached to it, and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is definitely not an exception. This stadium inaugurated in the year 2014 can accommodate an audience of up to 25,000 people.

This the multi-purpose stadium has a gorgeous design, with a façade that appears like a palm trunk, that could impress any architecture enthusiast. This grand stadium located around 150 km from Abu Dhabi in Al Ain occupies an area of 45,000 sq. m.

Location:
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

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Masdar City

Masdar City

Get ready to be intrigued by the sheer sophistication of Masdar City, a planned city following the concept of futuristic development. The city brings together the traditional Arabic architectural styles with modern technology and concepts to make something the human race has not witnessed before.

The developers have the objective to develop Masdar as the world’s first zero-carbon footprint city. You are welcome to explore Masdar City on your trip to Abu Dhabi.

Timing:
9 am to 5 pm

Price:
Entry is free

Location:
Khalifa City

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Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat translates to “Place Of Enlightenment”. It is a cultural center in Abu Dhabi that promotes culture, art, and technological advancement in the region through various events that are held here. Various exhibitions, workshops, and performances.

Some other activities that can be enjoyed here are yoga, star gazing, and film screenings. Opened in 2009, Manarat Al Saadiyat is a hub which can be visited to learn more about Abu Dhabi’s cultural and technological scene.

Timing:
9 am to 8 pm

Price:
 Entry is free

Location:
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

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Umm Al Emarat Park

Umm Al Emarat Park

An ultimate treat for the lovers of nature in Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Emarat is among the top tourist places in Abu Dhabi. The wide range of attractions the park houses are Wisdom Garden, Shade House, Botanic Garden, Amphitheatre, Children’s Garden, and Great Lawn that amuse all kinds of visitors. 

Apart from being an excellent ecotourism site, the park is also aesthetically pleasing. Umm Al Emarat is a nice place to spend some quality time with family and friends.

Timing:
8 am to 12 pm

Price:
AED 5
           INR 94

Location:
15th Street, Musharif Area

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Qasr Al Muwaiji

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One of the popular tourist places in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Muwaiji was home to Sheikh Khalifa. Today, after being included as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, this place is a nurturing segment for the community. Those who come here get to know about various facts relating to the architecture of the place and its historical context. Come here to learn more about the life of Sheikh Khalifa, his early years and his national achievements, for which he is well known.

Location: Khalifa Bin Zayed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: Saturday to Thursday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday – 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Closed on Monday

Price: No entry fee

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Corniche Beach

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If you have two hours to spare while exploring the tourist places in Abu Dhabi, then come to Corniche Beach, which makes it to the list of top beaches in Abu Dhabi. The 8 km long stretch of the beach offers scope for multiple activities, sightseeing and relaxation.

The spotless landscape of the beach, in addition to its elements, such as the library and sports activities, make it worth visiting. The beach also owns the Blue Flag status, which is an eco label, credited to the beach for its clean and safe water.

Location: Corniche Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Timing: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Price: No entry fee

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Wahat Al Karama

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The name translates to ‘the oasis of dignity’, and is a memorial of sorts to pay respect to the people who are remembered for the work they did for the Emirates. It is believed that these people have a major role to play behind ensuring the freedom of the Emirates.

The attraction was the first monument of permanent nature that was built in commemoration of the armed forces. The architectural brilliance of the structure makes it a must visit site for tourists among other Abu Dhabi attractions. 

Location:
3rd St Khor - United Arab Emirates

Timing:
9:00 AM to 10:45 PM

Price: 
No entry fee

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Miraj Museum

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Among the popular Places to visit in Abu Dhabi is the Miraj Museum, which is an Islamic centre and home to a wide and exclusive range of artworks and masterpieces from the Muslim community.

Having opened as recently as in 2015, the museum offers an attractive display of historical artefacts, sourced from Syria, Egypt, India, Iraq and Russia. You must head to the jewellery section which houses some of the most exotic and good quality gems.

Location: Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Timing: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Price: No entry fee

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Ghantoot Beach

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This is a private beach owned by Golden Tulip Hotel and a perfect respite for tourists from the heat of the city. Perhaps this is why it is one of the most amazing Places to visit in Abu Dhabi. The beach includes a pool and a sophisticated café for those who just want some relaxation. Come sunset, you can take your evening plans to the bar and the barbeques.

If you are looking forward to enjoying activities on the beach, you will be interested to try volleyball and the water sports club which hosts water skiing, wake boarding and banana boating.

Location: Towards Sheikh Zayed Road, Abu Dhabi

Timing: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Price: AED 30 or INR 600 to reach the beach 

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Mushrif Central Park

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Once you stop being amazed with the sophisticated architecture around the park, you can start wondering about the wonders that await you ahead. It is spectacular to observe a public park which not only attracts the tourists but also the locals.

From the music garden, mammoth size metal structures, animal barns, open air botanic garden to a small yet colourful and fun train, this park is the perfect place for tourists to spend an evening. There is a dedicated play area for children as well making it a complete package for its visitors.

Location: 15th Street, Mushrif Area - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Price:

-AED 5 or INR 100

-Free for children under 3 years of age


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Al Lulu Island

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One of the famous places in Abu Dhabi is the Al Lulu Island, which will take 2 – 3 hours of your travel time to explore completely. This man made island is a thing of beauty and attracts tourists in all large numbers.

You will need to hire a private boat to visit the island, which will take you from the harbour to the vicinity of the island. Make sure to explore the heritage village when you visit the island. The ferries here run at different times so make sure that you have the details with you in hand.

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Timing: Open 24 hours

Price: AED 15 or INR 300

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  1. What are the top attractions of Abu Dhabi?

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

    Here are some of the Places to visit in Abu Dhabi, where you are not required to pay any entrance fee:

    • Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque
    • The Corniche beach
    • Al Jahili fort
    • Al Ain Oasis
    • Emirates Palace
    • Marina Mall
    • Jebel Hafeet
    • Al Ain Camel souk
    • Sheikh Zayed Palace museum
  3. What is famous in Abu Dhabi?

    There are many Places to visit in Abu Dhabi and attractions to enjoy while you are here. Among the top rated tourist attractions are the following:

    • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
    • Louvre Abu Dhabi
    • Ferrari World
    • Multiple sports events like Formula 1 Race

    Apart from these places, Abu Dhabi is famous for its rich culture, cuisines, and a heritage that is looked upon as one of the most opulent one’s among all the nations in the world.
  4. What should I see in Abu Dhabi?

    When visiting Abu Dhabi, you must not miss out on the following attractions:

    • Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque
    • Emirates Palace
    • Saadiyat Island
    • Yas waterworld
    • Yas Marina circuit
    • Formula Rossa
    • Yas Island
  5. Where can I hang out in Abu Dhabi?

    Besides some of the best Abu Dhabi attractions, you can spend your time hanging out at various places in the city. Some of the best ones are:
    • A luxurious evening at the Emirates Palace Hotel
    • Taking a romantic stroll at the Corniche island
    • Spending a party evening at the Yas Islands
    • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque
    • Experience the local cuisines.
  6. Is Abu Dhabi worth visiting?

    Yes, there are many tourist places in Abu Dhabi that make it worth visiting. Some might even go on to suggest that if you wish to visit one part of UAE, it is worthwhile to visit Abu Dhabi over Dubai. It has some of the most stellar attractions that will steal your attention and make you rejoice every minute of your stay here. To name just a few are the Ferrari world, Emirates Palace and the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque.
  7. Is Abu Dhabi expensive to shop?

    Yes, along with the Places to visit in Abu Dhabi, the shopping avenues in the city are also quite expensive. Unless you want to end up buying something really expensive, it might not be a good idea to plan a shopping expedition in Abu Dhabi.
  8. How many days do you spend in Abu Dhabi?

    If you want to visit all the Abu Dhabi attractions, you must keep at least 3 days in hand. During this time you will be able to explore all the top attractions in the city, get a satisfying experience at trying different cuisines and also find time to enjoy different activities in the city. Even if you cannot spare 3 days to explore the city, at least come in hand with 2 days to visit the most stellar attractions of the city.
  9. What can I do in Abu Dhabi tonight?

    If you are looking for an authentic nightlife experience of Abu Dhabi, you will not be disappointed to be in the city tonight. Here are some of the best things that you can enjoy while you are in Abu Dhabi during the night:

    • Aloft Abu Dhabi with liquid rain and foam party
    • Abu Dhabi Golf club
    • Emirates Palace
  10. Does Abu Dhabi have a beach?

    Yes, the beaches are among the many famous places in Abu Dhabi. You enjoy the exotic view of the city from a private beach outside your hotel, if located near one. You can also take your carry bags to one of the iconic beaches in Abu Dhabi, which are famous spots to unwind and relax. Here are the best beaches in Abu Dhabi that you must visit in Abu Dhabi:

    • Corniche Beach
    • Yas Beach
    • Saadiyat Beach
    • Al Bateen Beach
    • Al Sahil Beach
    • Al Mirfa Beach
    • Beach Rotana
  11. What is the best area to stay in Abu Dhabi?

    If you want to explore the famous places in Abu Dhabi and the best areas in the region to stay, here is a list of the best neighbourhoods that will interest your travel instincts:

    • Saadiyat Island
    • Al Reem Island
    • Al Raha
    • The Corniche
    • Al Reef Khalidiya
    • Al Maryah Island
    • Al Zahiyah
    • Al Markaziyah
  12. How should I dress in Abu Dhabi?

    Tourists visiting Abu Dhabi are not strictly expected to cover their head or wear any kind of traditional clothing, except for the times when they are visiting a mosque. At such times, men are encouraged to wear pants and women are expected to wear a slack under their dress or skirt.

    As for the hot weather, it would be best to wear loose clothing made of cotton or linen fabric when visiting the tourist places in Abu Dhabi.

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