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Things to Do in Abu Dhabi This Weekend

Adventure at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Fun Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, Enjoy Jet Ski in Abu Dhabi, Have at Fun Yas Waterworld, Morning Desert Safari Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise, Have Fun at Emirates Park Zoo and Resort in Abu Dhabi and many more.

With a zillion things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, the capital city of UAE is a hotspot of a getaway tourist destination. A 1.5 hours drive away from Dubai, you can easily come here for a day or two to spend quality time with your family and friends.

It is the perfect blend of the significant tradition and the Avante-grade culture. You will be amazed by the must-visit marvels like the Corniche, extensive shopping centres like Marina Mall, and a wide range of adventure sports as well. You can visit and experience the Heritage Village or Sheikh Zayed Mosque for its culture and history. Other than that, the fun things to explore here are the Ferrari World with the fastest roller coaster in the world, Warner Bros for the cartoon enthusiasts and children, and I battle for the counter-strike and video games fans.

In Abu Dhabi things to do this weekend can range from the morning and evening desert safari where you can witness the grandeur and vastness of the Arabian Desert to you getting to have a special breakfast with the parrots and then a lunch date with the fierce leopards at the Emirates Park Zoo and Resort.

Here are some of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend:

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  • Wearing masks and following social distancing in public areas is mandatory for all travellers
  • Capacity of malls and restaurants are limited to 30%
  • Reopened beaches and museums are allowing 40% of the previous capacity
  • Seating allowance in restaurants is limited to 2-4 customers per table and the tables are separated by 2 metres
  • Individual outdoor sports like cycling, cricket, golf, etc are allowed for people aged 12-60 years
  • Travellers arriving at Abu Dhabi are advised to self-qurantine themselves at home for 14 days
  • Travellers must not allow any visitors to visit them during this period
  • Travellers self-quarantining are advised to follow all safety measures, practice personal hygiene and monitor their symptoms and report to a medical facility if feeling unwellRead more.

Flights to Abu Dhabi are available from England, India, Thailand, Germany and 50+ other destinations.

Local Transport
  • Public transport including taxis, buses and metro are running with reduced capacity and enhanced safety measures
  • Public bus services are available from 6 am to 8 pm
  • Wearing masks and maintaining social distance is mandatory for all passengers on public transport
  • In taxis, more than 2 passengers are not allowed

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all guidelines issued by the government in Abu Dhabi to stay safe. If you're travelling to Abu Dhabi, make sure you have a recent COVID-negative certificate. We also recommend you to practice personal hygiene to ensure your safety.

Indian Citizens with “Any Valid UAE Visa” Can Now Travel to the Arab Nation Updated: 14 Aug 2020

Indian citizens holding any type of UAE visa will now be able to take a flight to the country from India. Read more.

COVID-negative certificate mandatory for arriving travellers in Abu Dhabi Updated: 13 Aug 2020

All travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi need to present a COVID-negative certificate from a government-authorized lab, issued not more than 96 hours before departure

Travellers to submit a health declaration form & register on the ALHOSN app Updated: 13 Aug 2020

Travellers arriving at Abu Dhabi need to fill a health declaration form at immigration counter and also need to download and register at the ALHOSN app

Parks & Beaches in Abu Dhabi reopen with limited capacity allowed Updated: 13 Aug 2020

Several parks & beaches in Abu Dhabi including Bani Yas Ladies Park, Shahama Park 2 and 3, and Al Bahia Park have been reopened with various safety measures in place. It is mandatory for visitors to wear masks and follow social distancing as they enter in the premises. Read more.

Food & beverage outlets in Abu Dhabi reopen Updated: 13 Aug 2020

Several food & beverage outlets in Abu Dhabi have been reopened with various safety measures in place. The outlets will operate at a 30% capacity, a maximum of 4 people allowed per table and a minimum distance of 2.5 m between each table.

Malls in Abu Dhabi reopen with limited capacity allowed Updated: 13 Aug 2020

Several malls in Abu Dhabi have been reopened to the public with 30% of the capacity allowed to enable visitors to follow social distancing.

Various luxury hotels & resorts reopen in Abu Dhabi with safety measures in place Updated: 13 Aug 2020

Various hotels & resorts including Fairmont, InterContinental, Le Méridien, etc, have reopened for travellers visiting Abu Dhabi with enhanced sanitizations and safety protocols to keep their guests safe. Read more.

348 Ratings
Superb 348 Ratings
348 Ratings Ratings
  • 8H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 8H
₹5,893 ₹4,650

Park Timings:

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Thursday - Saturday)

About Ferrari World:

Experience Abu Dhabi’s most popular attraction, the award-winning Ferrari World theme park, and enjoy an afternoon of adrenaline-fueled rides and fun activities. The most interesting thing about the Ferrari World tour is the theme it follows. Everything from ride to attraction inside the park is wrapped in the theme of Ferrari. The park also holds the world record for the largest space frame structure ever built. 

The park features a number of unique rides and attractions you will not find in any other park anywhere else in the world. Thrilled? Well, you should be. Besides, you can also try some experiences like Tyre Change Experience and Khalil’s Car Wash that you can try to get closer to the authentic F1 fun.

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222 Ratings
Superb 222 Ratings
222 Ratings Ratings
  • 8H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 8H
₹8,000 ₹6,670

Warner Bros World Abu Timings

Everyday (12:00 PM to 08:00 PM)

Duration: 8 Hours ( Approx.)

About Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi:

The UAE's newly launched indoor theme park Warner Bros. World situated in Abu Dhabi possesses 29 enthralling rides. Spread across more than 1.65 million sq. m. on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, this new attraction is the largest and the first indoor theme park on the planet.

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is an addition to Yas island's ever- dynamic of leisure and entertainment attractions. Each of its parks and attractions is inspired by classic characters that constitutes the extensive library of Warner Bros including Harry Potter, Hanna Barera, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry.

The theme park is quite sophisticated and takes the visitors on replicated experiences utilizing high-end technology such as virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The Warner Bros World includes six immersive lands, namely, Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch. These part off from the central Warner Bros Plaza which projects movies on the walls, and boasts with shops. The stores here sell various merchandise exclusively created for Warner Bros World.

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126 Ratings
Superb 126 Ratings
126 Ratings Ratings
  • 9H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 9H
₹5,379 ₹3,228

Yas Waterworld Timing:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Duration: 9 Hours

About YAS Water World:

Spread over 37 acres of land, the UAE's super water park offers a definitive water experience where visitors can enjoy over 40 fearsome rides, crawling slides, and stunning encounters at various rush levels providing food for the entire family. Enjoy the rides that are meant for everyone from kids to youngsters, share the adrenaline rush with your friends in the world’s largest six-person tornado water-coaster and Cinesplash where the entire cinema floods with water up to your knees and the theatre is packed with many more special effects from waterfalls, moving seats and water explosions.

Get ready to test your mettle as Yas Water World legendary rides are categorized by thrill level: Shaheen's Adrenaline Rush (EXTREME), Dhabi's Exciting Adventure (HIGH), Hamlool's Moving & Grooving (MEDIUM), and Sultan's Young Fun (LOW). Enjoy activities like dining and shopping after the fun rides as this waterpark offers mouth-watering food available in different food outlets where you can choose your favorites and also shop as from jewelry to clothes you will find everything in the YAS Waterworld.

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119 Ratings
Superb 119 Ratings
119 Ratings Ratings
  • 4H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 4H
₹4,899 ₹3,770

Timings: 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Batch size: 6 to 7 passengers in 4*4

About the Morning Desert Safari Abu Dhabi:

Most desert safaris happen during the evening time when the weather is pleasant. However, the view of the desert in the morning is extraordinary and should not be missed if you get a chance. Hence, we present Morning Safari tour in Abu Dhabi.

During this tour, you would be driven in a 4 x 4 off-road vehicle to the middle of the desert. On the way, you would get to enjoy dune bashing and have a look at the wildlife as well as the flora and fauna of the desert world. It is a great opportunity for nature photographers.

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141 Ratings
Superb 141 Ratings
141 Ratings Ratings
  • 6H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 6H
₹4,482 ₹3,339

Starting time: 4:00 PM (Everyday)

About Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi:

If you want to take a look at the traditional culture and heritage of Abu Dhabi, a desert safari tour is a must. It is a half day tour where you spend your time in desert camps with Bedouin style tents. Right from henna tattoo, camel rides, to Arabian coffee and delicious dates; this tour represents the Arab culture at its top. You also get a chance to wear the Arabic garb and get some pictures.

The desert safari in Abu Dhabi is a lot of fun and entertainment too. You can indulge in activities like dune bashing, sand boarding, quad biking, etc. Those who want to sit back and relax, can do so by enjoying the scenic views and sunset of the desert.

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117 Ratings
Excellent 117 Ratings
117 Ratings Ratings
  • 4H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 4H
₹4,375 ₹3,500

Dinner on an Arabian sail.

Enjoy a memorable evening aboard a traditional Arabian boat ‘Dhow’. Meticulously crafted Arabian sailing vessels have become iconic on the waters of Abu Dhabi, and are enjoyed by both tourists and locals alike. This evening Dhow cruise offers you a unique chance to admire the flawless craftsmanship of the traditional Dhow with a distinct ambiance of the classic Arabian era with classy dining.

Enjoy this beautiful cruise, as it provides you with an extraordinary position on the water; simply head out to deck offering unobstructed magnificent views over the skyline of Abu Dhabi.

It’s an ideal way to enjoy a great evening with a romantic partner, entertain clients or out of town guests, or surprise your dear ones. Whatever you wish – be it a scenic cruise or a memorable evening, enriched with Arabian heritage and peaceful relaxation, this breathtaking cruise can be taken at any time of the year.

The tour includes:
- Tanura dance and other entertainment activities,
- Separate washroom facilities for men and women, 
- Open air upper deck and fully air-conditioned lower deck

The cruise will be for a duration of 2 hours.

Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel is available(if transfer option is selected).
Minimum 2 persons are required to book the transfer option.

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208 Ratings
Superb 208 Ratings
208 Ratings Ratings
  • 5H
  • Dubai
  • 5H
₹3,752 ₹2,251

Abu Dhabi Tour Pickup Timings:

Starting time: 9:00 am - 9:30 am 

Ending time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Half-Day Abu Dhabi Tour Duration: 4 - 5 Hours (Approx.)

Pickup & Drop location :

From Hotel (Centrally located in City Center Abu Dhabi)

Half-Day Abu Dhabi Tour

The capital of the UAE is also one of the Middle East’s most charming cities. Take our half-day city tour for the most distinct and authentic overview of Abu Dhabi’s main attractions. This being a fully guided tour is particularly ideal for first-timers and those with time constraints. With roundtrip transport included, it further eliminates all stress and confusion of organizing your own transport for sightseeing.

A combination of captivating cultural landmarks and resplendent architectures sets the background for this compact Abu Dhabi city tour. Beginning from your hotel or pre-agreed spot in Abu Dhabi, the tour will journey you past the city’s vibrant heart and the stunning sights surrounding it. And of course, you can expect to be regaled with some great information about this amazing city on the go.

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23 Ratings
Superb 23 Ratings
23 Ratings Ratings
  • 8H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 8H
₹6,500 ₹5,149

Activity Timings

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Everyday)

Pickup Location:

Hotel (Centrally located in City Center Area Abu Dhabi)

Pickup Timings:

8:30AM to 9:00 AM

About the Emirates Park Zoo:

A perfect destination to spend time with family and friends, Emirates Park zoo is home to stay to animals including a majestic pair of white tigers, 1,400 animals housed in a number of sections including Birds Park, Reptile House, Snake Alley, Giraffe Park, Flamingo Park, 31-year-old 300kg-plus Siberian bear, lions, cheetahs and dozens of zebras.

This zoo boasts a park-wide misting system that keeps animals and visitors cool in the summer months. It's not a zoo that is up to modern standards of space, but the animals generally seemed to be well cared for and worth a visit.

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36 Ratings
Superb 36 Ratings
36 Ratings Ratings
  • 1H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 1H
₹3,000 ₹2,100

Gear and comms check, Game On!

If you are a fan of counter-strike, call of duty or simply guns, this experience is tailor-made for you. IBattle, Dubai offers you the unique yet recreational combat gaming activities, fully developed and operated by BATTLE PARK. The advanced high-tech systems, fully developed by the best ex-military engineers in the UK used for military training purposes.

Using a unique and 100 percent accurate signal technology, accurate communication up to 128 players at once.IBattle offers the players an immersive and once in a lifetime experience with unlimited game scenarios, requiring no supervision from anyone, just strap on your gear, grab your gun and go hunting down the enemies. 

Get real-time play feedbacks, statistics and results, as the game is connected to online software and servers. You can also head out for a thrilling and fun-filled adventure at Eduventures Paintball activity, great for fun outdoor activities with your friends, family, or office colleagues.

You have 2 ticket options:
- Option 1: 
3 sessions for 45 mins of gameplay.
- Option 2: 4 sessions for 1 hour of gameplay.

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Daily.

How to reach: It is a 40-minute drive to Batlle Park from Bur Dubai. No cabs/bus routes are available.

Note: Children aged below 9 years are not allowed for this experience.

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28 Ratings
Superb 28 Ratings
28 Ratings Ratings
  • 2H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 2H
₹3,549 ₹2,999
Do you like eating strawberries? These tropical parrots love it! 

The experience will provide you with an opportunity to meet and feed one of the most beautiful and rare bird species. It's time to see and explore their vicinity and surroundings. And what better way to spend a vacation with your family and friends, by gaining a great deal of knowledge about these Tropical Birds and a day filled with beautiful encounters and a gallery full of splendid pictures.

After an introductory briefing, you will then have a very special opportunity to meet and feed the Tropical Birds.
Tasty breakfast for you will be served in an amazing location. You will also get a chance to ask one of the parrot’s trainers any questions you may have. By buying this for yourself or for someone else, not only will it be an experience to remember but you will also be contributing to the conservation work and around the world helping, to save animals from extinction.

Your breakfast with parrots will last for 2 hours (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- The ticket also includes a full day free admission to the zoo
- A breakfast of your choice
- A chance to feed ducks
- A complementary environmental tour guide from the park.
- Birds of Prey Encounter.

Note: Kids aged between 0-3 years are free of charge. Kids aged between 4-12 years are charged as per child fare. Kids above 12 years will be applicable as per the adult fare.

How to reach: 
By bus: 
Service Number(225): Starts from Al Shahama bus station towards Al Rahba hospital passing through Emirates Park Zoo and Resort. Service Numbers: 202, 210, 218, 420 Stop on Street 17 in front of Ramez Hyper Market, Al Bahya.
By car: 
Emirates Park Zoo is 45 minutes by car from Dubai and a 30-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city center. Directions from the NORTH (Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, etc.): From Sheikh Zayed Road (E11 ), take Al Bahia exit and follow the signs.
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40 Ratings
Superb 40 Ratings
40 Ratings Ratings
  • 1H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 1H
₹5,650 ₹4,800

Lunch Timing: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

About Lunch with Leopard in Abu Dhabi:

Spend an exciting day in this zoo as Emirates Park Zoo gladly presents the most exceptional big cats experience, the first time in the Middle East. It is one of the most thrilling experiences as you can have your lunch with this big beast at the same table.

This thrilling encounter will send chills down your spine as this will get you closer to the most agile and ferocious wild animal while you feast on your delicious meal. You will also get an opportunity to take amazing pictures as souvenirs and an enrichment session with the lions.

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115 Ratings
Superb 115 Ratings
115 Ratings Ratings
  • 8H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 8H
₹1,339 ₹1,096

Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi Timings:

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Pickup Location:

Sahara Centre , Al Qusais , AL Nadha, Deira, Bur Dubai, SRZ, Al Barsha, JLT 

 Pickup Timings:

08:45 AM to 10:00 AM

Featuring a selection of 120 masterpieces, these highlights of the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi will take you on a breathtaking visual experience as you admire artworks, across 12 galleries. Dive into thousands of years of human creativity across cultures, continents and watch the world’s most celebrated pieces of art. Louvre Museum opened its doors in 2017 and has been seeing a great amount of traction from across the globe. Admire 35,000 artworks that depict the Eastern and Western styles, including popular works of Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and many more. The Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi tickets will grant you access to all galleries, exhibits and other public spaces.

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34 Ratings
Superb 34 Ratings
34 Ratings Ratings
  • 10H
  • Abu Dhabi
  • 10H
₹6,666 ₹4,999

Al Ain City Tour Timings: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

If you love beautiful cities, historic cultures and breath-taking architecture, then this tour of the Al Ain city is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime. Al Ain City tour is also known as the visit to Garden City due to its greenery. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the United Arab Emirates, lying on the outskirts of U.A.E. and in proximity to Omani borders.

Al Ain, the traditional seat of the Sheikhs is perhaps the most traditional of the main cities in the UAE and it is here that the desert life is best demonstrated. A true series of oases, there is evidence that habitation in this glorious corner of the world has continued for millennia.

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The Abu Dhabi evening desert safari was a memorable experience. We booked the safari from Thrillophilia for our honeymoon and the whole booking process was really easy and convenient. We got instant confirmation of our booking and the discount they offered was really the icing on the cake as the experience we had for such a low price was really a great bargain.
We took a Dhow cruise in Abu Dhabi with Thrillophilia during our last visit. It was truly impressive and we enjoyed to the fullest. Thanks a lot, Thrillophilia for curating such wonderful tours in the city of Luxury at the best possible rates.
Thrillophilia’s Abu Dhabi dhow cruise offers took us through the wonderful experience of cruising at Dhow in the evening. Booking the trip with Thrillophilia was a great deal and we managed to get good discounts. The team of Thrillophilia ensured hassle-free transfers from the hotel to the cruise and back to the hotel. All the chauffeurs were very polite and friendly with us.
We booked an Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise in the course of your visit to Dubai. The cruise trip was just mesmerizing. With a wide range of cuisines and premium drinks, the evening at the cruise was surely an unforgettable experience. Thanks a lot, Thrillophilia for curating this perfect itinerary in Abu Dhabi for visitors.
In the last month, I had been to Dubai. On one fine evening, I booked a dhow cruise Abu Dhabi from Thrillophilia. Being the very first transaction, I was able to get loads of discounts and other benefits. The cab arrived at my place at the scheduled time for pickup. The car was very well maintained and the driver was very polite. He dropped me at the Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise within the scheduled time. Then the experience at the Cruise was just mind-blowing. Loved it to the core and everything was so perfect and filled with luxury.
Few things leave a mark on your life and this desert safari has left its mark on me. The sunset among the sand dunes and the delicious food take you back in time to much simpler days. If you are looking for a life altering experience, do go for the Abu Dhabi desert safari.
I found the Evening desert safari in Abu Dhabi package on Thrillophilia while looking for a desert safari and i have never made a better decision on my holidays. The customer support was really helpful and helped me plan my trip all the way from Delhi to Abu Dhabi with all my itinerary planned. Thank you thrillophilia for this wonderful experience.
The Arabian nights Abu Dhabi desert safari is a gateway into the traditional lifestyle, cuisine and way of the desert. Experience what desert life was all about before the existence of skyscrapers and cities in Arabia.
I am writing this review just as i have reached my hotel room from the Arabian nights Abu Dhabi desert safari. The desert sports can get the adrenalin pumping within no time. I enjoyed the dune bumping and sand boarding a lot and then had a chance to hangout with some majestic falcons which were almost as big as me with their wingspan. The food was fantastic and the whole evening felt surreal.
I recently went on the Abu Dhabi evening desert safari with my partner and 2 kids. The desert safari was one of the best experiences i have had in my life. I have travelled to a lot of places but nothing comes close to this. I would have never found about the safari if not for Thrillophilia. From finding about the safari on the website to the super easy booking process, i can’t thank them enough for i was able to get bookings on such short notice for the very next day.

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  1. What are the best things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend for couples?

    1. The Corniche: Do you want to spend some romantic moments alone with your loved one, away from the bustling crowd? Then, make sure to visit the neighborhood of The Corniche and take a walk together while savoring the ethereal beauty of the sunset. 
    2. Marina Mall: If you do want to bring some souvenirs back to your home country, then you can also go to the famous Marina Mall and look through its excellent collection of clothing and artifacts. 
    3. Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum: If both you and your beloved are interested in the history of Abu Dhabi, then visiting the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum should be your first priority. It comes with a wide collection of older photographs, artifacts, and many more that will surely boost your knowledge about the city.  
    4. Heritage Village: Savor the beauty of the real heritage of the city of Abu Dhabi by taking a walk through the Heritage Village of the city. 

  2. What are the famous things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend with friends?

    1. Visiting the Ferrari World: Located in the scenic Yas Island, the Ferrari World is probably one of the most sought-after theme parks in the world. So, if you and your friends are car lovers to the core, then make sure to check out the collection of Ferrari cars in the park. 
    2. Indulging in the Water Slides: You can also lighten up your day with your friends and make some memorable moments with them by indulging in the water slides of Yas Waterworld. 
    3. Going to the Warner Bros. World: If you and your friends were one of the biggest comic book fans since the early days, then make sure to visit the Warner Bros. World and relive your childhood in style. 
    4. Desert Safari: Making your life, as well as holidays in Abu Dhabi, is easier if you do opt for the desert safari activity and glide through the sandy areas of the city. 

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