Best Places To Visit In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the most popular city after Dubai in UAE. Abu Dhabi is known for its modern skyscrapers, huge shopping malls, Souqs  and rich cultural heritage. The city is home to several world-famous landmarks and the best places to visit Abu Dhabi include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace Hotel, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Lets check them out 

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FAQs About Abu Dhabi

  • Where is Abu Dhabi located?

    Abu Dhabi is a city of UAE in Gulf Continent, near Dubai

  • Is Abu Dhabi Safe?

    Yes Abu Dhabi is among the safest cities to visit even for solo female travellers.

  • How far is Abu Dhabi from Dubai?

    The distance is roughly 139 km and takes approximately 1hr 30 mins by road

  • Which is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?

    November to February are the best months to visit Abu Dhabi as weather is pleasant.

  • Which currency is used in Abu Dhabi?

    Dirham is used in Abu Dhabi, same as Dubai

Visit The Breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi is definitely Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It ranks top among the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the world’s largest mosques, with impressive and grand architecture. It features 1000 columns and 24-carat gold chandeliers. The largest dome is in the center of the prayer hall. One can easily spend an hour or two at this breathtaking marvel. Be prepared to wear light cotton clothes as it gets hot and sunny considering Abu Dhabi’s weather.
A must visit for anyone even if you are on a short visit to Abu Dhabi
Pricing- Entry to the Mosque is free
Tips-
Carry our own stole/scarf for women to cover your head. It is mandatory and is also provided free of cost.
Dress modestly, and avoid skin-tight and transparent clothing. Wear full-length pants and full-sleeved tops and respect their culture
Personal food and refreshments are not allowed inside the Mosque
Opening Timings- 9 am to 10 pm

Spend A Day At Warner Bros Theme Park

Another place which ranks among the best places to visit Abu Dhabi is Wanre Bro’s Theme Park. Warner Bros. Theme park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is an indoor theme park that opened in 2018. The park boasts 29 rides, attractions, and shows, including roller coasters, motion simulators, and live entertainment. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi also features a variety of themed dining and shopping experiences, as well as meet-and-greet opportunities with beloved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Wonder Woman, and the Flintstones. The park is open year-round. It is a popular destination for families and hence among the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi
Ticket Prices : https://www.wbworldabudhabi.com/en/tickets

Relax At Saadiyat Public Beach

Saadiyat Beach is a stunning public beach located on the Saadiyat Island. This pristine beach stretches for 9 kilometers and boasts of crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sand. The beach is also home to several world-class facilities, including beach clubs, restaurants, and water sports activities, making it an ideal destination for those seeking adventure and entertainment. It is usually open from 8 am to 8 pm. Consider bringing a beach umbrella and suncreen to  protect your skin and eyes from the harsh UV rays

Ride The World's Fastest Roller Coaster At Ferrari World

Ferrari World is a famous indoor theme park, located on Yas island with the world’s fastest roller coaster ride called Formula Rossa with a speed from 0-240km/h in just 4.9 seconds. This amusement park is for all age groups with many rides and shows for children. Along with themed rides it also is a heaven for motorcar nerds with a showcase of remarkable car models. Throughout the park you will also find authentic Ferrari merchandise and café, restaurants to eat. Defintely among the popular tourist places and among the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi 
Tip- If you are visiting during the peak/holiday season like Diwali, Christmas would suggest to buy “Fast Track Passes” online as it can get very crowded during this time. By buying Fast Track Tickets you will save time by avoiding waiting in long queues for rides.
Opening Timings- 11am to 11pm
Tickets-  Tickets cost from roughly 295 AED for adults and 230 AED for kids”

Enjoy The Magnificient Views Of The City At Etihaad Towers- Observation Deck

The observation deck at Etihaad Towers is a great way to spend your afternoons. The observation deck is located on the 74th Floor, 300m above sea level. The deck floor features a café which has floor to ceiling windows, giving a magnificent 360 degree view of Abu Dhabi.
Tip- The entry ticket includes a credit of 55 AED per person, which you can redeem at the café and enjoy food and beverages with view (Non-alcoholic and alcoholic Drinks)
Opening timings 12 pm to 8 pm
Tickets 95 AED (55 AED credit)

Shop Till You Drop At Yas Mall

This is a huge mall adjoined and connecting to Ferrari park on Yas island. It has roughly 400 stores with all popular luxury and high street brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Guess, Diesel to H&M.  It is also an entertainment hub with an VIX Cinema Theatre, Lego Play Area, and CLYMB (Widest indoor Skydiving Chamber and Climbing Wall). 
Tip- If you have less time in Abu Dhabi, you can combine it with Ferrari World by spending half days at both places.
Opening Timings 10 am to 12 am

shopping, clothes, fashion

Experience 23 Carat Gold Coffee At Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is a famous high end luxurious 7 star hotel along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Tourists and locals usually visit the Le Café for an afternoon tea or to dine out. This palace is famous for its 23 Carat Gold coffee which has flakes of gold. The grandeur of the palace with jaw dropping gold themed architecture illustrate perfect Arabian culture. The beautiful gardens and interiors make it a picturesque place to visit. You can spend some time relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere.
Opening Timings- The Le Café is open from 8 am to 11pm

Best Places To Visit Abu Dhabi
Best Places To Visit In Abu Dhabi

Enjoy A Thrilling Boat Ride (Yellow Boat Ride)

The Yellow Boats ride in Abu Dhabi is a popular sightseeing tour that takes visitors on a scenic boat ride along the coastline of Abu Dhabi. The tour is operated by Yellow Boats. It is a company that specializes in high-speed boat tours in several locations around the world. During the tour, passengers board a bright yellow speedboat and embark on a thrilling ride that showcases Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks and stunning natural scenery. The tour route typically includes stops at the Emirates Palace, the Corniche, and the Lulu Island. It is a popular choice for tourists looking for an exciting and unique way to experience the beauty of Abu Dhabi’s coastline
If you have back problems or are an expecting mother advise to avoid this ride.

Continue Your Shopping Spree By Visiting The Malls In The City

Abu Dhabi has a wide range of shopping options to suit every taste and budget. From high-end luxury boutiques to traditional souks, the city offers something for everyone.

One of the most popular shopping destinations in Abu Dhabi is the Abu Dhabi Mall, a large shopping center that features over 200 stores. The other popular shopping malls of Abu Dhabi are Dalma Mall, Marina Mall and Khalidiyah Mall. For those looking for a more traditional shopping experience, the city’s souks offer a unique selection of goods, textiles, and handicrafts. They include Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Madinat Zayed Shopping centre, Souq at WTC Mall, Al Ain Souq & Souq at Qaryat Al Beri
Opening Timings Usually open from  10 am to 11 pm 

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