Top Things To Do In Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – It is one of the world’s largest mosque, with impressive and grand architecture. It features 1000 columns and 24 carat gold chandeliers. The largest dome is in the centre 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
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
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.
Tips- 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
Opening Timings- 11am to 11pm
Tickets- Tickets cost from roughly 295 AED for adults and 230 AED for kids”
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)
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
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