Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – Arabian Getaway for fun, relaxation

Abu Dhabi is the seat of the President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as for the United Arab Emirates Government, and where the Emirati Royal Family lives.

It is capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates.


Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Enjoy great shopping, golf clubs, festivals and water parks – we’ve listed some of our favorite things to do in Abu Dhabi while on vacation in the beautiful city!


Abu Dhabi Water Park

If you are planning on going on holiday to Abu Dhabi, be sure to go to the Yas Waterworld water park, which opened in 2012. Visitors will have fun on the 43 rides, slides and other attractions. The theme is about Dana’s adventures, a girl who searches for a mysterious pearl that makes her village prosperous.


Malls & Shopping in Abu Dhabi

Shoppers will love the Abu Dhabi mall. With access to more than 200 stores, as well as several restaurants, a cinema and a children’s play area this is a shopping heaven.


Abu Dhabi Golf Club

If you love to play golf, don’t miss the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.The facility has a 27 hole championship level course, and is the home for the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. There are also restaurants and a Golf Shop selling all kinds of golfing products and accessories.


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Every year the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held. If you love Formula One car racing, don’t miss the competition in the first week in November held at the Yas Marina Circuit. It is an exciting time for spectators and racers alike.


Abu Dhabi Film Festival

If you love films, then come in October for the Abu Dhabi film festival, which showcases all the best films both locally and abroad.


When to go to Abu Dhabi

Regardless of when you visit the capital there is a lot of fun things to do in Abu Dhabi. August is the hottest month of the year, and the best one for swimming, and it has an average temperature of 35.5°C (95.9°F), with January being the coldest at an average temperature of 18°C (64.4°F). In February there is a higher chance of rain, as that month averages 20mm of precipitation.


Things to do in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Facts

Population2 206 000
CountryUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)
CurrencyEmirati Dirham
AirportAbu Dhabi Intl, United Arab Emirates (AUH)

Abu Dhabi average temperatures

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Golf in Abu Dhabi

Like an oasis in the desert, both the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Yas Golf Links offers great courses with a base in the natural beauty of the area. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club course offers a 27 hole experience and has been mastered by professionals in championships. It is the most luxurious club in the city and features top level facilities. The Yas Golf Links sticks out with its stunning scenery, creating a unique experience.

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Water Parks in Abu Dhabi - 45 rides at Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld is the most exciting water park in Abu Dhabi! No matter if you are looking for adrenaline rushes or fun for the smaller children this park offers adventures for all ages. Prepare yourself for a day filled with water fun where you choose between their 45 rides, divided into four different thrill levels!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Abu Dhabi - Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

The five cultural sites of Al Ain, Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas, are listed as a serial UNESCO World Heritage Site as witnesses of ancient sedentary human occupation in this desert region of the United Arab Emirates. With vestiges dating back to the Neolithic period, you can find circular stone tombs from 2500 BC, wells and adobe buildings from many prehistoric cultures like residential ones, towers or palaces.

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Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi - Ferraris and roller coasters!

Everyone who loves speed, action and Ferraris, look here! In Abu Dhabi you have access to the world’s first Ferrari-themed park! Ferrari World is also the largest indoor theme park in the world. This is a great place to spend the day with your family, it offers a lot of fun for all members of the family. And all daredevils out there can try Formula Rossa, it is the fastest roller coaster in the world!

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