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