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Why Abu Dhabi should be your next holiday destination – What to do in Abu Dhabi

Whatever you're looking for in a vacation Abu Dhabi has so much do and see that it has something for everyone. Here's why you should consider Abu Dhabi as your next vacation destination.


The adventure

If you're an adrenaline junkie and looking for a vacation that will get your heart pounding, Abu Dhabi is a great place to visit. It has earned a reputation for offering a wide variety of thrilling activities like diving over the Arabian Gulf and hot air balloon rides. The Rub' al Khali dessert that is located outside the sprawling city of Abu Dhabi is the world's biggest sand desert. 4x4 desert safaris and sand surfing are some of the thrilling activities that you can try out while visiting this dessert.


The entertainment

The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is an international F1 racing track that hosts Abu Dhabi Grand Prix annually, one of the biggest international events to happen in the city. Tourists and racers from all over the world come to Abu Dhabi during the races to enjoy the racing action, award-winning artists performing and be a part of the vibrant nightlife the city experiences. Abu Dhabi is also home to the world's faster rollercoaster- the Formula Rossa rollercoaster. The Yas Marina, a fun-filled water park is one of the popular tourist Attractions in Abu Dhabi that you should visit if you're staying at one of the cities luxurious hotels similar to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort.


The beaches

White sandy beaches, low rainfall and crystal-clear waters are some of the reasons why Abu Dhabi is a beach lovers paradise. Located near some of the leading hotels, having on-duty lifeguards, the Corniche beach is a blue flag beach that is a great place for a fun-filled day at the beach with your family. The 9-kilometre beach stretch on Saadiyat Island is great if you want to have a relaxing day at the beach with a book and a cold drink. The beaches of Yas island are a great place if you want to take part in beach sports and activities like kayaking, paddle boat rides and a game of volleyball.


The hospitality

The hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi are some of the best you'll find across the globe. The hotels are designed by the world's top architects and the food served across their wide variety of restaurants will take your taste buds on a journey. Whatever type of cuisine you're looking for you'll find it in Abu Dhabi. Make sure to try out the Middle Eastern food that has a lot of subtle spicy flavours.


The Culture

Even though the city of Abu Dhabi is a concrete jungle full of beautifully designed buildings the people in Abu Dhabi are very proud of their culture and heritage and showcase it with pride. Their historic monuments and mosques are meticulously maintained. The local souks that sell gold, spices and various handcrafted items is a good place to see a mix of both old and new cultures that the city offers. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is located on an area of more than 25 acres is one of the most revered religious places in the city that sees devotees from old over the city and is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.