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Interesting Hidden Activities to do in Abu Dhabi – Unique Experiences to Savour

Abu Dhabi the contemporary tourist hub is a favourite amongst discerning travellers across the world. But, apart for the fab shopping and modern entertainment this once pearl diving nation has a range of unique experiences for you to savour; do read on!


Visit the Falcon Hospital

Oh yes, it's true a hospital for falcons does exist; and why not, the majestic birds are treasured in Abu Dhabi and are given nothing but the best. So, should a bird fall ill, its owner heads right over to the Falcon Hospital, which is the largest hospital of its nature in the world, able to accommodate over 6000 patients.


Withdraw a Gold Bar!

This is an ATM machine which dispenses gold bars! How fabulous is that? The first of its kind this machine was established in 2010 in Abu Dhabi and has since grown in popularity across the globe. When fed the right amount of cash the ATM dispenses 24-carat gold bars in varied weights of 1, 5 or 10 grams. Besides, dishing out gold bars, the machine offers an additional option – gifts. The gifts are a selection of gold trinkets such as necklaces and pendants for times you get sick of the same old bouquet of flowers!


Explore an Island Nature Reserve

Home to the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas, Sir Bani Yas Island located not too far from the mainland is a beautiful wildlife reserve and island of adventure. Established in the '70s to protect endangered desert wildlife, the place is a park for free-roaming creatures such as the exotic Black Oryx of the UAE. As a guest at one of the Sir Bani Yas Island resorts, you can enjoy some of the most exciting activities in Abu Dhabi. Kayak tours along the glistening calm waters, scuba diving in the gulf, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking along the rough and scenic terrain and 4WD safaris across the rugged hills of the island are some of the unique treats awaiting guests are Sir Bani Yas Island resorts.


Visit the Auto Museum

In true elaborate UAE style, the Emirates National Auto Museum is the brainchild of eccentric billionaire Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. Sparing no costs, the museum was built to house his rather elaborate and very impressive collection of automobiles. Built as a giant white pyramid, the complex houses the gargantuan car collection of the outlandish sheik who has generously decided to share his fascination with the public.


Pump up the Adrenalin at Ferrari World

Ferrari World is located on the manmade Yas Island. A tribute to the luxury car brand, Ferrari World caters to all your fast car dreams. Not only can you drive around the circuit and savour a Formula One experience, but you can test drive some the brands most popular models. Kids are not left out with junior-sized toned down experiences on offer. Visit Ferrari World offering a taste of what it's like to hold unfathomable horsepower in your hands.