List Headline Image
Updated by Joanna James on Jul 13, 2023
Headline for Amazing things you can do in Abu Dhabi - A desert city springing with life!
Joanna James Joanna James
5 items   1 followers   0 votes   1 views

Amazing things you can do in Abu Dhabi - A desert city springing with life!

Abu Dhabi might have previously had a reputation of being a business city and nothing more. This reputation has drastically changed over the years with jaw-dropping modern architecture, magnificently designed mosques and splendid shopping experiences! Let's take a look at some amazing things you must not miss out on!


The Corniche

This is a 5 mile stretch of a waterfront that houses restaurants, small beaches, art installations, gardens, a playground and so much more! Locals and tourists alike flock to this area during sunset. As the day starts to cool and the skies turn a brilliant shade of red and orange over the clear emerald waters, Abu Dhabi transforms into a magical city! If you want to relax and unwind, make sure to head over here! Sightseeing in Abu Dhabi is a must and you can start at the Corniche! Make sure to book your accommodation at properties that are cosy and comfortable where you can relax and unwind. For instance, you can check out properties like Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara that offers comfort and luxury.


Umm Al Emarat Park

This park has been meticulously designed which blends modern designs with nature. There are rows and rows of palm trees which lead to water features like a man-made oasis! All of them are made to look like contemporary fountains. This park houses a number of places to visit which includes well-manicured gardens, a playground, an animal barn and an amphitheatre.


Seaplane Tours

If you are not on a tight budget, you must know that there are several points from which you can admire the unique skyline as well as the topography of Abu Dhabi. If you head out on a seaplane ride, it will soar at least 1500 feet above the city. It will give you a detailed tour of the historical sites, natural wonders and architectural features from a unique vantage point!


Shaykh Zayed Grand Mosque

Basked in historical glory, this is one of the largest mosques in the world and it is a must-see! The mosque was completed back in 2007 and can fit 40,000 worshippers and visitors into a single space that spans the size of four football pitches. But it is not the size that impresses the tourist, it is the architecture that is a culmination of many cross-cultural influences. You will see designs that have been inspired by the Arabs, the British and the Italian that has been crossed with elements of Turkish, Morocco, Egyptian, Pakistani influences!


Yas Mall

You cannot come to a city in the United Arab Emirates and not splurge in its splendid shopping malls! One of the primary rules when visiting Abu Dhabi is not to rebuke the shopping malls! These are not just places to shop, they are also cultural and social hotspots! During the summer months when it is too hot and humid to gather outside, many people visit the malls that have so much more than just shopping stores!