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Best Things to Do in Abu Dhabi – Contemporary Tourist Hub

There is plenty to do in cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi – from shopping at some of the world's most elegant malls to dining at the finest restaurants. The nation is loved for its modern vibes and proud heritage. Learn more about the best things to do in Abu Dhabi here.


Discover the Extravagance of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one attraction you don't want to miss. The huge complex, which was created between 1996 and 2007, is one of the world's biggest masjids. And no expenses were spared in adding plenty of elegant charms to this magnificent shrine. The building boasts over 1000 columns, 82 domes, and rich gold and white façades complete with a white marble floor, and a prayer room able to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers.


Enjoy Exploring the Corniche

Another iconic attraction in Abu Dhabi, the Corniche spreads for 5 miles beside the Dhow Harbour. Veering past the heritage park and most of the city's top attractions, this pretty coastal stretch is perfect for morning or evening strolls. Some of the best eateries and shops in Abu Dhabi are located along the stretch, so you can dine with spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi skyline and the exotic Persian Gulf. For more of the best dining in Abu Dhabi, you can choose to stay at top hotels like Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel. These popular resorts are home to top restaurants in Abu Dhabi for dining on the best local and international cuisine.


Enjoy Abu Dhabi Desert Tours

Complete your exotic desert experience by exploring the Liwa Oasis, which is home to the famous Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter), the largest mass of uninterrupted sand in the world. Hence, the area is perfect for adventures either on camelback or a powerful dune buggy. Of course, you can opt for the age-old 4WD dune bashing jeep ride or even enhance the adventure with a hot air balloon ride over the desert sands.


Check Out the Al Jahili Fort

Built in the 1800s, the Al Jahili Fort faces the Palace Museum. This complex is Al Ain's largest fortress and is a commanding complex rising from the desert floor. The entire structure made from mud and bricks follows traditional Arabic architectural styles. Recently renovated to allow tourists to visit, the fort was initially constructed as the headquarters of the Trucial Oman Scouts, whose task was to maintain peace between the varied ethnic tribes and protect the palm groves. The courtyards of the fort are used for outdoor concerts while the visitors can explore the watchtowers and battlements.


Shop till You Drop at Marina Mall

A mega mall and quite unlike the other extravagant shopping venues the UAE is famous for, the Marina Mall is the most popular shopping precinct in Abu Dhabi. It is located close to the Heritage Village and is a marvellous source to cure all your shopaholic cravings. The extravagant mall is home to 400 plus stores as well as an ice-skating rink, bowling alley, and movie theatres.

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