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How to have a luxury honeymoon in Abu Dhabi – Some amazing things to do in the city!

Abu Dhabi is becoming an up-and-coming honeymoon destination, thanks to the city's lively attractions, and luxury accommodation. Here are some tips to have an amazing time with your loved one in the Emirati.


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

It is one of the top attractions in the world and is visited by millions each year and constructed in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. Apart from being a religious site, it is a spectacular sight to behold. Its captivating architecture, coupled with its elegant designs and patterns makes the mosque one of Abu Dhabi's top sites. Go in the evenings to witness a romantic sunset overlooking the beautiful architecture. The effects of the illumination on the mosque are otherworldly!


Yas Island

The Yas Island is a man-made 25 km entertainment hub that combines shopping, recreation and entertainment facilities in one place. Some of the main attractions include the Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit, a motorsport venue, beaches, luxurious shopping complexes, such as the Yas Mall. You can find all kinds of luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi to make your honeymoon even more special. Check out some amazing places like the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort.


Al Lulu Island

Spend some gorgeous days and evenings on the amazingly clear beaches and have a go at water sports in Al Lulu Island. It stretches from the Abu Dhabi Breakwater all the way up to the Zayed Sea Port.
You can expect a cheerful beach environment here with beach shops, cafes and plenty of options to indulge in your favourite water activities. Once there, don't forget to visit the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, St Joseph's Catholic Church and do some shopping in one of the many grand malls found on the island.


Heritage Village

If you want to observe what life is like for a typical Emirati, head to the Heritage Village. It is located close to the beach and is packed with interesting things to do. For example, get to see art, antiquities, and the daily materials used by the Bedouins. You get to experience how they grow their food, the types of food they cook, and how the local people conduct the pearl trade. Visit this village for a truly unique experience in Abu Dhabi.


Experience the dessert

Hitting the desert can be a mesmerising and romantic experience! With many adventurous places and activities to do, it is one of those must-do things on your honeymoon in Abu Dhabi. Try your hand at the enthralling Wadi bashing and drive through the Dunes on a four-wheeled drive. Furthermore, you can get to experience camel rides, behold a lovely sunset and finish your day off with a spectacular private dinner on the dessert. If one day isn't enough, go camping in the desert!


Al-Ain Palace Museum – Al Mutawwa

Stroll along with your loved one at Al-Ain Palace Museum, which is in an old fort that is now a museum. It opened for visitors in 2001. It is now recognised as Qasr al-Ain and is free for the general public to visit. The beautiful architecture of the palace is one of its main attractions. The museum occupies many antiquities and facts about the country and the history of the royal family.