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Unique Things to Do in Abu Dhabi City – Experience the best of UAE

Abu Dhabi is an interesting city in the Middle Eastern region. A modern cosmopolitan complimented with the beautiful beaches, high rise buildings and noteworthy cultural and heritage sites.


A ride to Liwa Oasis

A ride to Liwa Oasis

In the south of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, beautiful Liwa Oasis is a great escape from the city. The oasis settlement is noted for its date farming and one of the largest sand dunes in the world is just on the outskirts. This makes it a must-visit attraction for anyone wanting to ride dune buggies, try sand surfing or go camel trekking.


Walk at the Corniche

Embrace the beauty of the magnificent Abu Dhabi Corniche. A stroll along the Corniche with its perfectly manicured gardens and fountains lined on the sides is one of the best evening experiences. There are trees for shade, play areas and bicycle rentals for the more active crowds. The water is calm in the cornice side and it becomes alive in the evening with jet skiers showing off. You can take a plunge at the public swimming area.


Visit the Sheikh Ziyad Grand Mosque

The absolutely stunning Sheikh Ziyad Grand Mosque is Abu Dhabi's landmark building. Clad in Macedonian marble this massive building fuses mameluke, Ottoman and Fatamid design elements mixed with modern designs celebrating Islamic architecture. Artisans utilised glasswork, mosaic tiling and intricate carvings to spectacular effect on both the interior and exterior. It was opened in 2007 after nearly 20 years of construction. The mosque can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers, it is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and, like the Sheikh Ziyeed Mosque in Fujairah, is dedicated to the late Sheikh Ziyeed bin Sultan al-Nahyan. Non-Muslims are allowed into all areas of the mosque.


Yas Island Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating adventure at the Yas Island, which hosts the famous Ferrari World. The list of things to do here are endless from racing events to, concerts, theme parks, luxury hotels and of course exploring the natural beauty of the island you will be lost by the number of options available. You can checkout the Formula 1 circuits and tour facilities, go on a nature and wildlife drive or hop on a super fast rollercoaster ride to spice up your visit to Abu Dhabi. You find beautiful and luxurious Beach Resorts in Abu Dhabi such as the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi located in this adventurous island.


Hot air ballooning

You may not get to a ride a magic carpet but you can sure get the same thrill on a hot air balloon. A balloon expedition set deep in the heart of the desert is must for any adventure lover. Floating over 3000 feet above, you can view down on the golden dunes, emerald green oases, the rare flora and fauna down below.