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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Abu Dhabi – The Best of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one holiday destination that flaunts a myriad of sophisticated attractions that showcase the heritage as well as the glamor that this city is known for. Below are the 10 best attractions in Abu Dhabi.


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi's exquisite landmark building, the Sheikh Zayed mosque is clad entirely in Macedonian marble and is a masterpiece in construction. A combination of Ottoman, Mamaluke and Fatamid design elements, the Sheikh Zayed mosque exhibits the best of Islamic art and architecture.


Heritage Village

Amidst the towering skyscrapers one may lose sight of authentic Abu Dhabi and what the city looked like back in the day. At the heritage village the typical Bedouin encampment is replicated complete with an array of traditional day-to-day objects. In addition to this the Heritage Village introduces guests to the 2 main economies in the city; local agriculture as well as the pearl diving trade.



Commonly known as the white fort the Al Hosn is considered to be the oldest building in Abu Dhabi. Once the residence of the ruling family, there is much to admire within as well as without this exquisite building.


Women's Craft Centre

At the woman's craft center visitors can watch local women demonstrating their skill in weaving embroidery as well as basketry. In fact if you are into handmadeproducts you can get from here plenty of handmade shawls, slippers, bags, carpets and textiles, trays, baskets and plenty more.


Observation Deck

For unparalleled picturesque views of Abu Dhabi's pristine skyline there is no better place than the observation Deck at the Burj Khalifa. In fact the observation deck is the highest point in the city and comes with a classy restaurant making even a cup of tea from so high in the sky nothing short of magnificent.


Emirates Park Zoo

If you are holidaying with the family a visit to the Emirates Park zoo is an absolute must do. Perfect for a fun day out, this zoo located justa short drive from Abu Dhabi, hosts an array of rare and exotic species that would appeal to any member of the family.


Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The Falcon hospital is a famed hospital that is solely dedicated to the fierce Arabian falcons. Tours around the hospital include one-on-one interactions with these endangered species.


Yas Island

Home to an array of luxurious hotels including the famous Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, Yas Island make one of Abu Dhabi's top luxury hotel destinations. With a backdrop of white sanded beaches, and an ambience of serenity any Sir Bani Yas Island resort seems absolutely perfect.


Boat Tours

If you want to enjoy the best views that Abu Dhabi has to offer you need to head into the water. With the boat tours you can drift out from the Marina and relish in the un paralleled views of this magnificent cityscape.


Liwa Oasis

Located in the south of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the beautiful Liwa Oasis is the ideal escape from the Abu Dhabi city. Flaunting the largest sand dunes in the world, the Liwa Oasis is perfect for desert fun.