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Updated by Roger Gary on Sep 14, 2015
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Six Must-Do Things in Abu Dhabi - a fascinating city

The vibrant Emirate of Abu Dhabi offers a myriad of attractions for the visitor. In order to make the most of your stay in the city, make sure to do the things mentioned in the list below.


Stroll the promenade

Abu Dhabi's renowned Corniche is undoubtedly one of the city's most attractive features. Visitors should definitely take the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll along its four mile extent, as it is sure to be an enjoyable experience. You may choose to walk the entire extent, or hire a bicycle for the purpose. Noteworthy attractions include the huge national flag on its giant flagpole, and the amazing Capital Gate, a building which incorporates a remarkable lean into its design. Avid shoppers will be enthralled by the Etihad Towers' The Avenue, a quality mall that offers upscale merchandise. You will also find a host of dining options along the way.


Experience the cultural attractions

Visitors should make it a point to explore Saadiyat Island's cultural sector. Many cultural features are in the pipeline for this one of a kind locality, with world-renowned museums to appear here shortly. Not to be missed is the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is a grand edifice that can accommodate as many as 40,000 devotees. This splendid place of worship features the biggest carpet to be found in the world, as well as the biggest chandelier. The mosque's columns boast marble plates and are encrusted with semi-precious gemstones.


Visit the island of adventure

For the fun-lover no visit to Abu Dhabi would be complete without experiencing the many attractions of Yas Island. Make sure to stop by Waterworld, which is believed to be the largest water park on the globe; here you will find a breathtaking selection of slides, rides, wave machines and much more. Not to be missed is Ferrari World, which features the fastest rollercoaster in the world as well as many other attractions. Another attraction is the Abu Dhabi Formula One track, which is open to the public on Tuesdays.


Explore the vast extents of the desert

Visitors to the Emirate should undoubtedly take the opportunity to explore the mysterious expanses of the local desert. You may take your choice of the many four-wheel-drive tours that will take you into this remarkable environment. You will see that the inviting expanses of the desert with its distinctive sand dunes are empty save for the occasional power pylon or oil well. Your tour may take you to the desert city of Al Ain, which is sometimes referred to as the Garden City due to its verdant greenery.


Experience the pleasures of the city

Visitors should make it a point to stay at a quality accommodation which offers modern amenities. You will have the opportunity to swim in a pool at a time when Western nations would be in the midst of winter. Take the time to relax on the beach under the gleaming Middle Eastern sun. You will find that Abu Dhabi offers a variety of dining options of which visitors should not omit to sample the local cuisine. An excellent accommodation choice for visitors would be a Sir Bani Yas Island resort like the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi. This attractive resort offers many contemporary facilities assuring a satisfying stay.


Visit a city of the future

Visitors will have a glimpse of the perhaps not too distant future in the amazing Masdar City. Cars are not permitted into this zero carbon environment which is sustained entirely by solar and wind energy. You will have the opportunity to ride through this development aboard a driverless vehicle running on a network of rails. You will see futuristic buildings which huddle together on narrow streets resembling the lanes of traditional Arabia. The technologies displayed here may well make their way into the cities of the not too distant future.