Top 18 attractions to explore in Abu Dhabi
The largest emirate of United Arab Emirates. The capital city of United Arab Emirates is located here.
Al Jahili Fort is a fort in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi Emirate. The fort was established in 1891 near Al Jahili Oasis to protect the palm farmers. It was then seized by the former Omani coastal scout for its operation to protect the mountain lanes and to preserve the intertribal peace.
The Emirates Zoo has over 1700 animals, including a gorgeous pair of white tigers, a Siberian bear, lions, cheetahs, and a lot of zebras. The Zoo placed in Al Bahia, a suburb of Abu Dhabi, and it all covered with a misting system to keep animals and visitors away from the summer heat.
Jabal Hafeet is a mountain on the border of the United Arab Emirates and Oman and located in the south side of Al Ain downtown in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the adjacent Omani town of Al-Buraimi. The name of the mountain comes from a period in UAE history, the Bronze Age (3200 to 2600 BCE) Hafit Period, because of the discovery of a cluster of important Bronze Age beehive tombs at its foothills.
This luxurious presedential place won the World Travel Awards as the main cultural attraction in the Middle East. Qasr Al-Watan is the Presidential Palace of the United Arab Emirates and was opened to the public on March 11, 2019. Prior to its opening, the palace was used only for official purposes, for hosting foreign leaders of states, and for meetings of the country's supreme council and federal cabinet. The palace continues to be used for these purposes even after it was opened to the public
The largest mosque in United Arab Emirates. Plans for the mosque was approved late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex.
The largest natural island in the country, 170 km away from the capital of the UAE on the western side of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Sir Bani Yas was originally home to Arabia's largest wildlife reserve, now it has over 13,000 free roaming animals.
The Founder's Memorial is a monument and visitor centre in the capital and it is a memorial to H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates who died in 2004. Zayed was the driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates, becoming the Union's first President which he held around 33 years.
Map of attractions in Abu Dhabi