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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.

Attractions in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi CornicheCorniche Beach - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

This 8 km long Corniche is located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and it includes children’s playgrounds, cycle tracks and walks paths, restaurants, cafes and a beautiful beach.

Al Ain ZooNahyan The First St - Shiab Al Ashkhar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

400 hectares zoo located in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and the zoo features a gigantic cat house home to lions, cougars, jaguars, black and spotted leopards. It also has a reptile house, monkey compounds, aquarium, and aviary.

Al Jahili FortSultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St - Al Mutawaa، Al Ain - Al Jahili - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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.

Emirates National Auto MuseumSouth of Abu Dhabi, Hamim Road, Off E11, Al Dhafra - Al Bihouth - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Located in Al Dhafra region about 45 kilometers south of Abu Dhabi city, it has collections of around 200 cars include off-road vehicles, classic American cars, an 1885 steam-powered Mercedes, and the world’s biggest truck.

Emirates Park Zoo12th St - Al Bahyah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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.

Ferrari World Abu DhabiYas Island - Yas Leisure Dr - Jazeerat YasYas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the only Ferrari theme park in the world and located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster is located here.

Jebel HafeetJebel Hafeet - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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.

Liwa OasisBateen Liwa - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

The Liwa Oasis is a large oasis area, and it covers about 98 km in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the Empty Quarter desert, 150 km from Abu Dhabi city and it has 39 populated areas.

Louvre Abu DhabiSaadiyat Cultural District - Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

The largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The museum is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government.

Masdar CityMasdar City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Masdar City is a sustainable planned city placed 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi and near to Abu Dhabi International Airport. It depends mostly on renewable resources like solar panels to function itself.

Observation Deck at 300Tower 2, Level 74, Jumeirah Hotel, Etihad Towers - Corniche W St - Al Bateen - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

In the 74th-floor of Etihad Towers stands a magnificent 360º panoramic observation platform with a breathtaking city view. It is the highest viewing point in the Capital.

Qasr Al HosnRashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St(2nd St) - Al HisnW3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

The Qasr al-Hosn or the White Fort is a historical building conceded as the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi. It was built in 1761.

Qasr Al Watan قصر الوطنAbu Dhabi - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque CenterSheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates

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.

Sir Baniyas IslandSir Baniyas Island - Sir Bani Yas - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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 MemorialAbu Dhabi - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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.

Yas Marina CircuitYas Marina Circuit - Jazeerat YasYas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

About 30 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi city, you will find Yas Marina Circuit, near Ferrari World, which is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with over 40,000 seating Capacity.

Yas WaterworldJazeerat YasYas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is a water theme park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the park is the home for over 40 rides, slides and attractions such as Liwa Loop, the water cinema Cinesplash, Bandit Bomber and Dawwama.

Map of attractions in Abu Dhabi