Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The emirate's most iconic landmark is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Marble domes and minarets soar over the space accommodating up to 40,000 worshippers. Open to non-Muslim visitors.
The Falcon Hospital is one of the emirate's most popular attractions, a fascinating insight into the region's love for these majestic birds. See what exquisite care they receive, then meet and feed one yourself.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The long-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi marks the emirate's emergence as a global powerhouse of culture. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, explore artworks on loan from around the world, as well as the museum's private collection.
Photography: Mohamed Somji
Manarat Al Saadiyat
The Saadiyat Cultural District is home to several museums, from the Louvre and Norman Foster-designed UAE Pavilion to the future Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim. Encapsulating the energy of all the exciting developments, Manarat Al Saadiyat houses multiple art galleries showcasing both local and international artists.
Gain firsthand insight into Emirati culture, history and heritage, with nine signature tours each showcasing a different facet of life. Learn local handicrafts from traditional practitioners, explore the nearby oasis of Al Ain, go carpet hunting in the souk, or cycle along the Corniche past city landmarks.
Visit the Heritage Village to experience the traditional aspects of desert life, and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, mosque and encampment from pre-modernised Abu Dhabi.
Al Mina Markets
Al Mina is famous for its lively markets, an authentic glimpse into daily life for locals. Visit the fish market and have your selections cooked and served right there. Wander the alleys of the vegetable market across the road, then have a look at the nearby carpet souk.
Abu Dhabi is a shopping haven of gleaming malls and modern souks. Start at Dubai Mall, the world's largest and most visited, or luxury waterfront The Galleria. Wander the boutiques of the Corniche, or visit the city's famed gold souks.
Yas Island is home to world-class attractions, from the Formula 1 Grand Prix Marina Circuit to a Kyle Philips-designed golf course and gleaming mall. Family attractions include Warner Bros. World, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World.
The Workout Room
Take advantage of 24/7 facilities including weight training and cardio machines. Find motivation in yoga, spinning, and Pilates group classes or with our professional personal trainers. Enjoy a more intimate setting with a separate ladies-only gym.
The Pearl Journey
Board a traditional dhow, and set sail for adventure. On board, your guide explains the importance of pearling to the region, as you enjoy Arabic coffee and dates. Learn to shuck oysters, keeping the first pearl you find as a memento of your journey.
Hit the Beach
Abu Dhabi is surrounded by beautiful beaches, complete with cabanas, loungers, restaurants and more. Explore Saadiyat's public beach, where hawksbill turtles nest, or visit the private club. Refreshing sundowners are available at Yas Beach’s licensed beach bar, as you gaze out at azure horizons.