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What to do in Abu Dhabi —
27 things to do

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27 things to do in Abu Dhabi

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#1Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu DhabiVisit the Sheikh Zayed Mosqueoddviser

It is a symbol of original Islamic architecture, an example of the unity of all nations and religions.

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#2Dive with dugongs in Abu DhabiDive with dugongsEugene Krasowski

A great number of sea cows graze on the underwater meadow of the Persian Gulf. The locals call them sirens and sea brides. They are safe here.

FREEDugong sanctuary
#3Go on safari on Sir Bani Yas in Abu DhabiGo on safari on Sir Bani Yasoddviser

On a safari on Sir Bani Yas you will meet rare animals and birds face to face - cheetahs, Arabian oryxes, giraffes and many others.

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#4See Yowla dance in Abu DhabiSee Yowla danceoddviser

Yowla is traditionally performed by men in snow-white dresses - kanduras. The dance symbolizes the unity and togetherness of the emirates.

FREEQasr Al Hosn fort
#5Visit the Date Festival in Abu DhabiVisit the Date Festivaloddviser

Appreciate the taste of two hundred varieties of dates at the picturesque and really grand event the Date Festival in Liwa oasis.

FREELiwa oasis
#6Feed giraffes in Abu DhabiFeed giraffesoddviser

In Emirates Park Zoo you can feed a giraffe juicy grass and acacia branches. While it is taking food from your hands, you even have time to pet it.

FREEEmirates Park Zoo
#7Try pearl diving in Abu DhabiTry pearl divingoddviser

The attraction is located in the Yas Waterworld and has no analogues in the world. You will try yourself as a pearl diver.

AED 149Yas Waterworld Waterpark
#8Go to Formula One Grand Prix in Abu DhabiGo to Formula One Grand Prixoddviser

The roar of motors, 55 thousand onlookers and an incredible track – you have to see it with your own eyes!

AED 2516Yas Island
#9Feed seagulls at the gulf coast in Abu DhabiFeed seagulls at the gulf coastoddviser

Every winter seagulls fly here from Siberia and the Mediterranean regions. Here they rest in order to continue their journey with renewed vigour.

FREEThe Persian Gulf
#10Ride the most speedy roller coaster in the world in Abu DhabiRide the most speedy roller coaster in the worldoddviser

Take a ride on the world's fastest roller coaster of 2 200 m with the speed of 240 km per hour.

AED 250Ferrari World
#11Go to the contemporary art exhibition in Abu DhabiGo to the contemporary art exhibitionoddviser

Here you will find works of contemporary Arab artists, the art of writing, sculptures of the masters from different countries and more. It's all free of charge.

FREEThe Manarat Al Saadiyat Museum
#12Get gold from an ATM in Abu DhabiGet gold from an ATMNika

This ATM gives real 24-carat gold bars and gift coins with an exclusive design.

AED 133Emirates Palace Hotel
#13Take a ride on a boat alongh the mangroves in Abu DhabiTake a ride on a boat alongh the mangrovesoddviser

Take a boat trip along the "green island" of Abu Dhabi. It's hard to believe, but it's situated next to the center.

AED 200Eastern Mangrove Lagoon
#14Go to the restaurant with "roller coasters" in Abu DhabiGo to the restaurant with "roller coasters"oddviser

Here you can not only have a good meal but also see how dishes go down the roller coasters.

Yas Mall
#15Try dragon boating in Abu DhabiTry dragon boatingoddviser

Try your hand at paddling in a team of 20 people on a boat, stylized as a dragon.

FREECapital Dragons Organization
#16Take a walk through the old bazaar in Abu DhabiTake a walk through the old bazaaroddviser

Abu Dhabi is growing, changing and improving, but some places remain almost unchanged. One of them is Old Souk, where you can buy authentic souvenirs.

FREEThe Old Souq
#17Take a bike ride along the Corniche promenade in Abu DhabiTake a bike ride along the Corniche promenadeoddviser

Rent a bicycle and ride along one of the longest seafront promenades in the Middle East.

AED 30The Corniche
#18Jump over the waves on a jet ski in Abu DhabiJump over the waves on a jet skioddviser

Go for a fast and comfortable ride – drive a jet ski on the waves of the Gulf and don’t worry if you have no experience in driving a personal watercraft.

AED 200Hiltonia Beach Club
#19Drive over Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu DhabiDrive over Sheikh Zayed Bridgeoddviser

This bridge is an architectural masterpiece, for which designers were awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

FREESheikh Zayed Bridge
#20Watch camel beauty contest in Abu DhabiWatch camel beauty contestAnna Grishina

Once a year, the most beautiful camels from the countries of the Persian Gulf and South Africa gather here.

#21Go sandboarding in Abu DhabiGo sandboardingAnri Genyari

Got bad experience in skiing? Take sandboarding! Warm and soft sand dunes is much more pleasant than cold and wet snow.

AED 1000Liwa oasis
#22See 99 names of Allah on the Qibla wall in Abu DhabiSee 99 names of Allah on the Qibla wallAlex Like

Try to read 99 names of Allah on the wall of the main prayer hall. They are decorated with a thin patterned backlight.

#23Drive a race car along the Formula 1 circuit in Abu DhabiDrive a race car along the Formula 1 circuitTouchstone

Formula 1 Grand Prix takes the Yas Marina Circuit only a few days a year.

AED 1750Yas Marina Race Track
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