Known as the “Garden City” this is the second largest city right after Abu Dhabi. The city offers a complete change of pace from the capital and is only 2 hour’s drive away. This popular weekend destination offers visitors and local families a relaxed ambiance, green landscapes, a palm tree oasis, leisure attractions and a rich heritage.
B Big Bus Tour
Travel in Abu Dhabi on top of an open top double-decker bus and view major sights, souks and the malls of the city. Hop-on and off as much as you wish to expolore at your leisure. The busticket includes 24-hour unlimitd use during operating hours, free bottled water, multi lingual commentary, complimentary headphones and free entrance to the Sky Tower at Marina Mall.
C Camel Racing
A spectacular sportwhere a trip to these races can be one of the most memorable highlights of your visit to Abu Dhabi. Cheer on the camels around a specially made track and see how these seemingly ungraceful creatures reach high speeds.
D Desert Safari
The deert safari is an action packed adventure that starts with a gentle dune drive in a 4×4 en route to an Arabic themed bedouin camp in the Abu Dhabi desert.Try camel riding, sand boarding and the ancient art of Henna. Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and entertainment incliuding shisha and belly dancing.
E Emirates Palace
The most expensive hotel ever built sprawls over 100 hectares and is located near major business districts, shopping malls and attractions.
F Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The world’s largest indoor, and First Ferrari themed park is located on Yas Island about 25 minutes from the city centre. With lots of Ferrari themed rides inclding the fastest roller coaster in the world – the Formula Rossa reaching speed in excess of 200km per hour
Visit a falconry museum with an examination room where you will see the precious falcons undergoing treatments such as ‘manicure and pedicure’. You have the extraordinary opportunity to take photos with these majestic birds sitting on a gauntlet on your arm.
World-class golfing options for both seasoned veterans and newcomers to the game.
H Heritage Village
Located near Marina Mall this village allows visitors a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Bedouin, including falconry, camel riding and various handicrafts
I Iranian Souk
An open-air souk located in Al Mina where you can experiene old-world charm. It is considered to be the most authentic souk in the city and the traditional market is very popular with tourists.
J Jebel Hafeet
This 1300m high mountain dominates the skyline around Al Ain and its summit is easily reachable by road. Remember the Green Mubazzarah at the foot of the mountain, an oasis of grassy hills, hot springs and waterfalls.
K Kayak in the Mangroves
Explore the local ecosystems with a kayaking experience in the mangroves, paddling through beautiful lagoons and narrow channels.
L Liwa Safari
Explore the real desert wilderness of the ‘Empty Quarter” with dunes rising up to 200m in height. Explore the well-known local desert landmarks including saddle rock, the ancient Fossil Rock or the Liwa Oasis villages.
M Manaarat Al Saadiyat
This is a purpose built visitor and exhibition centre hosting world-class art and cultural events, housing a permanent exhbition on the Saadiyat Island developement.
N National Theatre
Established in 1981 in the heart of the capital of the UAE, this contemporary designed cultural centre hosts cultural and artistic activities. It also includes a conference and seminar hall, and two exhibition halls that display 100 paintings, sculptures and other works of art by UAE artists.
The indigenous Arabian Oryx, one of the largest desert mammals in the Arab region, has been an important part of the Arabian heritage throughout history. The UAE is home to the largest population of Arabian Oryx in the world, most of which live in the natural reserves and privat farms.
P Parks and Gardens
Parks and gardens offer a great alternative to those who want to spend a few peaceful hours away from the buzz of the city. Well maintained and strategically located, they are big allures for nature lovers and are maintained by the city’s administrators.
Q Qasr Al Sarab
One of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, this resort embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape, providing a luxury oasis for discerning travelers.
R Retail shops
Enjoy the ultimate retail therapy with ultra-modern malls with the latest brands to small, souk-like outlets where you can buy traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spieces and carpets.
S Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This majestic Mosque is one of the most important architectural treasures of the UAE and of of the most beautiful creations in the world. It is open for travellers of all nationalities to visit and appreciate the artistic splendour. As the third largest in the world, the mosque accommodates more than 40 000 worshippers and houses the world’s largest carpet and the world’s largest Swarovski chandeliers.
T The Corniche
The Corniche defines the border of Abu Dhabi island, running for 6km along the shoreline. It is perfect for a stroll and includes many impeccably maintained parks and gardens. Ideal for family picnics and couples, it has special areas for kids.
Enjoy a choice of world class spas and Unwind
A true architectural triumph, with a breathtaking location set half on land and half on water – you have never seen another hotel quite so excitingly distinctive, inside and out.
W Water Sports
Abu Dhabi is a haven for water sports including deep sea fishing, jet skiing, snorkeling, canoeing and sailing. What’s more, the capital is home to Yas Waterworld Aqua Park, the themed waterpark that is representative of the local Imirati culture and heritage.
X X-treme Sports
The desert destination of Abu Dhabi offers thrill seekers and adrenalin junkies some great alternatives to get their fix of extreme sporting activities.
Y Yas Island
Located 30km from the capital on the highway to Dubai, Yas Island has established itself as a major new entertainment and leisure attraction. Yas Island is home to Ferrari World, a sensational new links golf course, a stunning marina, Yas Waterworld aqua park, an array of high-class hotels and restaurants and of course the Yas Marina Circuit itself.
Z Zayed Sports City
The premier entertainment and sporting destination in the UAE. It features a host of different facilities that are ideal for training, corporate events, concerts and team sports. Activities include bowling, gym, tennis, football, softball, rugby, foosball, table tennis, pool tables, cycling, rollerblading and Muay Thai boxing.