Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed mosque

Arabian nights, luxury and mystery

Abu Dhabi is the pearl of the United Arab Emirates, home of the royal family (Al Nahyan), a modern island city with spectacular skyscrapers, luxurious hotels and a shopping experience that would keep the most dedicated shopaholic busy for years. Like any major metropolis, it is a city that never sleeps, but it is also a hub of culture. Arabic poetry, dances and music are promoted enthusiastically, and you can also witness sports that have archaic origins (like camel racing and dhow sailing).

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Top Highlights in Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain Palace Museum
Museum
5.0
A lively impression of everyday life in a ruler’s fort
Al Bateen Beach
Attraction
4.1
Popular family beach
Al Hili Archaeological Park
Attraction
4.0
Local archaeological treasures
Al Maqtaa Fort
Attraction
4.1
Guardian of the marina
Al Wahda Mall at night
Shopping
4.9
Landmark mall
A procession at  Al Wathba Camel Track
Attraction
4.0
Camel races and SUVs
Bateen Shipyard
Attraction
4.1
An intriguing attraction
Camel Market
Attraction
4.1
A local tradition
View of Emirates Palace.
Attraction
4.5
Architectural beauty and good food
Ferrari World
Entertainment
5.0
Largest indoor theme park in the world
Futaisi Island
Attraction
4.0
Beautiful nature and archaeological sites
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
Attraction
5.0
A definite must-see
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