Things To See & Do In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has well and truly put itself on the map over the past few years as a top place to visit. Its desire to attract some of the globe’s biggest sporting events has captured the world’s attention. The city’s ever-changing skyline, audacious re-imagining of desert islands, vast hotels and permanently sunny weather have combined with its position as an increasingly important airline hub to transform it into
an international tourist destination and the region’s sporting capital.

Beneath the surface
Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover plenty of cultural delights, traditional gems, leisure activities and places to keep the kids entertained. Souks, forts, local restaurants and beautiful mangrove-packed waterways provide a contrast to the mind-boggling modern developments on the island, popping up off the island and in newly created areas. The city’s arts scene is also taking off, with galleries attracting major local and international talent. There’s a full calendar of international events to keep sports fans happy too.

Cooler months
During the cooler months, there are some excellent outdoor options; Abu Dhabi’s parks are superbly maintained, while the beaches draw crowds of sunbathers at the weekends. Beyond the city limits, the desert provides one of the world’s biggest adventure playgrounds. Head off road to make the most of the awe-inspiring dunes and wadi beds, hike in the mountains, go camping or take to the sea.

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