From jet skiing to dune bashing, Abu Dhabi offers visitors a fascinating range of things to do. Whether a weekend break or a month-long stay, Abu Dhabi attractions deliver memories that will always be cherished.
Activities in Abu Dhabi
Adrenaline seekers and adventurous holidaymakers will love the sheer variety of things to do in Abu Dhabi. Explore the emirate’s beautiful coastline from the Persian Gulf on a luxury catamaran tour, a speedboat tour or a hired jet ski. Kayaking tours on Abu Dhabi’s peaceful waterways are another excellent way to explore this enchanting coastal landscape.
The Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, is an essential itinerary stop for sports lovers. Seize the chance to ride the track by booking a unique driver experience day. For more sporting things to do, play a round of golf by the sea at Saadiyat Island, visit the Al Wathba Camel Race Track or spend an afternoon at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
For all-encompassing tours of Abu Dhabi’s main attractions, choose a Big Bus tour or a helicopter tour for thrilling photographic opportunities. Safaris and hot air balloon trips also offer visitors the chance to explore the magnificent desert that surrounds the main city.
Shopping and culture
The wealth of boutique-filled shopping malls and bustling souks selling everything from gold to dates makes shopping one of the most popular things to do in Abu Dhabi. The emirate also boasts its fair share of cultural and heritage attractions: take a trip to the Heritage Heartland in UNESCO-protected Al Ain to explore its fascinating archaeological sites and historic oases.