Abu Dhabi Tourism

Abu Dhabi is famous for

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Mosques

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Islands

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ATV Rides

From word-class shopping to desert adventures, Abu Dhabi is an exciting and modern city, perfect for a family holiday.

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Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque  Video Review
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Punkil Cyclewala
18th Nov 17

Ferrari World

Ferrari World  Video Review
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Ferrari World

Priya Pardeshi
18th Nov 17

Park must visit

Park must visit  Video Review
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Ferrari World

Punkil Cyclewala
18th Nov 17

Very good mosque

Very good mosque  Video Review
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Vilas Sawant
18th Nov 17

A good waterpark near Ferrari World

A good waterpark near Ferrari World  Video Review
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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Payal Shetty
3rd Dec 17

A good water park with all rides

A good water park with all rides  Video Review
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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Raj Thakur
3rd Dec 17

Nice place & good show

Nice place & good show  Video Review
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Mina Jebel Ali

Pratik Chauhan
22nd Nov 17

Mina Jabel Ali

Mina Jabel Ali  Video Review
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Mina Jebel Ali

Vilas Sawant
22nd Nov 17

A good place to visit

A good place to visit  Video Review
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Mina Jebel Ali

Punkil Cyclewala
22nd Nov 17

Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali  Video Review
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Mina Jebel Ali

Koel Sabat
22nd Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Abu Dhabi

1The Dream City
The Dream City

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav adds, “Breathtakingly beautiful If you are an admirer of the beauty of Taj Mahal, u will certainly fall in love with the beauty of this mosque. We visited the mosque while on our way to Abu Dhabi. The building with its architecture n grandeur is breathtakingly beautiful. After a thorough security check, we entered the premises. ”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Mittal adds, “Sublime architecture and very well maintained Being a Hindu, this is the first mosque I have walked into. And I must say I was awestruck. It is the 7th largest mosque in the world and certainly one of the best ones in terms of architecture. It can accommodate about 45000 people at a time, and it's carpeted floors are beautifully done.” 

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2For its sexy formula roller coasters!
For its sexy formula roller coasters!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjeev Gupta says, “Ferrari world is situated on Yas Island which was about 30 km from our Hotel Le Meridien in Abu Dhabi. This is an amusement park constructed on Ferrari theme and is one of the popular outings from Abu Dhabi.

Read more at 7 Amusement Parks to Hit With Friends For a Roller Coaster of time, Literally!

3If You’re In The Need For Speed, Zip Through An F1 Circuit
If You’re In The Need For Speed, Zip Through An F1 Circuit

Abu Dhabi has a number of places where you can satiate your hunger for adrenaline. You have the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Cartzone, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Al Ain Raceway, Drive Jebel Hafeet. The Yas Marina Circuit has hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Al Ain Sportplex has a 1.6-km raceway - Asia’s largest go-karting track.

Read more at Something For Everyone! Reasons Why Abu Dhabi Is Perfect For All Kinds Of Travellers

4If You Are Into Sports, You’ve Come To The Right Place, People!
If You Are Into Sports, You’ve Come To The Right Place, People!

The options are endless. Travellers have the Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Zayed Sports City, Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain Sportplex and Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club where they try their hand at varied sports and games. To add to this, horse riding enthusiasts have places like Sir Bani Yas Stables, Dhabian Equestrian Club, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and  Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Indoor to outdoor training areas, floodlit polo fields, world-class stable facilities, horseback riding activities and lessons, you name it, Abu Dhabi has it!

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5If You Are A Shopaholic, This Is It!
If You Are A Shopaholic, This Is It!

You name the luxury brand. Abu Dhabi world-class malls and is a sought-after luxury shopping destination. Take the The Galleria on Al Marayah Island for instance. It has 130 of the world’s most renowned brand outlets. Then there’s the Avenue at Etihad Towers where you can look forward to VIP treatment at one of the world’s most exclusive boutique collections.

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Reviews (17)

Nilesh Shaha

Nilesh Shaha4.0/5

7 reviews

Abu Dhabi

All the sightseeing places were good but I specifically loved miracle garden and global village and desert safari was also beyond expectation. Food and Shopping: For the shopping I will recommend meena market instead of all sukh. About food in but Dubai you will get each and every Indian food. Highlight of the trip: Watching Dubai and sunset from burj khalifa was awesome and musical fountain is sone pe suhaga

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Lavina dsouza

Lavina dsouza5.0/5

1 review

Abu Dhabi

Amazing. Weather was a little warm during the day.
Food and Shopping: I loved the shawarmas and Lebanese cuisine.
Highlight of the trip: Friends and the openness and hospitality of t two cities

Recommended Duration in Abu Dhabi

Number of days to spend in Abu Dhabi as recommended by our travellers.

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Abu Dhabi Overview

Abu Dhabi is the second largest city of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is both the federal capital and the capital of the UAE. Situated on the T-shaped Island and surrounded by desert coast of the Persian Gulf, this is the second most populated city of Emirates and home to futuristic skyscrapers.

Before the discovery of oil reserves, the pearl industry flourished in the city. Abu Dhabi is stretched along the harbour, and traditional wooden dhows that were used for pearl diving as well as fishing can still be found there.

Various direct flights from the major cities of India take around 2 to 4 hours to reach the Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Al Ain International Airport. Eithad Airways, the prime airline of the UAE, along with international carriers like Air India Express. Jet Airways and Air India, takes numerous passengers year long to this desirable tourist destination.

The city has preserved its rich cultural heritage in the form of various historical sites like Al Maqtaa Fort, Bateen Shipyard, Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Mosque and The Corniche. Moreover, it boasts of popular tourist attractions like Qasr Al-Hosn, Cultural Foundation centre, Al Ain National Museum and Women's Handicraft Centre to name a few that are regularly visited by tourists.

Hajar Mountains, Wadis, garden city of Al Ain and Corniche are other famous tourist destinations in the city.

While these older remains have been preserved, the city has also seen massive development in the form of luxurious international hotels, leisure facilities, shopping malls and entertainment joints. The advanced convention centre, popular museums like Louvre and Guggenheim, advanced golf courses, local Bedouin handicrafts and souks in Abu Dhabi are a great treat.

The city has various restaurants and world-class hotels that offer local Arabian cuisines as well as almost all kinds of international food on the platter. These eating joints are usually operated by popular hotels in the city, and the prices depend upon the type of hotel and the location they are in. Foodies can relish any type of food be it is purely Arabic, Indian, Egyptian, Mexican or any other global taste.

People travelling to Abu Dhabi have various places to shop, including the traditional souks and well developed shopping malls. Rotana Mall, Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society Complex, Foutouh Al Khair Centre and Liwa Centre are some of the places where one can not only engage in shopping but entertain themselves as well.



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Photos of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Sanjeev Gupta

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Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

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Thejasvi Bhat

Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Vishnu Katara

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Vishnu Katara

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Getting to Abu Dhabi

visa

Visa: Prior application

Cost: USD 96 (₹ 6,703 approx)

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Transit

Transit time: 5 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 7,850 per person

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