Abu Dhabi’s Breathtaking Tourist Attractions That Can Be Explored in a Day!

The city of Abu Dhabi is full of dazzling centers dedicated to business and entertainment: ultra-modern convention centers, luxury hotels, spas, ultra-chic golf courses, theaters, a few famous museums in the world and so many tourist attractions that deserve to be visited. Abu Dhabi’s shopping malls and indigenous souks are perfect for a shopping expedition, where the finest handcrafts of local Bedouins rub shoulders with the biggest brands in Paris or New York clothing chains.  

Abu Dhabi city is 140 km far from Dubai and takes up to one hour and 40 minutes subjected to traffic etc. If you are with family & kids or with a big group staying in Dubai and want to explore Abu Dhabi from Dubai then book your trip with Abu Dhabi to Dubai taxi to enjoy the best and most convenient choice for hassle-free transport and you will have ample time to explore the capital city. 

Below highlighted are some of the best tourist attractions that can be explored in a day Abu Dhabi city tour package from Dubai by private tourist buses with a tour guide.

The duration of the Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour is maxed of 10 hours which consider a full day. 

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the best tourist attractions located in a strategic location, between the two bridges in the capital (the Mussafah Bridge and the Maqtah Bridge), the imposing giant Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world. Named after the death of President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the monumental mosque accommodates nearly 45,000 people. 

The mosque is completely clad in white marble covering an area of ​​over 22,000 square meters and has four minarets 107 meters high and 57 domes. Vast floral patterns and precious stones adorn the walls of several pillars and the courtyard is 7,000 square meters of the mosque.

The Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

Abu Dhabi’s Desert Island is worth a visit. A collection of eight perfect islands where you can get personally close to nature and wildlife, learn about past civilizations, introduce yourself to exciting adventures and immerse yourself in Arab traditions while enjoying special five-star hospitality.

Desert Islands play an important role in Abu Dhabi’s efforts in developing and nurturing a stable future of tourism while maintaining and promoting local traditions. So, if you’re in Abu Dhabi, you can’t afford to miss a thrilling safari through its vast, sprawling-shaped desert. 

Abu Dhabi safaris are the city’s most popular tourist activities not only for abroad tourists but local people who also love to enjoy it. Here you can enjoy the camel ride, Dune bashing, belly dance, horse ride, and sandboarding, etc. 

There are many tour companies that can organize desert safaris in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai like Abu Dhabi city tour. There is a choice of mid-day, all-day, overnight Desert Safari, or even sand skiing and camel treks which you can take as per your convenience.

The Cultural District

Those who really like cultural and traditional attractions must visit Abu Dhabi cultural district. The Cultural District is the cultural hub for celebration and innovation in art and the soul in which all of the island’s fibers are built. With its panel of architectural icons, The Cultural District of Saadiyat overflows with imagination, promotes interaction, and allows all types of people to join a common group of creativity.

The Cultural District is a beacon of hope on the international art and cultural horizon. It includes the Louvre and Guggenheim of Abu Dhabi, the Maritime Museum, the Zayed National Museum.

The Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi

A universal museum located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi. The Louvre Museum constructed in collaboration between two powerful countries Abu Dhabi and France. Jean Nouvel, having won the Pritzker Prize, is the architect of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum. The design of Jean Nouvel’s for the Louvre museum respect both traditional Arab architecture and the distinctive features of Saadiyat Island. The museum’s 180-meter diameter dome illustrates Islamic design.  The museum is open for visitors since 8 November 2017 and the entry ticket cost is 30 AED per head. 

The Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is located off the Cultural District. Because it is linked to the sea, it is important that it is in Saadiyat Marina rather than in the Cultural District. 

The Maritime Museum is designed by architect Tadao Ando. The construction provides a meeting point between land and sea, like the traditions of yesterday and tomorrow. The museum opened in 2015.

Yas Island

Yas Island located between the city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, consisting of luxury hotels, parks, golf grounds, luxury shopping malls, residence buildings, and much more.

Yas Island features the world’s fastest roller coaster too which attract tourist from all over UAE. If you want more excitement, Warner Bros Park and Yas Water Park will surely help quench your thirst for thrills.

Yas Island is made to be a breathtaking destination that will take you to your wildest dreams. Expect an experience that brings unique and extraordinary pleasure.

Ferrari World

“Ferrari World Abu Dhabi” you just have to say the name and all the possibilities start racing in your head. It’s a world-first for a brand that rushes to be the first.

It’s a huge amusement park with museums, simulators, rides, roller coasters, malls, and Ferrari race tracks.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will captivate the attention of the whole family with its range of attractive activities. Combine this with its extremely innovative architecture, a dash of the Italian spirit, and you will have an experience that you have never had before.

Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi

Shopping in Abu Dhabi can become very pleasant with the lowest prices in the world on excellent import duties, good choices, which allow various negotiations in air-conditioned malls.

The best time to go shopping in Abu Dhabi is during Abu Dhabi Shopping Festival season which is held around March every year. People from all over the world come to Shopping in Abu Dhabi especially in April for gold, electronics, fashionable clothes, and perfumes. 

Apart from the shopping festival, there are so many luxury shopping malls like Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, Yas Mall, Dalma Mall, Mushrif Mall which are open 24/7. 

The Old Souk Abu Dhabi

The most recommended place for those tourists who loves traditional shopping as well as modern shopping; The old souk located at Al Nasr Street; Zayed, Abu Dhabi. These places are modern, air-conditioned large stores selling everything from gold to antique jewelry, electronic tools, cars, designer clothes, gifts, cosmetics, antiques, and souvenirs elegantly arranged in brand stores.

Al Ain City

Alain city is approx 1 hour far from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Al Ain is an oasis city, the fourth largest city in the UAE and the largest in area, and is the hometown of former President Sheikh Zayed. 

It is topped by magnificent red dunes and has a range of impressive mountains. With shops, a large museum (the Al Ain Museum), the largest university in the country, a tropical climate, and exceptional landscapes, Al Ain has everything to please locals and tourists alike.

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace located in Abu Dhabi near the cornice area. It’s one to be the best place for both business and leisure travelers. The Emirates Palace offers a variety of high-level services to meet all your needs, whether you are a traveler or local. 

Apart from above tourist attractions there are so many tourist spot which deserve to be visit like Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi beach, Qasr Al Watan, Qasr al Hosn, Yas water world, Emirate Park and Zoo.

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