Here are the top 57 tourist attractions to see in Abu Dhabi:

1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
1 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

A majestic structure nestled amid skilfully manicured gardens; Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque serves as an impressive landmark to the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi.

2. Louvre Abu Dhabi

9 km
from city center
2 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Louvre is the first art and civilisation museum of its kind in the United Arab Emirates. Located on the Saadiyat Island in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, this cultural landmark is a part of the Saadiyat Cultural District. With its strong emphasis of preservation and appreciation of culture, the emirate of Abu Dhabi is the ideal location for the Louvre. 

3. Yas Island

23 km
from city center
3 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Yas Island is a 2,500-hectare human-made island in Abu Dhabi and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in UAE. This engineering marvel encompasses everything from posh hotels to shopping centres. It is also home to the famous Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Circuit which hosts the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix every year since 2009.

4. Warner Bros. World

23 km
from city center
4 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World is a popular indoor amusement park situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is owned by Miral Asset Management and features characters from Warner Bros. franchises. The Park features 29 rides, restaurants, shops, attractions, and shows. True to its name, the Warner Bros. World will take you to the land of your favourite characters like Looney Tunes, Hannah Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones, and many more.

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5. Yas WaterWorld

3.3 /5

23 km
from city center
5 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Waterworld has since been rated as one of the top 12 water parks in the world. It boasts of 40 exciting and unique rides and slides, and five other attractions that are guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout your day here. There are multiple restaurants, cafes, lockers, children's play area and all other essential facilities to make your visit a smooth one.

6. Ferrari World

4.3 /5

23 km
from city center
6 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World is the world's first Ferrari 'themed' park offering adrenaline-pumping experiences to its visitors with its unique concepts in its rides. Apart from the thrilling rides, explore the state of the art simulators, live performances, electric go-karts and purchase some authentic Ferrari racing memorabilia.

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7. Observation Deck at 300

6 km
from city center
7 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Observation Deck at 300 provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Abu Dhabi. With the use of binoculars for a closer view, one can enjoy a unique bird’s eye view of the skyline, the Corniche and the Arabian Gulf. As the name suggests, the Observation Deck is located 300 metres above ground, which makes it the highest vantage point in the city.

8. Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi

23 km
from city center
8 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is a fully air-conditioned indoor amusement park. This USD 1 billion worth project houses 29 rides, 7-star restaurants, shops, and thrilling shows all including iconic Warner Bros entertainment characters.

9. The Emirates Palace

4.2 /5

6 km
from city center
9 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Located on Abu Dhabi's waterfront, the Emirates Palace is one of the most expensive hotels in Abu Dhabi, as well as, a cultural hub. Visitors have access to only the certain areas of the hotel like the lobby, exhibitions and outdoor areas.

10. Abu Dhabi Corniche

3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Corniche is an 8 kilometre-long stretch of a well-maintained waterfront that nestles cafes, restaurants, children's play zone and separate pathways for pedestrians and cycles.

11. Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

5 km
from city center
11 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Capturing a view of the sunset and the sunrise through the eternal sands of Abu Dhabi’s deserts is an experience everyonemust haveonce in their lifetime. Apart from the safari, one can experience Camel Riding, Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Dune Bashing and other thrilling and fun-filled activities.

12. Saadiyat Public Beach

12 km
from city center
12 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Saadiyat Public Beach, covering about 400 metres, is set on the Saadiyat Island’s natural shores. Beachgoers can enjoy a relaxed day outdoors with the white sandy shores and clear blue waters, as well as a multitude of water sports and activities. The beach boasts an ideal location, where it is situated at the centre of the city. Although there's an entry fee, it is worth it as the fantastic facilities and services ensure that visitors have a luxurious and enjoyable day at the beach.

13. Hili Fun City

144 km
from city center
13 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Hili Fun City is the first themed amusement park to open in the Gulf region. It is located in the Garden City of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi and is immensely popular with children for the thrilling, adventurous rides and several attractions that are enjoyed by the parents as well. The Hili Fun City also houses a huge ice rink similar to that used Olympics, another first in the Gulf.

14. Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
14 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Heritage Village is a fantastic reconstrucred Arab village which depicts the life of the Emiratis before oil was discovered in the nation. 

15. Yas Marina Circuit

24 km
from city center
15 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina is all about Abu Dhabi's opulent Grand Prix. The circuit is located on Yas Island which stands about 30 minutes away from the capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi. There is a lot more to explore other than the tracks. The marina-based additions also house a theme park, a water park, as well as residential areas, hotels, and beaches.

16. Masdar City

3.6 /5

24 km
from city center
16 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

A one-of-its-kind revolutionary wonder of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City is entirely powered by renewable energy. This planned city is soon to pave the way for sustainable-energy-run cities in the near future.

17. Sheikh Zayed Bridge

12 km
from city center
17 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Often regarded as the most complex bridge ever built, the 842 metres long and 64 metres high Sheikh Zayed Bridge is truly a sight to see. It spans the waters of the Maqta channel, and it is the fourth bridge connecting Abu Dhabi to the mainland. It was designed by Zaha Hadid, who was the first woman architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner.

18. Liwa Oasis

174 km
from city center
18 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Liwa Oasis is a 100 km long crescent shaped oasis situated 220 km north of Abu Dhabi island on the northern edge of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter (the Ruba’ Al Khali). The oasis is one of the most important farming and pasture production regions of the UAE, making it an important part of the country, especially integral to UAE’s rural culture. The desert life you get to see at this unique oasis is completely authentic and very immersive.

19. Manarat Al Saadiyat

10 km
from city center
19 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Set in the Saadiyat Cultural District of Abu Dhabi, the Manarat Al Saadiyat portrays the local, regional and international artistic and cultural expression. One can explore and discover famous collections from global creators, as well as important cultural exhibits from local communities.

20. Capital Gate

7 km
from city center
20 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Capital Gates is Abu Dhabi’s answer to the Leaning tower of Pisa of Europe, except that it leans four times more. It is located in the centre of Abu Dhabi and well connected with most important buildings of the city. The Capital Gate is flanked by Al Khaleej Al Arabi street on one side. Nothing short of an architectural marvel, this structure is a must see for all tourists.

21. Qasr al-Hosn fort

3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
21 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Qasr al-Hosn is an exhibition centre displaying the historic events in the past of the city of Abu Dhabi. It is alo the oldest exhibition in Abu Dhabi and is the narration of the story of Abu Dhabi and its people.

22. Etihad Towers

6 km
from city center
22 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The colossal Etihad Towers houses five magnificent towers which characterise the city's skyline. Located in the Al Ras Al Akhdar district opposite the Emirates Palace, the Etihad Towers is designed to provide a luxurious experience to the visitors featuring apartments, offices and the Jumeirah Hotel.

23. Mushrif Central Park

0 km
from city center
23 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Mushrif Central Park, also known as Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi is one of the oldest and largest parks in the city. Covering an area of 14.5 hectares of land, the park features a range of educational and recreational experiences in a safe and secure environment for the community. The park is often described as a 'People's Park', and has plenty to do for people of all ages, for both residents and tourists. It is designed to help educate and enrich people, and simultaneously socialize and enjoy at a community level.

24. Al Jahili Fort

3.6 /5

142 km
from city center
24 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

One of the historic structures of UAE, Al Jahili Fort presents a picture perfect view nestled amid natureÍs beauty.

25. Al Ain National Museum

3.5 /5

144 km
from city center
25 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Al Ain National Museum is the oldest museum in the UAE and was formerly the residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late founder of UAE. It houses many artefacts like weaponry and more that was discovered from many archaeological sites that date back to sixth millennium BCE. Established in the year 1937, the Al Ain Museum also referred to as Al Ain Palace Museum. Also serving as a political and social centre, the palace was refurbished in 1998 and was finally opened as a museum.

26. Emirates Park Zoo

32 km
from city center
26 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Park Zoo is home to more than 1,400 species of animals, including birds, reptiles, mammals and other wildlife. The zoo, which remains open 365 days a year, makes for a perfect destination for children and families, incorporating the concept of edutainment – education combined with enjoyable and fun activities.

27. Emirates National Auto Museum

3.4 /5

40 km
from city center
27 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

A beautiful structure sitting 45 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi is the Emirates National Auto Museum displaying a rich collection of cars. From the biggest, longest, oldest to the most expensive collection, this is Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan's private collection of cars.

28. Arabian Saluki Centre

33 km
from city center
28 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Among the many cultural landmarks and tourist attractions in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is home to the Arabian Saluki Centre, dedicated to the Saluki breed of dogs. Not only is a visit to the Arabian Saluki Centre perfect for dog-lovers, it also gives one a glimpse into Arab heritage and history.

29. Zayed Centre

4 km
from city center
29 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Zayed Centre in Abu Dhabi was built as a tribute to the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also fondly known as the ‘Father of the Nation’. Set in old Emirati villas in Abu Dhabi, the museum has, on display, a number of artefacts and personal memorabilia from his life, including his cherished blue Mercedes.

30. Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

3.8 /5

141 km
from city center
30 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Situated near the base of Jebel Hafeet is the huge Al Ain Zoo housing over 4,000 animals of which 30 per cent of 180 species are considered endangered. Other activates such as camel riding, giraffe feeding, and a petting zoo are some of the latest additions to the zoo. Special conservation efforts have been made through partnerships with San Diego Zoo, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, and the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums. 

31. Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi

5 km
from city center
31 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Beach, which opened in 2008, is one of the most popular beaches and tourist destinations in the city. The 8-kilometres long beach extends along the Corniche Road, starting from the Hilton Hotel to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Other interesting attractions, such as the Marina Mall and the Presidential Palace are located nearby.

32. Boat Tours in Abu Dhabi

7 km
from city center
32 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

From dhow cruises to pearl-diving, the bout tours in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates offer tourists and residents with a chance to get to know Abu Dhabi in an unforgettable way. Dhows are the traditional wooden boats that were used by fishermen to hunt pearls and fish. Today, the dhow cruises aim to replicate the cruises that existed back then, albeit with a more modern and convenient touch.

33. Mangrove Kayaking Tours

6 km
from city center
33 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Mangrove Kayaking Tour is a guided tour in the still waters of the Eastern Mangroves of Abu Dhabi. One can paddle around the mangroves on a kayak, while exploring the calm waters and mangrove tunnels and observing its diverse terrestrial and marine life.

34. Wahat Al Karama

11 km
from city center
34 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

At Wahat Al Karama, visitors pay their respects to those who gave their lives for the greater good of the Emirates and continue to keep their memory alive. The name ‘Wahat Al Karama’ literally translates to ‘the Oasis of Dignity’, representing the essence of this memorial site. The name will remind the people of the sacrifices made to ensure freedom in the country. The site honours and shows gratitude to all the brave heroes who gave their lives in service to the United Arab Emirates since 1971. The Wahat Al Karama was the United Arab Emirates’ first permanent monument of commemoration for the armed forces. 

35. Wadi Adventure

3.3 /5

144 km
from city center
35 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Wadi Adventure, located in the city's oasis Al Ain, is the region's first and only human-made facility which exclusively features Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Surfing, and Wakeboarding. Wadi Adventure lets you enjoy all your favourite high-intensity thrill sports at one place. It provides unparalleled adventure experience in a safe and comfortable environment.

36. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

33 km
from city center
36 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is known for being the first of its kind and the largest falcon hospital in the world. The hospital also has a Falcon Museum. The falcon is the UAE's national bird and is a much adored bird by the Emiratis and holds strong ties to the rich Arab heritage. 

37. Heritage Park, Abu Dhabi

6 km
from city center
37 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Located near the Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi, the quaint Heritage Park is ideal for a solitary evening walk or a stroll with loved ones. Surrounded with colourful flowers, elegant fountains and a walking pathway, the park also features large stone formations and a defence tower.

38. Women's Handicrafts Centre

3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
38 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Women's Handicrafts Center exhibits the well-preserved local arts and crafts of the region and the techniques involved. Situated near the museum are round buildings conducting workshops where the female artists showcase simple henna designs, handmade souvenirs, silver thread work, textile weaving, basket-making, embroidery and much more.

39. Warehouse 421

7 km
from city center
39 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Warehouse421 is an innovative initiative that adds to the cultural ecosystem of Abu Dhabi. It was designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, where two former industrial warehouses in Mina Zayed were transformed into an opportunity for artistic expression. Started in November 2015, Warehouse421 displays the work of over 200 local and regional artists.

40. Miraj Museum

9 km
from city center
40 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Miraj Islamic Centre, located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, features an exclusive collection of Islamic artworks and masterpieces from around the Muslim world. The museum opened in January 2015, and has a display of historical pieces from places like Egypt, Syria, Russia, India, Iran and Iraq.

41. Eastern Mangroves Promenade

6 km
from city center
41 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Eastern Mangroves Promenade is a retail and lifestyle hub, located within the Eastern Mangroves Complex on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street in Abu Dhabi. The promenade boasts a number of restaurants, health and beauty service outlets, a supermarket, residential locations and several leisure outlets.

42. Etihad Antique Gallery

3 km
from city center
42 out of 57
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Antique Gallery is found in a villa in Al Bateen, and is home to a wide collection of Islamic, European, Arabian and Middle Eastern antiques, artefacts and art pieces. The gallery was initially only for private viewing, but is now open to the public.

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