Here are the top 54 tourist attractions to see in Abu Dhabi:

1. Yas Island

23 kms
from city center
1 out of 54
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 of the country. This engineering marvel encompasses everything from posh hotels to shopping centres. It is also home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina Circuit which hosts the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix every year since 2009. The Yas Island was first opened to the public in November 2010.

2. Ferrari World

4.3 /5

23 kms
from city center
2 out of 54
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.

3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

4.5 /5

11 kms
from city center
3 out of 54
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.

4. The Emirates Palace

4.2 /5

6 kms
from city center
4 out of 54
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.

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5. Saadiyat Public Beach

12 kms
from city center
5 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Saadiyat Public Beach, covering about 400 metres, is set on the Saadiyat Island’s natural shores. The beach is managed by the beach operator, BAKE and was opened in 2013. Here, beachgoers can enjoy a relaxed day outdoors with the white sandy shores and tranquil blue waves, as well as a multitude of water sports and activities.

6. Louvre Abu Dhabi

9 kms
from city center
6 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Louvre is the first art and civilisation museum of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, and was established on November 8, 2017. Located on the Saadiyat Island in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, this cultural landmark has the advantage of being part of the Saadiyat Cultural District.

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7. Yas Marina Circuit

24 kms
from city center
7 out of 54
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.

8. Masdar City

3.6 /5

24 kms
from city center
8 out of 54
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.

9. Abu Dhabi Corniche

3.7 /5

5 kms
from city center
9 out of 54
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.

10. Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi

23 kms
from city center
10 out of 54
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.

11. Yas WaterWorld

3.3 /5

23 kms
from city center
11 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Waterworld was inaugurated on January 20th, 2013, and has since been rated as one of the top 12 water parks in the world. Yas Waterworld boasts 40 rides and slides, and 5 more utterly unique attractions, guaranteed to amaze you. There are multiple restaurants, cafes, lockers and all other important facilities.

12. Sheikh Zayed Bridge

12 kms
from city center
12 out of 54
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.

13. Liwa Oasis

174 kms
from city center
13 out of 54
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. For locals, it is the southernmost settlement of Abu Dhabi. The desert life you get to see at this unique oasis is completely authentic and very immersive.

14. Manarat Al Saadiyat

10 kms
from city center
14 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Set in the Saadiyat Cultural District of Abu Dhabi, the Manarat Al Saadiyat is the place for those interested in 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.

15. Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

5 kms
from city center
15 out of 54
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.

16. Capital Gate

7 kms
from city center
16 out of 54
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.

17. Qasr al-Hosn fort

3.8 /5

4 kms
from city center
17 out of 54
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.

18. Etihad Towers

6 kms
from city center
18 out of 54
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.

19. Mushrif Central Park

0 kms
from city center
19 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The 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.

20. Al Jahili Fort

3.6 /5

142 kms
from city center
20 out of 54
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.

21. Al Ain National Museum

3.5 /5

144 kms
from city center
21 out of 54
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 archaelogial sites that date back to sixth millennium BCE. 

22. Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

3.5 /5

5 kms
from city center
22 out of 54
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. 

23. Observation Deck at 300

6 kms
from city center
23 out of 54
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 viewing deck at the Observation Deck is located 300 metres above ground, which makes it the highest vantage point in the city.

24. Emirates Park Zoo

32 kms
from city center
24 out of 54
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.

25. Emirates National Auto Museum

3.4 /5

40 kms
from city center
25 out of 54
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.

26. Arabian Saluki Centre

33 kms
from city center
26 out of 54
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.

27. Zayed Centre

4 kms
from city center
27 out of 54
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.

28. Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

3.8 /5

141 kms
from city center
28 out of 54
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. 

29. Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi

5 kms
from city center
29 out of 54
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, from near Hilton Hotel to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Other interesting attractions, such as the Marina Mall and the Presidential Palace are located nearby.

30. Boat Tours in Abu Dhabi

7 kms
from city center
30 out of 54
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. Be it an easy escape from the busy day-to-day life or a fun weekend getaway with friends and family, the boat tours provide one with the vessel of their choice for the occasion in mind.

31. Mangrove Kayaking Tours

6 kms
from city center
31 out of 54
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.

32. Wahat Al Karama

11 kms
from city center
32 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Wahat Al Karama is a tribute to the Emiratis who sacrificed their lives to keep their country sovereign and free. At this cultural landmark, visitors can pay their respects to those who gave up their lives for the greater good, and continue to keep their memory alive.

33. Wadi Adventure

3.3 /5

144 kms
from city center
33 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Wadi Adventure, located in the city’s oasis Al Ain, is the region’s first and only man-made facility which exclusively features Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Surfing, and Wakeboarding. Thanks to its unique concept and great service, it has now become a weekend gateway favorite, among residents to escape the heat and experience adventures. Wadi Adventure lets you enjoy all your favorite high-intensity thrill sports at one place. It provides unparalleled adventure experience in a safe and comfortable environment.

34. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

33 kms
from city center
34 out of 54
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.

35. Heritage Park, Abu Dhabi

6 kms
from city center
35 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Located near the Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi, the quaint Heritage Park is ideal for 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 defense tower.

36. Women's Handicrafts Centre

3.4 /5

2 kms
from city center
36 out of 54
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.

37. Warehouse 421

7 kms
from city center
37 out of 54
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.

38. Miraj Museum

9 kms
from city center
38 out of 54
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.

39. Eastern Mangroves Promenade

6 kms
from city center
39 out of 54
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.

40. Etihad Antique Gallery

3 kms
from city center
40 out of 54
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.

41. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

138 kms
from city center
41 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Located in UAE’s own ‘Garden City’, Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain is the home stadium of Al Ain FC. Split over seven levels and boasting of world-class architecture, it is one of the premiere sporting venues in the country. The enormous stadium can seat up to 30,000 people, but its well-planned architecture ensures shade for all without feeling over-crowded.

42. Dalma Mall

20 kms
from city center
42 out of 54
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Dalma Mall is one of the largest and most prestigious malls in Abu Dhabi. Spread over a total area of 151,000 square meters, the mall showcases almost 450 international and top regional brands thus becoming the main draw of the wealthy Emiratis as well as the well-off expat population of Abu Dhabi.

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