Here are the top 60 tourist attractions to see in Abu Dhabi:

43. Miraj Museum

9 km
from city center
43 out of 60
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.

44. Eastern Mangroves Promenade

6 km
from city center
44 out of 60
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.

45. Etihad Antique Gallery

3 km
from city center
45 out of 60
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.

46. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

138 km
from city center
46 out of 60
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.

47. Dalma Mall

20 km
from city center
47 out of 60
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.

48. Marina Eye

6 km
from city center
48 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Marina Eye in Abu Dhabi is a giant ferris wheel on the Corniche Breakwaters that is visible from all nooks and corners of the city. Established in 2015, the huge wheel dominates the skyline in front of the famous Marina Mall. The Marina Eye is an eye-catching attraction, especially when the sun goes down and the wheel is all lit up. Mostly seen as a great observation deck, the ride imparts a panoramic view of the entire vicinity.

49. Al Bahar Towers

2 km
from city center
49 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Al Bahar Towers is an architectural marvel situated at the crossing of Al Salaam Street and Al Saada in Abu Dhabi. As a tribute to the traditional Arab architecture, the geometric patterns fitted on the towers keep on changing their positions as the sun moves.

50. Abu Dhabi Mall

5 km
from city center
50 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, the Abu Dhabi Mall is one of the top-rated malls of the city for the best waterfront shopping experience. With over 200 stores offering a wide range of products and services, you can be pretty sure to get confused about which store to shop from. Be it restaurants, cafes, children’s playing zones, cineplex or shopping stores and supermarkets, the place has it all. The Abu Dhabi Mall is even connected to the Beach Rotana Hotel, from where you may directly head towards the beach area.

51. Mushrif Mall

4 km
from city center
51 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Mushrif Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi spread over 56,000 square metres. Mushrif mall has created a carefree and delightful shopping experience of eco-friendly, all while being extensive and luxurious with services that cater to the need of the locals as well as the expatriates. The best part about the mall is that it has great offers and deals at every store throughout the year.

52. Al Raha Mall

20 km
from city center
52 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Shopping Mall, located near the Al Raha beach area is considered to be one of the finest shopping destinations in Abu Dhabi. Spread over a huge area of 35,000 square meters, the mall caters to both the local community as well as the expats living in and around the area. Boasting of over 100 retail stores, fine dining and entertainment areas as well as a two-screen cinema, it was thrown open to the public in 2007.

53. World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

4 km
from city center
53 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi is located in the busy World Trade Centre complex in Al Hisn district. The mall has over 160 outlets spread across more than 60,000 square metres of retail area. It has both local and international brands, multiple cafes and restaurants, an 8-screen cinema hall, and over 5,000 square metres of rooftop gardens.

54. Deerfields Mall

31 km
from city center
54 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

A fifteen-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi Airport, the Deerfields Mall in Abu Dhabi that serves as a complete lifestyle and shopping experience. This sprawling five storey mall that features more than hundreds of stores is a hub of latest trends, open-air dining section serving succulent local as well as international cuisines and other exhilarating activities.

55. The Galleria Abu Dhabi

4 km
from city center
55 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

The Galleria is a mall located at the Al Falah Street in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Situated on the Al Maryah Island, it has been accomplished as a unique lifestyle destination not only for local people but also for the foreign crowd. The Galleria is acknowledged to be the ideal space for shopping, dining, entertainment, and to discover several other things. Despite being a new venture in Abu Dhabi, the Galleria Mall comprises of world’s leading brands from retail, food, beverages, and entertainment. It is soon going to be offering around 400 mid to high-end retail brands, 100 other dining options, world-class entertainment, urban parks, and a waterfront promenade.

56. Ghantoot Beach

65 km
from city center
56 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Tourists hoping to get a respite from the heat of Dubai choose to travel along the Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi to access the private beach of Ghantoot. The area is one of the most popular local spots for holding beach parties, yet it remains less crowded ordinarily with only about a handful of people at the beachfront on weekdays. It has turned out to be an open secret of Emiratis and Expat population who are often found heading out of the city to this fantastic beach. Sundown finds the crowd head towards the bar that can also be reached via the pool.

57. Zayed National Museum

7 km
from city center
57 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Zayed National Museum has been designed as a monument that will be constructed in the cultural district of Saadiyat Island. This construction aims to pay tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father and the first president of UAE. It endeavours to showcase the brilliant rise of the Arab Emirates from medieval tribal entities to a united federation that achieved socio-economic glory within a span of a few years. The history and culture would also be depicted at the museum. The primary objective of the authorities is to wipe out the differences between the different emirates and serve the local population and visitors by becoming a centre for cultural exchange and knowledge. The architects Foster + Partners have attempted to create a museum that celebrates the legacy of the founding fathers of UAE. The heritage and culture of the Arabian World are upheld through the structure. The completed museum aims to become a modern marvel; sustainable and welcoming at the same time.

58. Khalidiyah Mall

4 km
from city center
58 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Located in one of the most notable and prestigious neighborhoods of Al Khalidiyah in Abu Dhabi, the Khalidiyah Mall is a huge shopping mall in the heart of the city, famous for housing over 160 stores, including the hugely popular Lulu Supermarket. The mall occupies a total area of 8,00,000 square feet, and was opened for the general public in January 2007.

59. Yas Mall

32 km
from city center
59 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Yas Mall is known to be the largest Mall located on the Yas Island of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Since its establishment, the mall is touted to provide luxurious shopping, dining, and entertainment experience not only to the residents but also tourists from other parts of the world. It homes around 370 international brands, 68 food and beverage outlets, and a 24 Screen Vox Cinemas for family entertainment purposes.

60. Qasr Al Watan

7 km
from city center
60 out of 60
places to visit in Abu Dhabi

Yet another architectural landmark of Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace is a larger than life heritage structure which stands as a testimony of United Arab Emirates and its leaders. The beauty of the palace is not just in its infrastructure but also its reflective culture and governance. The multi-functional palace made with white granite and limestone is an architectural legacy brimming with the best of UAE's artistry with excellence in design and decor. The enchanting zones and majestic hallways of the palace are worth taking a tour of.

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