Abu Dhabi: Top things to do and see

Abu Dhabi is a city you can literally watch developing. High-rising skyscrapers, a new terminal at the airport. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is the hub of expanding Etihad Airways, which means that it is nothing unusual to have a layover there. Even though we had just 9 hours there, we definitely realized how much the city Abu Dhabi has to offer! Here’s a selection what to see and do there best!

  1. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

This mosque is one of the biggest in the world. 8th global and the biggest in the UAE. But it is not the sheer size which is impressive.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi is simply beautiful and an architectural masterpiece. It is possible to go inside, but only allowed if you dress appropriate. There are changing rooms where clothing is available for free. Don’t miss that chance!

  1. Get an impression of Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi definitely is no mall like any other. Not only are there shops and restaurants of every price category from grams to luxury.

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

But also a rink and a bowling alley are there as well as a viewing platform 100 meters high!

  1. Admire Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

When we first saw the impressive building with armed guards, we wondered what building this is and who’s in there.

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Later on, we figured out that this is a very impressive five-star luxury hotel. The construction of the palace was so expensive that Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi was the most expensive hotel building worldwide for a time.

  1. Spend some time at the beach Abu Dhabi

In winter and summer alike, Abu Dhabi is really warm. So why not spend some time at the beach?

I found it somewhat surreal to see the skyline of Abu Dhabi. The beach is a very special place and a unique experience.

  1. Watch Abu Dhabi growing

What really did fascinate me was the fact that you can literally watch Abu Dhabi growing. The architecture is just stunning when it comes to skyscrapers.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is booming which means that constantly new skyscrapers find their way to get higher and higher. Keep an eye out for it, you’ll be fascinated!

  1. Visit Heritage Village Abu Dhabi

Heritage Village Abu Dhabi shall remind of the life of the inhabitants about 100 years ago.

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

If you are fascinated about the progress of Abu Dhabi, you will love to see the contrast of time!


If you are interested in more about Abu Dhabi, all articles about the city can be found here!


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