As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has sprung up as a stylish city offering the opportunity to experience modern Arab living at its finest. Towering skyscrapers and lush gardens stand between the glistening coastline and desert sands as an ultra-contemporary oasis from which to shop, dine and adventure to your heart's content. A plethora of tours and experiences are on offer, providing the chance to indulge in style.
Don't miss these Abu Dhabi attractions
- Abu Dhabi by seaplane
- Hop-on hop-off city tours
- The Corniche from a Yellow Boat
- Yas Island cycling tours
- Falcon Hospital
World class design
Abu Dhabi is perhaps most famous for its stunning architecture. Feats of engineering are on full display at every turn with buildings such as the Al Dar HQ, Etihad Towers and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi flaunting world-class design. A trip to the city wouldn't be complete without exploring all of the city's most unique modern buildings.
Walking, cycling and driving tours are all popular options for you to take in a lot of the city's interesting architecture, but a hop-on hop-off bus gives the added freedom of exploring at your own pace. These double-decker buses let you to see the sites by day or night, with commentary providing background into the culture and history of the city.
Something a bit different
If you're looking for a new experience that provides a glimpse into the city outside of the typical tours, Abu Dhabi has you covered. By sea or air, you can take in the city's spectacular skyline. The famous Yellow Boats speed through the water, while seaplanes offer an elevated perspective.
Outside of sightseeing, there are plenty of unique experiences to be had. Abu Dhabi is home to the Falcon Hospital, which is well worth checking out to learn more about these regal birds and their place in Arab culture. Daily tours of the hospital are available to get a close-up look.