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What’s hot for 2016: Abu Dhabi

By HarryFriday 25th March 2016

The magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.


As the capital and largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi certainly has a lot to offer… and with the completion of its very own Louvre fast-approaching, 2016 is definitely its time to shine. In this post, we’re taking a look at what makes Abu Dhabi one of the hottest destinations of the year.


A little bit of background…

Thanks to its location, Abu Dhabi is privileged to have year-round sunshine, with temperatures ranging from 18°C in January to 36°C in August. Incredible skyscrapers sit next to luxury marinas, and the Abu Dhabi Desert is just a short drive away. It’s an extraordinary place to visit, trust us.
Whether you’re travelling with family, friends (or both!) Abu Dhabi’s got something for everyone. Here are just a few of our favourite things to see and do.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has long been more than just a place of worship, due to its breath-taking architecture, interior decoration and gardens. Around 100,000 tons of marble went into building the mosque, along with countless precious stones, 40kg of gold and 12 tons of Swarovski crystals. You have to see it to believe it! Just remember to take note of the visiting times, so you don’t arrive during prayer.

Yas Waterworld

Take a break from the scorching heat with a trip to Yas Waterworld, a 15-hectare waterpark located in central Abu Dhabi. You and the kids can enjoy over 43 rides, slides and attractions, from the thrilling Jebel Drop to the relaxing Al Raha River (Lazy River). For the younger ones amongst you, there are several special play areas with small slides, water cannons and more.

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Before the shiny skyscrapers and luxury sports cars, Abu Dhabi was a very different place. If you want to experience what the city used to be like, visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional desert village. You’ll get to glimpse into Abu Dhabi’s past, through workshops and demonstrations, and there’s also a small spice shop where you can buy spices and handmade soaps.
Discover traditional life at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Discover traditional life at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village.

Al Ain Zoo

About an hour and a half outside of Abu Dhabi is Al Ain (the Garden City). While the city is home to lots of great attractions, a visit to the zoo is a great day out for the whole family. Not only will you see some truly amazing animals – lions, zebras, rhinos and more – but you’ll be able to get hands-on with them. Feed the birds, ride a camel or pat a giant turtle – the kids will love it!

The Louvre

Later this year, the much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open. Following in the footsteps of Paris’ famous Louvre, the museum will house a vast collection of unique objects and magnificent artworks. The incredible building, which is located on Saadiyat Island, is an artwork in itself. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, it sits between land and sea, covered by a huge white dome. It’s set to be one of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions and we can’t wait!

Saadiyat Public Beach

Hot weather and sandy beaches go hand in hand, so Saadiyat Beach is a must for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi. Beautiful white sands are dotted with over 300 sun loungers, while lockers, showers and changing rooms can be found nearby. Feeling adventurous? Try windsurfing or sailing. Want to relax? Join the weekly beach yoga class. There’s also a beach café for when hunger strikes, and a small shop where you can pick up any last-minute items.
Relax at the Saadiyat Public Beach. Relax at the Saadiyat Public Beach.

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