Fun getaways for family in Abu Dhabi
A destination for the whole family, Abu Dhabi invites you to experience the awe-inspiring vacation.
Abu Dhabi, gaining a great reputation as a hub of culture, sport, and leisure in the Middle-East destination is attracting numerous visitors these days.
Here’s a list of places must visit when in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Start your day at the stunning architecture of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with lustrous marble and intricate ornamentation. The mosque has one of the largest carpet in the world designed by the Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. The main prayer hall is dominated by the beautiful chandelier made with millions of Swarovski crystals.
Visitor Tips: One can visit here from 9 am to 10 pm except Fridays as it is closed for Friday prays.
Women’s are expected to wear a tradition wear before entering the Mosque.
Make sure you carry camera to get some beautiful snaps.
A very common picnic place for family with conveniences of walking, cycling and park area, this is an amazing place to hangout. Corniche has numerous cafes around and one can also go on the beach which is secured by lifeguards. Closely located to the Corniche, there is Marina Mall, one of the biggest in Abu Dhabi. Filled with both local and international brands and leisure activities for a family, Marina Mall is sure to be on one’s itinerary.
Created with the aim of showcasing the Arabian Culture, Emirates Palace is a seven-star Hotel, with an epitome of luxury. Open for guest for the restaurants with prior bookings of the table, this is a great place to dine and enjoy evenings.
It’s fast and furious fun for all ages at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park. The park tells the Ferrari story with passion and excitement through more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, interactive shopping and authentic Italian dining experiences.
Yas Water World
YasWaterworld spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind.A true full day experience, the park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. It also features a souk, pearl-diving exhibits and restaurants.
Yas Marina Circuit
If your family loves thrills and speed, experience the ride at Yas Marina Circuit. Yas Marina Circuit opens its north circuit to all drifters during its Yas Drift Nights. Come and experience the raw thrill of sliding and swerving around a section of the circuit in your very own street-legal vehicle. A series of track day packages are available, including ‘Driver Experiences’, ‘Passenger Experiences’ etc.
Giraffe at Al Ain Zoo
Home to the 4,000 animals, Al Ain Zoo, is said to have at least 30% of its 180 species considered endangered.
Designed in the style of a local farm, the ‘Elezba’ petting zoo lets families feed and play with sheep, goats, camels, llamas, chicken, and ducks enjoy camel riding or picnic in a designated area.Giraffe feeding, camel riding, and ‘Elezba’ petting zoo are the latest interactive activities. Visitors can enjoy feeding the giraffe treats such as carrots or lettuce five times daily in a special area.
Few minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometreSaadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world-class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – all designed by Pritzker prize winners.
Just a ten-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island, Nurai Island is on the east of the Abu Dhabi city coastline. Surrounded by pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf the island is easily accessible from all major ports in UAE. Inspired by the Arabic word ‘nur’ meaning ‘light’ – Nurai Island is a stunning piece of paradise that is the perfect retreat for those looking for peace and tranquility, complemented by unparalleled and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views.The island is also home to ZayaNurai Island, a unique, boutique private island resort with a 32-bed, all-villa hotel and five food and beverage outlets.
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