Abu Dhabi Tourist Attractions
Abu Dhabi has emerged as a popular travel destination in the Middle East region and the palce has its own share of tourist attractions to impress visitors. Over the years, tourism has become an important segement of the emirate's economy and new projects are coming up almost every year to boost the sector further. Abu Dhabi attracts about 2 million travelers every year and this number has been increasing with each passing year. Famous tourist places here include the archaeological sites, museums and galleries, theme parks, gardens, scenic islands etc.
Among top Abu Dhabi tourist attractions are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, The Corniche, Al Hosn Palace (White Fort), Cultural Foundation, Women's Craft Center, Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain Wildlife Park and the Ferrari World, the first Ferrari Theme Park on the scenic Yas Island .
The Corniche is a 6 km long strech of beach with a wide range of leisure and recreational facilities for visitors. It's a favourite spot for families and kids for arranging picinics and barbeques. The Corniche is also popular for organizing a number of musical events every year, and is a place of attraction during the National Day Celebrations. There are decent facilities for beach and water sports here.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Considered as the most beautiful mosque in whole of United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to visitors of all faiths for sighseeing and educational purposes. It's one of the biggest mosques in the world with 82 domes and 1000 columns made of 28 different types of marbles imported from coutries as far as Italy, China and India. It's one of the most visited tourist places in Abu Dhabi.
Monuments, Museums, Art Galleries
- Qasr Al Hosn
- Hili Archaeological Gardens, Al Ain
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Heritage Village
- Cultural Foundation
- Women's Craft Center
- Al Gharbia
- Al Ain National Museum
- Al Ain Palace Museum
- Manarat Al Saadiyat
- Saadiyat Island Cultural District Exhibition at Emirates Palace
Amusement Parks, Wildlife Parks and Gardens
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- Hili Fun City – the oldest theme park in the region
- Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort
- Abu Dhabi Wildlife Centre (Open for educational visits)
- Al Mushrif Children’s Garden
- Al Nahyan Garden
- Capital Gardens
- Khalidiyah Garden
- Khalifa Park Abu
Adventure and Recreational Activities
There is an exciting range of adventure and recreational activities in Abu Dhabi to get indulged in. Among popular activities include Desert Safaris, Dhow Cruising, Golfing, Scuba Diving, Scenic Helicopter Tours, Go Karting, and a number of watersports such as sailing, fishing, diving, and kayaking.