After the most luxurious hotels in the city, here are the most surprising and interesting activities to do in Abu Dhabi. Thus, in addition to the taste for luxury and excess, the capital of the emirate of the same name offers all kinds of entertainment for tourists… Safari in the desert, F1 Grand Prix, water park, etc.
1. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Imposing building that sits in the heart of the capital of the Emirate, the Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest of all the United Arab Emirates by area, and the sixth in the world. It is also the largest construction built with marble (beautifully immaculate white) and it also has the largest chandelier and the largest carpet in the world. A mosque of all records.
It is also the only mosque in the Emirate to be open to non-Muslim tourists.
2. Yas Marina F1 Circuit
The best is of course to go see the Formula 1 race on this circuit, which takes place every year in November. The track represents a length of about 5 kilometers with 21 bends in total. It is located 30 minutes from the city center, on the island of Yas which it bears the name. The construction of the circuit would have cost a little more than a billion euros and it is only the second circuit to see the light of day in the Middle East after that of Sakhir in Bahrain .
3. A desert safari
If you have the opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi , do not hesitate to do a Safari in the desert . Here, the principle is different from a safari in the savannah since the passengers go on an adventure aboard a van in the desert to drive on the dunes, attend a belly dance, take pictures of the Sunset above above the desert, or surf the dunes.
4. The Ferrari Worlds
The Ferrari World is an amusement park located in the Yas Marina, not far from the Formula 1 circuit of the same name. And as its name suggests, this amusement park is placed under the theme of the Ferrari car brand .
Also known as the Ferrari Experience , the park claims to be the largest indoor park in the world at over eight hectares in area. The park has Formula Rossa, the roller coaster course that has set the world speed record on a roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h.
5. L’Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
In Abu Dhabi , the falcon is a sacred animal and there, therefore, many people own one. As these raptors have regular medical needs, the city has a hospital to welcome and pamper them. On top of that, founded in 1999, the Falcon Hospital is the first of its kind and the best equipped.
6. Le Yas Waterworld
Located very close to the Ferrari World , the Yas Waterworld is a gigantic water park with 43 attractions and slides with various and varied sensations: for those who love adrenaline, those who want to have fun calmly, etc. All this spread over 15 hectares.
Tornado slide, attraction that simulates surfing, course to practice on giant buoys, etc. There is everything to please, even the youngest (in fact, admission is free for children under 3).
7. You golf
Abu Dhabi is an ideal city for any golf lover: there are courses everywhere, and many official competitions are held there. The courses enjoy a magnificent view of the neighboring beaches or quite simply of the panorama of the city with its skyscrapers in the distance.