Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Things to do - general

Known as a luxury destination for travellers worldwide, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan city, the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city is situated on an island on the southeastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, adjoining the Persian Gulf, and offers visitors who know how to look a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity.

It’s a whirlwind of sights and activities for the whole family, where you can just as easily spend the day riding a camel through the desert or splashing in a waterpark, dining at the top of a skyscraper or shopping in the market. Some of the most popular attractions Abu Dhabi offers include world-class golf courses and shopping malls, theme parks like Warner Bros. World and Ferrari World, and desert excursions.

Abu Dhabi is a Muslim city, and visiting during Ramadan might mean modifying your schedule outside the resort as many shops and attractions close during the day and open later in the evening instead.

Languages spokenArabic
Currency usedEmirati Arab Dirham
Area (km2)972
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is a luxurious and family-friendly hotel on Saadiyat beach.   

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Activities for kids

Zayed Sports City Ice Rink

Ice skating at the nearby Zayed Sports City is a great way to get out of the heat and do a fun, wintery activity in an unlikely location. The ice rink also offers ice skating classes.

Emirates Zoological Park

The Emirates Zoo is a great spot for children to see animals up close. The zoo offers several activities like breakfast with the parrots or crocodile feeding, which give kids a chance to learn more about how the zoo cares for its animals.

Yas WaterWorld

With over 40 rides to choose from, the Yas waterpark offers something for kids of all ages. The park also has shopping, dining, and events like the Neon Nights, which take place on Fridays.

Ferrari World Theme Park

The Ferrari World Theme Park is a mostly indoors amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and features the Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster.

Warner Bros World

Abu Dhabi’s Warner Bros. World has rides for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the world of Warner Bros. with 29 rides inspired by iconic characters, interactive entertainment, and tons of family-friendly fun.