Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the hot holiday spots in the UAE. The high-rise buildings, world-class shopping malls, state-of-the-art infrastructure is a memorable transformation from a desert destination into one of the world’s leading tourist hub. There are many things to do in Abu Dhabi and Dubai across all age groups and people from different backgrounds, cultures, and religion. The Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World is one such tour, which would give you the best feel of the local culture along with experiencing the glitz and glamor of the UAE. The number of cultural highlights present in these two cities which give it much more than its flashy veneer. We have listed the top 20 attractions in Abu Dhabi & Dubai which will make your trip to the UAE truly special.
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The 8th largest mosque in the world and the largest one in the UAE inspired by the Taj Mahal in India. One of the very few mosques which are open to even non-Muslims. Housing 82 domes and gold chandeliers, mark it on top of your list of things to do in Abu Dhabi.
2. Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest free-standing structure at 829.8 meters above sea level. The 124th floor observation deck gives you mind-blowing views from the top of the entire city’s landscape. Neighboring the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Mountains which is the world’s tallest performing fountain.
3. Dubai Mall
The biggest mall in the world is a completely family entertainer. The options for shopping, eating, and entertainment is simply endless and staggering. It also houses the popular Dubai Aquarium.
4. Burj Al Arab
The tallest dhow-shaped hotel in the world stands 321 meters high on the artificial coastline of Dubai. The entire hotel is lit up with vibrant colored lights in the night. This is definitely one of the costliest hotels in the world.
5. The Emirates Palace
One of the prestigious and ultra-luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace Hotel has its interiors polished with gold and crystal chandeliers, epic murals, and a grand stairwell. The exteriors are surrounded by a luxurious water garden and swaying palm trees nestled in a green environment.
6. Yas Island
One of the luxury destinations in Abu Dhabi, you will be in a different world at the star attractions of this island like the Yas Marina Circuit and the Yas Island. There are many packages offering Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World.
7. Aquaventure Waterpark
Placed on the man-made Palm Jumeirah, the Aquaventure Waterpark houses some exciting and thrilling water slides like the Aquaconda – the longest water slide in the world. You can also enjoy underwater safaris for an excellent opportunity.
8. Abu Dhabi Falcon HospitalDedicated to the national bird of the UAE – The Falcon. This hospital conducts guided tours and houses an on-site museum which gives you deep insight of the history of falcony.
9. Dubai Creek
The Dubai Creek divides Dubai into two towns namely Bur Dubai on its south and Deira to its north. Once an influential element in the city’s economic growth, this is now an ancient historic site visited by tourists and visitors.
10. Observation Deck at 300
This is Abu Dhabi’s response to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which offers stunning views of the entire city’s landscape. One of the places which you should never miss out during your trip to the UAE.
11. Ferrari World
This stunning theme park gives you a live experience of the Formula 1. No matter what your age is, these rides will definitely attract you to check your adventure quotient and your love for speed.
12. Dubai Museum
Nestled in the Al-Fahidi Fort, this is a perfect place for the history lovers. Get deeper insight about Dubai’s transformation before the oil boom.
13. Dubai Aquarium
Housed on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium is home to over 140 species of marine life. Walk through the aquarium tunnels and get up-close with the fabulous sea life.
14. Heritage Village
A replica of the traditional Bedouin Village gives you an understanding of the life before the oil boom in Abu Dhabi. Understand the traditional businesses like jewelry, tool hand carvers, bronze tradesmen, and carpenters.
15. Lulu Island
A beach Island in Abu Dhabi features crystal blue waters and is accessible only via boat. Relax and chill out at this beautiful destination under the warm sun.
16. Jumeirah Beach
The white sandy shores of Dubai is a popular destination among tourists and visitors. An array of hotels make up its coastline. You have many beach activities to engage yourself and your loved ones.
17. Mall of the Emirates
One of Dubai’s star malls which houses the spectacular Ski Dubai. The Ski Dubai houses a family of penguins and excellent facilities for skiing. A complete family destination no matter what your age is.
18. Jumeirah Mosque
One of the stunning mosques in Dubai, it is almost eight times the similar Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. It gives a wonderful reflection of the traditional Islamic architecture in the modern era. There are also guided tours conducted by the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Understanding.
19. The Emirates Park ZooSituated at a short drive from Abu Dhabi, this zoo features rare species like the white tigers, plenty of elephants, giraffes, the Siberian bear, monkeys, zebras, and a flamingo park which houses sea lions. Perfect way to keep your little ones engaged all through the journey.
20. Diving Village
The Diving Village features displays related to pearl diving and dhow building, two of the economic powerhouses in ancient Dubai. You also get a feel of the traditional coastal village life with Persian homes, a small souk, and a coffee-house.
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