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4 Incredible Fun Activities to Enjoy in Abu Dhabi

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By Robeena Brown

Febraury 13, 2023 | 13 min read

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Abu Dhabi, UAE's capital city, offers tourists many incredible things to do, from adventure, entertainment, learning UAE culture, visiting parks, Desert Island with beaches, hiking while seeing wildlife and cuisine scenes, to relaxing in luxurious hotels and spas.

You will find this article useful if you are looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi, from the extreme to the serene Abu Dhabi desert safari. The weather in the city is sunshine all year-round hence you can visit any time of the year. You will enjoy warm hospitality; participate in sporting events, festivals, and music concerts.

Therefore, Abu Dhabi is a tourist hub with incredible things to do for everyone, regardless of preference. If you are visiting Abu Dhabi for the first time, we have categorized below the amazing this you can do in Abu Dhabi.


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It is the start of the year, but several events have been hosted in Abu Dhabi in the past few weeks, including Club Social, the inaugural NBA Arabia clash, and Disney on Ice.

Meanwhile, for the next six months, several events will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, which include; Post Malone, John Legend, Wireless Music Festival, Amplified Music Festival, Andrea Boccelli, The Lion King stage show, Sting, Kendrick Lamar, Swedish House Mafia, Dave, and Def Leppard; Black Pink, a WBA Championship fight, the actual F1, the Mubadala Tennis World Championships; Mother of the Nation Festival, Zayed Heritage Festival, ComicCon; and comedians Jimmy Carr and Kevin Bridges.

Furthermore, future events have yet to be verified and put into the schedule.


It is easy to learn UAE culture in Abu Dhabi. The emirate is home to numerous interesting landmarks, including forts, museums, monuments, heritage sites, archaeological excavations, galleries, religious centers, craft communes, sculptures, art installations, and cultural districts.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum has a collection of works of art that will stand the test of time. This year it is celebrating its fifth anniversary with unique exhibits and performances.

Other places to visit to appreciate art in Abu Dhabi are Manarat al Saadiyat, Warehouse421, and the Etihad Modern Art Gallery.

If you are interested in learning heritage, there are several things to do, which include; visiting the oldest structure in the emirate, Qasr Al Hosn; learning about the history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the exhibits housed in Qasr Al Watan, the country's presidential palace. Tour the largest mosque in the world Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The mosque accommodates up to 40,000 worshipers, 82 white marble domes, and the largest hand-woven carpet in the world. The interior is decorated with magnificent gold leaf calligraphy of passages from the Quran.


In Abu Dhabi, there is a huge amount of undiscovered wilderness, wildlife, and many lands to explore. And you don't even need a machete, a safari truck, or a cool bandana to have that kind of adventure.

You can go kayaking through the beautiful blue space of Jubail Mangrove Park. Along the way, you might see some of the strange animals that live in the park.

With the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi's six cross-country driving routes through winding terrain, you can make your way through Liwa and the movie-like Empty Quarter. The department came up with these routes (DCT).

You can also embark on a safari to Sir Bani Yas Island or climb Jebel Hafit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will enjoy the amazing view, hike, camp, ride a bike, or even visit Neolithic archaeological sites.


desert safari in abu dhabi

There are several entertainment things to do in Abu Dhabi, such as Yas Theme Parks, Waterparks, Virtual Reality experiences, Golf courses, gravity-defying climbing and indoor skydiving attractions at CLYMB, and so much more.

No matter the time you want to visit Abu Dhabi, there are things to do for everyone, regardless of preference. Several events are already included in the calendar, and more will be added, as several places to visit and activities to do in Abu Dhabi.