10 Things Nigerians Didn’t Know About Abu Dhabi

Icon May 9, 2019
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As a travel enthusiast, your choice of city to visit largely depends on what the environment has to offer in terms of culture, exposure, relaxation, etc. In all, the experience of having visited such a city is what lingers and counts a trip worth the expenses.

Abu Dhabi is the extremely exciting and bubbling capital city of the United Arab Emirate. The city is known for offering fantastic attractions and great experiences to travelers. It is a collage of top-notch architecture, superb beaches, traditional ethos and contemporary culture, sports destinations, and ultramodern shopping malls, It is just the right city to visit when you need to pamper yourself and have a breath of fresh air.

It is the perfect city for travelers and it offers a variety of opportunities to cater to a range of interests.

Here’s a list of the 12 top-rated tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi that will interest you:

1. Blue Whale Jet Ski [Sea Adventure]

It’s safe to say that almost everyone that has been to Abu Dhabi has taken a picture with the blue whale, It’s an experience of a lifetime. Explore the splashing blue water and bouncy waves with the Blue Whale Jet Ski, you will truly feel the adrenaline rush.

2. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi’s landmark building, it is a major sightseeing attraction and wows all who visits it. It is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates able to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers. Non-Muslims are allowed into all areas of the mosque (including the vast library), and guided tours are available.

3. Heritage Village

Visiting the heritage village is one experience you don’t want to miss. It gives you a glimpse into what life in the UAE was like in the past. There you can get handmade items like; Soap, jewelry, clothes and henna tattoos. It has an open museum and gives you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with their local culture.

4. Ferrari World

Most tourist hardly ever want to miss the experience of riding on the world’s fastest roller coaster to some it’s scary to others it’s fun and thrilling. It is an ideal place to visit with the family as there is something fun for every age

5. Marina Mall

This amazing mall will interest you if you love to shop. its a very large mall it is said to equal the space of 44 football fields, accommodating everything you can think of making shopping more fun and less clustered than you have it in Nigeria. It has over 400 services outlets, restaurants, stores, and a cinema.

6. Emirate Palace Hotel

You should visit this mind-blowing hotel if your budget will let you, They have amazing meals and sprinkle real 24-carat gold on their plates.

7. Emirates park zoo

If you love animals, you’ll definitely love this zoo. It houses several species of animals. It also educates tourists about animals.

8. Serviced beach

There are plenty of beaches in Abu Dhabi, you can find some in city luxury hotels, If you desire relaxation then this is all you need as they have all the necessary facilities you need and it is always a lovely sight to behold. Fabulous beaches, exotic blue water, beach activities, and watersports contribute to making Al Lulu Island, one of the most popular Abu Dhabi tourist places

9. Boat Cruise

This is another way you can get to know Abu Dhabi from a different perspective, you get to experience the best views of Abu Dhabi’s glittering skyscrapers, admire its architecture and watch animals like dolphins, flamingos, etc when you head out onto the water on a boat cruise. The view is spectacular. It’ll be a great choice for an evening activity.

10. Jebel Hafee

This is a perfect location if you are in need of peace and quiet. It is located in Al Ain also part of the capital, it has fascinating mountains.

11. Du Arena

This is the venue of most of their amazing annual events, their music concert and award events. It is usually very exciting as they have hosted some very popular international artists.

12. Desert Adventure

Deserts can be one of the most adventurous places to visit in Abu Dhabi. Try the mesmerizing and enthralling Wadi bashing or Dune driving in a 4×4 wheel Drive for 20-30 minutes. It has Beautiful sunset, camel rides, awesome dinners, etc.

Where to Stay in Abu Dhabi for Sightseeing?

If you’re planning your first visit to Abu Dhabi, one of the best places to stay is near the Corniche, which is about 8km seafront boardwalk. From this location, it’s easier to navigate through other top attractions such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Heritage Village.


Abu Dhabi is a wonderful place for tourists to visit because it promises a whole lot of attractions to travelers. The city has some of the continent’s finest such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World, Blue Whale Jet Ski, and the Heritage Village amongst others.

The city also bubbles with activities, has some of the best restaurants and boasts a mélange of shopping centers.

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