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Places To Visit In Abu Dhabi

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Located on the Island of the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is a perfect combination of stunning beaches, mesmerizing views, cultural & traditional monuments, amazing adventurous sporting destinations, magnificent architecture & much more to explore. While visiting the United Arab Emirates, the country has so much to see other than its cities. The UAE’s capital city can be called a perfect paradise for travelers.

List of Best Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi

Below mentioned are some of the best places to visit in Abu Dhabi:

1. Observation Deck at 300

This observation deck offers skyline views from the highest point in the city. Located on the 74th floor of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, there is an entry fee for non-guests of the hotel but the ticket price can be exempted for foods and drinks from the observation decks restaurant. Wonderful cuisines are served here which include snacks, soft drinks, and high tea in the afternoon.

 Sipping high tea up here with the city spread below you is definitely an exciting experience while having a tour of Abu Dhabi.


Located 300 m above the ground it is the highest vantage point in the capital city of UAE.

Things to do

A trip to this famous tourist spot offers a great chance to sightsee the entire city while enjoying high tea at the coffee shop here.

2. Yas Island

Just off its coast, Abu Dhabi is surrounded by many islands. Perhaps, the most impressive one among them is Sir Bani Yas Island. Visitors can stay here at a luxurious resort, the Anantara Sir Yas Bani Island resort. They can also enjoy engaging in various adventurous activities like horse riding, archery, etc. The most popular of them all is the Safari through Arabian Wildlife Park where thousands of animals roam around freely. This wonderful island also accommodates major 5-star hotels like the Crown Plaza, Radisson, and many others.


Home to Yas Marina Circuit, the city’s premier shopping destination is one of the top destinations in Abu Dhabi.

Things to do

Ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at the Ferrari World while cooling yourself off at the Yas Water World. Shopping Lovers can also go on shopping sprees at the Yas Mall.

3. Capital Gate

Having a unique structural design, it is one of the tallest buildings of the city which is situated at an altitude of over 160 m. Marvel at the building’s architecture which is located at the Capital Center in Abu Dhabi, while enjoying the magnificent views from the tower’s top. Dine at an 18-degree restaurant here.

Boasting a height of 540 feet, this leaning tower touches the sky with its great height. The structure of Capital Gates Tower leans 18 degrees to the west. For being the world’s farthest-leaning manmade building, it was awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records. If you’re keen enough to know about the architectural marvels, there are factors about the building that will definitely leave you mesmerized.


Covered by Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street on one side, this amazing structure is a must-see for worldwide tourists.

Things to do

Enjoy sightseeing mesmerizing views of the city while sitting/ standing at the top of the biggest leaning tower. Please your taste buds at the restaurants serving delicious cuisines.

4. Mushrif Mall-Fro high-end Fashion

If you’re looking at shopping places to visit in Abu Dhabi, then this shopping complex would be sure to excite you the most. Spread over a vast area of about 56,000 sq m, this three-level great mall houses the largest indoor fresh market of the city and several options for shopping here. Having more than 200 retail outlets, the biggest food court in the entire Middle East, dining cafeterias, prayer halls, shops, entertainment & fun areas, there is a separate area for playing children. Your kids can easily have a good leisure time here.


Big hypermarkets where one can Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, fish & meat.

Things to do

One can do retail therapy as much as possible.

5. Abu Dhabi Mall-the Shopping Hub

Located near the Beach Rotana Hotel, this global mall is one of the oldest shopping plazas which is quite popular among local people as well as outsiders. The expanded retail area comprising all global luxury brand outlets is among the best places in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy shopping at a variety of stores while eating out at restaurants. Entertainment lovers can also watch movies on big cinema screens.


One can enjoy affordable luxury brands that are popular for home décor items, beauty, electronics, fashion, etc.

Things to do

Also, visit some of the best restaurants here like Cold Stone Creamery, Athena, and Café Nero while engaging in shopping.

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