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Information, recommendations and tips for travelers in Abu Dhabi

The Travel Guide to Abu Dhabi

Dive into adventure at theme parks on Yas Island or delve into history at the city's oldest standing structure Qasr Al Hosn, or ancient tombs, forts and oases in Al Ain. Be awed by culture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi, and explore breathtaking natural landscapes dune bashing in the Empty Quarter, kayaking through mangroves, touring conservation parks and lazing on white-sand beaches. Indulge in luxury at the private Zaya Nurai Island resort, or at Emirates Palace hotel. Foodies will relish in the city's many moreish offerings.

Abu Dhabi’s most iconic lifestyle, leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island is a place like nowhere else. Home to award-winning theme parks, world-class racing, top-tier golfing, glamorous dining and shopping, pristine beach and mangrove settings with a charming selection of hotels, it has something for everyone.

 

Yas Island’s record-breaking Theme Parks
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The World’s Leading Theme Park. The design of the park is spectacular in a way that can not be ignored, where you will find the fastest roller coaster in the world - 240 km / h. The park has more than 40 exciting rides, attractions and innovative simulators that will provide the thrills for all ages from toddlers to adults.

 

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
You haven’t been to a Water Park, until you’ve been to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Water’s Greatest Playground! This is one of the world's leading award-winning water parks with over 40 facilities and attractions. The park includes 6 facilities that do not exist anywhere in the world, a water train descending from mountain peaks, surfing facility for surfers, roller coasters with special effects, wave pools, water slides, boating on a crazy river with wild waves, water play area for toddlers and babies.

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi
The World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park . The park brings to life the beloved superhero characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside animated characters from Tunes hotels like Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo and the Flintstones all under one roof. The park includes 29 different interactive facilities and attractions that together create an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Visitors to the park will enjoy 6 different entertainment shows and 35 live figures, the place offers restaurants and shopping complexes - literally America!


One day is not enough!
You’ve got other thrilling experiences you shouldn’t miss
Clymb Abu Dhabi
CLYMB™ is a one-of-a-kind indoor adventure hub housing two record-breaking experiences.
Get ready to soar in a facility that is the largest in the world in a closed hall (height of a 10-story building and a width of 10 meters). Challenge yourself with five unique climbing experiences including the highest indoor climbing wall.
Want more relaxation? Yas Beach offers white sands and clear water which is an idyllic and perfect getaway for water sports enthusiasts and families: rent a jet ski, kayak or take a deck chair to soak up some sunlight.

 


Yas Marina Circuit - home of the annual Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Ready? Three, two, one ....
Love adrenaline? Get to know the racetrack that showcases innovation and progress and is the sports and entertainment hub of the UAE. The track hosts the spectacular and prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix event once a year.
You can opt for self-driving racing cars like Ferrari and Aston Martin and indulge in the sounds of spinning car engines.
Want it a little more relaxed? No problem! Join a karting driving experience for the whole family.

 


Yas Beach
Enjoy sun, sand and surf in tranquil surroundings
If you love the sun, then head to Yas Beach where crystal-clear waters meet white sand in natural mangrove backdrops. From an elegant infinity pool, beach chalets and cabanas, to a number of lounges and restaurants, you can take your pick between a fun family beach day - complete with a wide range of exciting water sports and activities - or choose a glamorous afternoon of sun-lounging. You can also journey out in a kayak to explore the distant Yas mangroves, the island’s best kept secret!

 


Yas Mall - Abu Dhabi’s largest mall
A shopping experience from the future
Yas Mall - The largest mall in Abu Dhabi, combines unique shopping experiences and entertainment for the whole family. The mall offers a variety of more than 400 international brands, including premium brands as well as 24 cinemas, restaurants and cafes. The stores in the mall are meticulously designed. Yas Mall is located in the heart of Yas Island, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from the city center and 45 minutes from Dubai.


The luxurious hotels of Yas Island Abu Dhabi
Ranging from 3-star comfort to 5-star luxury
In Yas Island you will find luxurious 4 and 5 star hotels, breathtaking concept hotels and leading chains such as Hilton, W, Radisson Blu, Centro, Crowne Plaza and more. The hotels have gardens and activities for children, spas, a variety of restaurants and fusion kitchens from around the world, pools and facilities for all ages. All this within 10 minutes of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

 


Restaurants, food and cuisine in Yas island Abu Dhabi
Forget about standard food
A culinary experience awaits connoisseurs. In the hotel dining halls you will meet sumptuous buffets and a rich buffet alongside restaurants of cuisines from around the world serving Lebanese, Indian, Italian, Asian food and everything in between. Bias Island and Abu Dhabi have a variety of famous chef restaurants from around the world. You can also enjoy local food.

 


Discover Abu Dhabi’s Iconic Cultural Experiences
In a sense much more than Dubai
Visiting Yas Island? Take a perfect day tour of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
From an island filled with record-breaking thrills and experiences, Abu Dhabi’s iconic and cultural experiences are only 25 mins away from Yas Island. Make the most of your break in Abu Dhabi with these attractions that’s not to be missed:
- Louvre Abu Dhabi
- Qasr Al Watan
- Qasr Al Hosn
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

 


Discover Abu Dhabi’s Beach offerings
Yas Beach
If you love the sun, then head to Yas Beach where crystal-clear waters meet white sand in natural mangrove backdrops. From an elegant infinity pool, beach chalets and cabanas, to a number of lounges and restaurants, you can take your pick between a fun family beach day - complete with a wide range of exciting water sports and activities - or choose a glamorous afternoon of sun-lounging. You can also journey out in a kayak to explore the distant Yas mangroves, the island’s best kept secret!

 

Saadiyat Beach
With pristine white sands stretching out along a generous shore, Saadiyat Beach maintains its reputation as one of the most desirable beach locations in the UAE.
It’s home to everything from beach yoga classes to eco-friendly watersports activities such as windsurfing and sailing, with attentive staff and leisure outlets helping you make the most of your beach experience.

Corniche Beach
Looking to soak up Abu Dhabi’s famous year-round sunshine? The immaculate Corniche Beach is one of the best places to do it. This beautiful beach isn’t just home to turquoise water and soft, white sand, it also has a beautiful seaside boardwalk, with well-kept walkways home to manicured gardens and benches overlooking the picturesque Arabian Gulf. Sunset is a great time to capture a few photos, so don’t forget to bring your phone.

Temperature
23.37
Population
1.5
Time
1:17:15
Currency
AED
language
Arabic
Electrical sockets
230V
Area code
+971

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