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7 Key Things to See and Experience in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is the ultimate travel destination, home to some of the World’s best hotels, islands, attractions, architecture and events. Here are 7 key things to see and experience in Abu Dhabi…


Emirates Palace

Emirate’s Palace is the epitome of luxury. From the iconic structure to the real gold interior and expansive manicured lawns (which span over 100 hectares), this stunning hotel is number one on our must-see list. Emirates Palace is open daily, so you can wander around and visit one of the many cafes to experience a coffee dusted with real 24-carat gold flakes!

You can see Emirates Palace in all its glory on both our Maya Island Tour and Corniche Tour. Both tours depart in luxury from the Emirates Palace Marina and show you the most iconic sights Abu Dhabi has to offer.

Ferrari World

Ferrari World is not only the world’s largest indoor theme park but also home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster. The rollercoaster is known as Formula Rossa; it travels at incredible speeds of 240km per hour and reaches heights of 52 meters! A feat of modern architecture, the Ferrari World Building is inspired by the profile of the Ferrari GT body and required over 12,370 tonnes of steel to reinforce the massive structure.

Ferrari World is located on the world-renowned Yas Island. Yas Island is famous for its many award-winning attractions; from the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit and Yas Links Golf Club to Yas Waterworld and Yas Beach.

You can take in the sights of the iconic Ferrari World and Yas Island on our very own Yas Island Tour!

Maya Island

Abu Dhabi is home to over 200 islands and each one offers something unique; from entertainment, culture and luxury, to untouched white, sandy beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Al Maya Island & Resort is a beautiful Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Boasting expansive white sands and beautiful turquoise water, it is the perfect getaway destination for residents and tourists in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You can see it for yourself on our Maya Island tour.

Yas Marina

Yas Marina is one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, famed for hosting Formula 1 parties and events. Situated on Yas Island, the 227-berth marina features many vibrant restaurants and lounges and boasts iconic views of the Yas hotel and race track. As the sun sets, the family friendly destination transforms into a buzzing scene of dining and nightlife entertainment.

Our Yas Island Tour departs from Yas Marina, meaning you can experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere for yourself!

Presidential Palace, Qasr Al Watan

The Presidential Palace (Qasr Al Watan) is a triumph of modern architecture. Paying homage to traditional Islamic architecture and design, it is truly a beauty to behold. As a landmark project, the presidential palace emphasises Abu Dhabi’s role as a leader within the UAE. It houses the offices of H.H. The President, H.H. The Vice President, H.H. The Crown Prince, and the Ministers.

Luckily, Qasr Al Watan has just opened to the public, meaning you can take tours around the palace and see the beauty within the white walls! It contains a huge library, a chandelier made from 350,000 crystals and hosts various exhibitions.

Want exclusive views of the palace that can only be seen from the water? Then check out our Maya Island Tour.

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The Corniche

The Corniche is an iconic Abu Dhabi landmark. Boasting 8km of impressive manicured waterfront, the Corniche has it all; from green lawns and white sandy beaches, to play parks and delightful cafes. The Corniche is a sight to behold, as it marks where the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi meets the calming, turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Our Corniche Tour gives you exclusive views of the Corniche and the impressive architecture that lines the 8km stretch of waterfront.

Yas Waterworld

This futuristic waterpark is Abu Dhabi’s largest and most popular waterpark. It spans across an area as big as 15 football pitches and boasts 43 rides, slides and attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind!

Make sure you check out our Abu Dhabi tours, as they cover all the key things to see and experience in Abu Dhabi