Why Abu Dhabi

  • Attractions
  • Beauty
  • Food
  • Nice People
  • Fun
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Abu Dhabi’s culture is a combination of international influences and the Islamic traditions of Arabia. Here you can find great tolerance towards other cultures, and hospitable people. Visit Abu Dhabi and learn how ancient traditions can coexist with modern sensibilities. You will find a clean, organised and modern city.

If you only have 24 hours in Abu Dhabi, this is the perfect itinerary! Here are the main attractions for your short visit.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

For me, the most beautiful and incredible attraction in Abu Dhabi is the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The gleaming white marble facade is as imposing as the interiors, with intricately designed floral patterns, magnificent chandeliers and exquisite windows.  Since you are in a Muslim country, you must follow the rules when visiting this attraction. A tip, take appropriate clothes.

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Emirates Palace

If you don’t get the chance to stay at the super luxurious Emirates Palace hotel you can just visit it. Famous for its ornate design with walls and ceiling painted in royal gold, it lets you visit the public areas. If you’re willing to spend some money, try a Cappuccino with gold flakes.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

If you appreciate art, you have to take two hours out of your day to visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This recent museum was opened in November 2017, it exhibits art from all over the world.

Qasr Al Watan 

Qasr Al Watan is part of the Presidential Palace complex and only recently opened to the public in March 2019. the best time to visit Qasr Al Watan is around 1.5-2 hours before the Palace in Motion light and sound show, which takes place at 19:30 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Ferrari World 

Ferrari World is the perfect amusement park for a Formula 1 fan. In this, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, you can experience the fastest rollercoaster in the world. If you like adrenaline, you won’t regret it!

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Observation Deck at 300

The Observation Deck at 300 is located on the 74th floor of Tower 2, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. You get 360-degree views of the city and it is the observatory that is the highest in Abu Dhabi. The best time to visit is before sunset to get beautiful views. Check the weather forecast before you go so you can get the ideal view.


Heritage Village

Go to the Heritage Village and see how Abu Dabhi used to be. Observe the work of local artisans, ancient buildings, , explore the old souqs and discover Islamic traditions.

The Corniche

The ideal area for strolling and observing the city’s stunning skyline and famous attractions with its wonderful architecture.

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If you are staying in Dubai, you can take a day to visit Abu Dhabi, you will see that it is worth it and you won’t regret it! In this post, you can get an idea of the best attractions to visit in just 24 hours so you can decide what you like best according to your interests. Would love to hear your feedback or more advice in the comments below 🙂

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I am a marine biologist and I love to travel and get to know other cultures. I have already visited 40 countries and hundreds of wonderful cities on our planet.

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