Abu Dhabi is fast emerging as an attractive tourist destination for travellers from around the world. Here, you will find the perfect blend of cultural heritage and contemporary living. Whether you want to visit the famous Corniche, have high tea at the Emirates Palace Hotel or visit the beautiful deserts of Al Ain, the city has it all. We bring you some exciting things to do during your first 24 hours in Abu Dhabi to get the real flavour of this wonderful city. In order to enhance your travelling experience and make it smooth, it is best to ensure you , so that your experience is not hampered by any mishaps.
Nothing Beats a Good Breakfast
Start with a sumptuous breakfast at the Central market, one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest sites. This was earlier a famous souk (a market place) which was destroyed in 2003. Today, a huge leisure complex by the name Shakespeare & Co. has taken its place and it invites you for an eclectic menu for an all-day breakfast.
Can’t Leave Without the Must-See Corniche
Whether you are here for a day or for 10 days, your visit is incomplete without going to see the Corniche, five miles of waterfront beauty that receives about 50,000 visitors in a month! Enjoy the white sand of the Blue Flag Beach, the clear blue water of the Arabian and the perfectly soothing coloured skies at the Corniche. You can also go for amazing cycle rides and eat at various cafes and restaurants while you are here.
Families and F1 Fans Can Head To the Yas Island
If you are travelling with your family, you can have exceptional fun at the Yas Waterworld where you will be greeted with over 43 rides, a Ferrari theme park, the fastest roller coaster in the world and the amazing F1 race track. You can pre-book a window room at the Yas Viceroy Hotel and watch the F1 without stepping out. You could also head to the pool deck to get a thrilling experience of the roaring engines.
Spend a Soothing Evening at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This is one of the largest mosques in the world and boasts of the world’s largest chandelier. It is truly a wonder for your eyes as well as your soul, no matter what is your religious preference. Opt for a sunset guided tour at 5pm for an outstanding experience of the mosque.
Lastly, opt for a delectable dinner at an Arabic restaurant and indulge in some authentic sheesha. You can head to the Village Club at the One to One hotel for a truly delightful and traditional Arabic meal.
Abu Dhabi is definitely a tourists’ paradise with its rich cultural history, modern entertainment destinations and authentic dining options.