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Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mosque
“The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques, and the only one that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lodging
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“one of the wonder of Abu Dhabi is Emirates palace .admission is free for the visitors but you will only access lobbies and exhibition and garden .its a seven star hotel.it was open for the public on 2005.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Frozen Yogurt Shop
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“Take your slipper and go to the beach - one block away. In the winter there a lot of events, the summer is hard, VERY hot sun. Changing rooms and everything for your sports- and food activities there.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A must place to reach in and experience the adrenalin speed of a ferrari race car. My family and I living together in this city as a resident.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Because you can see the skyline of Abu Dhabi city from the Mall side as well as visit the Breakwater.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“it is very exciting place, you can enjoy whole day with thrilling activity.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A mall with a hallway that fits a 3 ferrari cars.All branded stores that will enjoy your shopping.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Amazing park next to a new water park also. You will enjoy the fastest roller coaster in the world!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the biggest mall in Abu Dhabi. All kinds of brands are available, great discounts and a huge supermarket. All you need is there!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“There are not so many places to see art in UAE. Saadiyat is still under development..”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place of worship
“You must see this beautiful architectural structure before you leave. Most importantly, you must learn about the great soul (Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan) who created this country.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“This a very nearby 24/7 food and grocery upscaled store. You can get your essentials there in slippers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“For those looking for an upscale shopping experience. The Galleria at Al Maryah Island is less than 15-minute drive from your stay location.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Best Public beach in UAE, so natural and preserved. I ll definitely recommend to beach lovers”
  • 6 locals recommend
Office
“This is a Mall on one side of the street and the traditional souq on the other side - you can even have some Arabic food at Tarbouche an Arabic Restaurant within the souq and buy souveniers from the little stores around, some Arabian spices, frankincence and more.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Is the restaurant right under the building complex that is famous for it labanese cuisine. People come here from all over the city and is open till 1 am on weekdays and 3am on weekends! Its always crowded. Must haves: Shawarma Mixed Grill (a mix of chicken & lamb grilled items)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Catch is a seafood restaurant and lounge with a view out to the gulf coast. Taking the stairs up to the rooftop, is the bar & shisha lounge that stays up all night!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
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