Attractions in abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. This is a captivating city with a lot of historical landmarks for tourist attractions that reflect the local history, culture and traditions combined with the modern developments.

In order for you to have a glimpse of the city's history and enjoy its natural beauty, here are some of cultural destinations that provide endless attractions to tourists:


White Fort. This is also called the Al Hosn Fort, which is considered as one of the oldest structures in Abu Dhabi. The Cultural Foundation is housed in the Palace which main attractions are the exhibits of natural artifacts and photographs. Cultural and artistic activities can also be viewed in the Foundation such as music recitals, cultural and film festivals, book publishing, lectures and conferences, art courses and workshops.

Heritage Village. It depicts the life and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures. The main attractions in this site are the replicas of mud-brick houses, traditional mosque and souk. Emirates Heritage Club manages the second Heritage Village. The attractions in this village include old fishing villages, Bedouin tents, palm houses, and shops where you can find local products.

Liwa Oasis. It is one of the largest oases in Arabia. You can reach this destination through a five-hour drive from the city. Tourists can find the freshwater pools and date plantations revitalizing.

Jabel Hafit. It is a craggy mountain amidst the desert. The tourist attractions in this place are the different kinds of flora and fauna. From this mountain you can also enjoy magnificent view of the Empty Quarter. The added attractions are several caves, sites of archeological excavations, and a resort with a hot spring.

Al Ain Museum. It is the nation's largest museum that can be found within the Al Jahili Fort. This museum has two sections – the ethnological and historical sections. Bedouin artifacts, stone instruments, and relics found in the Fossil Valley were the attractions in this museum.

Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium. In this spot, the tourists can enjoy viewing a variety and extensive collection of wildlife from around the world. One of the main attractions also is the Arabia’s indigenous wildlife, which features the Arabian oryx.

Qattarah Oasis. Compared to Liwa Oasis this Qattarah is smaller yet breathtakingly surrounded by date palms and fruit orchards. It is also conveniently located at the edge of Al Ain, which is famous for its archeological site.

The Corniche. This is a park-lined coastal boulevard that skirts the city and with magnificent background of buildings facing the sea. The boulevard is considered as one of the picturesque sights in Abu Dhabi. The tourists can safely enjoy walking, cycling, and rollerblading alongside the seashore. Many other attractions are offered like shops, restaurants and fun fair.

Clock Tower. This is located near the Corniche. The said tower remained as one of the most striking landmarks. The city is still improving the site to better serve the tourists that visit the city. Another well-known landmark is the Maqta Bridge Fort. This 200-year old fort is situated in the middle of the water near the Maqta Bridge. The fort’s location and age of the building are the attractions to people.

Women's Craft Centre. Its main attractions are the exhibition of houses and sales of different traditional crafts like woven bags, covers, shawls, carpets and rugs, baskets and many others which are made in the center.

Abu Dhabi is not only exclusively known for the cultural landmarks, but also for the other attractions like the beaches, deserts and mountains which any tourists can surely enjoy. The city also offers leisure and recreational facilities, which consists of desert safaris, sand skiing, abseiling and rope climbing.

Come on and enjoy the beauty of the different attractions of Abu Dhabi!