Abu Dhabi is well known all over the world for many things that attract many visitors in a single year. Trying to see all Abu Dhabi attractions in a single visit is probably impossible. Selecting a few of them for a short visit is probably a more realistic goal. This short selection is enough for everyone to realize they won’t have enough time to get bored.
The Falcon Hospital
One of the best of Abu Dhabi attractions must be the Falcon Hospital. Just like its name suggests, this is a facility where these birds of prey are being treated after an injury. For those who don’t know, one popular sport in UAE and Abu Dhabi is falconry. The falcons sometimes get injured and they end up here for treatment. The center is open to visitors who can learn more about these birds and this sport. Those who feel brave enough can even hold the birds, under supervision.
Go to the Yas Island
The Yas Island is one of the main Abu Dhabi attractions, especially when the Formula 1 Grand Prix event takes place. The island is home to most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi and is lined by beautiful sandy beaches. Other interesting or fun things you can look out for on this island are the waterworld, the Ferrari world, and the marina. The Ferrari world hosts the fastest rollercoaster in the world.
See the desert
If you want to see sand dunes you don’t have to go very far from the city. Travel south of Abu Dhabi to discover the Liwa Oasis. This is where you can see one of the largest sand dunes in the world. This oasis is well known for date farming. Don’t think this is all you’ll be doing here: sand surfing is surely something you haven’t tried before. Camel trekking and riding dune buggies are other fun activities for this oasis.
Get impressed by the view
Abu Dhabi is well known for its skyscraper buildings, and one of the best city views you could ask for is from the observation deck on the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel. If you’re not accommodated at this hotel you will pay an entrance fee, but you can redeem it for something to drink at the restaurant. If you want to experience one of the most romantic Abu Dhabi attractions, then this observation deck is a must-stop during your visit. You can go there only between 10 am and 6 pm.
Learn a little history
The Old Fort or the White Fort and Al-Hosn Palace are various names under which the oldest building in Abu Dhabi is known locally. If you would like a short history lesson then you much check out this tourist attraction. The palace dates back to the end of the 18th century and it received plenty of restorative and modernization works. These are some of the main points of attraction: the tiles above the northern gate, the museum hosting various historical photographs and traditional artifacts.