Abu Dhabi is world-renowned as a business hub. On first look it might look like it is very different from its neighbour Dubai (known for its many recreational activities). There is no dearth of crazy activities for those looking to have a jolly good time in Abu Dhabi as well. Infact, it is loaded with various tourist attractions: from stunning modern-day feats of engineering, exquisite mosques and huge shopping complexes.
The city has something for everyone, though our focus here will be on nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Some of the top things to do in Abu Dhabi
For nature lovers
Kayaking at Abu Dhabi
Head into the mangrove woods surrounding the islands along the shore encompassing the city. This will help you see an alternate side of Abu Dhabi’s steel and glass outside.
Many kayaking tours are available for people of all ages and experience levels. It goes from 1.5 hours to 3 hours of rowing.
The Eco Tour lets you comprehend the mangrove ecosphere. You can also investigate what remains of the city’s delightful forests. One more intriguing thing to sign up for a truly uncommon encounter is the night visits and explore the mangroves by floating through the waters under the night sky.
Take a stroll in Jubail Mangrove Park
If kayaking is not your thing, but you still wanna explore the mangroves, then the Mangrove walk at the Jubail Mangrove Park is perfect for you. The beautiful scenery with walkways crisscrossing the mangrove forest and its waters stretches as far as the eye can see. The Jubail Mangrove park offers a refuge from the busy city life.
Visitors can easily spot the native protected flora and fauna from this region. A floating platform with netting allows guests to peer in and look at the marine life underwater.
Official site: https://park.jubailisland.ae/
Visit the newest beach: Soul Beach
Just when you think that Abu Dhabi and UAE cannot surprise you any longer with beaches, it goes along and launches a new one. Soul beach was launched for the public on July 27th, 2020. It is the newest beachfront location for residents and tourists to lounge around on. Soul beach is a 1km long properly manicured beach on Saadiyat Island with beautiful clean white sands. Visitors get access to one of the 400 sun loungers with parasols. The pay includes a minor entry fee of AED 50 on weekdays and AED 75 on weekends. Guests can order refreshments straight to their sun lounger by a buggy. Thanks to the QR code menu next to your table.
Official Social media handle: Official Social media handle: https://www.facebook.com/SoulBeachSaadiyatIsland
For Adventure lovers
Bounce Abu Dhabi
After putting a smile across the visage of people worldwide, from countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Portugal, South Africa, and Australia, Bounce is here in Abu Dhabi. Located at the Marina Mall, this trampoline park is stretched across an enormous facility.
As fun as jumping around on trampolines can be, it is also an amazing workout.
The entry costs AED 80 per person. AED 70 is the entry cost for kids under the age of 3.
Official Site: www.bounce.ae
This huge park is dedicated to all things Ferrari, it opened its gates to the public on Yas Island in 2010. Almost eight years after the fact, the recreation center is home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, Flying Aces, the world’s tallest non-inverting circle, and the renowned Ferrari driving experience. The Ferrari Driving Experience allows guests the opportunity to drive on Abu Dhabi’s roads in a genuine Ferrari. The park is designed to keep the kids in mind, however, even speed-freak grown-ups will enjoy the rides and appreciate the attention to detail.
Abu Dhabi is a city that never ceases to amaze those who have the fortune to lay their eyes upon it. A city that has come so far from its humble roots as a fishing town, it still continues to develop and prosper. Come on over and see the wonder for yourself.