Our emirate, which hosts the island capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an intriguing mix of the past, the present and an exciting future. It is hallmarked by diversity of geography and attractions. Here you’ll find a vibrant, modern capital city, awe-inspiring desert, cooling oases, sweeping beaches and charming islands.
Throughout the emirate you’ll be welcomed by its famed Arabian hospitality and have ample opportunity to connect with a heritage dating back centuries with traditions which are still in evidence today.
We’ve everything here from the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – voted the world’s second most popular landmark attraction by Tripadvisor visitors – to the world’s fastest rollercoaster and its furthest leaning tower. There are ancient forts, and opulent palace-style hotels, plush beach resorts, desert hideaways and awesome island getaways. There’s enough to keep the kid’s entertained, to keep romance alive and to provide the soothing retreat demanded of the world weary.
And we’ve events galore – for the culture lover, the sports enthusiast and the concert-goer whether the taste is modern or classical.
You can venture out to an island devoted to entertainment, another devoted to culture and yet another where the wildlife take centre stage.
Or you can journey to our heritage heartland of Al Ain to reconnect with our rich past before heading west to take in our Al Gharbia region where the desert meets the sea.
You’ll be surprised at the breadth of the landscape and offering so discover more on www.visitabudhabi.ae