Destination Guide

Abu Dhabi

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Destination Guide Abu Dhabi

When In Abu Dhabi, You Must

Know Before You Go

Hit repeat and soak in the Arabian sun at the roof top WET Deck. Whether you want to detox or retox, you'll find the right vibe.


Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


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Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Saadiyat Cultural District

Set to become a global cultural hub, housing the world's largest single concentration premier cultural assets including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

2. Manarat Al Saadiyat

A place and space for art, cultural activities and community events—the first part of the jigsaw for the new Saadiyat Cultural District.

3. Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi's business and lifestyle destination and home to the world's newest international financial center, luxury retail and dining offerings, hospitality and world-class healthcare.

4. Marsa Al Bateen Marina

Located in one of the oldest inhabited areas on the west side of Abu Dhabi Island. The West Marina is surrounded by a promenade lined with retail and dining outlets, hotels and residential apartments.

Ultimate Access

IL Café Di Roma

IL Café Di Roma

SR#-02, Sh. Salama Building

Stop by for their coffee and stay for an extra snack.

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You've got to try one of their best drinks called GAYA.

Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan

Al Ras Al Akhdar

A unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirates people and leaders. Qasr Al Watan invites the world to share our culture and inspiring journey.

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The best way to experience our culture. Don't miss out!

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Al Bateen Area Villa 15

A dynamic art space in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

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Check out their art consultancy service!


Coya Abu Dhabi

Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria

Transport you to a world of Incan heritage and Latin American culture.

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If you're up for an opulent dinner experience and a playground for elite, this is the place.

Either / Or



Vogue Fitness

Yas Marina

Premiere gym and fitness center in Yas Abu Dhabi offering group fitness classes, sports massage and many more.

MAD Nightclub


MAD Nightclub

Yas Island

Dance the night away and celebrate rhythm and beats with some of the biggest names in music.

Packing List


1. Sunglasses

Abu Dhabi has long days of summer so a pair of sunglasses is a must!

2. Water bottle

Hydration is key! Perfect for when you are sightseeing.

3. Sunscreen

Make sure you have a bottle of sunscreen with you at all times.

4. Camera

Snap those social media pictures!

5. Pashmina

Keep one on hand to cover up in certain areas to respect the culture, and keep warm in our air conditioned malls!