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City break in Abu Dhabi. Active leisure ideas for Abu Dhabi - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Agenda for the New Millennium Abu Dhabi 2009 - Emirates Palace A large part of entertainment complexes, restaurants and nightclubs is located near the waterfront. Many entertainment venues are located in the territory of major hotels. It should be noted that all of the venues presented here are distinguished by quite high prices. Perhaps, beach rest remains the most popular pastime for tourists. The central beaches of the city are well equipped for sports. In their territories you will find schools of scuba diving and sports equipment rentals. Experienced divers can order a trip to the most beautiful places of the coast, where they will be able to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world in its full splendor. Fans of more peaceful and secluded rest are better to go to remote beaches. A cutter voyage remains one of the most romantic entertainments. There are also beautiful white yachts that make short cruises along the coast every evening.
The fashionable Royal Rose Hotel deserves special attention among romantic hotels in Abu Dhabi. It’s located in the unique building, the French-styled luxurious palace of the 17th … Open
Besides caressing sea, desert is a no less striking landmark of Abu Dhabi. Tourists usually enjoy taking part in jeep safari, during which they can not only appreciate the grandeur of the endless desert, but also visit a Bedouin camp and see beautiful oases. Fans of more exotic entertainments can ride a camel or even attend falconry – a truly splendid "aristocratic" pastime. Shopping remains a truly popular pastime. You will find absolutely all kinds of markets in the city. The largest fish market is located near the waterfront, and the Central Market is the best place for gifts, jewelry and clothing.
Those tourists, who plan to attend the city with other family members, may be interested in visiting Ferrari World Theme Park, which was opened in 2010. The indoor theme park is the largest institution of its kind. On its territory you will find 20 different rides, as well as several shops and cafes. Formula Rossa is considered the most popular and exciting attraction of the park. It reminds of a traditional roller coaster. In the memory of such pleasant pastime visitors of the park purchase exclusive gifts that are custom-made in Ferrari boutique. Copyright
Abu Dhabi is famous for its huge shopping complexes. One of the most popular is Abu Dhabi Mall. Its opening took place in 2001. Nowadays, it houses 220 shops, and more than 40 restaurants … Open
Abu Dhabi has created perfect conditions for active recreation. Numerous companies and sports clubs based in different parts of the region, offer the fans of extreme sports and adrenaline rush a wide range of entertainment. All these services will allow you to have a full relaxation and enjoy the trip here. At your service will be numerous luxury golf centers with well-maintained grass fields, sandy fields, and an extensive touristic infrastructure. In the capital, lovers of the game can turn to the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which has a 27-hole field with a hilly surface and obstacles in the form of bushes, ornamental trees, and small lakes. Cycling along Abu Dhabi is also a great way to combine active rest and acquaintance with the most significant sights of the capital and the surrounding area. One of the best places in the city for such pastime is the Corniche promenade, which stretches along the coast of the Persian Gulf. You can rent a vehicle at one of the four rental points of Fun Ride Sports, located in different parts of the embankment.
Abu Dhabi - under construction The fans of thrill and adrenaline, as a rule, choose the motorsports. After visiting one of the racing tracks, you can feel a huge excitement and enjoy a fast ride, feeling at the same time absolutely protected due to the excellent quality of the trails, modern vehicles, and a thoughtful security system. One of the best complexes is located in a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, in the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. On the territory of this complex, you will have a chance to race on maps with a length of 1.2 kilometers and a specially equipped playground. Here you can practice and upgrade driving skills in rough terrain. No less exciting are trips to Rub al-Khali, one of the largest deserts in the world, opening up unlimited opportunities for tourists to active recreation. Take part in the races on the sands on ATVs, if you contact Al Badeyah Eyes Tourism, which also organizes day and night desert safaris, including a stop in the camp. And the company Fury Enterprises offers tourists to experience the thrill of traveling through the desert territories on boars that can reach speeds of up to 190 km / h.
Discovering the architecture of Abu Dhabi from bird's eye view! Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Ferrari World, Emirates Palace Hotel, Yas Marina Circuit, Marina Mall, Aldar HQ, all those monuments are defining the image of Abu Dhabi … Open
Due to the geographical location and warm, sunny weather that stands in Abu Dhabi throughout the year, water sports have been widely spread and popular here. If you want to fish for a while, turn attention to the Arabian Divers & Sportfishing Charters. Here you can choose between fishing during the day on a boat off the coast or go on a day trip to the coast of Oman. Tourists who choose to spend their holidays in the capital of the emirate can go kayaking, water skiing, and biking, sailing or wakeboarding if they use the services of The Western Marine Sports Club. Diving is one of the most popular leisure activities here. Good weather allows you to dive regardless of the season, and the underwater fauna is very diverse. In the emirate, there are many centers that offer tourists the necessary equipment and immersions under the supervision of the qualified instructors. For example, in the capital, you can contact the Abu Dhabi Sub Aqua Club and explore the depths of the emirate, in the region of the Musandam Peninsula, or head to the east coast of Fujairah to dive into the waters of the Gulf of Oman.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Abu Dhabi and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Abu Dhabi

Black Pearl
Where: Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi; Telephone: +971 2 508 0555; Opening hours: Open daily from 6 p.m. until the early hours.;
La Pergola Bar
Where: Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi; Telephone: +971 2 633 3555;
Trader Vic’s
Where: Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi; Telephone: +971 3 7545111;
Level Lounge
Where: Sheikh Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi; Telephone: +971 2 621 0000;
Cloud Nine
Where: Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi; Telephone: +971 2 677 3333;
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Amusement parks near Abu Dhabi
♥   Amusement park 'Yas Waterworld' Abu Dhabi, 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Ferrari World Abu Dhabi' Abu Dhabi, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Motiongate Dubai' Dubai, 81.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Dubai Parks and Resorts' Dubai, 82 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Legoland Dubai' Dubai, 82.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Abu Dhabi
♥   Water park 'Yas Waterworld' Yas Island, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquaventure Waterpark' Emirate of Dubai, 106.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Wild Wadi Water Park' Jumeirah, Emirate of Dubai, 111.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Al Montazah Water Park' Emirate of Sharjah, 141.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Dreamland Aqua Park' Emirate of Umm al-Quwain, 180.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Abu Dhabi from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Ferrari World

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
The attraction park is roofed and is located in the beautiful pavilion, the outline of which exactly symbolizes the Ferrari. All the pride of the entertainment complex is the fastest pneumatic roller coaster in the world - Formula Rossa, whose car reaches the speed of 240 kilometers an hour in only 4.9 seconds. There are a total of 20 diverse attractions connected to the Ferrari world: the thematic carousels, the interactive shows, the chic autogallery and even the real racing school. … Read further

Headquarters of Aldar

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
This office centre can have at once up to 20 000 people. Since the building, the unusual skyscraper became a real decoration of the city. You can see it as from the seaside as from the central part of the city. The unusual form was chosen not by accident. The skyscraper has a deep symbolic meaning. The circle is a symbol or rationality, stability and unity. More than that it is used to consider it as the symbol of perfection and infinity. The whole building’s area is 123 000 square meters. … Read further

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
One of the main specialties of the mosque is a huge carpet spread over the entire area. It was woven by more than 1 200 people. The carpet weighs about 47 tons. Furthermore, in the mosque you can see one of the world's large chandeliers whose diameter is 10 meters. In total there are 7 chandeliers made of gold leaf and decorated with Swarovski crystals. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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