There are a few places to visit in Abu Dhabi that will give a travelling person some thrills. The Ferrari World has the fastest roller coaster in the world (about the only 'highly recommended' ride at the theme park) while the rest of the attractions really focus on the history of Ferrari cars and the like: If you're a Ferrari fanatic, you'll enjoy that.
Don't hesitate to visit the Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Central Souq (watch out for the exorbitant prices on the goods - you MUST negotiate) and the Marina Mall.
This is a great place to live but I would not recommend that you stay too long on a visit. There is the Ferrari World (expensive but nice for the fastest roller-coaster in the world) and the Yas Waterworld (absolutely fantastic in the Winter) and too many malls to choose from.
Abu Dhabi is a great place to live but I don't recommend a long tourist visit. There is the grand Sheikh Zayed mosque and some pleasant beaches, as well as good shopping malls, but you may run out of things to do after a couple days.
Things are not too cheap either. Remember that while the people are super friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere, couples should not have any PDA - it will be considered disrespectful and may get you in trouble. This is a nice place for a stopover.
Abu Dhabi is a rapidly expanding modern city in the sands of the desert and consequently has traces of its past becoming attactive while modern high rises turne it into a prestigious capital soon comparable to adjacent Dubai.
Clean, hot and with ample room for beaches and fun Abu Dhabi has the best of both worlds though seems unnatral as practically everything has to be flown in
Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and you'll find every kind of Western comfort here. The trouble is that after you've visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the Heritage Village, all that's left to do is shop.
The malls are great but "a mall is a mall".
we stayed there for a short while just to visit ferrari world, the mosque and emirates palace hotel, over all nothing we did not like nor super like about our stay, it's a good trip for a 1-2 days only
There is major works in progress as the City continues to grow. More of a place for business than recreational, however, that being said - Ferrari World and the Grand Prix are the main highlights.
Please don't compare Abu Dhabi with Dubai, because in here in Abu Dhabi there's not yet much to see besides the Ferrari World, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village and the malls.
However, its also worthed to visit Abu Dhabi especially visiting the enchanting Emirates Palace and here in Abu Dhabi is still not as hectic as Dubai.
AD is a modern city that has ept some of its original charm. The Emirates are friendly and helpful. There is a lot to do there: Shopping, sight-seeing, relaxing, eating.
AD is an international city but not as busy & pressured as Dubai.
There are a lot of expats living here but it's not at all like Dubai. One should dress a little more modestly and respect the local religion and customs.
There is not too much to see as a tourist but Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to live and work. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is something to behold and is worth a visit.
Nice and Vibrant City with Beautiful Mosques, F1 Circuit and Amusement Park. Need improvement on transport, cleaniness (city centre) and more Parks.
I wasn´t really impressed. Don´t like this kind of "city"- full of faceless high-rise buildings, huge streets full of cars, boring shopping malls.
In my opinion the so-called "highlights" (like some malls, the Corniche etc.) are only of medium-interest because of any other interesting spots to see. What stands out is the incredibly friendliness of all these foreign workers from the Philippines, Kashmir, Pakistan, Russia, Africa and so on even if their live is hard and full of limitations! I was really impressed. Therefore a `Must Do´in Abu Dhabi is taking the (AC equipped!) public bus wherever you are in the city. It´s cheap and the perfect way to get in contact with these people. Unfortunately nearly no contact to "real locals" the Emiratis which seems to be quite normal. (It´s a shame.)
There is not too much to see in Abu Dhabi. One could make a day of visiting the Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World in the Winter, I would suggest.
The Sheikh Zayed mosque is definitely worth a visit and that could be scheduled for an hour or maximum 2. The Heritage Village can be grouped with a visit to the Marina Mall. The Central Souq is worth a visit but make sure to negotiate your prices... you'll not get any deals like at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, unfortunately. If you're thinking of LIVING in Abu Dhabi, then do not hesitate to do it. The locals are super friendly (particularly if you take care about how you conduct yourself in relation to local culture and religion) and the benefit packages are usually generous.
Abu Dhabi has a more relaxed feel about it compared to Dubai. Personal safety is not a concern, especially for a single female traveller.
There are tourist attractions to suite the majority of travellers. It is a clean and well organised city.
Abu Dhabi is a great stop over. I always prefer it over dubai. It has the right balance of relaxation and entertainment and culture.
Abu Dhabi is a nice city.For travelling families, you can visit a lot of places which will be fun for both parents and children.
You can walk along the Corniche area, be awed by the Sheikh Bin Zayed Mosque and the Emirates Palace. If you are intending to visit the Mosque,you be ready to experience wearing an abaya (for women) and dishdasha (for men) as it is required for everyone entering the mosque to wear these traditional dresses except for young boys who are dressed appropriately. For those planning to see the famous Emirates Palace, you make sure that you booked your visit before going there otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter the place or even take a picture outside.
at general it was very good place which has good places like alwahda mall, marina mall abodhadi mall and beach yas waterword
AD is a slower pace and offers more of the culture for that region where as Dubai is a much faster pace and more expensive.
Like Dubai, Abu Dhabi is very well maintained clean city, providing very good hotels connected with the world through Air.
Abu Dhabi is developing fast as a tourist attraction place and has specially developed Yes Island and Ferrai Park. Still Abu Dhabi needs many more tourist attractions to be developed to compete Dubai.
A nice town with a lot of facilities. If you are an open mind you will find a lot of things to do here during vacation.
its worthed if you stay for 1 or 2 nights where you can see Emirates Palace, Ferrari World and the Heritage Village
PLACES TO VISIT SHAKE ZAYED MOSQUE, FERRARI WORLD, YAS ISLAND, EMIRATES PALACE, CORNICHE AND MAJOR SHOPPING MALLS.
While Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and work, it's not really a place that you can get to see too much in.
You can visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, go to the Central Souq, Visit the Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, visit the Heritage Village and have a walk around the Marina Mall. That's not too much when all is said and done. It may be worth your while to hire a car for the day rather than to take taxis around because those can get costly pretty quickly.
Try not to visit during summer time because the temperature can reach a scorching high of 47 degrees celcius.
lovely city, filled with activities for the whole family. yas mall the newest mall in abudhabi is wonderful.
Abu Dhabi is an amazing city. Unlike the busy and crowded Dubai, it has a more relaxed and calm atmosphere.
Everyone there is very friendly and there are alot of things to do it you have kids. The night life is also not boring if you can find a sitter. Went to some amazing places to eat (and drink) whose atmosphere is not so brash and unruly as it is in Dubai. Great place to do more activities. Staying close to the Corniche is probably best. Surprisingly cooler and there are so many places you can walk to, and even if you cant, the taxi drivers dont give you an awful look for making them go 6km down the road.
Abu Dhabi is a peaceful city. You don't have to worry about your safety. People are warm & accommodating.
I loved Abu Dhabi. More calm than Dubai City, more luxurious and people there are more polite and nice.
Beautiful city with lots of attractions & entertainment places. Great infrastructures. Friendly people.
Not much restriction on women's clothing as some people may think.
Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and work but it really doesn't have too much to offer to tourists.
While there is the second largest mosque in the world, the biggest indoor theme park and a great waterpark, you'll have to visit in the winter months and be prepared to use the malls as your greatest outlet for adventure. There is the possibility of a desert safari (which is a great commercial experience but not one for those who like the "off the beaten track" experience; also, those trips take you outside of the city of course. There aren't too many opportunities to get an authentic "Arabian feel" but if you've never been to the Middle East and you'd like an easy introduction... then this is the place for you.