"A beautiful destination that’s the perfect mix of culture, restaurants, shopping and sports, Abu Dhabi is not to be missed!"
Whilst the city may be a more toned down version of Dubai, there’s still plenty of money in Abu Dhabi and this can be seen in the many building projects that dot the capital city. There are plenty of iconic landmarks and cultural attractions, plenty of shopping malls to keep label lovers busy, a fantastic motor sport and golfing culture for the blokes, and world class restaurants which fuse together traditional cooking with modern presentation.
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Abu Dhabi doesn’t quite exude the glamorous party lifestyle of Dubai, but it does offer a number of chic bars and nightclubs for those who like to indulge in after-hours drinking and dancing. Generally, the nightlife vibe in Abu Dhabi is much more relaxed and laid-back than that of Dubai; but that doesn’t mean that it’s lacking in style and choice. If you love to grab a few drinks after dinner but prefer a slightly more serene pace of partying, Abu Dhabi is the place to be. The city’s ‘Ladies Nights’ offer half price drinking for women and you’ll find the expat community hanging out at the city’s many hotel bars and shisha bars. Some top bars and nightclubs include Jazz Bat, O1NE Bar, Level Lounge, Abu Dhabi Sports Bar and Eight Nightclub.
Shopping in Abu Dhabi is a fantastic experience and you will be spoilt for choice. There are countless malls (including Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall and The Marina Mall), a huge choice of designer shopping outlets where you will find high-end labels at the very best prices (go to The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Avenue at Etihad Towers and Nation Galleria Mall), and plenty of jewellery centres and bargain outlets, and then a plethora of traditional markets and souks for souvenir shoppers.
Tours & Attractions
If you’re looking to explore Abu Dhabi’s attractions, make sure you take a tour of some of the city’s most interesting islands including Delma Island, Reem Island, Nurai Island and Yas Island. Not only can you enjoy Abu Dhabi’s many private and public beaches but the coastal location also means that you can enjoy fishing tours or luxury cruises. There are also a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites not to be missed such as Al Ain Garden City.