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1 Day In Abu Dhabi - Must-do Things!

Posted on 02 Feb, 2024 at 04:54 pm - by Isla Coventry

Abu Dhabi is one of the best cultural spots in the UAE and the country's capital. There are beaches, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, and many more things to enjoy. The city is a great and safe destination and promises a range of hotels and eateries to enhance your experience. In this blog, we will be exploring Abu Dhabi, from the main attractions, to what to wear, and getting around to things to do in Abu Dhabi.


How to Get Around in Abu Dhabi

Of course, if you are having an Abu Dhabi City tour, the first thing that comes to your mind is how to explore this city. The transportation options here are limited, you can take a bus or a taxi. However, most people don't like the option of taking a bus for just a day tour. Because the routes and stops are difficult to understand and it may take a lot of time to find the stops. So a better option is to book a taxi in Abu Dhabi. All the drivers are experienced and the travel experience is safe. There are Rideshare apps as well such as Uber or Careem but they are a little more expensive than taxis. But rideshare options are good choices to opt for in night hours.


Best Time for Getting Around in Abu Dhabi

The ideal season to visit this destination is in the winter from December to March. This makes your journey a relaxed one compared to the other months. By June, the temperature of Abu Dhabi is extremely hot and unbearable. The increased humidity causes exhaustion on a large scale during your travel. In the Ramadan months, of course, travelers have the leniency of not observing fast but there are not many food choices available. Travelers are advised not to eat anything in front of the people who are fasting out of respect. However, iftar in Abu Dhabi is a great experience to enjoy.


What to Wear in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a Muslim city, so it's better to wear something long and loose, however, there are no restrictions on wearing anything. Whether you are a male or a female, it's best to wear a garment that covers your shoulders and knees. If you are visiting the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the Abu Dhabi attractions, then women should wear long dresses/trousers that cover their bodies and make sure to wear a headscarf. If you don't have such clothes you can easily buy something at the entrance as well like an abaya. The dress code for males is not that strict. If you are staying in a hotel or visiting beach clubs, then you can wear whatever you want.


Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Begin your Abu Dhabi day tour with this holy destination. This tourist attraction is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. If you are a Muslim, then you will love to visit this location. It is best to take a guided tour of this mosque to get to know the reason and history of this construction. The mosque is also home to the tomb of Sheikh Zayed who passed away before the mosque was constructed. The central prayer region has the largest handmade carpet in the world and has many white marble domes. The mosque is decorated very nicely and there are many beautiful things to see here. There is no general entry fee but if you go for a guided tour then you will have to pay. It's best to visit this mosque at dawn, as the sunset here is very beautiful.


Corniche beach

Corniche Beach is also a must-visit during your day trip. This beach is 2 km long and located near the Corniche walkaway. It's the best way to relax during your exploration. You can go for a dive or walk on the sand. It promises to refresh you again after your Abu Dhabi exploration. The beach has 3 parts, two of these sections are framed with fences so that individuals can have a personalized beach experience. These sections have lifeguards for safety, changing rooms, and toilets. There are bike paths and walking trails as well for a good stroll. You will locate various restaurants and bars near this beach, so, if you feel hungry enjoy a dinner with amazing beach views. You can also go for a dinner cruise for an exceptional experience.


Ferrari World

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an indoor theme park situated on Yas Island. The main feature that makes it famous is the Formula Ross's, which is the fastest roller coaster in the world. Not only this, but the park is home to the highest loop ride, the tallest space frame structure, and many other mind-blowing attractions. This park is a perfect destination for thrill lovers. During your exciting time taking all the rides, you can see magical shows. You can easily grab a bite from the Italian restaurants present. This park is a great destination for car lovers as it has many supercars as well. From dining experiences to shopping exploits, this park offers plenty of activities to everyone.


Yas Water world

Yas Water World is a great place to enjoy. It is a themed water park in Abu Dhabi featuring many activities as it has over 45 exciting rides, slides, and attractions. The water park also hosts many shows and events, and it is situated very close to Ferrari World. There are several dining options at Yas Water World, you can have takeaways or dine in.

Thus, Abu Dhabi is a great place to have tours. These places mentioned above are some of the must-visit places if you opt to explore Abu Dhabi in just one day. All the activities in Abu Dhabi offer a great experience to travelers and give them a good escape.

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  • Isla Coventry

    Isla is known as one of the best female solo travel bloggers today. She has been to Europe, UAE, and America and has penned down her experience in her blogs to inspire other travel enthusiasts.

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