My Favorite 10 Things to do Abu Dhabi
Things to do Abu Dhabi - Get AroundUber and Careem both used to operate in the city until recently, but their futures seem in jeopardy now. Taxis are very cheap though and in many instances parking is either free or available for a small fee. Renting a car is not a bad option and the AC gets you out of the intense summer heat. The speed limit is vigorously enforced in Abu Dhabi and there are thousands of speed cameras to prove it (and I assume they actually work). There are no road tolls here, unlike in Dubai.
Things to do Abu Dhabi - SightsSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque This mosque, completed in 2007, is just stunning. The blue water pools, the blue skies and the shining white marble all make for fantastic pictures. The interior can't match the grand exterior, though. There is no entry fee and, most of the time, the crowds dissipate nicely at the mosque. The Sheik Zayed Mosque is open until late - I liked my recent visit at night even more. Try to take appropriate attire, although if you haven't, there is a rental option at the south entrance. The Corniche The Corniche at sunset time is where the city comes to life. It's a beautiful spot and gets crowded. Emirates Palace Hotel The Emirates Palace is an over-the-top luxury hotel that features a striking exterior and lobby. While touristy, the gold bar ATM here is a fun idea.
In Abu Dhabi and Dubai you'll always have an excuse to hit the mall. It's just too hot outside and this mall has a pretty location encircled by water.
[caption id="attachment_52341" align="aligncenter" width="566"] Picture courtesy of AllDubai[/caption]Yas Island This island is home to a huge IKEA, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and a Formula 1 race track. The best place to see the stunning race track and the marina is the Viceroy Hotel.