Top things to do in Abu Dhabi

Top Choice Mosque in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Rising majestically from manicured gardens and visible from the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an impressive welcome to the city. With more than 80 marble domes on…
Top Choice Museum in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Jean Nouvel, the highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi finally arrived in late 2017. Through 12 galleries, the world-class collection traces humanity's artistic achievement…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Standing outside Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, watching anxious owners from across the region delivering their hooded 'patients' in person, you will quickly realise that this is a much-needed and much-loved facility. F…
Top Choice Memorial in Marina Breakwater

Founder's Memorial

After six years of planning and construction, this memorial celebrating the life and achievements of Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, was inaugurated in April 2018. Set inside the landscaped ga…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Yas Island

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

If you want bragging rights to having 'done' Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, visit this indoor (perfect in summer) temple of torque and celebration of all things Ferrari in a spectacular building.…
Top Choice Cafe in Yas Island

Nolu's Café

California meets Afghanistan at this cafe charmer where almond butter and chia pancakes are offered alongside borani banjon (oven-baked aubergines with mint-flecked garlic yoghurt) and hearty fodder like lamb shank …
Top Choice Lebanese in Marina Breakwater

Li Beirut

A fine-dining Levantine feast awaits. Scoop up Lebanese mezze classics of moutabal (purée of aubergine mixed with tahini, yoghurt and olive oil) and muhammara (red chilli and walnut dip) before moving on to rack of …
Top Choice Syrian in Downtown

Cafeteria Al Liwan

This budget canteen will exceed your expectations every chance it gets. This is Middle Eastern flavours Syrian-style, with some of Abu Dhabi's best hummus and fuul (mashed fava beans), falafel fried to crispy perfec…
Top Choice Asian in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Sontaya

You can't beat the beachy atmosphere of this restaurant, surrounded by narrow water-feature canals and looking out towards the sand. The pan-Asian flavours, and twists on traditional dishes, are spot on, from its pr…
Top Choice Peruvian in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Coya

The contemporary Peruvian cuisine with its flavour-fusion of Latin American and Asian is a tastebud sensation. Dig into the menu of sharing plates featuring traditional ceviche, Peruvian sashimi and tacos (we recomm…