Top things to do

Top Choice Mosque in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Rising majestically from beautifully manicured gardens and visible from each of the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque represents an impressive welcome to the city. Conce…
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 Notable Building in Breakwater

Emirates Palace

What the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is to the vertical, the Emirates Palace is to the horizontal, with audacious domed gatehouses and flying ramps to the foyer, 114 domes and a 1.3km private beach. Built for Dhs11 billio…
Top Choice Gallery in Breakwater

Etihad Antiques Gallery

Collectors, art aficionados and antique-curious window shoppers converge on this fantastic space run by friendly German-Syrian Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim. An absolute showcase of Arabian and Middle Eastern art and anti…
Top Choice Jordanian in Al Markaziyah

Bait El Khetyar

This can't-miss, mostly Jordanian hotspot makes Abu Dhabi's best shawarma, carved from two massive pits (one chicken, one beef) and served sandwiched, sliced or plated to legions of connoisseurs in simple yet stylis…
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 rollercoaster, visit this indoor (perfect in summer) temple of torque and celebration of all things Ferrari in a spectacular building. …
Top Choice Steak in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Butcher & Still

How good is this 1940s Chicago throwback steakhouse at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi? We don't have enough space to tell you. American chef Marshall Roth sources his meat from the Temple Grandin–designed Creekstone Farms i…
Top Choice Fort in Al Markaziyah

Qasr Al Hosn

Featured on the back of the Dhs1000 note, this iconic fort started life in 1760 as a watchtower that safeguarded a precious freshwater well. After an expansion, it became the ancestral home of the ruling Al Nahyan f…
Top Choice Seafood in Breakwater

Vasco's

With a patio overlooking the Gulf, hospitable staff and a delicious seafood-focused fine-dining blend of regional and international cuisine, it's not surprising reservations are recommended. The Vasco twist to the m…
Top Choice Park in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Umm Al Emarat Park

You almost walk away from this five-star urban park feeling like you've visited a museum. Manicured to perfection and full of design-forward and thoroughly interesting distractions, it more than justifies its admiss…