Culture & Heritage

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque One of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

Louvre Abu Dhabi The breadth of humanity's artistic achievements told through art.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization A gorgeous collection of artefacts gathered under a grand domed roof.

Frying Pan Adventures Discover Dubai's mosaic of cultures through food on these walking tours.

Sharjah Art Museum One of the world's most important collections of modern art from the Middle East.

Mleiha Archaeological Site Fascinating tours reveal a history that stretches back to the Palaeolithic era.

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding Delve deeper into Emirati culture through the activities offered here.

Al Badiyah Mosque The oldest, and most charmingly teensy, mosque in the country.

Al Fahidi Historic District Maze-like alleys of traditional wind-tower architecture filled with little museums.

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Close encounters with the thriving tradition of falconry.

Great Outdoors

Dibba Al Baya Hiking, climbing, beach camping and deep-water soloing (sea-cliff rock climbing).

Desert Tours Head out into the dune-scape of the Empty Quarter.

Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Get on your bike and hit the trails.

Coastal Kayaking Explore Abu Dhabi's mangroves with paddle-power.

Hatta Dam Early-morning kayaking loomed over by soaring mountain peaks.

Al Sahel Villa Resort Wake up to gazelles in the garden on Sir Bani Yas Island.

Luxury Getaways

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Dunes on your doorstep in this earth-toned Liwa Oasis hideaway.

Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert Opulent mud-brick villas set amid a nature reserve.

Kingfisher Lodge High-class safari tents sitting in glorious isolation on the protected Khor Kalba peninsula.

Zaya Nurai Island Resort Beach life doesn't get more exclusive than this.

Thrills & Spills

Jebel Jais Flight Zip Line Speed your way down the mountainside on the world's longest zip line.

DriveYas Show off your Formula One driver skills with a zoom around Yas Marina Circuit's track.

Skydive Dubai Jump out of a plane to see the Burj Khalifa from above.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Test your mettle on the world's fastest roller coaster.

Wadi Adventure Try out white-water kayaking at this huge water park.

Jebel Jais Via Ferrata Climb and scramble across this route on Jebel Jais.

Aquaventure Waterpark Near-vertical water slides to plunge down.