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Looking for great things to do in Abu Dhabi can be a little overwhelming as the city has so many things to offer. But don’t worry – we carefully curated different city guides so you can see which one suits you best. This one is for party and adrenaline lovers, which is a perfect match for Abu Dhabi. The city has everything from non-conventional hotels to clubbing, bars and fancy restaurants, and finally to amusement parks and adrenaline-fuelled activities. 

If you are curious about what Abu Dhabi has in store for you, keep reading…



Fancy hotels for your Abu Dhabi holiday that you might not know yet…

In Abu Dhabi, there are many modern and high-class hotels, you have a lot of different options to choose from. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you 🙂 In the following, you’ll find a few recommendations of luxurious hotels located in the city’s centre, so you’ll be perfectly located to discover whatever you want in Abu Dhabi!


Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Andaz Capital Gate Abu DhabiAndaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi


The 5-star hotel Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – a concept by Hyatt is located in the characteristic Capital Gate building close to Abu Dhabi’s exhibition centre. If you’re looking for luxury rooms with stunning views overlooking the city, this is the place!

Enjoy drinks and snacks at the different bars of the hotel, or relax in the hotel’s own spa on the 19th floor, with a suspended outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a whirlpool.


Aloft Abu Dhabi

Aloft Abu DhabiAloft Abu Dhabi


The 4-star hotel Aloft Abu Dhabi, which belongs to the Marriott Group, is also located in the city centre, it is directly connected to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Refresh yourself in the outdoor infinity pool or enjoy the panoramic view over Abu Dhabi’s skyline at the rooftop bar while drinking cocktails. Read on, to find out more about the restaurants & bars of this hotel in the chapter “Let’s talk about food”.


Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu DhabiShangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi


At the beautiful 5-star hotel Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, you can relax on the private beach, refresh yourself in one of the three swimming pools or enjoy a massage treatment at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. Every room at the Shangri-La is luxuriously decorated in a modern Arabic style and has its own balcony with a beautiful view. The hotel also has two restaurants: Bord Eau, where you can enjoy French cuisine, and the Shang Palace, where authentic Chinese cuisine is served. For fine drinks and delicious cocktails, visit the Al Hanah Bar.


Partying in Abu Dhabi

White Abu Dhabi
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You love to party, dance and enjoy good music? Then Abu Dhabi’s nightlife is the place for you. There are plenty of clubs, bars and lounges, so here are our tips for an unforgettable night out!

White Abu Dhabi

If you want to experience an unforgettable party night in Abu Dhabi, you should definitely visit the famous White Abu Dhabi on Yas Island! Dance to the best R&B, Hip Hop and Urban beats and keep the party going surrounded by amazing visuals and a spectacular laser show.

Hysteria Abu Dhabi

Another hip address in the UAE’s capital is Hysteria. The club with lounge and terrace is located in the centre of Abu Dhabi and also offers a varied programme with selected DJs.


Let’s talk about food

Brick Abu Dhabi
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Glow Abu Dhabi
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As the Aloft Abu Dhabi hotel is located in the centre of the city with different restaurants and bars, we’d like to introduce you to them as they perfectly represent the diverse gastronomic offerings in Abu Dhabi.


Whether you want to have breakfast, a delicious lunch or dinner: Dine is the right place for you at any time of the day. Delicious meals are freshly prepared with selected ingredients. Whether Indian, Asian or European classics such as pizza and pasta – there is something for every taste!

Glow – Poolside Sports Bar

At Glow – Poolside Sports Bar, you can taste delicious meals and snacks while watching your favourite sports, or relax at the pool and soak in some sun while enjoying fancy drinks and cocktails. Whether you prefer the Arabian kitchen or burgers and french fries – there is something for everyone.

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar is located on the 12th floor of the Aloft Abu Dhabi hotel. Take a seat in pleasant, garden-themed surroundings and enjoy the beautiful views over the city while experiencing a unique culinary experience. Every dish is made in one of the two brick ovens, and the menu of the rooftop location also offers a variety of vegan dishes.


Have fun in Abu Dhabi

Having fun in Abu Dhabi is the easiest thing. However, you are spoilt for choice as to what you want to do to have fun. But no worries, we got you covered. Here are our recommendations to make your Abu Dhabi holiday even more unforgettable!

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Rollercoster Abu Dhabi
© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Get a full-speed experience at the famous Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island. It has 40 different thrilling rides and experiences and is an absolute must for adrenaline lovers! Just to name a few highlights here: the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster with a speed of 0 to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds, and the Flying Aces with the world’s highest roller coaster loop! Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the rides!


Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
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Another theme park not to be missed on Yas Island is Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi! Here you’ll find more than 40 water rides, slides and other attractions that will bring joy to every visitor! 

Our tip: combine two theme park entries at Yas Island and save some money: You can either book the “1 Day Any 2 Parks” or the “2 Day Any 2 Parks” option. 


Now that you have found out what you can do on your Abu Dhabi holiday, would you like to travel to the city to create your own experiences?



Are you travelling to Abu Dhabi with your family? Then this blog article is a must-read for you, too: Abu Dhabi with the family? 7 must-do activities for your trip…

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