ABU DHABI – PORTRAIT

From Abu Dhabi city's famous Corniche to the Oasis City of Al Ain and the massive dunes of Al Dhafra's Empty Quarter desert, culture, history and adventure are encapsulated in the emirate.

Experience the architectural prowess of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a stroll through Al Ain's cooling oasis, learn about the ancient sport of falconry, experience an adrenaline rush on the world’s fastest roller coaster, or marvel at the history of an emirate dotted with ancient forts and historic sites – several of which have been listed as official UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

And whether you’re marvelling at the always-changing views of Abu Dhabi while experiencing the emirate by land, air or sea, or experiencing the genuine feel of authentic Arabia while relaxing under the stars on a desert safari, playing golf on one of our championship-standard courses, or spending a fun day – and money – in one of our luxurious malls, you’ll discover that Abu Dhabi is a genuine leisure haven that will convince you to return again and again

Activities

Sightseeing

Almost all tour operators offer city tours and desert safaris, while some specialise in more diverse activities such as rounds of golf, fishing or diving expeditions, kayaking trips through mangrove forests, helicopter tours and desert driving courses or visits to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital or Saluki (desert hunting dogs) Centre.

Culture

Explore our culture and heritage through a variety of authentic experiences – from cruising our waters in a pearling boat to traditional horse and camel racing.

Sport

From traditional horse riding to challenging your friends - paintball, sailing and wakeboarding to adrenaline filled go-karting, Abu Dhabi is an emirate of sporting prowess.

Shopping

Shopping is something of a national pastime in Abu Dhabi, perhaps because it’s so diverse: everything from ultra-modern malls with the latest brands, to small, souk-like outlets where you can buy traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spices and carpets.

Dining

Essential to any cooking in the Arabian Gulf is the concept of hospitality and generosity. For generations, dining has traditionally been celebrated and shared with a great deal of warmth over the dinner table – in the early days set under cover of Bedouin tents beneath an infinite blanket of stars of the desert sky.

Family

A destination for the whole family, Abu Dhabi invites you to discover the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, to have an adrenaline rush while challenging the world’s fastest roller coaster in the largest indoor theme park, to take a stroll in the relaxing Al Ain Oasis, to feed the animals in the emirate’s engaging zoos, or to have a great day out on the UAE capital’s landmark Corniche.

 

Key selling points

Diversity
In Abu Dhabi you can find diversity in every aspect. It is surprisingly diverse! You can discover the width of the desert with it’ spectacular dunes, calm and fascinating oases or enjoy a day at the beach on one of over 200 natural islands Abu Dhabi has to offer. The diversity also shows in the architecture. Next to the ancient buildings from old times you have new modern skyscrapers and shopping malls.
Quality
Another important value is quality. Abu Dhabi offers high class service and many luxurious hotels. You will enjoy the outstanding variety of exquisite restaurants and get to know Abu Dhabi’s culture in a different way.
Hospitality
Arabian hospitality is the stuff of legends. In Abu Dhabi, it’s a lifestyle. Here, the warmth of welcome and generosity that emerged from encountering travelers in the desert generations ago, is very much a part of life today – from the traditional serving of Arabic coffee to an absolute dedication to the highest standards of modern service.
Authentic
The emirate’s culture is awash with fascinating stories, crafts and traditions which you can find in the every day life.
 

CONTACT

Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi
Bavariaring 38
80336 Munich, Germany
Phone
+49 89 6890 638 66

Contact for tour operators,
travel agencies and end customers

Elisa Hehn
Trade / MICE Promotion Executive

Phone
+49 89 6890 638 68

Contact for journalists and Public relations

Sandra Praschak
Senior Media Liaison Executive

Phone
+49 89 6890 638 64
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