From architectural wonders and beach forts to evening walks along the Corniche, in Abu Dhabi you will find plenty of fascinating places that you can enjoy this summer, without paying. Wherever you choose to visit in Abu Dhabi, you are guaranteed a welcoming Emirati hospitality.
To make your vacation in Abu Dhabi unforgettable, we have compiled the places and attractions that you can enjoy this summer in Abu Dhabi, completely free. In addition to them, during the summer you can enjoy far-reaching discounts and benefits in a wide variety of attractions, parks, cultural sites, restaurants and hotels. All these will ensure an unforgettable summer, and very easy on the pocket.
Want to enjoy a spectacular view? Take a trip to Jebel Hafit, the highest mountain in Abu Dhabi and the second highest in the UAE. At the top of the mountain, at an altitude of 1,249 meters, a breathtaking view will unfold in front of you.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Come visit the spectacular architectural wonder of Abu Dhabi – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. You can tour here for free with a local guide, who provides information and insights into the religion and culture that have influenced the UAE for centuries.
Al Qattara Murals: Under the Sea
Love art and creativity? Take a colorful trip to the Al Qattara Arts Center in Al Ain Garden City, about an hour and a half drive from downtown Abu Dhabi. 20 artists from the United Arab Emirates present huge murals there, in an exhibition whose theme is ‘under the sea’.
Al Qattara Arts Center plays a unique role in Al Ain’s cultural scene and is not only a place where people can see art, but also create it.
Al Jahili Fort
Al Jahili Fort, also located in Al Ain, is one of the largest forts in the United Arab Emirates. It was built in the 1890s, and for decades served as a residence for members of the ruling Al Nahyan family. After undergoing a comprehensive renovation about six years ago, the fort became a cultural center and tourist attraction with a variety of exhibitions and activities. Among other things, you can participate here in a construction workshop in the earth, which opens a window to traditional handicrafts and to the history of Abu Dhabi.
Umm Al Amrat Park
Located in the middle of the city of Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Emarat Park is one of the largest parks in Abu Dhabi. Here you will find a variety of fun attractions and facilities suitable for all ages. Among other things, the park has a botanical garden, a petting zoo and an amphitheater where events and musical performances take place.
In addition to all these, under the slogan “one summer is simply not enough” during the summer Abu Dhabi offers a variety of discounts and benefits for leading attractions, restaurants, hotels and more. Detailed information about the summer benefits in Abu Dhabi, at https://visitabudhabi.ae/he/campaign/summer