Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was completed in 2007 and is one of the world’s largest mosques. Built by an international team of artisans, this architectural vision boasts a shining culmination of cross-cultural design elements from Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt and other Islamic influences.

It’s the details that make Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque so extraordinary and it even holds a Guinness World Record for the largest hand-woven prayer carpet. Delicate floral patterns in mother of pearl radiate from the walls. The largest chandelier housed in a mosque is also suspended from the roof of the central dome. 

This magnificent Mosque can welcome up to 55,000 worshippers and visitors each day and is open to non-Muslin visitors. Abayas are provided for women and long trousers for men plus don’t forget your sunglasses for those dazzling white surfaces!

Yas Island

Also known as Abu Dhabi’s playground due to its extensive variety of experiences and entertainment, Yas Island is an exciting destination offering something for everyone.

There’s an automotive-themed amusement park dedicated to all things Ferrari. The park is home to Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller-coaster, Flying Aces, the world's tallest non-inverting loop, and the famous Ferrari driving experience. 

Yas Waterworld is Yas Island’s dedicated waterpark with Emirati heritage at its heart. Spanning 15 football pitches, it offers exhilarating water-based activities across a range of thrill levels, including the world-first, largest hydromagnetic-powered tornado waterslide!

Another of its theme parks is Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will take you to themed lands like Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Cartoon Junction, Gotham City and Metropolis.

Last but certainly not least, there’s the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit, host of the annual Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which you will find at the centre of Yas Island. When the F1’s not on, there are also high-octane track-day packages to enjoy. 

Golf at Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Set amongst serene greenery and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi  is the Middle East's only true links golf course. Designed by the world-renowned golf course architect, Kyle Phillips, the course is painstakingly kept in line with the traditional links golf commonly associated with the coastal towns of Scotland and Ireland. 

Sharpen your golfing skills on the Par 72 championship course, which stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

With holes ranging between 83 and 185 yards, the Academy course at Yas Links offers something for all, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced golfer wanting to increase your handicap.

Qasr Al Hosn

As one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest and most significant landmarks, Qasr Al Hosn is a must when for those wanting to learn more about the history, architecture and culture of the United Arab Emirates.

Built at the end of the 18th century, the building's watchtower was the city's first permanent structure, presiding over trade routes. But following an 11-year renovation, it opened in a new iteration, as a cultural centre, in 2018 and it remains a source of pride among Emiratis.

The Corniche

The Corniche is an impressive eight-kilometre stretch of waterfront and the Emirate's best spot for family-friendly fun in the sun. A hive of activity, the Corniche beach precinct is split into three sections, families, singles, and a public beach, and offers clean waters, children’s play equipment, bikes and karts for hire, an Aqua Fun inflatable water park and plenty of restaurants with an assortment of cuisines.

Dedicated cycle paths weave in and out of the the Corniche's beautiful, landscaped gardens along the promenade, making it well worth hiring a bike to explore the entire length of the city’s northwest shore on two wheels.

Head to The Corniche as the day begins to cool to watch the sun start to set amongst the iconic Abu Dhabi skyscrapers.