Top 10 wallet-friendly things to do in Abu Dhabi
The United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, usually inspires visions of grandeur and beauty. But hidden under its glittering skyline is a variety of affordable activities just waiting to be discovered. In opposition to popular belief, taking in the lively city’s beauty and cultural diversity doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Abu Dhabi has range of affordable yet interesting options for tourists on tight budget, from exploring traditional markets to taking in peace of public beaches. Introduction promises variety of enjoyable experiences without sacrificing spirit of Middle Eastern gem, inviting guests to see Abu Dhabi’s more affordable side.
Abu Dhabi City Tour is an interesting way to experience lively mix of modern and traditional elements in the centre of capital city of United Arab Emirates. Tour highlights city’s most famous sites, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an incredible example of Islamic architecture, and luxurious Emirates Palace, which radiates pure luxury set against an amazing architectural environment. Beautiful skyline of city opens up as you walk down the busy Corniche promenade, offering beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf.
Here are the top 10 wallet-friendly things to do in Abu Dhabi
1. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of Abu Dhabi’s most recognised buildings, is an architectural wonder that features a variety of Islamic civilizational styles. This wonder, which holds the burial place of the UAE’s founder, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is evidence to his ideal of peace and variety.
2. Discover the Founder’s Memorial
The Founder’s Memorial, which honours the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country’s founder and first president, is located in the centre of the city and offers incredible views of the skyline. The memorial, which was created with Sheikh Zayed’s ideals in mind and has deep connections to the country’s rich history, is centred around The Constellation, which a three-dimensional representation of Sheikh Zayed.
3. Take in a screening with the family at Umm Al Emarat Park
Umm Al Emarat Park, one of the city’s largest parks and one of its greenest, family-friendly areas, is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of those who visit all year round. The area is also a great place for families to spend a weekend in the capital. One of its primary attractions is the popular Cinema in the Park event, which offers outdoor showings of classic big-screen films at a price of Dhs5 for the whole family.
4. Enjoy a cultural immersion at Sheikh Zayed Festival
The annual Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, is expected to attract large numbers over an important part of the first quarter of this year. This enjoyable family event features thrills like Extreme Weekends, a car and motorcycle stunt display and traditional industries and crafts in the area and much more. There is much for foodies to enjoy as well, with displays, food trucks, and restaurants.
5. Take a walk on the wild side at Emirates Park Zoo
The whole family will enjoy this fam-tastic animal adventure. You can experience your own version of Animal Planet surrounded by 1,400 creatures, including birds of paradise, hippos, and snakes, for just Dhs40 for admission. There are many options available for feeding the animals, including giraffes and lions, for an extra charge.
6. Be one with nature at Al Ain Zoo
A great collection of snakes, reptiles, deer, rare birds, and much more can be found at the largest zoo in the Middle East. In addition, you may go on a lemur walk, feed the lions, ride a mountain bike through the zoo, and have breakfast with the giraffes. If you’re searching for more daring choices, At the Zoo Amphitheatre, cheetah chases are another option.
7. Take a walking tour of the Jubail Mangrove Park
Jubail Mangrove Park is Abu Dhabi’s unique haven of beauty and variety in an amazing, verdant setting, far away from the busy city. A walk here will guarantee that your children become more adjusted to the surroundings, if that is your goal. Several aquatic and bird species can be found in the capital at this unique, self-contained educational and wildlife centre.
8. Watch some thrilling tennis matches at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
When the best of the women’s tennis tour arrives in the capital in February 2024 for the second Abu Dhabi WTA 500 tournament, be sure to greet them at Zayed Sports City. Top stars from the international tour participated in the previous year’s tournament and This Jabeur, a two-time Wimbledon finalist and local favourite, has already been confirmed for the 2024 tournament.
9. Take a trip to Al Jahili Fort
This culturally important site, one of the biggest ever constructed in the United Arab Emirates, was constructed in Al Ain over 200 years ago. Originally intended to be H.H.’s summer home. After undergoing extensive renovations and receiving new, attractive facilities, Al Jahili Fort is now an interesting cultural haven to explore on walk.
10. Discover the beauty of the Abrahamic Family House
One of the must-see huge construction projects in the capital is the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi, which houses places of worship for each of the three Abrahamic religions. Just be sure to reserve a seat in advance to ensure that you may visit all three places of worship, a mosque, a church and a peace garden, a religious institution, and a Document on Human Unity that Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb and Pope Francis both accepted.
Abu Dhabi provides an extensive variety of affordable activities that let tourists enjoy the wealth of the city without going over budget. Enjoying the beautiful public beaches and beautiful Corniche Avenue, as well as seeing the lively traditional marketplaces, or souks, are just a few of the affordable ways to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings and local culture. Furthermore, engaging in outdoor activities like trekking in the neighbouring mountains or taking advantage of free entry days to cultural icons like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque offer a cheap yet fulfilling experience. Using an organised approach to options that are affordable, Abu Dhabi is a place that may satisfy the needs of the budget visitor as well as the need for adventure and pleasure.