20 Ways to Experience the Luxury of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is undoubtedly one of the most modern and richest cities in the world. Due to its rapid development, the city has become one of the most attractive destinations in the world. The city attracts millions of visitors every year.

Abu Dhabi is thoughtfully customized to spoil you in pure luxury. From romantic vacations to memorable family vacations, Abu Dhabi’s luxury attractions and accommodation will take care of your retreat, comfort and enjoyment. The city offers deluxe activities perfect for those who are looking for a luxury experience.

Here are 20 ways to experience the luxury of Abu Dhabi:

1. Take a guided tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed White Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque shows visitors Abu Dhabi’s rich culture and luxury. It is considered to be the third largest mosque in the world. The building gives a strong impression with its domes and minarets. It is a beautiful experience; huge and beautifully designed with great architecture and well-maintained green gardens.

2. Perfect Your swings at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

  Saadiyat Beach Golf Club   Photo Source: golfbusinessmonitor

The best way to relax is with a golf game at one of the best golf courses in Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is an ideal home of golf; it’s a place of ‘hajj’ for golfers from around the world. The Gulf’s beachfront course is in close proximity to the beach and offers views of the pristine Saadiyat beach. You can walk across the beach or dine at the luxury restaurant in the club house. The beach scenery adds an extra edge when the wind blows and freshens.

3. Enjoy an afternoon tea at Observation Deck at 300

Observation deck at 300 Photo Source: Visitabudhabi.ae

A perfect place to enjoy an afternoon tea, Observation Deck at 300 captivates every one with 360-degree stunning views of Abu Dhabi. Located on the 74th floor of Etihad Towers Complex, the Observation Deck offers visitors delicious snacks and soft drinks including coffee or Tea.

4. Enjoy wonderful beach scenery while sipping cocktails at Monte Carlo Beach Club

Monte Carlo Beach Club 

Monte Carlo Beach Club offers modern and luxury vibes to the vibrant energy of the natural coast line of Saadiyat, along the shores of the Arabian Gulf. The beach club is a fantastic choice for families, couples or friends who want to enjoy a lifetime luxurious experience. Get a taste of the high life by chilling at Monte Carlo Beach Club, enjoy incredible views of the beach, wine and dine at Bubbles Bar and Sea Lounge, have a Jacuzzi and plunge pool hour with families and many other facilities. The beach club is a perfect location for spending all your day and evening in a peaceful atmosphere.

5. Take a tour of Emirates National Auto Museum

Emirates National Auto Museum     Photo Source: Abdulla Al Muhairi

A tour of the Emirates National Auto Museum is considered to be the greatest luxury of all time. The museum is located about one hour drive south of Abu Dhabi. The museum offers an exclusive approach to vintage cars, a private collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. You’ll be mesmerized by the sheer collection of the automobiles in the museum.

6. Get a luxury fragrance

Paris Gallery, Abu Dhabi     Photo Source: happeningindubai.blogspot.com

Paris Gallery offers a collection of generic perfumes and cosmetics made by designer brands. You will find original essences made and imported from USA, Paris, France, Switzerland and other countries. If you are looking for a gift to buy for your wife or lover, you can browse the Paris Gallery for attractive luxury items.

7. Search for pearls and immerse yourself in Arabian Culture

Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey     Photo Source: Abudhabiweek.ae

Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey is a cultural and educational tour, which enriches people and edifies them about the chronicle of pearling industry in the Arabian Gulf region. During this journey, you get to sail on a traditional dhow, have a taste of Arabian hospitality, learn how to open an oyster and even find a pearl for yourself.

8. Ramp up your style at Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace     Photo Source: Xiquinho Silva

If you are looking for a truly Arabian escape, consider a relaxing stay in Emirates Palace. Emirates Palace is full of luxury and hospitality that will fascinate you and give you an experience that will leave you puzzled while you wonder if you are really royalty. Emirates Palace is devoted to making sure that you experience the Abu Dhabi the way it’s meant to be experienced. The hotel offers deluxe modern facilities and amenities in a relaxed and traditional Arabian environment with customized top-notch services.

9. Enjoy evening stroll at The Corniche

Corniche in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Corniche is a sweeping curve on the western side of the main island in Abu Dhabi. The Corniche reveals thebeauty of the city which can be discovered during the day and in the evening. An evening stroll will bring you close and personal to the flavour of Abu Dhabi. You will see the beach, fountains, parking areas and malls along the Corniche. You can enjoy the scenery of the sea and the cool skyline on the other hand. Enjoy the water on one side and the cool skyline on the other!

10. Dine on the stylish terrace of the Yacht Club

The Yacht Club terrace with a marina view        The Yacht Club terrace with a marina view. Photo Source: InterContinental Abu Dhabi on Flickr

Enjoy the nice atmosphere of Abu Dhabi and a fabulous dinning on the terrace of the Yacht Club at Intercontinental hotel, overlooking the city’s most scenic marina. The club is well-known for the best sushi in town, which can be complemented with a glass of sparkling wine.

11. Go on Captain Tony’s Eco tour 

Captain Tony’s Tour     Photo Source: Captaintonys

Capt. Tony’s Eco Tour is a boat tour in Yas Marina, where you get to experience luxury at its peak in the unique setting of the coastal and inland waters of Abu Dhabi. You get to relax in the cruise while you drink and watch the sun set. Enjoy your day with your friends and family at the beach, see dolphins, go swimming and also learn about the Arabian culture and environment.

12. Get the winning Ferrari Spirit

Ferrari World

Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park, located on the shores of Yas Island. The amusement park is known for its roller coaster Formula Rosser, which is the fastest roller coaster in the world. The park offers luxury, adventure and style that gives everyone an unforgettable experience.

13. Enjoy a perfect getaway at Khalidiya Palace

ABU DHABI, UAE - MARCH 28: People resting at the pool area of Kh

Khalidiya Palace is a perfect getaway for people who want to experience a truly Arabian escape. Enjoy the views of the waters of the Arabian Gulf Sea, beautiful swimming pools and comfortable facilities and amenities. The moment you arrive at the hotel, you will know you are truly somewhere special. The hotel is well-designed and the design harmonizes the values of the modern Arabian culture.

14. Shop till you drop at Al Wahda Mall

Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi     Photo Source: Sharon Harper on Flickr

Al Wahda Mall is the biggest and the best shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The mall is not just shopping venue, it has a wide range of stores, restaurants, entertainment centre and cinema. People can shop, hang out, wine and dine as well as watch movies. Al Wahada mall offers everyone the best of shopping and luxury lifestyle experience. Anything and everything you need can be found in this mall.

15. Go luxury sailing on Catamaran Island Cruise

Sailing on Catamaran Island Cruise, Belevari     Photo Source: Visitabudhabi

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by going sailing on Belevari Marine Catamaran Island Cruise. The cruise sets out from the Emirates Palace Marina and you get to experience the incredible landscapes of the Arabian Gulf coastline and the natural beauty of the sea. You also get a chance to swim and explore the pristine beaches and see the bouncy dolphins.

16. Enjoy a relaxing spa day at Anantara Spa

Anantara Spa        Photo Source: Spa.anantara.com

Anantara Spa is one of Abu Dhabi’s finest spas at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. The spa has modern equipment and facilities and offers massages, body treatments, facials that will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed. Indulge yourself in a variety of spa treatments such as body wraps, local and modern massage styles, tropical facials, cocoons, nail services and many more.

17. Get wet at Al Mahara Diving Center

Al Mahara DIving Center     Photo Source: Al Mahara Desert Island

Abu Dhabi’s waters are packed with a vast diversity of marine life. Explore the beautiful coral-rich sites and discover the beauty of Abu Dhabi’s waters. Al Mahara Diving Center has an extensive range of dive sites suitable for all levels of divers, from beginner to experienced divers.  The diving centre offers the best in equipment and fantastic sites.

18. Tour the sky on Seawings Pearl

Seawings Pearl Tour      Photo Source: Seawings Abu Dhabi

The best way to see Abu Dhabi from the sky is by going on Seawings Pearl Tour, where you can easily see the beauty of the city, the magnitude and unseen spots of Abu Dhabi from above.

19. Experience the most exclusive Desert Safari

Abu Dhabi Desert Safari     Photo Source: Exoticabudhabi.com

Discover the genuine Arabian culture and enjoy the gratifying luxurious experience of Abu Dhabi Desert Safari at . The desert safari reveals the traditional culture and authentic Arabian customs. If you love privacy and want everything to be personalized for you, you can go on a private desert safari tour with arrangements to make it special and exclusive. Delight yourself in camel riding, see exotic belly dancers and zip through the sand dunes in a 4 x 4 drive and have fun.

20. Dine in style on a luxury Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise DInner    Photo Source: Dubaidesertsafari

Surprise your spouse with a stylish dinner on a luxury Dhow Cruise. While you enjoy the amazing views of Abu Dhabi, you also get to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner combined with fantastic sightseeing. Dinner starts with cold or hot appetizer, followed by the main course and desserts. You get to spend 2 hours cruising along the Corniche. About 35 people can attend and if you want a private cruising, you can charter a boat.

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Our Readers Comments

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  3. You left out the Abu Dhabi Formula One grand prix – probably the one annual event that bring s in more visitors than any other to Abu Dhabi

    • Too obvious!

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