Leisure activities in Abu Dhabi

Leisure activities in Abu Dhabi
Updated 2021-11-10 12:13

Abu Dhabi is a vibrant city full of life, and there are a lot of things to do both on weekdays and weekends. From spending a quiet day at the mall to enjoying sights and sounds in the evenings, there is always plenty of entertainment to go around for everyone no matter the age.

Things to do on weekdays

Enjoy your lunch break at an array of restaurants

No matter your choice of gourmet or hole-in-the-wall eats, Abu Dhabi dining will not disappoint you. The city is a melting pot of different cultures; that is why a variety of cuisines are also available to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy a short lunch break at cafes or restaurants overlooking the Corniche or take a short lunch break at the mall for more choices.

Go shopping at one of Abu Dhabi's world-class malls

Shopping is one of the most favourite things to do among tourists and residents because of the variety of choices from affordable to luxury goods. Whether you want to shop until you drop or you are just there to window shop, the malls in the city will surely give you a treat.

Enjoy the lush greens of one of the many parks of Abu Dhabi

The city boasts plenty of polished gardens for their residents. Beautifully maintained and landscaped lush greenery are enjoyed by residents of all ages. There are playgrounds for children and workout equipment for those who want to be fit outdoors. A cycling path and running path is also available for those who want to do it safely.

Enjoy a tea or coffee break at the World Trade Centre Mall

The WTC mall is famous for its rooftop gardens, and you can take a coffee or tea break here while enjoying it al fresco. Take a break from city life and enjoy the serenity as you sip your hot or cold beverage.

Enjoy al fresco dining by the beach at Corniche

Residents love frolicking at the beach or enjoying the sun before taking a dip into the blue water. Whether you are there for a swim, sunbathing or dining, there are plenty of things to do for adults and kids on weekdays and weekends.

Things to do on weekends

Take a trip to Yas Island and dine along the marina

If the weather is cool enough, grab a bite and enjoy al fresco dining at the marina.

Go kayaking among mangroves

Take a fun kayaking ride in the mangroves. It's a sure hit among bigger kids and adults alike.

Take a bike ride along Corniche

If you want to just stay in the city, you don't even have to travel far. Corniche offers bike rides of different kinds so that everyone in the family can enjoy a day while biking. Take in the beautiful cityscape and seascape while traversing Corniche's bike path.

Take a boat ride to explore Abu Dhabi by water

For a small fee, you can rent a boat to take you around Abu Dhabi by water. Enjoy the cityscape while on a boat, and you can even stop by nearby islands for sightseeing.

Go to Umm Al Emarat Park

One of the biggest parks in the city boasts of a petting zoo and dining strip of cafes and restaurants. Take the whole family with you and enjoy a day at the park.

Avail of the many brunches in the city

Weekend brunches are always a hit for expats in the city. Family-friendly ones are also available. Most hotels from three to five stars offer world-class brunches for an unforgettable dining experience.

Go to Yas Island Waterpark

One of the biggest water parks in the country, Yasworld Waterpark is a fun day out for the whole family. Cool off with thrilling water rides and pools at the park on a weekend. Perks? Residents get a huge discount.

Useful links:

Timeout Abu Dhabi

Visit Abu Dhabi

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