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15 Free Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

Updated on August 18, 2016

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

It’s a traditional oasis village, built and run by Emirates Heritage Club, which portrays the tradition of Emirates. It gives interesting glimpse of the desert way of life and falaj irrigation system. It also includes workshops where craftsmen show traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery. Women also demonstrate sit weaving and spinning.

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

UAE University Natural History Museum

Also known as the Museum of Living resource, this is an educational and information centre. Tourists may visit herbarium, where you will find plant specimens and various species of animals and birds. There is collection of minerals, fossils and many different rocks on display as well.

Get free stuff on Dubizzle

It’s a great place to be for internet surfers who are looking to buy some things. There is a “free stuff” section on this website and you can pick from a lot of things. Just make sure you visit it regularly so you don’t miss on the thing that you want for yourself.

Desert Safari Abu Dhabi Location Map

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Those who are visiting the UAE capital – Abu Dhabi, must visit this awe inspiring building. The beautiful architecture, colored floral marbles and mosaics, reflective pools and the exquisite materials (marbles and semi-precious stones) used in the making of this magnificent mosque are worth seeing. It has the capacity to accommodate 40,000 plus worshippers.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Al Ain Oasis & Paradise Gardens

Best place to be for those who love tranquility and want some time to relax and get close to nature. Al Ain Oasis is farmed for over 3000 years and is watered by the ancient irrigation system – falaj. Paradise garden is a replica of Eiffel tower, home to around 10 million flowers and its spread on 4 acres of ground. Both these places give the visitor a sense of calm and peace.

Al Ain Oasis
Al Ain Oasis

Photography Exhibition

For wildlife lovers who find beauty in nature. This exhibition brings Africa to life. Photography of different aspects of African lifestyle and amazing animals are on display on this exhibition.

Abu Dhabi Photography
Abu Dhabi Photography

Vintage & Other Unique Cars

For car lovers who want to check out the exotic collection of luxury cars. You may visit this National Auto Museum.

Vintage Car in Abu Dhabi
Vintage Car in Abu Dhabi

Jebel Hafeet

It is the third tallest mountain of UAE but the most impressive. You can go all the way to the top through road or on foot. The view of the city from the top is breathtaking and it’s a trip worth making.

Jebel Hafeet
Jebel Hafeet

Camel Race

On the weekends locals gather outside Al Wathba – at futuristic stadium for camel racing. You can either view it from a distance or bring your own ride and be a part of the convoy alongside the camels.

Camel Race Abu Dhabi
Camel Race Abu Dhabi

Al Jalali Fort

It’s a 19th century fort which has undergone renovation and now it’s a focal point for garden city of Al Ain. Entrance is free.

Al Jalali Fort
Al Jalali Fort

NMC Specialty Hospital

This hospital conducts classes for pregnant women who are in their first to third trimesters. These Mama Care classes provide you prenatal advice from medical expert team which includes doctors, nurses, physiologists and dietitians. For registration all you need is a copy of your passport.

NMC Specialty Hospital
NMC Specialty Hospital

National Library

For book lovers, this is the heaven. With a collection of about 18,000 books you can choose from the genre you like and have a nice read either sitting in the library or hire them for free.

National Library Abu Dhabi
National Library Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital & Al-Ain Wildlife Park

This hospital is one of the renowned facilities for falcon, where they are cared for. Falcons are amazing birds and your kids will love them and of course learn from the trip. Trip for kids is free but adults have to pay. Al-Ain wildlife park is free for kids under the age of 6. The wildlife park has a collection of various animals – gazelles, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, rhinoceros, hippopotamus and more.

Al-Ain Wildlife Park
Al-Ain Wildlife Park

Al-Ain, Hili Fun City

An amazing theme park where kids under the age of 6 are allowed for free and for older kids there are discounts. You can visit this place for a quality family time and have lots of fun. There are different rides you can choose from and an exhilarating roller coaster and more fun games.

Al-Ain, Hili Fun City
Al-Ain, Hili Fun City

Crowne Plaza’s Rooftop & Zenith

When it comes to party, you must try these places. On the rooftop there is a bar alongside the pool where girls are lucky to get free drinks on Saturdays. Nice ambiance and great fun experience. Zenith is a new cool club in Abu Dhabi, also a brilliant place for partying.

Crowne Plaza’s Rooftop
Crowne Plaza’s Rooftop

Desert Safari Abu Dhabi

There is one thing which is not free but it is worth experiencing. Desert Safari Abu Dhabi – it gives you the adrenaline rush and the thrill. Time spent in desert, dune bashing, quad biking and if you want overnight stay also called Overnight Desert Safari can be some of your lifetime memories.

Video - Desert Safari Abu Dhabi - Must See

Morning Desert Safari Abu Dhabi - Dune Bashing
Morning Desert Safari Abu Dhabi - Dune Bashing
Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
Quad Biking at Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
Quad Biking at Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
Sheesha at Desert Safari Abu Dhabi
Sheesha at Desert Safari Abu Dhabi

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