Abu Dhabi Find Wonder Need To Know


Relocating to a new place can be both exciting and daunting. From how to find a job and discovering the perfect school, to making the most of your down time, we’ve got your A-Z of Abu Dhabi covered

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How can I find out about the emirate’s must-see cultural attractions?
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Cultural attractions

Aside from the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Founder's Memorial, there are plenty of other unmissable cultural monuments in the city, including Qasr al Hosn – the city's oldest building – and Wahat al Karama, a memorial to the soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

How do I find out what's going on in Abu Dhabi?

What's on in Abu Dhabi

Whether you're into music, food or exploring local heritage, Abu Dhabi offers year-round events to keep you and your family entertained.

Where can I travel to for a weekend away?

Weekend destinations

Living in Abu Dhabi means having easy access to a long list of destinations within the emirate that are perfect for a weekend trip away, including Sir Bani Yas island, Al Ain, and the vast expanses of the Empty Quarter and Liwa deserts.

If it’s a longer road trip you're after, the northern tip of Oman – known as the Musandam Peninsula – is a four-hour drive north, where you can dive, snorkel and see pods of dolphins. A six-hour drive east will take you to Oman's spectacular mountains and wadis.

Abu Dhabi’s fantastic location also offers easy access to the Maldives, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and India – all of which are just a four-hour flight away.

What is the UAE doing to preserve its local wildlife?

Conservation work

Abu Dhabi is working hard to preserve its indigenous flora and fauna. Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is a five sq km marshy wetland area that is home to more than 250 species of birds, from Black Winged Stilts to Greater Spotted Eagles, as well as around 4,000 Greater Flamingos.

Bu Tinah island, 150km off the west coast of Abu Dhabi, has been recognised by the UN as one of the most important sanctuaries in the Indian Ocean for Green and Hawksbill turtles.

On land, great progress has been made to reintroduce the Arabian and Scimitar-horned Oryx, as well as preserving some species of falcon.

How can I experience local Emirati culture?

Discover local culture

From camel races to dhow races, modern Abu Dhabi is built upon its rich traditions - many of which are still practised today.