Abu Dhabi - December 2021 - Special

Our top six must do’s and eats in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a bustling city with a reputation for being the city of dreams. From the tallest building in the United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa, to a seemingly endless series of shopping malls, there's a lot to see and do in the capital. If you're lucky enough to be attending The F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this year, you'll find enough to see, eat and do’s regardless of your interests. Here are our top six must-see and eats' in Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World


Got a passion for speed? Ferrari World will satisfy your inner racer. With the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, you’ll experience the world’s highest non-inverted loop or feel an incredible zero gravity fall. With over 40 thrilling rides and experiences, you're in for a world full of Ferrari fuelled fun at the world’s leading theme park. The theme park also has a dedicated F1 zone where visitors can drive a scaled-down F1 Ferrari racing car. A definite must-do for those avid F1 fans.

Meyla’s, Middle Eastern restaurant


Meyal's, founded by Shaikha Al Kaabi is a foodie’s haven! Celebrating the traditions of the nation, Meylas features childhood recipes crafted by Emirati mothers and grandmothers and uses only the best quality local ingredients. Not only is the menu culturally rich, but the restaurant also supports local talents by displaying postcards, totes, and other home and giftware crafted by local Emirati artists. Visitors can then purchase these gifts to take back home. Situated near the airport Meyla’s is the perfect stop on your way in or out of Abu Dhabi. A must-eat for those foodie travellers who favour modern but ethnic food and design.


Mall entry fronted with pool

Located minutes away from Abu Dhabi international airport and other notable attractions, YAS MALL is a shoppers paradise. Covering approximately 235,000 square metres with three large spacious floors, YAS mall offers incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences all under one roof. With over 400 individual retail stores, featuring some of the most sought-after brands, you’ll have to ensure you set aside a full day to shop until you drop.


BBQ place

If you happen to be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, big occasion, or simply want a night to remember you'll want to experience the Persian Gulf style beach barbecue at BBQ Al Qasr. BBQ Al Qasr seaside gazeboes allow you to enjoy a grand meal under the stary night sky. Its romantic ambiance, attentive servers, and grilled perfection food make BBQ Al Qasr an unforgettable experience. Voted as the most romantic restaurant in Ahu Dhabi and deemed as a world-famous dining experience, you won’t want to miss this elegant seaside retreat with your loved one(s). Ensure you book in advance to secure your reservation.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


If you’re visiting Abu Dhabi you can’t leave without seeing one of the world’s largest mosques. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a delight for those who appreciate religion, architectural design, history, and culture. With more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers, 82 domes, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a true embodiment of Islam’s message of tolerance and peace. A definite must-see in Abu Dhabi.


Salt Burgers and Food

For western visitors missing home, SALT is the perfect spot to feed your inner burger cravings. After being on the road for a few years, the UAE's first food truck is now a permanent spot at Umm Al Emarat Park. Serving burgers from a vintage Airstream, Salt takes their burgers seriously! Their Insta famous griddle grass-fed wagyu beef burgers are an absolute must-try! You'll also find specials like chicken sandwiches with Cheetos and lotus milkshakes with Belgian shortbread cookies, there’s something for everyone, including children.

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