Oh, to be young, in love, and travelling the world! When visiting Abu Dhabi as a couple, these seven activities are a must.
1. Take a Hala Abu Dhabi Desert Safari
Dive in - or should we say drive in - to the heart of UAE culture with a desert safari. Zoom through massive sand dunes, get henna painting, dine on coffee and dates, and more when you experience Arabian Desert life in morning, afternoon, or evening.
2. Relax at Saadiyat Beach Club
Grab a private cabana for a leisurely day along the shore of the Arabian Gulf. As a couple, you’ll be able to get pampered at the club’s day spa, dine at an award-winning fine dining restaurant, or soak in the sun from the pool or beach.
3. Explore Eastern Mangroves
Take a tour to see an entirely unexpected view of Abu Dhabi through the Eastern Mangroves. Ride in a traditional Emirati dhow boat or make explore the mangroves by kayak or paddle board.
4. Shop Abu Dhabi style
Spend a day searching for the perfect souvenir for each other at Abu Dhabi’s souks, small boutiques, and mega-malls. A treat from one of the world’s premier shopping destinations is bound to be a gift for the records!
5. Widen your artistic mind at Louvre Abu Dhabi
See some of the world’s greatest works from master artists like Monet, Matisse, and Warhol alongside prehistoric artefacts in a building that’s a work of art itself. This sister to France’s most famous museum bridges the gaps between eastern and western art collections.
6. Spend an evening at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
At night, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has a lighting system that changes with the different phases of the moon, dark blue when the moon is a crescent and white when there's a full moon. As if Abu Dhabi’s sunsets weren’t magical enough, a night at the illuminated Grand Mosque is mesmerising.
7. Race the Yas Marina Circuit
A little friendly competition never hurt! Challenge each other to a race along the Yas Marina Circuit… or shake on a truce and walk the circuit as a duo.
When planning your holiday in Abu Dhabi, don't forget to pack your travel insurance.