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Tourist Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi

When you travel to Abu Dhabi, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Abu Dhabi, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Abu Dhabi things to do can include exploring Abu Dhabi attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld one day pass

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first amusement park dedicated to the luxury sports car brand - Ferrari and a fantasy come true for every race aficionado. The park has around 20 enthralling rides and various attractions that capture the essence of Ferrari. The construction of the park began in November 2007 and was inaugurated 3 years later in November 2010 in a grand opening ceremony with a spectacular show attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Also present were F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.


Yas Island – Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 128717, United Arab Emirates


Address: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 128717, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 (0)2 496 8000


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

January-December: 11am - 8pm

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

November to March: 10am - 6pm

April to May: 10am - 7pm

June to August: 10am - 8pm

September to October: 10am - 7pm


  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the only Ferrari brand amusement park in the world.
  • A unique opportunity for kids and adults to get behind the wheels of Ferrari and race the tracks
  • A brilliant insight tour of how Ferrari is made. 
  • A gallery showcasing all the models with facts. A true delight for Ferrari fan.
  • Yas Waterworld has the world’s longest rollercoaster at 550m and the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide at over 235 metres long.
  • A unique pearl diving experience with the opportunity to learn how to open oysters and take home the pearls as a memento.


  • General admission to Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld


Yas Waterworld – 1 Day 1 Park

Adults (1.3m and more): INR 4570

Junior (1.3m tall or less): INR 3840

Admission free for children under 3 years of age

Ferrari World

Adults (age 3+): INR 5838

Child (age 3 below): Free

Recommended For

  • An epic family action packed and fun experience for kids and adults

How to get to Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld

Taxi: You can hire any public or private taxi service to Ferrari World

Car: From Abu Dhabi - Route One Via E10 Highway (Al Raha Beach Highway)

  • Leave Abu Dhabi Island towards Dubai via Maqta Bridge
  • Pass the Al Raha Beach Hotel and Raha Mall on your left
  • Take the slip road, signed Yas Island West or East
  • Follow the blue signs that say ‘Yas Leisure Drive’
  • Follow the brown tourist signs that say ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’

Route Two Via E12 Highway (Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway)

  • Follow the brown tourist signs that say ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’
  • Follow the blue signs that say ‘Yas Leisure Drive’
  • Take the E12 Sheikh Khalifa Highway
  • Take the Corniche Road towards Mina Zayed Port and follow signs for Yas Island
  • From Dubai on the E11 Highway (Sheikh Zayed Road) take Sheikh Zayed Road south, heading towards Abu Dhabi
  • Take the Yas Island East Exit (Yas Leisure Drive)
  • Follow the blue signs that say ‘Yas Leisure Drive’ until you reach brown tourist signs that read ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’
  • Parking facility is also available.
  • There is a complimentary Yas Express shuttle service that services both the parks and can be used to hop from Ferrari World to Yas Waterworld.

About Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has a wide range of rides to thrill and excite kids, adults, and families with an appetite for G-Force and velocity. Be it rollercoasters, go-karting, state-of-the-art simulator or rides dedicated to children, there is guaranteed action-packed excitement for everyone. Some of the top-lining attractions are: 

Formula Rossa—Strap in, put your goggles on and prepare to be blasted 240km/h in 4.9 seconds on the world’s fastest rollercoaster. After scaling heart-racing heights of 52 meters and with the adrenalin rush of 4.8Gs riding high, you’ll cross the finish feeling like a true Scuderia Ferrari champion.

Flying Aces – world’s tallest non-inverting loop and inspired by the legendary ‘ace of aces’ aviator, Count Francesco Baracca, Flying Aces is a rollercoaster like no other. Board your military bi-plane and scale 63 meters at a spectacular 51-degree incline. Feel your pulse race as you fly through the world’s highest rollercoaster loop and hit speeds of up to 120km/h. 

Driving Experience – Live the dream and drive around Yas Island in a Ferrari. You’ll receive instructions on how to drive the car from a trained instructor. With space in the back seat for up to two passengers, it’s the perfect adventure to share with family or friends.

Driving with the Champion - F1™ & GT virtual simulation. Climb aboard this cinematic motion-based simulator and become a trainee engineer alongside a virtual F1™ pro. Experience the thrill of mastering the corners of the Fiorano track and hit the streets of Maranello at lightning speeds. 

Fiorano GT Challenge - Release your competitive streak and race friends on twisting parallel tracks in a Ferrari F430 Spider. The circuit is based on real GT racecourses, so brace yourself for furious hairpin turns and exhilarating straights as you reach speeds of up to 95km/h. 

Scuderia Challenge – a state-of-the-art simulator. Take the wheel and try to top the best lap times as you race a variety of Ferraris on the virtual Yas Marina Circuit pushing your F1™ potential to the max

Benno's Great Race – a family interactive dark ride as you help Benno win the race in the world of interactive challenges and special effects.

A special thrilling entertainment for kids is the Junior Grand Prix wherein after watching an educational film, they will get behind the wheels to drive a Ferrari F1™ racer as per instructions received from experts. A dream come true and rare opportunity for every Ferrari fan as they hone their skills and race along the challenging tracks.

Apart from rides, Ferrari World also has:

Factory tour -  a privilege previously reserved only for Ferrari owners. Discover how a Ferrari GT is made by gaining an insight into the entire manufacturing process – from the early designing stages, engineering, painting and final hand assembling to testing it on Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit. 

Gallery – Get amazed by the unique collection of Ferrari models as you stroll the gallery and learn interesting facts about them.

Cinema Maranello – A beautiful film about how Enzo Ferrari came about making his dream come true in 1920 and created a superior luxurious brand.

La Piazza – A daily fun and entertaining performances featuring acrobats, optical illusion, and gravity-defying stunts.

After an exhilarating time at Ferrari World, cool yourself at Yas Waterworld, the largest and award-winning waterpark in the Middle East. Based on a theme of ‘A Lost Pearl’, it is the story of a young girl named Dana who embarks on a journey to retrieve a lost pearl that used to bring prosperity to her village and how during her journey she encounters supportive animals and bandits with the story ending in her tear dropping into an oasis which brings to rise the majestic pearl. Spanning across 37 acres of land, it is home to more than 40 captivating rides based on the theme and segregated into 4 zones: Adrenaline Rush, Exciting Adventures, Moving & Grooving and Young Fun catering to a diverse age range of kids to adults. The most popular rides are:

Bandit Bomber: Ranked amongst the world’s biggest and thrilling roller coaster of 2013, by CNN, it is Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster at 550m with spectacular laser effects

Jebel Drop: Enjoy the panoramic view of the park from the top before zipping down the steepest waterslide

Hamlools Humps: Feel the thrill of being airborne as you hit the three massive humps of this speed slide 

Liwa Loop: Experience the first high-intensity looping waterslide in the Middle East wherein the floor opens from beneath the feet and into a closed tube

Bubbles Barrel: For every adrenaline junkie, this double hump speed slide with 3m high waves and thousands of litres of swirling water is the world’s largest surfing sheet wave.

Dawwama: The world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide - it's over 235 metres long.

Dive into the depths of an underwater tank to collect oysters containing precious pearls and learn how to open the oysters and the nature and colour of the pearl which is your’s to take as a memento of this unique pearl diving experience only at Yas Waterworld.

After the end of an enthralling day, relax in the private cabanas for 4-6 guests featuring a VIP service and exclusive menu.

Interesting facts about Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld

  • The 86,000m² enclosed area of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi can fit 7 football fields in head-to-toe.
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s total roof area of 200,000m² uses enough aluminum to cover 16,750 Ferraris and took 14 months to clad.
  • If you laid the roof of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi flat you could place 20,100 Ferrari’s side-by-side and end-to-end.
  • If Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was turned upright, it would be the tallest man-made structure in the world!
  • The Ferrari logo on the roof, the largest ever created, measures an incredible 65m in length and covers an area of 3,000m², which could fit at least 7 basketball courts.
  • 100,000m3 of concrete were used to pour the slabs of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which is 10,000m3 more than what was used for Wembley Stadium in London.
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has the largest space frame structure ever built, with a total of approximately 172,000 members and 43,100 nodes.
  • The gross footprint area of the plaza level is equivalent to approximately 15 American Football fields.
  • Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, has the same G-force one would feel driving in an F1 car and braking at maximum speed.
  • Bell’Italia displays more than 40,000 hand-planted miniature trees.
  • Yas Waterworld has played host to the World Flowboarding Championships since 2013. The park offers special training sessions to learn to ride the waves on body boards called Yas Flow League.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is a culmination of an initiative by France and the United Arab Emirates for a cultural collaboration based on the creation of a cultural institution. Born out of an intergovernmental agreement signed on March 6, 2007, between the United Arab Emirates and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Middle East which opened on November 8, 2017 and showcases ancient and contemporary works of historic, cultural and sociological significance from around the world and the vibrant heritage of the Arab World.


Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Address: Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 600 56 55 66


  • Saturday to Wednesday (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
  • Thursday and Friday (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
  • The museum remains closed on Mondays. 
  • Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes prior to the closing time.


The stunning architecture of the museum inspired by the local heritage and designed by Jean Nouvel whose repertoire includes the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, Museum Two, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the extension to MoMA in New York and the National Museum of Qatar

Impressive ancient and contemporary masterpiece collection on loan from all over the world under one roof.


General admission to the Museum Galleries, Exhibitions, Children’s Museum and public spaces underneath the dome.


  • General Admission (age 13 above) – INR 1106
  • UAE Teachers – INR 555
  • Child (age 13 to 22) – INR 555
  • UAE Military – INR 555
  • Free access to children below 13 years

Recommended For

  • Young budding and adult art aficionados

How to get to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Bus: Public bus route 94, stop in Louvre Abu Dhabi (Saadiyat Island)

Taxi: You can hire any public or private taxi service to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Car: From Abu Dhabi city -  From the Zayed Port area (Mena Zayed), follow signs for Yas Island and take Sheikh Khalifa Bridge to Saadiyat Island. Follow road signs off Sheikh Khalifa Highway E12 to the Cultural District to Louvre Abu Dhabi. First exit after the bridge.

From Dubai or Abu Dhabi - (Travelling on E11 Abu Dhabi - Dubai Road): Take Saadiyat Island/Yas Island exit on to Sheikh Khalifa Highway E12 and drive through Yas Highway to the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island. Follow road signs off the highway to Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Free parking available.

About Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre is built on Saadiyat island which is the size of a third of Paris and also houses the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum with the aim to build a complex of art galleries and museums to transform the art scene in the Middle East and propel it on the cultural map.

The architecture of the museum gives the illusion of a weightless floating dome in the sea. Designed by Jean Nouvel, a Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, the museum is inspired by the local traditions and city. The dome of 180 meters in diameters is a complex, geometric tapestry of 7,850 stars, repeated at various sizes and angles in eight superimposed layers covering two-thirds of the museum. As the sun passes above, its rays filter through the gaps in the dome to create an inspiring effect within the museum, known as the ‘rain of light'. This ode to nature and the elements takes its inspiration from the fronds of palm trees of Abu Dhabi. A water channel runs through the museum, that encourages strolling along the waterside. It consists of a cluster of 55 buildings inspired by the low-lying homes of which 23 are devoted to the galleries overlooking both the sea and the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s museum galleries invite the visitors to see humanity in a new light in twelve inspiring chapters. The works on show comprise of ancient and contemporary artwork from different countries. These exceptional works include a gold bracelet with lion figures made in Iran nearly 3,000 years ago, a superb Virgin and Child by Bellini, an Italian gold and garnet fibula (brooch) from the 5th century BC, paintings by Jordaens, Caillebotte, Manet, Gauguin, and Magritte, a paper collage by Picasso never seen in the public domain, and nine canvasses by the recently deceased American painter Cy Twombly. The collection not only includes pieces from the Middle East and the West but also works such as a Soninke/Djennenke figure from Mali, a dancing Shiva from India, and an octagonal box from China, all bringing influence from other geographical regions. The collection is multidisciplinary and spans every medium: in addition to painting, sculpture, tapestry, goldwork, paper collage, etc., the Louvre Abu Dhabi will also showcase a photography collection and works from the decorative arts, such as a decanter by Christopher Dresser (Glasgow, 1834–Mulhouse, 1904). The pieces come on loan from some of the most world-renowned French museums.

The museum hosts four temporary exhibitions per year. As part of the alliance between Abu Dhabi and France, they will be organized and created by thirteen French museum partners, solely for visitors of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

A designated section of the Louvre, The Children Museum spans across two floors has been conceived for children aged between six and twelve years’ old to inspire the youngsters about art through family-focused exhibitions and interactive workshops in Arabic and English.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is a spectacular opportunity for every art aficionado to soak in the beauty of international masterpieces collected from renowned museums of France.

Interesting facts about Louvre Abu Dhabi

  • The Louvre Museum in Paris signed a $525 million agreement to allow the government of Abu Dhabi to use the “Louvre” name for its new museum for 30 years, and $750 million more for ongoing management advice and assistance.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi is 40 metres above sea level and the dome is 36 metres above ground.
  • The total weight of the dome is 7,500 tonnes (the same as the Eiffel Tower in Paris)
  • French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte were present at the official opening of the museum.

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