Amid the hustle and bustle of the city of Abu Dhabi lies an expat community, living in harmony with the locals. Often overshadowed by Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a diamond in the rough. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, widely popular for its shopping and hair-raising activities, welcomes tourists for an action-packed luxury experience.

Safaris in The Desert

The UAE is your dreamland for desert safaris, and Abu Dhabi is ideally one of the top cities that offer you thrilling rides on wavy hills of sand. Guests residing at luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi can get their fair share of fun as they embark on desert safaris during the day or night. While the most popular timing for the safari is 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., your adventure will continue as you slide down on a sandboard, camel rides, dune bashing, followed by a belly dancing session complemented by a feast of BBQ.


In two and a half-hour ride from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, you should reach the Corniche beach, an 8km long coastal line, known for its family-friendly beaches, located within close proximity to the Emirate Palace. This marvel of nature can be savoured while grabbing a bite from one of the nearby restaurants or cafes.

Halamoudi, Abu Dhabi Corniche 11, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Mangroves

The Eastern Mangroves is a must-add to your to-do list in Abu Dhabi. While paddleboarding or kayaking through the shrubs and trees, keep your eyes open to explore the vibrant marine life in their natural habitat. Far from a city engrossed in fast-paced activities, the mangroves will be your escapade to the tranquil waters.

Fine Dining

Abu Dhabi’s cuisine is a reflection of the global community residing in the UAE. As most dishes presented in the city are infused with the many cultures from across the world, travellers are at an advantage to pick their favourite meal every day. Keep in mind that local cuisine will make a lesser impact on your wallet than international ones.