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Abu Dhabi for Families

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Abu Dhabi is a name that conjures up images of rich oil tycoons speeding in Ferraris, skyscrapers grasping at the clouds, and all things cosmopolitan. Yet despite appearances, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is trying to balance a culturally rich past with an economically rich present.
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Looking to bring home a sweet souvenir? Something different from a huge bar of duty-free Toblerone? Al Nassma chocolate is made with camel milk, said to be the next "superfood," with lower fat and more vitamins than cow milk. Then again, it is...
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Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Ferrari World is an expansive indoor theme park with numerous attractions to choose from. My top pick is the Formula Rossa Roller Coaster (pictured above), which reaches speeds of 250 kph within4 seconds of the roller coaster's start, making it...
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Sweihan Road,Al Shamkha - Near the Abu Dhabi International Airport - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A visit to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is worth every minute of the drive out of Dubai (about 45 minutes). This facility, the only one in the world, is devoted to the preservation and health of these amazing which play a central role in the...
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Mina St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Running parallel with Corniche Road, this long stretch along the water is known for beaches, lounging, play areas, swimming, and cafes. Come early on the weekend to stake out a good spot on the beach. Renting a bicycle and traveling along the...
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12th St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
While traveling, a trip to the zoo is not only a fun activity but an education in local wildlife. The Emirates Park Zoo has created a wonderful home for their menagerie of animals. The first private zoo in the UAE, their space has over 600 animals...
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The new Yas Waterworld park is perfect for a family outing. Whether you're splashing around with little kids or seeking an adult adrenaline rush, their wide array of themed rides and activities will entertain everyone while keeping you cool....
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Sas Al Nakhl - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Dune bashing, as it is called in the UAE, is when you go off-roading in SUV on sand. To make the ride really exhilarating, the drivers go into blind drops down the side of a dune then expertly allow the vehicle to slide down the face of the dune...
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Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi - Suite 3 Yas Marina Circuit - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Angar Indian Restaurant is one of the restaurants I enjoyed most while in Abu Dhabi. Their tandoori dishes have the perfect smoky flavor, and come with naan and a variety of chutneys. Don't forget to wash down your meal with a Kingfisher Ale.
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Visiting a shopping mall isn't always on my travel list, however the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi is a uniquely entertaining experience. Opened in 2001 near the Corniche Road, they have nearly everything. In addition to luxury labels you can find some...
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Exit 14,Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If this postcard image doesn't have you longing for a vacation I don't know what will. Saadiyat public beach offers paddle boards and kayaks on weekends and lounging seven days a week. Whether you're relaxing or rowing, keep an eye out for...