Activities in the Capital
Experience the Arabian desert with an exhilarating dune-bashing adventure where you will be driven off-road in a four-wheel drive (4WD) on tricky desert sand dunes. Standard tour packages include camel rides, dune bugging and sand skiing, before concluding in a barbeque dinner on a desert camp under the starlit sky.
Full day safaris include driving through Bedouin villages and camel farms in the desert, mountain climbing and watching traditional falconry demonstrations.
Traditional and cosmopolitan, Abu Dhabi is a shoppers paradise; visitors can browse the emirate’s traditional markets (souks) or visit designer shops at the modern shopping malls. The largest of the malls in Abu Dhabi are Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall, and home to a wealth of prestigious brand names.
For traditional souks, Al Ain Souk is well worth a visit whilst Abu Dhabi offers the Iranian Souk, the most authentic in the city, and the Al Meena Souk which is a must for visitors looking for carpets. The modern-day mall of Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre offers an extensive selection of gold and jewellery.