Whether you are dune bashing, burning rubber, or flying through the sky, there’s no shortage of action in Abu Dhabi. The desert surrounding the city is perfect for four-wheel driving, quad-biking and sandboarding, while the Yas Marina Circuit caters to racing fans when it hosts the Abu Dhabi F1 each year. Families will love spending a day on the slides at Yas Waterworld, or exploring the incredible Ferrari World, featuring the fastest roller coaster on the planet!

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DAY 1

Abu Dhabi Seaplane Flight

Who doesn’t want to see beautiful Abu Dhabi from above? This 25-minute seaplane flight gives you the opportunity to see amazing views of the city and some of its major landmarks, including the Ferrari World theme park, F1 Grand Prix circuit, Emirates Palace, Zayed Bridge and the Corniche. Refreshments will be provided on the plane, before safely touching down at Yas Marina.

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Ferrari World

Since opening in 2010, Ferrari World has been one of the premier attractions in Abu Dhabi. The world's largest indoor theme park is appropriately located next to the Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While it’s most famous for having the fastest roller coaster in the world - reaching speeds of 249 km/h in just 4.9 seconds - you don’t need to be a thrill seeker to have a good time here. There are plenty of immersive exhibitions and family-friendly rides to keep everyone happy!

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Overnight Bedouin Camp Experience

This immersive Bedouin experience will take you out to a traditional camp, where guests can take part in a number of complimentary activities including dune bashing, camel riding, sand boarding, and falconry displays. Finish the day with an Arabic barbecue buffet and sleep under the stars in a Bedouin style tent. Enjoy a light breakfast in the morning before returning to the city.

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DAY 2

Aqua

Aqua Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Start the day with their international buffet breakfast, down at the waterfront terrace, or celebrate the start of the weekend with their Friday brunch. Executive Chef Francisco Sanabria and his team work tirelessly to bring guests incredible dishes with a Mediterranean flair, from the open kitchen.

Yas Waterworld

Escape the heat with a day out at Yas Waterworld. A great attraction for the entire family, with 45 rides, waterslides and attractions, spanning a variety of thrill levels. Thrill seekers will love the Jebel Drop, experiencing almost free fall speeds, while those looking for a more relaxed adventure will love floating down the Al Raha River. Book an optional Skip The Line pass if you want to make the most of your visit.

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Camel Racing at Al Ain

For a truly unique and exciting experience, head out to one of the main camel racing tracks in the region. Camels race around a specially designed track, and can reach incredibly fast speeds. Racing normally happens on the weekend, or on special public holidays. Head to Al Wathba Camel Race Track on Al Ain Road, 45 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi, or to Al Maqam Track near Al Ain. Camel racing is sure to be a memorable part of any trip to Abu Dhabi!

DAY 3

Morning Abu Dhabi Desert Dune Bashing and Camel Ride

Inspired by a trip to the camel races, head out to the desert and experience your own camel ride. This three-hour tour starts with welcome drinks and traditional Arabic sweets, before guests head out dune bashing, with an opportunity to try sandboarding and camel riding. For an additional cost, quad bikes can be rented onsite to head out on the dunes. There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities before drop off to central Abu Dhabi hotels.

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Yas Marina Circuit

Adrenaline junkies and racing fans will love Yas Marina Circuit, the home of Formula 1 in the UAE. If you are lucky enough to be trackside for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which usually runs in November each year, you’ll be able to witness a festival of racing that creates a buzz in the city. If you are visiting at another time of year, there are plenty of heart-stopping adventures on the circuit, from supercar driving experiences, to passenger experiences and driving tuition.

Dhow Dinner Cruise from Abu Dhabi

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as you cruise on a traditional dhow boat on this two-hour tour. Starting at Marina Creek, you’ll head to Lulu Island, passing some of Abu Dhabi’s most popular landmarks, including Marina Eye, Corniche, and Emirates Palace. The cruise begins and ends at Marina Mall, and is a great way to end a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Where to stay

Hilton Al Ain

Set in the heart of Al Ain, this property is the perfect location to explore the UNESCO world heritage sites and nearby sand dunes. Families will love the three swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, and choice of several international cuisines.

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Tilal Liwa Hotel

This family-friendly hotel is located in Madinat Zayed. The hotel features two excellent restaurants, a delightful full-service spa and free water park access. Enjoy incredible views of the vast Rub al Khali Desert as you relax in the comfort of the infinity pool.

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Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

This landmark hotel is the only one in the world to straddle an F1® race track and is built half on land, half over water. It boasts two rooftop pools and eleven dining venues, and is the perfect location to access the Yas Marina.

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