If you’re in search of a destination for a memorable getaway with your besties, Abu Dhabi is where you need to head to and here’s a peak into some of its highlights.

City Exploration

If you and your friends like sightseeing, you can explore the city home to key attractions including the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its stunning architecture and interiors. Don’t forget, you can also take in art at the impressive Louvre Abu Dhabi, enjoy retail therapy at the Abu Dhabi Mall and go on foodie adventures too; for something different, try kayaking at the Mangrove National Park.

FritzDaCat, Front of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, CC BY-SA 3.0

Island Escapes

If you’re looking for coastal bliss and adventures, base yourself at Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi; beach resorts to be found here such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort give you the chance to go on guided drives at the Arabian Wildlife Park home to over 17,000 free-roaming animals. You can also try water sports like snorkelling as well as horse riding, wadi walks and mountain biking.

Theme Park Thrills

There’s nothing like going on exciting rides with friends to get the group pumped up for more action-packed fun. Plan a visit to Yas Island where you can ride the planet’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World, experience superhero thrills at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and cool off in style at Yas Waterworld. Those with a need for speed can drive supercars at the Yas Marina Circuit too!

Desert Escapades

No trip with friends to Abu Dhabi would be complete without discovering the desert and what better place than the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world! You can go on desert safaris in a 4×4 vehicle to experience dune bashing, camel trekking at sunrise or sunset and sandboarding down towering dunes; comes nightfall, savour a hearty meal in the desert together under the stars.