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7 Exciting Activities to Explore in Abu Dhabi This Week: Feb 26 to 29

Abu Dhabi offers a diverse range of exciting activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From cultural experiences to family fun, outdoor adventures to relaxation, there is something for everyone to explore in the UAE capital over the course of this week.

The activities highlighted in this blog post provide a taste of what Abu Dhabi has to offer. Whether you want to connect with nature, learn about local culture and heritage, keep active outdoors, unwind at a luxury spa, enjoy theme park thrills with the family or experience fine dining, Abu Dhabi caters to all interests and budgets.

Activity #1: Visit a Farm Shop on February 26

For a uniquely Emirati experience, head over to one of Abu Dhabi’s farm shops on February 26. These traditional stores sell fresh produce straight from local farms as well as artisanal food products and handicrafts.

At a farm shop, you can pick up organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, honey and dairy items like labneh (strained yogurt) and camel milk. You’ll also find traditional Emirati delicacies like dates, dried limes, spices and nuts.

In addition to food, many farm shops sell products made by local women including woven baskets, pottery, natural soaps and essential oils. It’s a great opportunity to meet the people behind the produce and support cottage industries.

Activity #2: Explore the Cultural Scene on February 27

On February 27, Abu Dhabi offers rich pickings for culture lovers. From world-class museums and historic sites to traditional markets and arts venues, there are many ways to connect with the Emirati heritage.

Top cultural attractions in Abu Dhabi include the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the National Museum tracing UAE history and traditions, the hilltop Al Ain Oasis with ancient irrigation systems, and the date-palm lined Al Ain Camel Market.

In the city center, stop by the shimmering white Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital or the vibrant Iranian Souk to browse pomegranate-scented spices and dried limes. As evening falls, enjoy classical music or contemporary dance performances at Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art cultural centers.

Activity #3: Indulge in Outdoor Workouts on February 28

If you want to keep active on your Abu Dhabi getaway, February 28 offers perfect weather to enjoy outdoor workouts in the city.

Start your day with yoga on the Corniche, overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering blue waters. The 8-km waterfront promenade also invites jogging, cycling and rollerblading against scenic skyline views.

Head to one of Abu Dhabi’s many public parks to join locals using the open-air gym equipment. Or work up a sweat playing football, basketball or beach volleyball on the free courts and pitches.

With plenty of free and paid options, an outdoor workout is one of the best ways to connect with Abu Dhabi’s active lifestyle and natural landscapes.

Activity #4: Relax at a Spa for Wellness on February 29

After an active few days exploring Abu Dhabi, you may be ready for some pampering and relaxation on February 29. Luckily, the city offers world-class spa and wellness centers to recharge your batteries.

Indulge in a soothing massage with aromatic oils at Emirates Palace Spa or unwind in the Roman-inspired bathhouse at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. Saadiyat Island’s eco-friendly spas offer ocean-view treatments using locally-sourced products.

Try a traditional Hammam steam bath and body scrub for deep cleansing and purification. Or opt for modern wellness therapies like flotation tanks, infrared saunas and oxygen facials.

Abu Dhabi’s luxury spas provide sanctuary from the hustle of sightseeing. Spend a day revitalizing both body and mind through these rejuvenating wellness experiences.

Activity #5: Enjoy Family Time at a Theme Park

No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without spending a day at one of the city’s world-class theme parks. With thrilling rides, entertainment and family-friendly dining, they promise an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

The award-winning Ferrari World on Yas Island holds the title for world’s fastest rollercoaster reaching 240 km/hr! Little ones can enjoy gentler rides and play zones. Marvel superhero fans will love the indoor Warner Bros park.

With so many amusements, every member of the family will enjoy making special memories at Abu Dhabi’s interactive theme parks and entertainment centers.

Activity #6: Attend a Live Performance or Theatre Show

As a buzzing cosmopolitan capital, Abu Dhabi boasts a thriving performing arts scene with venues hosting international concerts, theatre productions and dance shows.

Catch a musical at the National Theater, hear an orchestra perform at Emirates Palace auditorium or see ballet at the Cultural Foundation. The Abu Dhabi Festival in March brings classical masters like Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang.

Yas Island’s Etihad Arena and du Arena regularly feature pop icons like Elton John and Aerosmith. While Dubai Opera House is just an hour’s drive for Broadway musicals like Lion King and Phantom of the Opera.

Activity #7: Experience Fine Dining at a Renowned Restaurant

Foodies flock to Abu Dhabi to experience the cosmopolitan dining scene, blending international influences with Arabian hospitality. Boasting 89 Michelin-star restaurants, the city is a culinary destination rivaling global capitals.

For refined Emirati cuisine, try the mixed grill platter at Palace Downtown’s Li Beirut. Carnivores will love traditional Brazilian churrascaria at Chamas Rodizio Restaurant.

Sample innovative Japanese fusion dishes at Tori No Su at the Ritz-Carlton. Or watch the sunset with cocktails and seafood at glamorous raw bar,

Abu Dhabi’s upscale dining options combine exotic flavors, cutting-edge cooking techniques and luxurious settings. Food lovers will delight in these world-class epicurean experiences during their UAE holiday.


This week promises to be an exciting one for visitors to Abu Dhabi, with diverse attractions and events catering to all tastes. From cultural pursuits like museum-hopping and heritage sites to active outdoor adventures, family-friendly theme parks and world-class entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the UAE capital over the next few days. The activities covered in this blog post merely scratch the surface of what Abu Dhabi offers. But they provide a snapshot of the cultural riches, natural beauty and cosmopolitan attractions that have made this Middle Eastern destination such a compelling tourist hotspot.

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