For the outdoor enthusiast, a wide range of Abu Dhabi attractions near the hotel are available, including golf, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, skydiving, parasailing, rafting, snowmobiling, ice skating, whale watching, and athletic fields. For guests looking for local tourist attractions, the area provides a plethora of sites and venues for travelers to visit.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
This is the third largest mosque in the world, also known as the Grand Mosque, with capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. This mosque is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates.
Home to Abu Dhabi’s annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, this is truly a world-class destination with a Ferrari theme park, water park, golf courses, marinas, polo clubs, and numerous retail and dining outlets.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Guided tours of this specialist hospital are available, where guests can visit the wards where the birds are kept, the museum that gives insight into the noble sport of falconry, or even attempt the pursuit of these birds.
Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation
The Cultural Foundation is the hub of Abu Dhabi’s thriving arts community. Spread over 14 hectares, it is located in the grounds of the Qasr Al Hosn (White Palace), the former home of the ruling family. A myriad of passages, arches, courtyards, and flowering garden pathways provide a relaxing atmosphere. It is home to the National Archives, the National Library, and the Institution of Culture & Art.
Al Maqtaa Fort
This is a 200 year old fort that can be watched while approaching the Al Maqtaa Bridge towards Abu Dhabi Island. The fort has undergone several renovations with the times and is a valuable attraction representing Abu Dhabi’s history.