OLD WORLD FLIGHTS

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s largest and most advanced falcon hospital.

SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

As the country’s largest mosque, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is also one of the world’s most impressive modern Islamic architectural masterpieces.

LUXURIOUS TO THE CORE

Explore the region’s largest collection of luxury brands under one roof. From designer fashion to accessories and beauty products, guests can find what their hearts desire.

LOUVRE ABU DHABI

The first Universal Museum in the Arab World that will house galleries and artworks with an emphasis on cultural influences.

AN ISLAND OF CULTURE

Designed by Frank Gehry, the largest Guggenheim in the world will encompass both modern artists from the Western canon, as well as providing a highlighting on Middle Eastern art.

EXOTIC FLAVORS ABOUND

The souk at Central Market is a treasure trove of ethnic gems, from jewelry to antiques, infused with local flavor; it is a must for first-time travelers to the Middle East.

A LUXURY LANDMARK

Changing color from day to night, the Emirates Palace is one of Abu Dhabi’s finest sights.

ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM

A monumental memorial that tells the story of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his unification of the UAE.

SHOP

The Galleria

Directly connected to Rosewood Abu Dhabi, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is a luxury shopping and dining destination with a stunning waterfront promenade located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi’s international financial center. With more than 130 brands under one roof, The Galleria features a mix of high-end retailers and licensed and unlicensed chef-driven restaurants and cafes.  Since its opening in August 2013, The Galleria has become home to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion and fine jewelry brands including Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, as well as an array of more than 50 first-to-Abu Dhabi brands. 

Modern Souk

On the site of the original commercial district and extending across three levels, WTC Souk is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional market in Abu Dhabi. The Al Khalifa Street Bridge, which is lined with restaurants and cafes, conveniently connects the Souk to the Mall at WTC. Strolling through any of its 250 outlets, shoppers can find traditional artefacts, abayas, henna, spices, jewellery, Arabic perfumes, traditional clothing and accessories of all kinds.With a fusion of classic Arabian architecture and modern design, WTC Souk also features stunning public squares, a central atrium with a retractable roof and beautiful rooftop gardens – elements that come together seamlessly to create a vibrant and attractive retail environment for tourists and local residents alike.

 

Abu Dhabi Mall

A shopper’s paradise that offers over 200 shops, this is one of Abu Dhabi’s most glitzy malls. Big names abound, including Paris Gallery, Caroline Herrera and Zara, selling everything from perfumes and handbags to high street fashion and home décor. The comprehensive complex is complemented by plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, a children’s play area and a Cineplex.

Yas Mall

Located at the heart of the dynamic Yas Island, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall serves as a gateway destination offering an unparalleled retail experience to local residents, tourists and international guests. Offering fashion, entertainment and dining, all under one roof, Yas Mall serves as a contemporary destination of wide avenues, all leading to a spacious and light social hub, an urban oasis known as Town Square.

Marina Mall

This mall features a 100 metre high viewing platform, an ice rink, a bowling alley, a Cineplex, musical fountains and hundreds of big name brands and stores. A true Abu Dhabi landmark, Marina Mall's many restaurants and coffee shops make it possible to spend a full day here.

ART

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat translates from Arabic as 'a place that provides enlightenment'.  This fascinating exhibition offers an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island including the striking designs for new cultural institutions such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Art Hub

Art Hub is the first artist community to be established in the United Arab Emirates and focuses on emerging and established visual artists from across the world.  Abu Dhabi Art Hub serves as a platform for interaction and cross-cultural artistic exchanges between national, regional and international artists.

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Etihad Modern Art Gallery (EMAG) is a multi-purpose art space and café in the heart of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

The gallery is open to the public every day (excluding Fridays) from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with an open door and free admission policy.

The goal of EMAG is a continuous progression of the art scene in Abu Dhabi, as well as promoting Emirati traditions, culture and art to a wider global audience.

We aim to open a dialogue with the public and introduce new cultural concepts, whilst promoting the environmentally-conscious vision of our founder, H.E. Khaled Siddiq Al Mutawaa.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi, opening in 2017 is a universal museum in the Arab world. Its very name is testament to what is an unprecedented alliance of an intergovernmental agreement between the emirate of Abu Dhabi and France, through one of the highest level of cultural cooperation ever created between two sovereign countries. This unprecedented gesture establishes a long and solid relationship between Musée du Louvre, the greatest museums located in Paris, and Abu Dhabi, which is a dynamic force in the contemporary world.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is intended to be a place of discovery, exchange and education. It will also play an important social role in United Arab Emirates. In this respect, it can be seen as a product of the 18th-century Enlightenment in Europe. This movement gave birth to the principle of the encyclopaedic and universal museum housing diverse collections of artworks for the purposes of public display and scientific study. The museum will present major objects from the fields of archaeology, fine arts and decorative arts. It will also represent all regions, periods, including contemporary art and the narrative of art history.

The cultural collaboration between French cultural institutions (Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musée du quai Branly, Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Musée Rodin, Château de Versailles, Etablissement public de la Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais, Domaine national de Chambord, Ecole du Louvre, Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Cité de la céramique – Sèvres et Limoges, Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Château de Fontainebleau) and Abu Dhabi will create a new centre of cultural gravity. French museums will provide their savoir-faire in developing the national collection, loaning works for the permanent galleries and exhibitions during the first ten years. The universal approach suits Abu Dhabi well, reflecting the city’s position at crossroads of east and west, and its vital ancient role in the days of the Silk Route, when the region linked Europe and the Indian Ocean, opening up exchanges between Asia and Africa.

One facet of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s vocation will be to form a shared universal memory. The dialogue between artworks, sculptures and objects will allow visitors to discover shared influences and mutual historical connections between different cultures around the globe, giving insight into the history of humankind since beginning of time. The aim is to avoid the isolation of cultures and disciplines in order to offer a comprehensive history of art, providing an alternative to the particular vision of the world that has long been proposed by museums.

Louvre Abu Dhabi will offer a global vision of history of world art, one that will inevitably evolve over time. This evolution will be shaped by different loans and gradual enrichment of the collection, and, above all, by acquisition of new knowledge and adoption of fresh approaches.

The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation

Designed by Pritzer-Prize winning architect Frank Gehry, the museum's distinctive cones recall the region's ancient wind-towers, which both ventilate and shade the exterior courtyards in a fitting blend of Arabian tradition and modern design.

“The galleries are organized into several clusters connected by catwalks and placed around a covered courtyard. Aside from the central vertical circulation from the lobby, each cluster has its own vertical cluster. The connectivity allows organization of art to be vertical, horizontal or combination thereof.”

Surrounded almost entirely by water, the building will have spectacular views of the Saadiyat Cultural District and Arabian Gulf. Galleries, many unprecedented in scale, are distributed around the central atrium on four levels connected by glass bridges above - in the monumental piles of gallery boxes – with further exhibition space located in the spectacular cones.

A transnational museum that will provide a pre-eminent platform for local, regional and global contemporary art and culture.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi's permanent collection will celebrate the very finest examples of global art dating from the 1960s to the present day. Through a comprehensive series of collections, exhibitions, and educational programmes, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will identify unique contributions to this period in history by focusing on the interconnected dynamics of local regional and international influences.

Scheduled to open in 2018.

Zayed National Museum

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, The Zayed National Museum’s distinctive towers are reminiscent of the wing tips of the falcon, a powerful symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the UAE.

The building is designed to minimise energy usage by incorporating natural ventilation and lighting in the five towers, and using photovoltaic panels and heat exchange technologies.

The Zayed National Museum will be surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden where landscaping, planting and installations will explore key moments in the life of Sheikh Zayed and his transformation of the UAE.

Schedule to open in 2018.

EAT

Zuma Abu Dhabi

Only a 100 metre walk from Rosewood Abu Dhabi's main door, Zuma is one of the 'it' restaurants in town. Following the Japanese Izakaya style of dining, food is served to share. Dishes are steadily brought to the table, creating an informal yet sophisticated style of eating and drinking with a contemporary twist 

Roberto's

Under the overall direction of Chief Culinary Advisor, two starred Michelin chef Enrico Bartolini, Roberto’s presents a truly cosmopolitan experience for the more discerning culinary crowds of the capital. While offering Roberto’s signature dishes, the new venue offers its own distinct twist on the menu, taking fine dining to a new level of perfection and finesse with mouthwatering surprises around every corner.

Roberto’s Abu Dhabi interiors are split into two distinct areas –fine dining and lounge– each with their own unique yet complimentary ambience. Designed by international award-winning interior designer Paul Bishop, Roberto’s offers exceptional features with slick Italian design.

Roberto’s Abu Dhabi offers scenic indoor and outdoors seating right on the water, full in-house bakery and extended operating hours.

Nusr-Et

Nusr-Et Steakhouse opened its doors in 2010. The restaurant quickly gained renown with its top quality steaks, unprecedented service quality, boutique concept and that renown has not diminished with time.

The restaurant became the one and only address for meat lovers since its opening and continues to draw eager crowds with its rich food offerings, warm atmosphere and exceptional service.

Coya

Two years ago, COYA Dubai opened its doors and introduced contemporary Peruvian cuisine and Incan heritage to the Middle East. 

Since 2014 the restaurant has won over the palettes of residents and guests from all over, and was named one of the world’s ten best restaurants in 2016 by CNN. 

Now, due to popular demand, the award-winning outlet has made its way to Abu Dhabi. COYA is located in The Galleria at Maryah Island and brings the soul of Latin America and its multidimensional dining experience to the country’s capital.

Al Fanar

With the taste of Authentic Emirati Cuisine, Al Fanar Restaurant and Café will evoke memories of Dubai in the 1960's when it was a small town surrounded by Al Badia oasis, with tents and barasti huts where fishermen, pearl merchants and Bedouins lived on the shore of the Arabian Gulf.

OFFBEAT

Heritage Village

This reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and traditional aspects of the desert way of life.  Craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while craftswomen sit weaving and spinning.

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s largest, and most advanced, falcon hospital. Its highlight is a falcon display museum as well as a facility with free-flying falcons.  You can visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept, gain an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry and try your hand at the pursuit in the lush gardens.

Tel: +971 2 5755155. Email: info@falconhospital.com. Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Masdar City

In 2008, Masdar City broke ground and embarked on a daring journey to develop the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.The city, which combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and captures prevailing winds is naturally cooler and more comfortable during the high summer temperatures.But the sun is also a blessing. Harnessing the sun’s rays, Masdar uses clean energy generated on site from rooftop solar technology and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East.At the city’s core is an innovation engine.

With a few thousand people living and working in Masdar City, it is on its way to realising its vision. But this is only the beginning. Masdar City continues to add new businesses, schools, restaurants, apartments and much more, creating the diversity of any major, modern city.

A visit in Masdar City takes approximately 60-90 minutes, including the driverless vehicle experience in our personal rapid transit system and a comfortable walk through the city.

Pearl Journey

The Abu Dhabi Peal Journey experience is the first cultural and tourism product of its kind in the capital. A unique “edutainment” experience on board a traditional pearling boat that shows the history of the pearling industry in the Arabian Gulf region.

Emirates Palace

An Abu Dhabi landmark, this luxury hotel blends Arabian splendor with the latest technology to create a magical experience for all visitors. By day, the hotel is a vision in gold and green – its sandy colors contrasts with fresh green gardens, silvery fountains and blue skies. By night, the hotel’s lighting changes subtly to produce a majestic rainbow-like effect over the main dome. This truly is an architectural gem that changes from day to night.

ESSENTIAL

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.

The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

Saadiyat Beach Club

Nestled away on the island of Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, the club celebrates health and wellness in natural surroundings and beautiful facilities. Built along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, this is your place to get away for the day and relax.

Al Ain Oasis

Transporting visitors from the hustle and bustle of downtown Abu Dhabi to a tranquil haven, this is the largest oasis in the city of Al Ain, located near the Al Ain Museum. Guests will experience a world far removed from the gilded charms of Abu Dhabi – the rustle of palm fronds in lush plantations, birdsong, and verdant farmland.

Abu Dhabi Toursim Authority

For more tourism information, please visit the Abu Dhabi Tourism authority website.

FAMILY

Bounce Abu Dhabi

An indoor adrenaline universe, BOUNCE Abu Dhabi is the perfect family outing and gets kids away from the screens and being active whilst burning energy in a fun and safe environment.

Not only is it great for keeping you in great shape and burning calories, the trampoline bed absorbs the
majority of the impact, so bones and joints are protected whilst exercising, improving general muscle health

and core strength. Bouncing also releases endorphins which can help to make you feel great and combat stress and anxiety.So what are you waiting for? Get BOUNCING!

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

It’s fast and furious fun for all ages at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park tells the Ferrari story with passion and excitement through more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, interactive shopping and authentic Italian dining experiences.

Yas Waterworld

For a full day experience, this futuristic Yas Island waterpark spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

As the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront golf course, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat Island to create a unique golfing experience. Surrounded by blue waters and pristine white sands, this world-class golf club is designed to accommodate all levels of golfers.

EVENT

Abu Dhabi Classics

TCA ABU DHABI CLASSICS MUSIC SEASON 2016-2017

Available through May 2, 2017

The new season of Abu Dhabi Classics brings an eight-month-long series of classical concerts and performances by some of the world’s leading musicians and orchestras in Western and Eastern classical music. 

Among the highlights of the season will be Jordi Savall’s tour of the emirate with his creation ‘Ibn Battuta Traveller of Islam,’ and the return of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from the UK. 

During the Classics season, Abu Dhabi will host the rising ensemble of the Iberian Peninsula, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, with two concerts, including Gustav Mahler’s impressive 6th Symphony and Manuel de Falla’s symphonic homage to his country’s Hispano-Arabic past, ‘The Nights in the Gardens of Spain’. 

One of classical music’s greatest stars, the Argentinian/Swiss pianist Martha Argerich, together with violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer and his Baltic string ensemble, Kremerata Baltica will debut in the Gulf region, while the world-leading Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra will play three concerts dedicated to Beethoven’s Symphonic work and contemporary music. 

Given this year’s theme and the link between music and poetry, the prestigious poets Adonis and Gulzar will make an appearance, as will major musicians, such as Oud master Naseer Shamma and German baritone Matthias Goerne.

Formula 1

2017 Formula Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place November 25th and 26th at Yas Marina Circuit.  

Abu Dhabi Art

Taking place in the impressive UAE Pavilion, Abu Dhabi Art is a platform for modern and contemporary art that brings together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. A variety of works will be on show from museum-quality pieces to those by emerging artists. At Manarat Al Saadiyat, starting from November 08 - 11, 2017.