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5 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
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Arabian summers are not for the faint-hearted, especially if it involves going outdoors in the scorching heat. If you still love the heat and want to grab some vitamin D, we’ve got the perfect summer activities you can enjoy outdoors- on a budget! Check out our recommended list and let us know which activity you plan on doing first. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Explore the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

One of the best things about Abu Dhabi, is you get a chance to marvel at this iconic landmark completely free! Open to the public, the Grand mosque is a major tourist attraction because of its intricate design. With 82 domes, 24-karat gold chandeliers, 1000 columns and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, this was built with extreme attention to detail.

Spot Flamingos in Abu Dhabi!

The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is the first of its kind in the UAE to be on the IUCN Green List of Protected & Conserved Areas. Among the free things to do, flamingo spotting is one of them. Watch these pink birds migrate here to make it this place their home as they relax in the water. A moment to capture!

Enjoy an Outdoor Walk in the Park

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Summer afternoons can be tough in Abu Dhabi, but the best way to enjoy the outdoors without getting sunburnt is by heading to the park during early sunrise or late sunset hours when the heat is the least. This way you can stay in nature, get some activity in and still manage to have a fun time- especially with the kid-friendly activities in the local parks.

Visit the Heritage Village

From modern to historic, the Heritage Village is at the perfect spot that blends the two views. Among the best free things to do, this is the best landmark if you want to go back in time and get a glimpse of the Emirati culture back in the day. The are local crafts, traditional attire & homes, and the history of pearl diving is all highlighted here!

Walk around the Local Beaches

The best part about travelling to any coastal city is that access to beaches is almost always free! There may be heavy crowds, but it won't cost you a penny to walk around the beach, soak in the shoreline views and just sit in solitude watching the waves. It's a serene atmosphere you won't want to miss!

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