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Top Ways to Kick-Start the New Year in Abu Dhabi

Al Reem Island
Al Reem Island. Credit: Unsplash/Kamil Rogalinski

New Year in Abu Dhabi is one huge celebration. As you get ready to welcome the new year on your vacation in the city, you'll find some cool ways to set the tone for the year. Here are some ultimate things to do and see that will help you to make your new year unforgettable.

Explore hidden gems

If you're in Abu Dhabi in January and wish to explore something apart from visiting massive malls and luxury resorts, try discovering Abu Dhabi's top attractions and hidden gems, such as Al Reem Island. Soak in the essence of Emirati history and culture at Qasr Al Hosn. Next, visit the Heritage Village, Bait Mohammed Bin Khalifa, and more.

Embark on an Emirati food journey

Abu Dhabi's culinary scene is iconic, and one can choose to embark on a grand journey exploring lavish restaurants or sample food at iconic street vendors. Exploring local foods is a great way to start off the new year. Enjoy the fascinating symphony of flavours found in Abu Dhabi, and don't forget to try the local gems. The restaurants in Abu Dhabi have a fascinating gastronomical spread, so Bon Appetit!

Escape the hustle and bustle

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After a whole year of grind, on your vacation in January in Abu Dhabi, try to find time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's refreshing, and what's more - Abu Dhabi has some great hotspots. Head to Ras Al Khaimah, a mountainous destination popular for its leisure, adventure, and cultural activities. Also, try to visit Mangrove National Park, where you can go kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, Check out the picturesque town of Fujairah that's surrounded by beautiful reefs. There are plenty of sightseeing options, and guests can plan their itinerary to make the most of their vacation.

Get pampered at lavish spas

It's the start of a new year, and what better way than to unwind at the most luxurious spas in Abu Dhabi? Enjoy some of the best spa experiences in the city at Remède Spa at The St Regis Abu Dhabi, and Anantaara Spa at Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, amongst others.

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