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Immerse Yourself In Culture At These Top Attractions In Abu Dhabi

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By Author: Deepak Nangla
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Abu Dhabi is a historic city with a very long and fascinating past; despite its dramatic development into a modern metropolis with skyscrapers galore, the city beams with old world charm and is still deeply rooted in Arabic traditions and culture. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent range of Abu Dhabi cheap flights, allowing you to come and discover the city’s culture for yourself. Don’t miss these impressive attractions…

Heritage Village

Visit Abu Dhabi’s Heritage Village, a remodelled Bedouin village which allows an insight into the pre-oil history of the city and traditional daily lives of the desert. The site comprises of a mosque, souk and desert encampment area with campfires and old tents. Go shopping, admire cultural artefacts and objects and witness local artisans making their products at Heritage Village.

Entry: Free

Opening Hours: Daily 9am-4pm except Fridays, 3.30-9pm

The Louvre

This is the most impressive museum in the Middle East and also very brand new; it opened to the public in 2017. This iconic site ...
... is dedicated to the culture and the history of artistic success with a permanent art collection running over 12 galleries and some spectacular temporary exhibitions. Highlights include Picasso paintings, the museum’s stunning modern architecture and a falaj-inspired water stream which runs through the museum.

Entrance: Dh60. Visitors aged between 13-22 can enter for Dh30

Opening Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursdays & Fridays 10am-10pm & closed on Mondays.

Qasr Al Hosn

This captivating landmark is the oldest and most historically important monument in the city, dating back to the late 17th century. It’s a former residence of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family and has recently transformed into a museum which introduces you to the city’s development from a fishing village to a contemporary destination, with some interesting artefacts dating back as far as 6000 BC.

Entrance: Dh30 for adults, DH15 for children

Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday 9am-7pm, Fridays 12-10pm

The Founders Memorial

This excellent cultural attraction is dedicated to the life and legacy of Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates and introduces visitors to the rich cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. This monument and visitors centre is set around a series of stunning landscaped gardens and is home to a three-dimensional portrait of Zayed himself. Secure cheap flights deals to Abu Dhabi with Brightsun Travel and come and see this cultural spectacle for yourself.


Opening Hours: Daily 9am-10pm

Al Ain Palace Museum

Also known as Qasr al-Ain, Al Ain Palace is one of the most notable forts in Abu Dhabi where Sheikh Zayed and his family formerly resided. This striking building features beautifully designed Bedouin style architecture which is blended with modern designs and it’s now a cultural museum, which is devoted to showcasing the rich history of the UAE.

Entrance: Free

Opening Hours: Daily: 8:30am-7:30pm Fridays 3.30-7:30pm & closed on Mondays.

Opening Hours for Ramadan: Saturday–Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 2-4.30pm & closed on Mondays.

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