Exploring Abu Dhabi – Discover an emirate in the UAE

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Abu Dhabi, where the desert meets the sea and the sky knows no limits. From towering skyscrapers to pristine beaches, Abu Dhabi offers a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, inviting travellers to explore its diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Marvel at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Step into architectural splendour at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a breathtaking masterpiece of Islamic design. Admire the intricate details of its domes, minarets, and stunning marble courtyards, and immerse yourself in the serene ambience of this sacred sanctuary.

Explore the Corniche

Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s scenic waterfront promenade. With its pristine beaches, lush parks, and stunning skyline views, the Corniche offers the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day by the sea or a refreshing sunset walk.

Venture into the Desert

Experience the thrill of desert adventures with a desert safari excursion. Embark on a dune-bashing escapade across the golden sands, enjoy camel rides, and witness mesmerising desert sunsets that paint the sky in hues of orange and gold.

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Ascend the Etihad Towers

Reach for the sky and ascend the iconic Etihad Towers, where panoramic vistas of Abu Dhabi’s skyline await. Marvel at the city’s architectural wonders from the observation deck, and capture unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf. After a day of exploring, unwind and pamper yourself in the lap of luxury at one of the 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi.

Discover the Beauty of Abu Dhabi: A Kayaking Adventure in the Eastern Mangroves National Park – Experience the natural wonders of Abu Dhabi

Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts visiting Abu Dhabi should visit the Eastern Mangroves National Park. The national park is a protected territory within the eastern section of Abu Dhabi Island. You can encounter many marine life and birds like flamingoes while exploring this unique habitat.

Where is The Eastern Mangroves?

This mangrove park is on Sheikh Zayed Street in Abu Dhabi close to Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi. The protected region includes 75% of the complete Mangrove forests found in the UAE. This biodiversity hotspot is home to many species of flora and fauna. No other activities are allowed apart from Kayaking. Kayaking in this national park is considered one of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi.


Typically, a two-hour tour will cost around 160 AED for adults and 130 AED for kids. The prices may change according to the duration and type of kayak hired.

Preparing for Your Kayaking Adventure

Wear clothing that can withstand getting wet, as there may be splashes during kayaking. Remember to bring a change of clothes and a waterproof bag; tour operators will take care of the rest.

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Kayak tour operators 

There are multiple certified kayak operators who have been granted permission to lead tours. They will provide all the equipment and gear and can be rented by the hour.