Top 10 Things To Do At Night In Abu Dhabi, UAE - Updated 2024

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Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the UAE. It has made its way to people’s hearts with its glitz, glam, and hype. The city, with its mix of historic sites, desert landscapes, and iconic landmarks, has become a familiar name among the tourists. Apart from being home to some of the great shopping malls and luxury attractions in the world, the capital of UAE promises its visitors a great nightlife experience. From admiring one of the iconic architectural wonders of the peninsula — the marble-clad Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque — to enjoying a tour in the waters in a dhow boat, Abu Dhabi will leave its visitors spellbound on their vacation to this emirate. So, to be a part of the varied number of options that the city has to offer to its visitors, scroll down and go through the top things to do at night in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

1. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Yas Island 5-Star Dinner Cruise (from USD 94.0)

About a 30-minute drive from Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is a popular tourist attraction. Go for a night floating experience in a traditional dhow boat and enjoy amazing dining experience as the vessel offers you the opportunity to capture the night view of the city and Yas Island. When it comes to having a gala dinner with family and friends, visitors are spoilt for choice. Though food will be the centre of attraction, do not miss out on the great variety of soft drink and beverage options.

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Abu Dhabi -Yas Island 5 Star Dinner Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

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2. Unleash your automobile enthusiasm in the Ferrari World (from USD 95.0)

If you are an automobile enthusiast, you can hardly afford to miss the Ferrari World. Opened in 2010, this is the world’s largest indoor theme park. Devoted to the popular luxury sports car brand, Ferrari, this park boasts the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. Other than helping the visitors feel the g-force as they encounter the twists and turns of the track, this place also has a varied number of family-friendly entertainment options. Moreover, when you are done with the thrilling rides that Ferrari World has to offer, you can check out some restaurants and cafes. If you are a true car enthusiast, you can also consider sparing some time to enjoy the collection of Ferraris, with some models dating back to 1947.

Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Theme Park Day Entrance Ticket

Duration: 1 to 7 hours

63 reviews

3. Test your skills at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Posted by Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Featuring a fine collection of ornamental trees, palms, and shrubs all through the undulated terrain and possessing seven spectacular saltwater lakes, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is ready to welcome its guests with one of the most luxurious and enriching golf resort experiences. From having an appropriate measure to make it an enjoyable experience for beginners to offering a tough yet fair challenge to experienced players, this place is bound to make it to your checklist if you want to enjoy golf and the luxury at the same time.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Address: Khalifa City A - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Website: Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Opening hours: 6am - 11:30pm (daily)

Price: 123 USD

4. Take part in a dhow dinner cruise (from USD 48.0)

Your trip to Abu Dhabi will never be complete if you do not board the traditional Arab dhow vessel and enjoy a memorable evening while having unobstructed views of the city’s skyline. Other than offering its visitors the opportunity to witness the beauty of the inimitable craftsmanship represented by the traditional dhow, a two-hour dinner cruise also comprises a classy buffet dinner that is served when the vessel starts the trip. From indulging in a varied number of snacks options, appetizers, and entrees, to having unlimited refreshment options, the menu offered by this dinner cruise blends classic Arabian specialities to ensure that you have an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Dhow Dinner Cruise Abu Dhabi

Duration: 2 hours

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5. Enjoy the grandeur at Emirates Palace Hotel (from USD 60.0)

Spare some bucks and be a part of the world-class service offered at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Situated on the shores of the Arabian Gulf and possessing a private beach, Emirates Palace is a five-star resort that has set a new definition to the term luxury with its dazzling Arabian interiors and excellent service. The suites and rooms offered by the resort promise ultra-luxury comfort in enticing packages. Moreover, other than admiring its outstanding architecture, you can tempt the gastronome in you to taste the world’s finest cuisines in its restaurants.

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Dining Experience at iconic Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Duration: 1 to 4 hours

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6. Indulge in some good wine at Relax@12

Add an exotic flair to your trip to Abu Dhabi by visiting the rooftop bar, Relax@12. Located on the 12th floor of Abu Dhabi’s Hotel Aloft, Relax@12 is a place where you can enjoy the after-work lounge vibes while tasting some delicious sushi paired with great cocktails and other variety of drinks. While you can enjoy the sunset by sitting back in a comfy sofa if you are early to the bar, you can also witness the vibrancy of this place with live DJs and themed parties later at night.


Address: Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel Khaleej Alarabi Street, Abu Dhabi

Website: Relax@12

Opening hours: Sat - Tue: 5pm - 2am; Wed - Fri: 5pm - 3am

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7. Witness the night view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (from USD 275.0)

Often referred to as the White Pearl of the Gulf, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in UAE. Featuring 82 domes and 2 minarets, this grandiose structure of marble and gold is bound to leave the visitors in awe. Though the mosque looks splendid at any time of the day, it becomes a must-see attraction at night. The intricate detailing, the huge number of of Swarovski-clad chandeliers and blue-tiled pools, and precise lightings express the true elegance of this mosque. Make sure to plan your visit in such a way that you can see Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque at night, when it is at its peak of glory.

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Private Full-Day Abu Dhabi Guided Tour

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

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8. Plan a romantic dinner on the beach (from USD 144.0)

Everybody will agree to the fact that date nights play a significant role in keeping a couple’s bond tight and intact. So, why not plan a romantic dinner with your special one when you are already in a romantic city? Abu Dhabi offers visitors many options when it comes to romantic venues by the beach. To make it a night worth remembering, the paths through which you enter are lit with lanterns and you can indulge in some great food while you dine on the beach. You will fall in love all over again while strolling around the sandy beaches hand-in-hand while you keep gazing at the waves together.

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Romantic dinner on the beach

Duration: 3 hours

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9. Groove with the rhythm of Echo Abu Dhabi

Make sure that you do not left out Echo, a popular nightclub in Abu Dhabi, as you plan your itinerary. Since partying forms a major part of travelling, you have to visit this club and let the party animal in you have all the fun. Offering an experience above the ordinary, this groovy nightclub is a one-of-a-kind experience to guests with its unique themes and drool-worthy cocktails.

Echo Abu Dhabi

Address: Le Méridien Abu Dhabi

Website: Echo Abu Dhabi

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 6am - 3:30pm (closed on Mon)

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10. Camp under the star-lit sky in the desert (from USD 80.0)

Do you really want to return to your homes without experiencing the breathtaking dunes covering a major part of Abu Dhabi? Go camping and enjoy a memorable desert sleepover where you can indulge in a wide number of fun activities with your family or your loved one. Book a stay at a Bedouin-style camp in advance and do not miss the chance to enjoy the complimentary services they offer. The visitors can opt for some desert safari options such as camel riding, adrenaline-fuelled quad biking, dune bashing, as well as sand skiing and falconry displays. However, the best part of the camping includes relishing an authentic barbeque buffet dinner and sleeping amidst the stars in a comfortable Bedouin-style tent.

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Evening Desert Safari: BBQ, Henna, Camel Ride, Belly Dance

Duration: 6 hours

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Enjoy the symbol of elegance and luxury on the face of the earth

When it comes to talks of world-class experience, Abu Dhabi excels in all aspects — from offering its visitors a taste of vibrant city life combined with oriental traditions to making them witness the five-star services offered by some world-class hotels. Plan your itinerary beforehand, book the places accordingly and get set on a trip to Abu Dhabi.

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