Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi Corniche is considered one of the city’s most picturesque sights. With its landscape walks, play areas, and milieu of modern buildings overlooking the beach, the Corniche is considered a favorite spot for expatriates. The Abu Dhabi government has recently opened a public beach at the Corniche. Visitors will enjoy designated swimming areas, refreshment and snack outlets, sun umbrellas, toilets, beautiful gardens and a volleyball pitch. To ensure visitors’ safety, floating fences extend 40 m into the sea and trained life guards are positioned in surveillance towers to monitor swimmers.
This luxurious, seven- star hotel is located to the east of the Breakwater on a 1.3 km stretch of sandy beach. Emirates Palace is one of the touristic attractions in the capital. It is located 9 km away from the One to One hotel.
Al Hosn Palace
Also known as the ‘White Fort’, Al Hosn Palace is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi city. It was built in 1793 and became the residence of the ruling sheikh. The Culture and Heritage authority is in the process of restoring the old fort and building a museum on its grounds.
Located next to Al Hosn Palace, the Cultural Foundation of Abu Dhabi encompasses the National Library, the National Archives and the Institute of Culture and Art. The Cultural Foundation organizes and hosts many events, including concerts, film festivals and art exhibitions. Local and international artists often display their work at the exhibition center, and crafts and language workshops are available throughout the year. The Cultural Foundation is located 5 km away from the One to One hotel.
As the name suggests, the Heritage Village displays traditional Bedouin lifestyle. It is located 11 km away from the One to One hotel.
Women’s Craft Centre
Situated off the airport road, the Women’s Craft Centre displays a variety of handcrafts, including weaving, embroidery, sewing and basketry. Visitors who are interested in buying genuine traditional handcrafts will find plenty to choose from here. The Centre is located 12 km away from the One to One hotel.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world. It was named after the father and founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The mosque exemplifies majestic Arabic style architecture with its exquisite floral marble design. The mosque can accommodate 30,000 worshipers and has four minarets. The floor is covered with the finest Persian carpets and the mosque’s seven chandeliers are covered with copper and gold. Although only Muslims are allowed to enter mosques, Sheikh Zayed Mosque has become a main tourist attraction for people of all religions. It is located 20 km away from the One to One hotel.
It has become a common practice in Abu Dhabi to develop natural islands into residential communities, complete with stunning beachfront houses and leisure and touristic activities.
Al Saadiyat Island: Located to the north east of Abu Dhabi, Al Saadiyat Island has become popular with tourists for its mangroves reserves, esteemed museums and thriving arts district. This world-class cultural destination will house a Guggenheim Museum for contemporary art, a Louvre Universal Museum, a performing arts center, a maritime Museum and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum.
Yas Island: Another famous attraction, Yas Island offers racetracks, signature hotels and the Ferrari theme park.